Pictures of modifications made to my E-P2 camera. (46 pictures)

This album contains various pictures of modifications made to my E-P2 camera (i.e. pimp my E-P2).

The Flipbac is an LCD protector with a mirror so that you can take pictures, angling the mirror so you can see it from waist level or from the side. I had the Flipbac on the camera for about 3 months until I took it off because it wouldn't work with the Aki-asahi case. I may mount it on top of the case in the future. I wished that at times it was removable, so I may buy a Delkin lcd cover which is removable, and replace the cover with the Flipbac to give me the best of both worlds.

The Aki-asahi case is a hand dyed leather case for the E-P2 that is made in Japan. I selected the dark tan case with the black strap. The big feature that the Aki-asahi case that the other E-P2 leather cases did not have is a cutout for the USB/shutter release/audio-visual output cable. I would have liked a way to attach the camera and case to a tripod quick release. In the future, I may drill a hole, and use a longer screw to attach the camera via the camera's screw thread. It feels really nice in my hands.

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Michael Meissner's home page is at http://www.the-meissners.org, his Renaissance Faire/SF convention links are at http://www.the-meissners.org/ren.html, his digital camera links are at http://www.the-meissners.org/camera.html, his calendar links are at http://www.the-meissners.org/calendar.html, and the head of these photo albums is at http://www.the-meissners.org/photo.html.

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Pictures of LCD protectors and accessories (3 pictures)

Picture #1: E-P2 with Flipbac (closed)
E-P2 with Flipbac (closed)
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:35:20
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:10
Picture #2: E-P2 with Flipbac (open horizontally)
E-P2 with Flipbac (open horizontally)
800x623, 84,683 bytes (82.7K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:35:39
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:13
Picture #3: E-P2 with Flipbac (open vertically)
E-P2 with Flipbac (open vertically)
800x623, 81,713 bytes (79.8K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:36:12
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:15

Pictures of camera straps (2 pictures)

Picture #1: E-P2 with Domke strap
E-P2 with Domke strap
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:36:52
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:18
Picture #2: E-P2 with Domke strap #2
E-P2 with Domke strap #2
800x423, 51,987 bytes (50.8K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:37:05
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:20

Pictures of camera bags and cases (5 pictures)

Picture #1: Aki-asahi case
Aki-asahi case
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:37:59
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:22
Picture #2: Aki-asahi case #2
Aki-asahi case #2
800x623, 57,477 bytes (56.1K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:38:12
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:25
Picture #3: E-P2 in Aki-asahi case
E-P2 in Aki-asahi case
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, Promaster flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 contrast, +2 sharpening
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Promaster ring flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 16, 2010 23:44:42
Last modified on March 17, 2010 at 00:27
Picture #4: Aki-asahi case with homemade tripod adaptor
Aki-asahi case with homemade tripod adaptor
800x623, 81,067 bytes (79.2K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.4, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/80 sec, 44.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 88.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 06, 2010 09:07:36
Last modified on July 06, 2010 at 09:19
Picture #5: Aki-asahi case with homemade tripod adaptor #2
Aki-asahi case with homemade tripod adaptor #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 54.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 108.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 06, 2010 09:08:45
Last modified on July 06, 2010 at 09:22

The one thing that has always bugged me about the Aka-asahi case is there was no tripod adaptor. I created a hole with an awl and enlarged it with a drill, so I could push a third party tripod bracket screw through the hole, and mount the camera on a tripod while it is in the case. I bought the tripod bracket screw on ebay from the seller memorycardsman.

Pictures of stuffed animals arranged in silly positions (2 pictures)

Picture #1: E-P2, Nutzo the squirrel, Aki-asahi case, Domke strap
E-P2, Nutzo the squirrel, Aki-asahi case, Domke strap
800x623, 64,657 bytes (63.1K), (html file)
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 27.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 24, 2010 00:56:01
Last modified on March 24, 2010 at 01:10
Picture #2: E-P2, Nutzo the squirrel, Aki-asahi case, Domke strap #2
E-P2, Nutzo the squirrel, Aki-asahi case, Domke strap #2
900x698, 88,518 bytes (86.4K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 320, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 27.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on March 24, 2010 00:56:37
Last modified on March 24, 2010 at 01:09

Pictures disguising my camera as something else (20 pictures)

For some time now, I have had an obsession to disguise my digital cameras in the shell of an older field cameras. My inspiration is the classic news photographers from the 1930-1940's with their Speed Graflexs that are iconic in the movies.

