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Old Apr 1, 2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Converting over to Oly 4/3

I have just purchased an E-3 and am in the process of converting over to the larger body size. If anyone is interested in any of the M43 gear I have, please PM me. Thanks
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 2:17 PM   #2
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Why are you changing?
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 2:29 PM   #3
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Well Bob, not to improve IQ because I doubt I will see any difference in that area. Since I sold my Canon 40D and got the E-PL2 I was sorry I sold the Canon. The larger body just feels better in my hand, more comfortable. I have the 4/3 35mm macro so at least I got a start with lenses.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 6:26 PM   #4
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If I was you, I'll keep the E-PL2.

I upgraded mine to the OM-D but I thinking having the m4/3 body with my E-30 4/3 is a good mix.

I basically use the 4/3 with big lenses (50-200SWD, 12-60SWD and 70-300) and often carry both of them when doing outings. Also, I can share my 4/3 lenses with the m4/3 using the mmf-2 adapter.

What do you think?
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Does this have anything to do with today's date ;-)
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 7:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for your input Folob but I really would not need two cameras for the amount of shooting I do. I'd rather take the money from the sale of my old gear and get another lens for the E-3.
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James, I'm in agreement with Folob on this -- keeping the PL2 along with the E3. You have a nice kit with your current PL2 and lenses (basically same as what I live with) but I couldn't guess what resale value there is here. Having a two body "lifestyle" may be a luxury but can only see an upside to it other than weight.
The PL2 has a newer sensor, newer processor than the E3 so you may be surprised on this front. But I do get your comfort of the size factor -- I could never get used to the Oly OMs back in the day, just felt to cramped, much favoured the Nikon feel and heft, even when the Oly had better lenses and shooting features. It all comes down to what feels good in the hand.
Other reason for keeping the PL2 is for the art filters. Giving up the diorama/pinhole settings -- unthinkable ;-)
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Hello James
another one to agree with Folob and KulaCube
I have a E-520 with 14-42 14-54 40-150 and 70-300
now a EPL-5 with a Viltrox adapter for the 4/3 glass
I , like you LIKE the feel of a larger body Camera
but it is really nice to pack up a smaller pen with the kit 14-42
for a Quick outing.
This is why I also have a Pen
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Problem is that I made a plea bargain with my wife. I told her I would sell my M43 gear if I get the E-3 and some glass for it. If I back out now, I will get "the look" for quite a few days....an unpleasant experience. She has a nice Canon compact camera that I paid over $200.00 for and she only uses it once a year so if I want to take something lighter somewhere, I'll take that. It does take pretty nice pics for what it is.


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"The Look". I do get that. Fortunately, she's just my girlfriend so we don't have joint accounts
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