The 17mm f/1.8 M.ZUIKO Wide-Angle Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount from Olympus is an all-metal 17mm prime lens designed for the Olympus line of micro four thirds cameras such as the E-PM2 and E-PL5 digital cameras. Its focal length is equivalent to 34mm in the 35mm format and its minimum focusing distance is 9.8" (25 cm). It is a very bright, fast lens ideal for everyday photography as well as street photography in which fast shutter speeds and sufficient light is important. Of course, with a wide maximum aperture of f/1.8, this is a fine lens for low-light photography and hand-held portraiture.
This lens features Movie and Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus with an inner focus system, which provides fast focusing for stills work and runs smooth and quiet, important when shooting video. The lens barrel has a 'Snapshot' ring which pulls back for manual focus control. Distance and depth-of-field scales for manual control are easily viewable on the lens barrel when the Snapshot ring is pulled back. Three aspherical elements, including a Dual Super Aspherical element to correct aberrations, as well as a High Refractive index element to correct high spherical aberrations, provide quality imaging and ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce lens flare and ghost images.
The silver E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body from Olympus is a Micro Four Thirds format camera that houses a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and the TruePic VI Image Processor for clear, high resolution still photos and Full HD 1080p video capture. With ISO sensitivity up to 25600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization, low light imaging is clear and free from the blurring effects of camera shake. Shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 second and burst shooting up to 9 fps will help you catch fast moving subjects and fast autofocus allows the camera to keep pace with the action. A 3.0" Tilt Touchscreen LCD provides image composition and playback. Tilting up 80º and down to 50º, the LCD monitor lets you avoid harsh glare and shoot from odd angles. It also provides touch control of autofocus, shutter release, menu navigation, Art Filter and Scene Mode selection, playback and Wi-Fi connection.
Speaking of which, the E-P5 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity which allows to you to instantly transfer images from your camera to smartphone for storage and sharing and it offers remote viewing, shutter release and Touch AF from your smartphone or tablet. GPS functionality and geo-tagging of your images is also possible with the Wi-Fi connection and QR Code connection makes establishing your connection simple.
The EP-5 continues in the PEN tradition of handsomely built, slightly retro looking bodies with accessible controls, a seamless build and solid thumb and hand grips. A built-in flash with 1/320s sync speed and wireless capability is provided, as is an accessory port/hot shoe. The accessory port can hold an external flash, video lights, monitors or the optional VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder.
A camera for every level of shooter, the E-P5 offers RAW format shooting with in-camera processing, full manual exposure control, interval shooting with auto time-lapse video and live bulb shooting. It also provides automatic modes for point and shoot style ease, focus peaking for confident focus control, a self-timer with audio countdown and art filters to add creative touches to your photos and videos.
The black VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder for Select Olympus PEN Cameras from Olympus is compatible with most Olympus PEN digital cameras with a firmware upgrade, but is directly compatible with the E-P5. It provides a 2,360k-dot resolution on its LCD screen and it attaches to the camera's hot shoe mount. The VF-4 can be used indoors or outdoors and is particularly beneficial when capturing images in direct sunlight, avoiding the glare often found on a camera's rear LCD monitor. In addition, an eye-level viewfinder allows for more stable shooting because placing the camera to your eye provides a third contact point and steadier control. It offers a quick refresh rate to minimize ghosting on fast-moving subjects.
The viewfinder has a 1.48x magnification factor and built-in diopter adjustment for easy viewing with or without eyeglasses. This viewfinder's Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) technology enables high-speed transfer of high-resolution images and aspherical lenses ensure high resolution from center to edge.
The VF-4 contains an eye-sensor which recognizes when your eye is placed to the viewfinder and automatically turns on the EVF while turning off the rear LCD monitor. Plus, the VF-4 can be tilted up 90º for composing shots at low angles. The brightness and contrast of the display can be adjusted up or down in seven increments via the camera's menu.
The Olympus PEN E-PL5, E-PL3, E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PM2, E-PM1, E-P3, E-P2, E-M5 and XZ-2 cameras can be made compatible with the VF-4 with a free firmware update, however the eye sensor is not supported on these cameras and with the E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2, XZ-2 cameras, slight image degradation on the viewfinder is noted.
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens (Silver) is a high-performance digital specific 3.75x telephoto zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 80-300mm. A light, compact, and fast focusing lens that's ideal for portraits and other subjects in the middle and far distance, the 40-150mm has nearly silent focusing technology that makes it a perfect choice for recording HD movies with excellent sound. The Micro Four Thirds format brings portability and great optical performance that can capture spontaneous, high-quality photos and movies.
Special optical glass elements are used to correct various types of aberrations, while the 100% digital design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 2.9' (0.9 m) throughout the entire zoom range.
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Camera Format||Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||17.2MP: 4608 x 3456 @ 4:3|
|Other Resolutions||2560 x 1920 @ 4:3
640 x 480 @ 4:3
|Sensor Type / Size||MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm|
Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Way|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||With Still Images & Video, Stereo|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (1,037,000)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600|
|Shutter||60 - 1/8000 seconds in Manual Mode
30 minutes in Bulb Mode
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Auto, Bulb, Manual, My Settings, Programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority, Time, Underwater
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater|
|Burst Rate||Up to 9 fps|
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
|Guide No.||22.97' (7 m) ISO100
32.81' (10 m) ISO200
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 320 sec|
|Flash Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|In-Camera Image Editing||Cross Process, Diorama, Dramatic Tone, Grainy Film, Key Line, Light Tone, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Pale & Light Color, Pin Hole, Pop Art, Sepia, Soft Focus, Star Filter, Watercolor, White Edge|
|Shutter Lag||0.044 Seconds|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 9 fps|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 12 sec
Custom: 1-30 sec at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 sec intervals
Number of Shots: 1-10
|Connectivity||AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0|
|Battery||1x BLB-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.8 x 2.7 x 1.5" / 12.2 x 6.9 x 3.8 cm|
|Weight||13.33 oz / 378 g body only|
|Field of View||100%|
|Magnification||1.48x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)|
|Diopter Correction||-4.0 to +2.0m-1|
|Eye-Point Length||Approx. 21 mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.12 x 1.99 x 1.88" (2.84 x 5.05 x 4.78 cm)|
|Weight||Approx. 1.47 oz (41.8 g) without case|
|Focal Length||40-150 mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 80-300 mm
|Aperture||Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
|Camera Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||30 degree - 8.2 degree|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.95 inches (90cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:6.2|
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