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Old Feb 2, 2010, 11:55 PM   #21
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Here is a little info on what will be feature on the epl-1. I will have slides to adjust the exposures.

http://www.electronista.com/articles....end.compacts/
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 6:50 AM   #22
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A more detailed hands on preview of the E-PL1 can be read here:


www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusepl1/

Another take on the E-pl1 from Imaging resource:

www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/EPL1/EPL1A.HTM

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Old Feb 3, 2010, 8:41 AM   #23
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Zig,
I read both the articles, the first time I've read any review of the E-P? series start to finish. If I weren't so set on moving to a MAC computer I might could get 'hooked' on one of these, likely the L1.......... 'just for the fun of one'

btw, 43 deg for last nights 1st of year -bb- scrimmage, now rain setting in for 2-days & I have 'nose sniffels'
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 9:38 AM   #24
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I read both the articles, the first time I've read any review of the E-P? series start to finish. If I weren't so set on moving to a MAC computer I might could get 'hooked' on one of these, likely the L1.......... 'just for the fun of one'

btw, 43 deg for last nights 1st of year -bb- scrimmage, now rain setting in for 2-days.
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That's just too darned cooold to be playing baseball....

FWIW, as I'm typing this response, it's snowing outside and about 25 degrees.
Man, I can't wait to go to Florida.


As for the E-PL1, It would be a fun camera to play with.
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Better be careful, Bob!

The weather will get better soon....I think...

I'm so happy with my own "compact" outfit of an E30 (or E620), 9-18 and 40-150 Zuikos...either camera without the grip and with these smaller lenses is pretty darn lightweight, capable of some types of shooting the micro four-thirds system still cannot do, and the lenses were cheaper than the micro four-thirds equivalents. Olympus is getting a pretty good up-front premium on that new 9-18 from initial purchasers.
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It appears that the street price is $599 w/ the kit lens (according to Amazon pre-order).

Personally, I like the EP1/EP2 body design a lot better. The curved lines gave it a nicer looks. The E-PL1 is boxy, along the GF1 line.

I think that by adding the flash, movie mode and offering the kit below $600, Olympus will kill the EP1/EP2 and GF1 in one shot. Now they need to work on some sort of built in EVF (E-PL2) and they have a true winner.
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It appears that the street price is $599 w/ the kit lens (according to Amazon pre-order).


I think that by adding the flash, movie mode and offering the kit below $600, Olympus will kill the EP1/EP2 and GF1 in one shot. Now they need to work on some sort of built in EVF (E-PL2) and they have a true winner.
It remains to be seen what else Olympus has up it's sleeve. Don't forget, the
PMA show is just a few short weeks away. Perhaps they may have yet another iteration or surprise or two.

In the meantime, I just did a double take as I read Michael Reichmann's (Luminous Landscape) comments on the E-P2. where he says that the E-p2 is turning out to be a much more enjoyable camera to use than he first anticipated. He promises to publish a field review in a couple of weeks.
He also has a photograph taken with the E-P2 on this morning's webpage.
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A more detailed hands on preview of the E-PL1 can be read here:


www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusepl1/

Another take on the E-pl1 from Imaging resource:

www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/EPL1/EPL1A.HTM
Our hands on E-PL1 First Look is live also.

Hopefully we'll get our hands on a production unit quickly.

Overall, I think the lower MSRP and built-in flash make this one appealing EVIL model. I love the E-P1/2, but not having a built-in flash can be aggravating if you do not own the FL-14, etc.
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Our hands on E-PL1 First Look is live also.

Hopefully we'll get our hands on a production unit quickly.

Overall, I think the lower MSRP and built-in flash make this one appealing EVIL model. I love the E-P1/2, but not having a built-in flash can be aggravating if you do not own the FL-14, etc.
yes, considering how much it shares in common with its more expensive brethren, looks to be a great value and very interesting.

i was just wondering how easy is it to adjust the aperture/shutter settings in their respective modes?
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Our hands on E-PL1 First Look is live also.

Hopefully we'll get our hands on a production unit quickly.

Overall, I think the lower MSRP and built-in flash make this one appealing EVIL model. I love the E-P1/2, but not having a built-in flash can be aggravating if you do not own the FL-14, etc.

Hi,
Thanks for pointing it out........I'll be sure to read it.
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