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Old Jan 7, 2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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I haven't posted in a while, but I was going through some pictures that I took when I went to Las Vegas a couple of months ago for a seminar and I was reminded of a funny incident.

The guy I was travelling with had an old instructor that retired to the area, and we went to visit. I had my EPL-1 with the kit 14-42 lens. Just before leaving we're in the back yard and doing a round of pictures, and the instructor offers his digital camera to me, just in case it doesn't come out on my "film" camera. I showed him the LCD to see that yes, indeed it is a digital camera.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 7:50 AM   #2
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Funny. He should have saw that the E-PL1 isn't quite wide enough to get a 35mm film cartridge inside. Reminiscing again, miss the old film SLRs, photography was much simpler back then but more expensive from the processing aspect. A 100 shot outing would cost you about 50 bucks for film and processing. Now we can do that for next to nothing.
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It sounds like he needs glasses...

If it was the OM-D or the EP1 with the leatherette skin, then yes, they definitely resemble some film camera but the EPL1? I can't think of any film camera that looks anything like it. But, that's my opinion, of course.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 4:37 PM   #4
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The closest Olympus camera that I could think of that would somewhat resemble the E-PL1 is the 35 RC. I had one of these back in my 20's and it took really sharp images.

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That's more like the Fuji X100.
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It was a great camera, all metal body and a 2.8 lens.
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Yes James, you are right, the 35 RC was a super little camera with excellent image quality. And before the original 35mm Pen series were reflex models, they had Pen rangefinders that were similar.
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I never had any Oly SLR. I was a Pentax/Ricoh user but my very first SLR camera was a Praktica.
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I've actually had a fair share of folks thinking that the e-pl1 around my neck was a throw-back 35mm rangefinder. Though they have always looked on rather puzzled, probably because I often will be out with an older Nikkor attached rather than the diminutive oly m.lenses.
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Geez, and a 1.7 lens. Unheard of now in an affordable camera.
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Yes James, you are right, the 35 RC was a super little camera with excellent image quality. And before the original 35mm Pen series were reflex models, they had Pen rangefinders that were similar.
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