Event Shootout with Olympus PEN E-P1

It’s great joy and excitement to shoot with my friend Louis for a Big Nokia Event recently that I just can’t help, but to share some of the images from the Olympus E-P1 I was using.

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The following are telephoto shots taken with a Leica 90mm F2.8 lens fitted on the E-P1 via an adaptor, and due to the 2x crop factor, it achieves a fantastic whooping 180mm! Due to that, I didn’t have to fight with the professional journalists using Huge Canon and Nikon bodies and lenses (also don’t have to fight with Louis who was using a powerful Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Lens), and still reasonably achieved close-up shots of the speakers on stage! The manual focusing on the sharp E-P1 screen made things possible.

Big Nokia Boss

Nokia Boss

Chief Designer of Nokia

Chief Designer of Nokia

Close-up during a coffee table dialogue session

Close-up during a coffee table dialogue session

Chief Designer giving a talk

Chief Designer giving a talk

Oh man… I was being twittered! I should really start twitting soon!

A Large 60-in LCD Screen connected to a laptop on twitter

A Large 60-in LCD Screen connected to a laptop on twitter

Some new products… …

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2 thoughts

  1. Hi David. I love your photography angles and especially your blog posts.
    I’m just curious, is the Olympus PEN E-P1 consider a Micro Four Third as described in http://www.four-third.org website?

    Would you recommend this for a newbie or should I get a SLR first? I find that SLR body is rather large for me to travel with.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Thanks for your compliments, Federick. Yes, it’s micro-four-third. If you end up leaving a SLR at home and hardly bring it out to shoot, it’s definitely wiser to get a smaller camera like the E-P1. Shooting is more important than the camera itself as many own premium cameras but shoot lousily. You’ll have to bear with slower response compared with the DSLR though but getting used to it and knowing the camera’s limits through time will help you achieve great shots. You can always upgrade or buy another DSLR after you fully maximize the E-P1’s capabilities.

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