Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Canon G12

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Postby nemo » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:45 pm

I am in the process of buying a carmera for UW. I have been going back and forth between olympus epl1 and canon g12 along with one sea & sea YS-01 strobe. I am aware of the epl1 housing has a fixed lense port. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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Postby James » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:07 am

Actually there are two Zen ports that can be fitted if I recall to the Oly housing.

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Postby bvanant » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:46 pm

nemo wrote:I am in the process of buying a carmera for UW. I have been going back and forth between olympus epl1 and canon g12 along with one sea & sea YS-01 strobe. I am aware of the epl1 housing has a fixed lense port. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Two very different cameras. The G12 has a fixed lens and a small sensor. The EPL-1 (the one I think you mean) is an interchangeable lens camera with a much larger sensor and much better Image Quality. That being said, a lot depends on what you want to do with the systems and what you want to spend.
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Postby nemo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:52 pm

Thank you, James and Bill. It looks like Olympus PEN EPL-1 is the choice. Better picture quality and capable of taking micro shots are important. What do you think of getting the sea & sea YS-01 strobe for the setup?

By the way, Bill, nice underwater photos on your website.
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Postby bvanant » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:01 pm

I think that if it were me, I would spend the extra $ and get the 110a. Great strobe for that system. The 01 is fine but the 110 will grow with you more easily.
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Postby nemo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:40 pm

Thanks, Bill. Appreciate your advise. There is another question came to my mind. To my understanding only the kit lens can work with the Olympus PT-EP01 Underwater Housing. I found this wet lens, PTMC-01 Macro Lens, witch can be attached to the housing lens port. It only has a magnification up to x2. Do you think it is good enough for taking photos of small critters like Pygmy see horse? If not, which lens should I get?
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Postby bvanant » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:06 pm

Why wouldn't you look at the EPL-2. The new housing is a bunch smaller and Scott can get you a good deal on the camera and the housing. As for macro, I think both the -1 and -2 housings have adapters for 67 mm. Then you can use any 67 mm screw on lens. Scott can get you some nice deals on those as well.

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