PEN

Above is a short video that Nick and I shot using a pair of Olympus E-P3 cameras.  Nothing fancy in terms of lenses, filters, matte box or follow focus.  We just wanted to see what kind of footage we could get out of them straight out of the box. [click to continue…]

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Olympus E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is the third model in the flagship Micro Four Thirds lineup known as PEN cameras, which got started with the E-P1.  I’ve been using the Olympus E-P3 for a couple of days now and wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts on the new camera and why it’s the best PEN yet. [click to continue…]

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The newly announced Olympus E-P3 is available for pre-order at B&H, which usually means (at B&H anyway) that it will be in stock and ready to ship soon.

You can also get in the pre-order line for the E-P3 at Amazon and Adorama.

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Olympus has opened up its Micro Four Thirds line of cameras to three new cameras.  The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 (shown above) essentially make up the small, medium and large categories for the series.  Of course, “large” is a relative term with respect to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line as a whole.

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The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 are expected to be launched later this week.  So, it makes sense that we are seeing a teaser campaign from Olympus, which is (right now) just a short video of a cloth draped over a camera.  The corner of the fabric lifts up, revealing a tiny portion of what has to be a new PEN camera, and then the video cuts off.

Of course, images the E-PM1 have already been leaked – and it is tiny.  [click to continue…]

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Olympus has been rolling out the results of its 48 hour short film contest, which was part of the 2011 Vail Film Festival.  “During the contest, 19 teams of filmmakers from around the country were challenged to create a film, from start to finish, in a 48-hour timeframe with the powerfully simple Olympus PEN camera and a variety of lenses and accessories.”  Olympus is using this opportunity to pimp its HD-shooting PEN cameras, like the new Olympus E-PL2.

This week, Olympus revealed the runner-up short film, Der Bürgermeister.  You can check it out, along with some commentary from the filmmakers, below. [click to continue…]

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