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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    Do you have any on long exposure to see from the 12mm? Grateful if you have. ;-)

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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    Quote Originally Posted by cupnoodles View Post
    ed, how does the Samsung NX11 compares?
    just back into town this evening.... give me a day or 2 before i reply ? thanks
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    just back into town this evening.... give me a day or 2 before i reply ? thanks
    Sure, looking forward to the comparisons. The Samsung NX11 has a bigger sensor than EP3 and EPL3 right? BTW what are their prices?

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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    ok, ......

    - the EP3's are different sized sensors and have different lens mounts
    - the NX11's screen is LED vs LCD on ALL other brands' ..... Samsung wins on this count over everyone else
    - the NX's have a very limited choice of lenses vs 4/3 system's larger and growing pool of lens choices
    - the NX has a larger body profile
    - handling ergonomics .... both are good but PEN's are generally more pocketable
    - Menu user interface ........ NX's interface is an easy navigate .... but so is Canon, Nikon and Panny's..... Oly needs to improve on this
    - NONE of the EVF's on the market today ..... whether built-in or mounted cannot 'make it' except the Fuji's X100 ..... currently

    WHATEVER it is....... NO camera comes pre-packaged with skills ........ yes, the image sensor of m4/3 is of course smaller than 1.5 or 1.6 crop factor cameras ........ no matter what brand .... I'll just end up with highly resolved crap with larger file sizes if I dont keep working on the basics like perspectives, composition, exposure readings etc etc

    BTW ..... ALL the pics of the E-PL3, the E-P3 , and the lenses at the start of this thread ... were shot with a VERY cheap, beat-up and ageing Samsung EX-1 PnS
    Last edited by ed9119; 4th July 2011 at 01:46 PM.
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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    BOTH the E-P3 and the E-PL3 can work with slave flash transmitters and receivers

    Below the E-P3 with external OEM slave flash unit and triggers at 1/200sec


    HOWEVER at higher speeds shutter starts to close faster cutting off exposure
    Below at 1/320 .... notice black shadow at bottom of image


    And at 1/400sec the shadow from shutter curtain is very obvious


    Conclusion: This is great news if you want to use your favorite flash gun tethered via a regular PT type $30 trigger and transmitter ..... just keep sync speed at 1/200sec or lower
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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    Same same for the E-PL3 .... it works with a wireless flash trigger

    apologies .... the EP3 written on the paper should have been changed to E-PL3 ... forgot to do it (ANYWAY the subject in the background is the EP3 )
    At 1/200sec (Inserted edit 8hrs later:"actually looking at the image below again , there seems to be a slight dark band at top of image....... looks like max flash sync speed on the E-PL3 should be 1/180sec or 1/150sec .... did not shoot at these speeds and cameras have just returned to Olympus )


    apologies .... the EP3 written on the paper should have been changed to E-PL3 (ANYWAY the subject in the background is the EP3 )
    At 1/250sec it becomes very obvious we have exceeded max sync speed
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    Default Re: Review: Unveiling of Olympus E-PL3 and the E-P3

    Looking at the shadows cast...... the 2nd shutter curtain closing in the E-P3 is moving in a BOTTOM-UP direction

    AND the 2nd shutter curtain closing in the E-PL3 is moving in a TOP-BOTTOM direction

    Just a bit of Trivia to share with you

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    So in conclusion, the 2 cams can accept flash triggers and that max flash sync speeds for both cameras seem to be at the 1/200sec mark ........... very very decent
    Last edited by ed9119; 7th July 2011 at 12:47 AM.
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