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Olympus PEN E-P5

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... The Olympus MILC camera which arrived to our editorial is a the newest model of the unique PEN design.The inspiration for the new model goes back to 1963 as the retro look of the newly launched PEN E-P5 is strongly reminiscent of the PEN-F’s design. ...
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Photo: © Olympus

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... The world press and the test sites on the Internet agree that remarkable steps have been made forward on the market of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.Olympus PEN E-P5 includes the knowledge of the OMD E-M5 camera for a lower price. ...
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... First impressions. ...
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... The camera was provided by Olympus Hungary for our editorial team, but unfortunately it came only with a M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42 mm f/3,5-5,6 basic lens.The outlook of the camera did not change too much compared to its predecessors. ...
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Photo: © Tamás Imre

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... The producer provides 30 minutes maximum for the Live Bulb mode which is exceeds the knowledge of the amateur cameras.Let me see what else is in the extras. ...
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... I found the the tilting rear LCD a very good idea, it is very practical for photography of themes near the ground or to eliminate the disadvantage of strong sunshine.I always missed the real image viewfinder in MILC cameras, but there is a solution here the new, optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder which can be tilted as well. ...
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... I really liked the quick touchscreen menu at the rear which makes the most important functions accessible in a moment.I liked this very much as I did not have to browse in unknown menus and submenus to find the AF, ISO or WB settings. ...
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... Out in the field. ...
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... If you know the OM-D Olympus camera, it is very easy to learn the operation of this camera, buti f you don’t know, then you probably need one or two days to study its main options.We took the camera for a smaller trip where we could photograph landscapes, building interiors and night city sights. ...
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... Test fields are always a good opportunity to try out a camera as the circumstances are always unexpected and accidental.It is not the studio which show what for a camera is capable. ...
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Photo: © Tamás Imre

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... I do not publish the pictures converted from RAW format but you can see the JPG files photographed besides the RAW formats.It is worth zooming up the pictures so you can see the pictures how rich in details and have a high range if dynamics. ...
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... Summary: Olympus PEN-E-P5 is suitable for everything what the average photographer needs, and it can show something new even for professional users.Dear fellow professional DSLR users and advanced amateurs, trust me, this is not a marketing text but sheer fact. ...
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... The camera body was provided by Olympus Hungary.. ...
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... Text and photos: Tamás Imre . ...
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