Two weeks ago, Olympus “Visionary” Jay Dickman spoke at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and this week Olympus sent the photojournalism sequence a shipment of the PEN EP-2 as well as the PEN EP-L1. This is an exciting development as the EP-2 was Olympus’ first Micro Four-Thirds camera to have an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The original PEN lacked this feature, which I felt made it somewhat superfluous–a glorified point-and-shoot. Now, with an EVF, the EP-2 is much more interesting (the EP-L1 can accept the same accessory viewfinder).
My “favorite” camera of late has been the Panasonic G1, which was actually the first of the Micro Four-Thirds cameras to come out. I’ve posted many images over the past year and a half with that camera, and have loved its EVF, but the EP-2’s accessory viewfinder is the first I’ve seen that tops the G1. And that, folks, is an accomplishment.
I’ll have more to say after I experiment with this machine in the coming days.