Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:52 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Mikefellh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tullio View Post
The fact that they mentioned "matching the EPL1..." proves that the EPL1 is/was indeed a better camera than the EP1/EP2 in many respects.
No, it just says that the E-PL1 is a newer camera with a newer focusing algorithm, that has now been added to the older PEN cameras.

The E-PL1 (especially the back) reminds me of a D-Series camera (cheap, low-end consumer P&S with very basic controls), certainly not worth being called "better" than the E-P2, or even the E-P1!
Mikefellh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:32 PM   #12
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

actually being a newer camera does in fact make it better in many respects... simply the evolutions of the generations of Pens, and you would expect them to be better.

most importantly is the lighter AA filter, which makes the EPL1 outresolve its sister models, and can take more NR before losing detail.

pop-up flash with wireless flash control.

output port (only an advantage over the ep1)



so yea, in many respects it is better, which is a good thing. because these things and others will be incorporated into the EP3 (or whatever designation it goes by), plus the control wheels and sturdier chasis.
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2010, 2:46 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

Jim C - thanks for un-sticking the old stickies! I appreciate it.

Ted

Last edited by tkurkowski; Apr 24, 2010 at 2:50 PM.
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2010, 9:51 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Yesterday I updated my EP1 with the new F/W and indeed AF is significantly faster, particularly with the Oly 17mm pancake (although I did notice a slight improvement with the Pana 14- 45mm as well). I never felt the EP1 AF speed was a problem to begin with but now I find it just as fast (if not faster) as any DSLR I've used in the past. Now Oly needs to fix the behavior of the MF assist so that the camera exits from the zoom by half-pressing the shutter.
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2010, 1:42 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

Tullio,

The firmware also resolve compatibility with all m4/3 and 4/3 lenses on the market, that the ep1/2 had with slow focus when using sigma lenses.
__________________
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:23 PM.