Electronic Pen configurator

Spending a half our messing with Four-Thirds matching simulator.

Olympus E-P1 with Voigtlander M mount lenses

The top one is a 50mm f1.1 lens (100mm in 35mm equivalent). Imagine that! The middle one is a lens I own (35mm f1.2) except mine is in chrome and needs to be fixed. The bottom one is the 35mm f1.4 NOKTON classic. I own the 40mm version and mine has an “S.C.” stamped on the outside of it, but pretty much looks like that.

All would require an adapter available from Cameraquest in L.A..

Here is an amazing Stop Motion viral video from Olympus, titled “The Pen Story”:

9 thoughts on “Electronic Pen configurator

  1. I preordered an E-P1 from Amazon and ordered the VC adapter from Cameraquest (and received it already). I may return the E-P1 if it turns out to be much larger than my Sigma DP2 and not smaller enough than my M8. Now, if only that simulator could show a Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 against a M43 body…

  2. It looks like the E-P1 is about the same size as a Canon G10 without the lens so I think you’ll be keeping it. 🙂

    Did you get the 0.95 Nocti? I passed on it because it’s $10k. It drove up the price of the older model almost $2k. 🙁

  3. No, I acquired a wife recently, disposable income has dried up… In fact, I had a f/1.0 Noctilux that I hardly ever used so I sold it for 3x the price I had originally paid for it (I had bought it used from eBay). Leica gear keeps its resale value very well, and the price was too good to pass up. The 50mm Summilux ASPH is much sharper and the Noctilux’s vignetting makes it no faster apart at the very center.

    The G10 is fairly bulky in my book… The E-P1 is 120.6 x 69.9 x 36.4mm (not including lens), the M8 is 139 x 80 x 37, i.e. 2cm wider and 1cm higher, not all that significant. Conversely, the E-P1 is 1cm wider than the DP2 and 1cm higher. At what point does a camera cross the threshold of pocketability, I wonder? Here is a photo of the size comparison:

  4. @Fazal: Congratulations on the acquisition. May it last a lifetime. 🙂

    As for the pocketability, I believe the answer to that is entirely subjective. The Canon G10 does indeed cross some threshold that the Panasonic LX3 doesn’t. SImilarly the LX3’s barrel crosses a line that an Canon SD doesn’t.

    I’ll say that if this fits in my coat pocket with a 17mm on it, I’m going to be mighty happy.

  5. Mark Goldstein reviewed the E-P1. Here is the relevant part:

    The E-P1 is wider (120.5mm) than official product photos would suggest though, and it’s also worth bearing in mind that it’s not actually that much smaller or lighter than the E-450 Four Thirds DSLR. Photographers looking for a pocketable, take-everywhere camera will be mildly disappointed with the E-P1’s size, as it still requires a small camera bag even with the pancake lens fitted. Compared to the Sigma DP1 / DP2, the only other compacts to feature a DSLR sized sensor, the Olympus E-P1 is quite a lot bigger and heavier, even without a lens fitted, and only one of those cameras will fit in a trouser pocket (clue: it’s not the EP-1…).

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