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Old May 8, 2010, 5:20 PM   #11
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Okay. I do not use that feature for framing. But if I was trying for get really tight into some part of my subject, where I keep the rest in bokum. It works well.
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Old May 8, 2010, 5:29 PM   #12
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Ok, Size compared. I know its not a fair comparison and it I'm not intending it to be apples to apples. This is to compare the cameras and lenses I would be lilely to carry in the field.



My old Fuji S7000 was pressed into service for this pic.


The EPL-1 has the Oly 4/3 40-150 lens and adapter. Weight 630g.

The E-3/50-200 combo weighs in at 2040g.

I'll be honest with you, I can certainly see this little kit being handy in addition to the E-3/300 f2.8 on the tripod. It would allow pics if the subject is too close.
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Satire had photos of the epl-1 mounted on the Bigma. Talk about a shocker.
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Satire had photos of the epl-1 mounted on the Bigma. Talk about a shocker.
I can't help myself. This is the first time I've had it mounted.

EPL-1/300 f2.8/EC-20



I doubt I'll be leaving this on the tripod unattended very often. Look at how much of the quick release is holding on. Without the EC-20 I'm sure it wouldn't balance out on the gimbal.



I think Zig was wanting to see the combo. I didn't shoot with it yet. We'll see how that turns out sometime.
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Old May 8, 2010, 7:28 PM   #15
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Sounds like you need a Panasonic G1

The built in EVF is great for tight manual focusing.
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Why am I not suprised about your observations regarding shooting anything that moves with the E-PL1?! If I need a small camera outfit, I think I'll keep figuring on using my E620 and the 9-18 and 40-150 Zuikos.

This isn't the first time I've read similar..

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ng+action&qf=m

Then, at the opposite end, there are those who's idea of "action" is something entirely different!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=35184224
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Why am I not suprised about your observations regarding shooting anything that moves with the E-PL1?! If I need a small camera outfit, I think I'll keep figuring on using my E620 and the 9-18 and 40-150 Zuikos.

This isn't the first time I've read similar..

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ng+action&qf=m

Then, at the opposite end, there are those who's idea of "action" is something entirely different!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=35184224
I had to smile at the second post, If there was a dog on the other side of the pond, it may have been in focus too.

Action is not its strong suit. It does poorly. One frame at the most if your using the camera's display. After the blackout, your done. If your going to shoot a string, you either need an external finder, or find another way to frame outside the camera.

The thing that is so striking is the inability to place a focus point in a precise manner. The times I could see something I couldn't get a focus point on were so rare with the E-3. The EPL-1 would never be a decent bird camera. It grabs the tree, branch, grass.... Not the bird. Sure, the autofocus could be quicker, but where it fails is its lack of precision. The smaller the DOF, the more it becomes an issue.

I don't think your off base with the E620 lightweight kit. Its a little bigger but not really heavier. I look at the 40-150 kit lens I had mounted on the EPL-1 and it would be equally small on the E620. Not off base at all. Responsive, lightweight, and capable kit without doubt. Maybe I should have gone that route.
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nice little lens cap at the end.
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