Olympus E-P1 Tips

First published on: Friday, 17 July 2009

Last update (Sep 15, 2009): Olympus posts firmware updates for E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera and kit lenses, and E-P1 RAW files can now be processed in Adobe Photoshop.

This page is a collection of Olympus Pen E-P1 tips, tricks, techniques and camera settings by users and owners that I’ve across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Adobe Photoshop Support for RAW Files

Camera RAW 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5 adds support for managing and processing PEN E-P1 RAW files in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, respectively. Get the details and download links at Adobe.com, or download directly from these links:

  1. Camera Raw 5.5: Mac OS, Windows.

  2. Lightroom 2.5: Mac OS, Windows.

Firmware Updates

Sep 15, 2009 — Olympus posts firmware updates for E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera and kit lensesDPReview:

Olympus has released a firmware update for its E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera. Version 1.1 improves the camera operation in Continuous AF mode (C-AF). The company has also posted firmware updates for the E-P1’s kit lenses: the M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 and the M. Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 pancake lens. The updates promise to improve the autofocus operation of both the lenses. Firmware updates can be downloaded via the Olympus Master/Studio software.

Canon EOS Lenses to Micro Four Thirds Adaptor

Read this discussion thread started by Diane B on using the Canon EOS lens to Panasonic G1 GH1 micro 4/3 adapter (sold by jinfinance on eBay) to mount Canon lenses onto the Lumix DMC-G1.

Even though Diane’s examples center around the G1, they’re equally applicable to the PEN E-P1.

Diane adds:

The adaptor is well made, works well and is secure with the heavier lenses but of course has no electrical contacts so shooting with the EFs is wide open unless you change the aperture via an EOS body, holding down the DOF preview while dismounting and then use only that aperture on the G1 (or EP-1) until changed again by mounting on an EOS body.

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