View Full Version : The Pen Series - questions

Wulfys Kingdom
22-07-2011, 9:36pm
I have just purchased an E-PL1 whilst shopping around for a point and shoot. I think it was an okay deal - last in store and reduced to clear. I havent given much thought to the Pen range being that the price was out of my spending limit until now, but I'm very happy I did.

I'm trying to find out some info now about accessories or things that can be used from the normal Oly SLR range. Thankfully the E-PL1 has inbult flash, but I also have a hotshoe flash i could use but I dont think it'd balance very well on such a small body :)

The camera came with a micro 14-42mm. From what i can see searching the net you can attach the normal size zuiko lenses but you need an adaptor? Is that right?

Is there a reputable shop or brand adaptors that do the job?

Are there any other things you find work well or are worth investing in with the Pen series cameras?

JM Tran
22-07-2011, 9:46pm
the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens was my fave, great colours and sharpness and better overall than the Oly 17mm f2.8 lens I currently have.

you will need the corresponding adapters for diff types of lens mounts for the PEN. Before I lost my EP1 I was able to use old Nikkor manual lenses which were good for filming, as well as Canon EF lenses and Sigma too with the EF adapter. Using a 70-200 f2.8 IS with a 580EXII flash and the EP1 PEN was quite funny.

Wulfys Kingdom
22-07-2011, 9:55pm
Lol I do believe you would lose the camera body in amongst all that lens and flash with that combo!

I think I'll have to start searching for an adaptor. I'm going to keep with the idea of getting a smaller camera to make it easier to carry when i'm out and about so the 14-42mm is perfect. But at home or somewhere local where i'm wanting to get creative I'll want to put one of my other lenses on it :)

It's been about 5 years since i had a camera with video, will be fun to use again!!

JM Tran
22-07-2011, 9:59pm
yeah no doubt mate, when I was traveling with it - the ability to take great shots in RAW, and switching to filming in HD was very fast and the small size made it a joy to carry. Compared to the days when I had to juggle a camcorder and camera separately, or a 5D2 with lenses - made life so much easier.

23-07-2011, 8:29am
Yep the 4/3 adapter to micro 4/3 will let you use the zuiko lenses, it's expensive though, I found bh photo in us cheapest. The pana 45-200 I one to look at, I liked it when I had it

Wulfys Kingdom
25-07-2011, 9:32pm
I'm finding that's correct! lol Quite a few expensive ones out there :( I've never used generic adaptors so I dont even know if they're worth looking into? or whether there are any reptuable ones?

05-08-2011, 5:04pm
i've adapted a broad range of lenses to my ep2. haven't got all the pics up yet, but take a look at the so far site. i went from rollei's and a nikon F for my 35mm stuff, right into a m4/3. don't feel I need to extend capability at all, now it's just sourcing lenses. as I acquire other lenses, I place them on the site. http://ericimbs.weebly.com/index.html

Wulfys Kingdom
26-08-2011, 9:10pm
Ahh Ive come across 2 of your photos on here already - the 2 of the little girl, very impressive photos!

28-08-2011, 8:20pm
G'day Wulfy

Have a sqwiz at these sites - may give you some possibilities...

Regards, Phil