Olympus E-PL1 and Leica M9 in the Severn Valley

Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm
Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm

For a day in the Severn Valley in Shropshire I took an Olympus E-P1 with the 14-42mm kit lens and Leica M9 with Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar.

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar
Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar

One real complaint I have about the E-PL1 and indeed all the Pens is the battery life. I didn't have a spare and in fact did run out of power. Fortunately I had another camera. This really does need to be improved. Certainly the battery life for the Panasonic m4/3 cameras is a lot longer.

Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm
Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm

Again I'm pretty happy with the 14-42mm. Yes I get better results with lenses such as the Nikon primes I was testing yesterday, but the kit zoom is a decent lens, and particularly when used to create multi-shot stitched images.

Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm
Olympus E-PL1 14-42mm

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar
Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar
Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f/2 T* Planar