Olympus E-P1 : Is this for you (or me)?

Olympus E-P1

The photography world is buzzing over the new Olympus E-P1. It seems to offer what street photographers have always want, which is a Decisive Moment Camera in a smaller than DSLR package with a reasonable price tag. (Basically a digital Leica M8 with autofocus and cheaper price). The standard kit offers the camera plus a 14-42mm zoom lens (28-84mm equivalent in full frame form). However I am more interested in the 17mm f/2.8 “pancake” lens. This lens will provide you with a 35mm equivalent field of view with a fast maximum aperture. Combined with excellent high ISO performance (judging from same images here) this could be the new champion for a new generation of street photographers.

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~ by Clarence on June 22, 2009.

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