You can be a Pro Photographer too!

Since many of you are so curious about my new toy, today I'm going to get a little serious and give a detailed description on it. Beh...

Since many of you are so curious about my new toy, today I'm going to get a little serious and give a detailed description on it.

Behold, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 as you know it.

The body is made out of plastic with metal front panel. Stylish but small and light enough for the ladies to enjoy their favorite activity, taking pictures of themselves. Not as bulky as a DSLR but has DSLR outcome, who don't want?

Built in an internal retractable flash which POPS out when you press the button. I was greatly amused by it and kept playing with it at first. Fun!

Way adorable.

2.7" HyperCrystal LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating. Which is very good why? Of course you want to view the beautiful pictures you took comfortably right!

The LCD has:
• 230,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
• 15 step brightness adjustment


Moving on to the lens, this baby comes with 2 lens initially. The first one,

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L(Kit lens)
It's retractable with an Unlock switch. This is how it looks like extended.

And this is when it's locked.

Closest focusing distance - 0.25m
Maximum Aperture - F3.5 (14mm) - F5.6 (42mm)
Focal Length 14-42mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84mm)

Bummed out? Don't worry, I'll explain what all that means(I took basic tutorial from hubs, hahaa). Free basic photography lessons!!! :)

Zoom range can also be expressed as Focal Length. Below are the pictures that can give you a clear view of the zoom range :

Shot at 14mm

Shot at 42mm

In other words, fret not if you're way at the back at your favorite artiste's concert. You can zoom close enough to maybe even spot a pimple!

Now for the second lens,

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake (CUTE NAME PANCAKE!!! Looks like one as well)

Closest focusing distance - 0.2m
Equiv. Focal Length (full format) - 34mm

What's Aperture? Some examples to clear off your confusion :

Shot with M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake (F2.8 - BIGGER Aperture)

Shot with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L (F3.5 - smaller Aperture)

Both pictures were shot with the same shutter speed but with different Aperture. So, as u can see bigger Aperture can produce brighter and blurrer background images.

What 's the best part of E-PL1?

MICRO FOUR THIRDS MOUNT on the E-PL1 provides many key benefits :

- effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor
- an ultra-compact design
- expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-2 Adapter.

Translation(For those who don't speak photography yet): It's compatible with most of the lens out there of any brands! So you can attach lens of your choice to obtain desired effect, it's fun to experiment ;)

IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION will give u blur-free image no matter what lenses u used. Instead of selling more expensive lenses that have image stabilization inside them, Olympus takes a different approach by having image stabilization built right into the body of the Olympus E-PL1.

Translation(For those who don't speak photography yet): Lens with image stabilization is SUPER expensive you know or not, probably a few K's. So with this built in image stabilization you can stop burning a hole in your wallet~!

Okay I may not be a pro photographer but at least I'm learning. Especially now with the Olympus PEN E-PL1, I will soon be one :)

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  1. dropping by.. owhh.. nice blog on Olympus PEN E-PL1♥

  2. with this, i'm convinced! thank you! :) actually im just searching for on how 14-42mm shot would look like, now i know ahihi! again, many thanks! :)


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