Olympus E-P2 with M.Zuiko 17mm
1/400s, f/2.8, ISO 200. +0.3 EV
["Post Processing" done in-camera]
Get back to the car, put everything in the boot, head home, put everything away, start dinner, and open the package FedEx delivered while I was at work. And gaze upon my newest little baby, a used Olympus E-1.
Olympus E-P2 with Zuiko Digital 50mm Macro + MMF-1
1/40s, f/5.6, ISO 1600, -2 EV
After dinner I checked out the E-1's shutter actuation count (4,548) and current firmware version (1.1). Not bad at all. I purchased the camera from KEH for a pittance compared to its original MSRP. It was advertised as LN- (Like New minus). It was immaculate, a veritable jewel. When trying to upgrade the E-1's firmware to the last and latest (version 1.5) I discovered that Olympus' current software offerings, Olympus Viewer 2 and Olympus Digital Camera Updater, will not upgrade the E-1's firmware. Instead I had to use my wife's Macbook with Olympus Master 2 (version 2.3) installed. Olympus Master 2 did upgrade the E-1, so now it's firware is up to spec.
I've already fired off a few frames with the E-1, and I have to admit it's a real classic. I love the sound of the shutter; it's so much better than the E-3's or the E-P2's. I love the big optical pentaprism viewfinder. It's smaller than the E-3, but still quite large and bright. And in comparison to the VF-2 electronic viewfinder on the E-P2, it may be just a tad better.
Oh well. Who would have thought I'd be this excited over a seven-year-old used camera. But I am.