Olympus Penpal PP-1 for E-PL2

So my PP-1 turned up last week. It’s a Bluetooth adapter for the Olympus E-PL2 which fits into the Accessory Port and allows wireless image transmission from the camera to a mobile phone or laptop.

I paired it with my Apple MacBook Air but couldn’t get any files to transfer. So I emailed Derrick Story who’s a big fan of the Micro Four-Thirds cameras and who had already blogged that he’d got it working. He got back to me straight away and explained that you have to go to the Sharing Preference Pane and switch on Bluetooth Sharing. While you’re there you can also make “When receiving items:” read “Accept and Save”.

Now it all works fine and the PP-1 is a useful accessory! Thanks Derrick!

2 Replies to “Olympus Penpal PP-1 for E-PL2”

  1. Hi, thanks for this information, but I’d like some more. I’m thinking of getting the PenPal for my E-PL2, but I’m concerned about the “automatic re-sizing” that the device apparently carries out on image files before transmission. Do you know what the resulting files look like in terms of size or format? Cheers Chris

  2. I haven’t played around with the PP-1 as much as I should have. I’m away at the moment with a P&S but I’ll experiment some more with the PP-1 when I get home.

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