My first attempt was to buy a 4x5 Seneca Chautauqua body from ebay. When I got it home, my wife declared that it was too nice of a camera to use for such a purpose, and I tended to agree with her. I did at one point take off the front lens, and saw that the hole behind the lens was too small for any of my cameras. Also, the cameras would not fit in the bellows. Pictures of the scenca are here.

My second attempt was to buy an actual Speed Graphic. The Speed graphic isn't as pretty as the wooden cameras. The camera looked usable, so I sent the camera in for an evaluation. It was on the order of $270 to bring the camera to operating condition, so I am having the camera repaired. I figure I will get some 4x5 film (starting with the Fuji instant film) and take the time to learn how to shoot with a proper view camera. However, this meant I would have to look elsewhere for a body. At present, I don't have pictures of the Speed Graphic.

I toyed with buying one of the two kits for field cameras on the web. The Bulldog 4x5 Self-Assembly Camera Kit looks doable, but I don't like the fact that it is MDF (plywood). I could always put a veneer on it to make it look prettier. Diycamerakit looks like it will make a real interesting do-it-yourself kit, but its been taking longer and longer for the kit to become available, so for now, I went with other options.

Because of the size of the 4x5 camera, I decided to step up to 5x7 cameras. I bought a Kodak Pony Premo 5x7 camera body to use. The lens that came with the camera and the ground glass focusing screen were both extremely cloudy. The leather on the bellows is flaking, but the bellows themselves look reasonably light tight. Pictures of the Kodak before modification are here.

For the first round with the Kodak, I fashioned a simple wood support underneath the camera, that allowed me to put a Manfrotto quick release on top of a small ballhead I had lying around to put the E-P2 in the Kodak. I used a knurled knob from a flash bracket underneath. At some I hope to attach a flash bracket, but the brackets I had on hand weren't suitable. I did drill in the wrong location, so I have an extra hole in the wood.

I did have a problem that there was rotation between the ballhead and the Manfrotto quick release, so I had to make sure I had the camera properly pointing to the lens opening.

I took the camera out for its first spin at a Boston Steampunk festival, and got a lot of ohhs and aahs from the people. I eventually plan to put a leather back on the camera, but for the steampunk folk, most really liked seeing the digital camera from behind. In terms of the first effort, it went well. I discovered that my batteries last about 3 hours with the E-P2 is turned on.

Like the Scenca, the size of the opening after removing the lens is on the small side (but it is larger than the Scenca). I had hopeed to use the larger Olympus 14-54mm or Sigma 30mm lenses and extend the bellows further, but the opening is just small enough for the E-P2 40.5mm or my C-2100UZ 49mm lenses. I might be able to file down the edges of the inner lens board, but I am somewhat hesitant of wrecking an antique.

I would like to fashion a holder to move the camera further into the bellows and put a leather backing on the camera at some point.

