Olympus PEN E-PL5
Thanks to Ed for the quick and wonderful introduction of the Olympus E-PL5 and his quick reference and observations of what's new in the E-PL5 :
As there are already reviews of this camera, including comparisons, I won't bore you with all the tech Jargon ... except perhaps for a few snippets along the way.
As with many of our reviews, we prefer to show photos taken with the equipment, in everyday circumstances. This lends a unique local angle to our reviews (or in the case of other reviews, mostly South East Asian, but the list might expand).
Hence, the very recent Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Lantern Festival here.
The Mid-autumn Festival dates back over 3,000 years, to moon worshipping in the Shang Dynasty. Ancient Chinese emperors worshiped the moon in the autumn, as they believed that the practice would bring them another harvest year. The word “mid-autumn” first appeared in the Zhou Dynasty.
During that time, worshipping the moon on the 15th night of the eighth month had spread to high officials and rich families. The practice entailed placing a large table in the middle of the yard under the moon, and they put offerings such as fruits and snacks on the table. However, not until the early Tang Dynasty was the day officially celebrated as a traditional festival. It then became an established festival during the Song Dynasty, and has become as popular as the Spring Festival since the Ming and Qing Dynasties. - abstract from History and Origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Locally, children and adults generally think of only one thing during this season - Mooncakes and Lanterns! And what better way to kick of this Photo Journey than photos of people having fun!
Please note that photos taken of the Mid-Autumn Festival was with the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S.
The E-PL5 will also be reviewed with other lenses, including some exotic or unique lenses along the way!
E-PL5 Specifications can be found here: E-PL5 Specs