30 January 2012
Olympus PEN EP-2 keychain
Approximately half a year ago Olympus has been promoting its PEN series cameras in the form of supplementary key chains that comes with several Hong Kong magazines, i.e. bonus goodies.
I got myself a EP-2 one after hearing several local doll enthusiasts have bought one or two on twitter and forums. I haven't got a doll back then, but as I heard people talk about it here and there I thought I'd buy a magazine and see how it looks like. They were gone within less than half a day! @_@;
With all that said, let's see how this miniature camera keychain really fares as a magazine bonus goodie. :o
Front cover of the box with a tagline "It's Love; It's PEN".
There are several pages of models posing with the camera, as well as spec data of EP-2 and ELP-2 with a few info on the lenses compatible with the cameras.
All the stuff that come in the box - the main camera itself and two lenses
For something that is barely over 2cm long, the details are not too bad already. The bubble on the film representing the screen is a small eyesore, but otherwise it's not bad for a magazine supplement goodie.
Camera equipped with the shorter lens.
Camera equipped with the telescopic lens
With enough lighting and in the correct angle one can see an additional lens inside the telescopic lens, which is a nice touch on the details.
And the camera in the hands of my Black Rock Shooter doll. It seems to fit fairly well in terms of size, but I have a feeling that it is not in the same scale as the doll itself.
Let's give it to the girl and see how things go; she finally gets to have something to interact with.
Taking picture of a 1/72 scale Tiger II tank. Tried putting a 1/144 scale one but it appeared way too tiny, so a bigger toy is needed for a "demonstration" ^^;
Taking pictures of smaller toys. Here shown are HGUC 1/144 Ball, a dolphin keychain as a gift from Singaporean dollfie hobbyist WinterKnight, and nendoroid nekomimi Shana
Let's show off your new camera then~
Hm.... The black body of the camera blends into the black gloves of BRS.
Maybe that's a tad better? But I can't get my camera to focus on both the face and the miniature camera itself...
Maybe I really need to get a better camera soon or later orz
And finally BRS posing with a gold Pentax k-r DSLR gashapon. It's a lot bigger, and at least the colour stands out a bit better this time.
That concludes my small review of the keychain. Although my Stylus 1030 SW has been serving me well for more than 3 years, it struggles to take good pictures of dolls. After doing this post, I am a little tempted to look more into this series of camera ^^;