PEN E-P2 http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/pen-e-p2/news en-GB Olympus plans 75th-anniversary lens for PEN http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-plans-75th-anniversary-lens-pen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 75 years since the first Zuiko lens appeared, Olympus is planning something special </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="479" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus_E-P2_Zuiko-lens_concept_0.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="499" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-Zuiko-lens-concept_0.jpg?1364402172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Owners of Micro Four Thirds cameras should get suitably excited. (Little less than a woohoo, but more than a hell-yeah.)</p> <p>75 years after Olympus first fitted their famous Zuiko optics on a camera – the Semi-Olympus I, in case you cared – the Japanese camera-meister is planning a special-edition lens for the PEN series.</p> <p>These mock-ups show the new M.Zuiko Digital lens looking lovely on an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/reviews/olympus/pen-e-p2">Olympus PEN E-P2</a>, but we're being kept in the dark(room) over the details.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/olympus-plans-75th-anniversary-lens-for-pen </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-plans-75th-anniversary-lens-pen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-plans-75th-anniversary-lens-pen/news#comments Olympus PEN E-P2 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:12:32 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 415609 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus PEN E-P2 http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-pen-e-p2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PEN has returned with a spec boost and new black livery – but can the retro compact-cum-SLR match the success of its predecessor? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="1096" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/e-p2-17mm-vf2_front_blk.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympusPENe-p2angle.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusPENep-2back.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The retrotastic <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Olympus-PEN-E-P1-review/" target="_blank">E-P1</a> was a bit of a favourite of ours, and while it had its flaws – most notably a lack of built-in optical viewfinder and flash – its ‘rangefinder’ looks meant we could (almost) forgive it.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Its successor keeps the same stylings as its old-school sibling, this time foregoing the silver for a slightly more contemporary black chassis. But with a hike in price, it'll have to do more than change its outfit to sway punters from the ever-cheapening world of DSLRs.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £849.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still one of the most unique, creative cameras out there, but we’re not yet convinced the improvements justify the price hike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/olympus-pen-e-p2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-pen-e-p2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-pen-e-p2/review#comments Cameras Olympus PEN E-P2 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13597 at http://www.stuff.tv