Picture #1: Back of the Kodak Pony Premo with camera mount
Back of the Kodak Pony Premo with camera mount
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 250, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 33.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 66.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 08:54:41
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 09:17
Picture #2: Side view of Kodak Pony Premo with camera mount
Side view of Kodak Pony Premo with camera mount
800x623, 69,445 bytes (67.8K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 35.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 70.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 08:55:27
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 09:20
Picture #3: E-P2 in the Kodak pony premo
E-P2 in the Kodak pony premo
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 640, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 33.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 66.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 08:59:53
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 09:37
Picture #4: Front view with E-P2 inside the Kodak pony premo
Front view with E-P2 inside the Kodak pony premo
912x707, 118,931 bytes (116.1K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/80 sec, 40.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 80.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 09:00:50
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 09:44
Picture #5: Front view with E-P2 inside the Kodak pony premo #2
Front view with E-P2 inside the Kodak pony premo #2
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/80 sec, 40.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 80.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 09:01:06
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 09:49
Picture #6: Underneath of the Kodak pony premo
Underneath of the Kodak pony premo
800x623, 95,356 bytes (93.1K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 27.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 03, 2010 11:16:53
Last modified on May 03, 2010 at 11:30
Picture #7: Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera
Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera
800x623, 105,451 bytes (103.0K), (html file)
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 320, flash, 1/60 sec, 29.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 58.0mm
Extra equipment used: Popup flash, tripod, delay shot
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 04, 2010 11:23:38
Last modified on May 04, 2010 at 11:47
Picture #8: Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera #2
Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera #2
800x623, 103,770 bytes (101.3K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 250, flash, 1/60 sec, 29.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, noise reduction
35mm equivalent focal length 58.0mm
Extra equipment used: Popup flash, tripod, delay shot
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 04, 2010 11:26:42
Last modified on May 04, 2010 at 11:42
Picture #9: Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera #3
Picture of me holding the Premo/E-P2 frankencamera #3
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, flash, 1/60 sec, 29.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, noise reduction
35mm equivalent focal length 58.0mm
Extra equipment used: Popup flash, tripod, delay shot
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 04, 2010 11:27:31
Last modified on May 04, 2010 at 11:45
Picture #10: Prototype E-P2 mount
Prototype E-P2 mount
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:48:27
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:19
Picture #11: Prototype E-P2 mount #2
Prototype E-P2 mount #2
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 250, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:49:41
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:36
Picture #12: E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
800x623, 90,128 bytes (88.0K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 1600, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:53:58
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:26
Picture #13: Side view of the E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
Side view of the E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
800x623, 68,353 bytes (66.8K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 1600, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:55:25
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:29
Picture #14: Front view of the E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
Front view of the E-P2 inside the Kodak Pony Premo
800x623, 115,187 bytes (112.5K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:56:00
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:32
Picture #15: Back view of the Kodak Pony Premo with E-P2 inside
Back view of the Kodak Pony Premo with E-P2 inside
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:56:23
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:34
Picture #16: Picture of me at the Olympus photo safari
Picture of me at the Olympus photo safari
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-PL1 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/100 sec, 42.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, HQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 84.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 22, 2010 09:40:52
Last modified on May 25, 2010 at 00:49
Picture #17: Picture of me at the Olympus photo safari #2
Picture of me at the Olympus photo safari #2
600x846, 93,081 bytes (90.9K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-PL1 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/5.2, ISO 250, 1/80 sec, 35.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, HQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 70.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 22, 2010 09:42:48
Last modified on May 25, 2010 at 00:51
Picture #18: Premo/E-P2 frankencamera with a film shutter release and Sema-1 microphone
Premo/E-P2 frankencamera with a film shutter release and Sema-1 microphone
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 100, flash, 1/60 sec, 32.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 25, 2010 22:52:20
Last modified on June 25, 2010 at 23:02
Picture #19: My disguised camera at the Winslow Renaissance Faire
My disguised camera at the Winslow Renaissance Faire
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/80 sec, 14.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Programs used: default crop, gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 26, 2010 11:39:25
Last modified on July 09, 2010 at 23:18
Picture #20: My disguised camera with Nutzo
My disguised camera with Nutzo
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.2, ISO 100, 1/100 sec, 14.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Programs used: default crop, gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 26, 2010 11:58:22
Last modified on July 09, 2010 at 23:25

I entered a contest that Olympus America sponsored to win an E-PL1 camera and money with the setup as it existed on June 5th, 2010:

Pictures of camera filters and lens hoods (2 pictures)

Picture #1: E-P2 with Leica clone 40.5mm lens hood
E-P2 with Leica clone 40.5mm lens hood
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:45:41
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:10

On the recommendation from one of the micro 4/3rds forums, I bought a Leica clone 40.5mm lens hood from the ebay seller adplo.

I find in practice I do get some mild vignetting at some focal lengths on the E-P2. Hopefully in bright sun, it cut down on the flare. It is a little fiddly to put on or take off, due to the design of the 14-42mm lens.

