Olympus E-PL5, the “Wonder Cam” (Featuring Edward Tian & Julian Tan)


The Olympus Pen E-PL5. Photo by Julian Tan.

Whilst the world are raving (& comparing) about the specifications of Olympus’s latest Pen, the M4/3 E-PL5,
I wanted to see real photos from real photographers and not looking at specifications or “File” photos.
I managed to laid my hands on the E-PL5 – courtesy of Olympus Imaging Singapore, but due to the recent busier
schedule with the season peaking with more assignments, I decided to approach two friends to help me out.

They are none other than Edward Tian (better known as Edward Adios) & Julian Tan who are both well articulated in various genres of photography. (Do a search on them on google and you will know what this pair of friends are capable of.) So I met up with both of them, passed them the E-PL5, and told them “use this to do what you usually do. send me some photos taken from this cam in 2 weeks.”  I waited in anticipation, and 2 weeks later, ………………….
(See Commentaries after the Photo Spread).

Works of Edward Tian (Edward Adios) using the Olympus E-PL5.

Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Edward Tian using the Olympus E-PL5

Enjoyed looking & Amazed by Edward’s works?
I sure do! Let’s see what Julian had returned with.

Works of Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5.

Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5


Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5

Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5

Photo by Julian Tan using the Olympus E-PL5

I am sure all of you will agree with me that the above works submitted by Edward Tian & Julian Tan are Excellent Pieces.

Looking at their photos, I am sure they put the E-PL5 through its pace and they certainly enjoyed the E-PL5.
However, nothing is perfect, here’s the Pros & Cons – as reported by the 2 photographers.

Words from Edward Tian

Picture: Edward Tian (Edward Adios)

The PROs:
– Good size & grip (*with the supplied grip attached)
– Easy to use dials
– In-camera HDR bracketing function
– Art & Scene filters
– i-Auto function really takes the pain off everything and produces quite good image

The CONs:
– WB can be a little unpredictable.
– Supplied lens not of good quality
– Short Battery life

Words from Julia Tan

Picture: Julian Tan

The PROs:
– Small and Compact.
– Very good for landscape photography
– Works well with 4/3 ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses.
– Very advanced Bracketing functions.
– iAuto works very well.
– Decent all-round kit lens
– Silent shutter
– Appeal to the ladies
– Touch-screen Functionality
– Fun Art Filters

The CONs:
– Auto white balance not as accurate as OM-D EM-5
– Low-Res rear LCD screen. (An issue when focusing in the dark, WB too orange)
– Grip not comfortable
– Kit lens does not have good macro magnification

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I hope everyone had a visual feast, the photos produced by the Olympus Pen E-PL5 by Edward Tian
& Julian Tan are of exceptional good quality. So it’s not the camera, it’s the person using it that really matters.

Note:
For the full specifications of the Olympus PEN E-PL5, please visit your local Olympus Imaging Website for more details and retail information.

About Olympus Imaging Singapore


Olympus Imaging Singapore is the unparalleled industry leader in opto-digital technologies, delivering award-winning digital imaging products for the consumer and professional markets in Singapore. Driven by a strong commitment in providing innovative products and solutions of the highest quality, Olympus Imaging Singapore works closely with industry partners, customers and other Olympus business units in producing leading-edge products. These include analogue and digital cameras, professional SLR imaging systems, and voice recorders, amongst others. Olympus Imaging Singapore’s unrelenting efforts in superior customer service also bear testimony to its brand promise of delivering the best user experience to all consumers and professional users in the imaging field. For more information, please visit http://www.olympusimage.com.sg. 

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