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In Topic: NO Digital Shutter Lag-Any suggestions?

13 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

If money was no object I'd have a Sola 600 on my E-PL1 setup, but they cost more than I'm willing to spend at this time for a light, so I have a Bossk BigBlue FF 1-5w on order from Reefphoto (along with Zen Dome for Panny 7-14mm, and a 2nd INON strobe). Wish the boat with my Zen Dome and S-2000 would hurry up and arrive, been on backorder.

In Topic: NO Digital Shutter Lag-Any suggestions?

13 March 2011 - 05:46 AM

You get good image quality, but the shutter lag for these PENs has been nearer 1 second. Oly's implementation of contrast detect auto focus has always been class lagging.

But fresh data over at Imaging resources! The review of the epl-2 is complete.

Finally, they are moving in the right direction. The EPL-2 full shutter lag time is down to .43! But it moves up to .62 using flash:


I own and use an E-PL1, no problems here with shutter lag. It auto focus's much faster and than my previous camera's (Oly C-7070, Oly C-8080, Cannon A720IS) and with non existent shutter lag. Imaging Resources never updated the data after the version 1.1 firmware update for the E-PL1. It's simple bench racing without real word use. I'm currently taking an "intro to photo" class at the local community college, and my PEN is doing very good. No one in the class knew what M4/3 was, not even the instructor. Real world owners of PEN camera's do not experience "shutter lag for these PENs has been nearer 1 second", mine is non existent. I dive in Mammoth Lake TX mostly, which has 20' or less vis, and have fun with this camera. The beauty of PEN is the ability to purchase lens and ports to meet your daily needs at a very reasonable cost compared to outfitting a DSLR.

I do have a question for DSLR users who use focus lights which cost more than my E-PL1 with kit lens. If DSLR is so great, why do they require such expensive focus lights?

In Topic: sony nex 5 OR olympus EPL-1

28 October 2010 - 02:23 AM

zoom gear??
what zoom gear??

14x42 zoom gear bhphotovideo

14x42 zoom gear, oceanoptical sales

In Topic: sony nex 5 OR olympus EPL-1

27 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens is $470 shipped from Dell Computer today (ends today), and Olympus PT-EP01 housing is $479 shipped from bhphotovideo. This camera would serve you for years. Don't forget to order the zoom gear when you order the housing.

In Topic: Olympus C-8080, PT-023, PPO-05, wide angle lens, and Tele lens

01 October 2010 - 07:59 PM

All items sold, netted almost enough to purchase an E-PL1 with kit lens. Will watch Amazon and Duydig for next few days, then I'll get one in Champaign.