Picture #2: E-P2 with Leica clone 40.5mm lens hood #2
E-P2 with Leica clone 40.5mm lens hood #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 50mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 50.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 100.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 13, 2010 08:46:18
Last modified on May 13, 2010 at 09:16

Pictures of battery and media setup (1 picture)

Picture #1: Battery wallet from greenbatteries.com
Battery wallet from greenbatteries.com
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, flash, 1/100 sec, 54.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 108.0mm
Extra equipment used: Popup flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 19, 2010 11:11:41
Last modified on May 19, 2010 at 19:33
The Nylon Battery Holder from greenbatteries.com can hold 1 BLS-1 battery, 2 AA batteries, and a SD-HC memory card in the same holder.

Pictures of tripod and monopod setups (7 pictures)

I bought the mechanical shutter release from an ebay seller: John-Camera-Store. When I added the pictures to this album, the ebay auction for the shutter release was at:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mechanical-Remote-Shutter-Release-Olympus-E-PL1-/310240139304?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item483bc0d828.

Picture #1: E-P2 with Sima quickonnect
E-P2 with Sima quickonnect
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 100, flash, 1/100 sec, 52.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 104.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on May 24, 2010 08:48:53
Last modified on May 24, 2010 at 08:55

The Sima Quickonnect quick release is useful on the Olympus E-P2 because it is small enough so that it doesn't block the battery/memory door. This is handy when you need to change the battery or memory when shooting on a tripod or monopod and don't want to unscrew the QR plate from the camera. I bought min Quickonnects a few years ago from Microcenter.

It isn't as quick to insert or remove the camera from the quick release base as some other QR adapters I've used. I also wouldn't trust it if I had a heavy lens attached to the E-P2. You will need a coin or flat head screw drive to attach the QR plate.

Picture #2: Homemade wired shutter release
Homemade wired shutter release
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 500, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 32.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 64.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 24, 2010 23:16:24
Last modified on June 24, 2010 at 23:24
When I put the camera into the 5x7 Kodak Pony Premo shell, there is no room to attach a wired shutter release. So I fashioned a holder to support an old fashioned mechanical shutter release over the normal shutter.
Picture #3: Homemade wired shutter release #2
Homemade wired shutter release #2
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 250, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 29.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 58.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 24, 2010 23:17:10
Last modified on June 24, 2010 at 23:27
Picture #4: Mechanical shutter release
Mechanical shutter release
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 640, FL-36 flash, 1/60 sec, 28.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 56.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on August 25, 2010 09:57:12
Last modified on August 25, 2010 at 10:27
Picture #5: Mechanical shutter release #2
Mechanical shutter release #2
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 500, FL-36 flash, 1/80 sec, 43.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 86.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on August 25, 2010 10:02:03
Last modified on August 25, 2010 at 10:31
Picture #6: Mechanical shutter release #3
Mechanical shutter release #3
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 54.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 108.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on August 25, 2010 10:02:36
Last modified on August 25, 2010 at 10:36
Picture #7: Mechanical shutter release #4
Mechanical shutter release #4
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 1000, FL-36 flash, 1/100 sec, 49.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 98.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on August 25, 2010 10:10:12
Last modified on August 25, 2010 at 10:43

Pictures of my Wolverine MyMovie camera (3 pictures)

Picture #1: Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2
Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2
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Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/250 sec, 13.0mm, shutter priority, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 71.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 11, 2010 09:42:34
Last modified on June 11, 2010 at 10:20
Picture #2: Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2 #2
Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2 #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/250 sec, 9.9mm, shutter priority, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 11, 2010 09:44:49
Last modified on June 11, 2010 at 10:23
Picture #3: Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2 #3
Using Wolverine MyMovie as external monitor for EP-2 #3
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Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/50 sec, 12.3mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 67.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 11, 2010 09:47:50
Last modified on June 11, 2010 at 10:47

Pictures of the Olympus E-P2 (1 picture)

Picture #1: Sema-1 microphone
Sema-1 microphone
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2010, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/3.4, ISO 100, flash, 1/80 sec, 45.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 90.0mm
Extra equipment used: Pop-up flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 25, 2010 22:49:21
Last modified on June 25, 2010 at 22:59

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