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Old Feb 4, 2012, 3:48 PM   #91
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Micro four-thirds. No interchangeable-lens Olympus model, DSLR or Pen, has ever used the aps-c sensor and probably never will. The lenses are all designed around the four-thirds sensor. Building a body that cannot use any of the lenses would be....well....not very smart.
Thanks Greg. I'm not too familiar with the Olympus system as my E-PL2 is the first Olympus I had since my Olympus RC35 film camera. I am an old Canon DSLR guy but got tired of lugging all the heavy gear around and sometimes it's hard to find a mule to carry it.
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There seems to be one too many locking screws on the back with the grip fitted


I thought so too Greg, but looking closer I believe the body mount LOCK is for the LCD release.

The grip battery door looks to be at the end and the card slot at the other end over the grip Fn buttons. To me this makes sense because the battery and card slot are evidently at the bottom of the camera, same as PEN.

It looks to hold only one battery, perhaps the battery is a larger capacity, like you have mentioned.




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Check out the latest photos on 43rumors.com
http://www.43rumors.com/

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You just might be putting those shotguns up for sale after you see the photos.


Goodness gracious, Olympus may have just developed a pretty damn good little camera after all.
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Shucks, I don't have anything to sell. Is this camera suppose to be compact similar to the E-P3. Looks to me like it would be the size of a DSLR. If so, wanting one would kind of defeat the purpose of why I sold my Canon 40D and lenses and bought the E-PL2, compactness. I guess we'll find that out Wednesday and hopefully dimensions will be available. I don't know why I'm talking like this, I'd have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than getting that new Oly.
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Shucks, I don't have anything to sell. Is this camera suppose to be compact similar to the E-P3. Looks to me like it would be the size of a DSLR. I guess we'll find that out Wednesday and hopefully dimensions will be available. I don't know why I'm talking like this, I'd have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than getting that new Oly.
Well James,

You and me both. At least, in my case, nothing worth anywhere close to the price of this set up.

However, I think Greg's positioned himself quite nicely as, most likely, he has 75% of the lenses shown in the ad.

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Zig,

I do like the f2.8 60mm macro but I'm sure that will be quite expensive and I really do not need the weatherproofing. B&H has a Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Lens which is 1:1 which would work great for what I want to do. It would be equal to a 70mm on my PL2 and the price is reasonable at 229.00. I think that will come before the Rokinon fish eye. I write articles for marine aquarium magazines, both pulp and emagazines and the macro will be nice for getting sharp shots of marine life in aquariums and/or product reviews that I also do. Greg sure has a lot of lenses but I'm quite sure his wallet is much fatter than mine.
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I do like the f2.8 60mm macro but I'm sure that will be quite expensive and I really do not need the weatherproofing. B&H has a Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Lens which is 1:1 which would work great for what I want to do. It would be equal to a 70mm on my PL2 and the price is reasonable at 229.00. I think that will come before the Rokinon fish eye. I write articles for marine aquarium magazines, both pulp and emagazines and the macro will be nice for getting sharp shots of marine life in aquariums and/or product reviews that I also do. Greg sure has a lot of lenses but I'm quite sure his wallet is much fatter than mine.
Hi James,

FWIW, I also have the 35mm 3.5macro lens for the 43 system. It is a marvelous lens for macro work and performance vs. price - it's a steal.

It is such a small lens that it fits quite nicely on the EP-2 and my EPL-1

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Hi James,

FWIW, I also have the 35mm 3.5macro lens for the 43 system. It is a marvelous lens for macro work and performance vs. price - it's a steal.

It is such a small lens that it fits quite nicely on the EP-2 and my EPL-1

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Did you buy the Panny or Oly adaptor...which is the better deal?
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Hi James,

FWIW, I also have the 35mm 3.5macro lens for the 43 system. It is a marvelous lens for macro work and performance vs. price - it's a steal.

It is such a small lens that it fits quite nicely on the EP-2 and my EPL-1

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Which adaptor did you buy for your micro bodies?
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Which adaptor did you buy for your micro bodies?
hi James,

I'm a firm believer in getting the best deal. In this case, I got the Panasonic adapter. Model# DMW-MA1.

Build quality is excellent. And, it is less expensive than the Oly adapter.

Also, just an fyi, but KEH.com has a 35mm 3.5 Macro available for $205.00.

http://www.keh.com/camera/Olympus-Di...99089772N?r=FE

KEH.com is good dealer, very reputable and I have no hesitation in recommending them. I've, personally bought at least 6 to 8 lenses from them.

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