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Old Feb 2, 2010, 7:39 PM   #11
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I'm confused here. How does that camera with the EVF, become more pocketable than the smallest Oly DSLRs?
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I'm confused here. How does that camera with the EVF, become more pocketable than the smallest Oly DSLRs?
by taking off the EVF
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After all of the talk about how the Pen (E-P1 & E-P2) were much nicer looking than the Panasonic GF-1, the E-PL1 looks a lot more like the GF-1, than the E-P1 !!!!!!

Have a look!!!
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I haven't got too cranked up about Olympus' micro-FourThirds releases to date.

This model has my attention.
built-in flash (albeit probably puny)
9-18mm lens,
14-150mm lens,
optional EVF.

Yep, it's got me interested.
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The one thing about the built-in flash is, it will wirelessly control an FL36R or FL50R, so flash photography could be very, very good with this model.
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I'm confused here. How does that camera with the EVF, become more pocketable than the smallest Oly DSLRs?
As Hards said, the evf is removable. And it weighs nothing. So it will pack down way smaller then a dslr.
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The one thing about the built-in flash is, it will wirelessly control an FL36R or FL50R, so flash photography could be very, very good with this model.

I did not know that........this makes the little E-PL1 that much more intriguing.

I've not been too interested in previous releases of the E-P1 and the E-P2 Pens series for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is the pricing.
A paucity of lenses and the whole AF issue just add to the reasons not to get serious. But then, I saw the images posted by Ben Hermann over at DPreview which just blew me away. They were as clean and sharp as anything I'd seen. With the DR and colors being rather impressive (IMHO).

I've always wanted to get a small high quality travel camera but the pricing of the E-P1 and 2 were not ever going to get so low as to fit in my budget.

Now, comes the E-PL1 with a price of 599USD for body and 14-150mm lens.
That is certainly an attention getter.
This wouldn't replace my E-30. But, I could easily see shooting landscapes, portraits, etc.

Now another bit of news, off topic, I read today is that Michael Reichmann over at Luminous Landscapes has stated that he's going to have a field report on the E-P2 by the end of the month. He just might surprise the heck out of me and say he really likes it-which would be a first.
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After all of the talk about how the Pen (E-P1 & E-P2) were much nicer looking than the Panasonic GF-1, the E-PL1 looks a lot more like the GF-1, than the E-P1 !!!!!!

Have a look!!!
Yes it is not as pretty as the ep-1 or 2, but it has their guts. Which is the important thing. Great jpeg engine and sensor.
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Now, comes the E-PL1 with a price of 599USD for body and 14-150mm lens.
That is certainly an attention getter.
This wouldn't replace my E-30. But, I could easily see shooting landscapes, portraits, etc.
That price seems to be with 14-42mm lens, NOT 14-150mm lens.
If it was with a 14-150mm lens, it would be more than a bargain!!!
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Do note that it seems that there is no control dial(s), and exposure or aperture adjustments may seem to be adjusted via the zoom in and zoom out buttons. But other than that, seems to be E-P1 Mark 3, haha!

And shoturtle, this should also go into consideration for your purchase

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This thing just move to the top of my list actually. Thanks
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That price seems to be with 14-42mm lens, NOT 14-150mm lens.
If it was with a 14-150mm lens, it would be more than a bargain!!!
Thanks for the correction. I've obviously read too many different posts on the E-PL1 today..........


Just went back and re-read the E-PL1 info on 43 rumors. Here's what they printed on their site::


U.S. Pricing / Product Configurations
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 Estimated Street Price: $699.99
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 Estimated Street Price: $599.99

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