Olympus PEN EP-2 keychain

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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

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Front cover of the box with a tagline "It's Love; It's PEN".

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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.

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All the stuff that come in the box - the main camera itself and two lenses

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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.

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Camera equipped with the shorter lens.

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Camera equipped with the telescopic lens

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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.

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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.

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Let's give it to the girl and see how things go; she finally gets to have something to interact with.

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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" ^^;

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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

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Let's show off your new camera then~

Hm.... The black body of the camera blends into the black gloves of BRS.

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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

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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 ^^;