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Old Jun 15, 2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default Thinkijg of getting an additional camera

Now I know this should probably be in the 'what camera should I buy' forum but I wanted the Oly users opinion.

I was thinking of getting either a bridge camera HS10 or an Oly bridge or getting the E-PL1 body. Can you get an adaptor to allow the four thirds lenses to be used with auto focus on the E-PL1? Hubby will kill me if I buy an additional set of lenses.

Not sure why I really want and additional camera but I am a woman so will use the excuse that I just do!!!
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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None of us own multiple cameras.....

Yes, the micro bodies will accept 4/3rd's lenses and operate. AF is slow. If you mainly shoot static subjects, it's not an issue. I manually focus a lot with my E-PL1 and VF-2 eyelevel finder. Works great that way, even with the bigger lenses...

800mm equivalent maximum field of view with the EC20 fitted...



I'm gonna post a few images shot with this combination over the next couple of days....

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Old Jun 15, 2011, 1:29 PM   #3
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Get the new camera and lenses...it is fun to have new experiences with new cameras. We all need to upgrade at some point. You could always plan to sell the old ones later.
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I was thinking of getting either a bridge camera HS10 or an Oly bridge or getting the E-PL1 body. Can you get an adaptor to allow the four thirds lenses to be used with auto focus on the E-PL1? Hubby will kill me if I buy an additional set of lenses.

Not sure why I really want and additional camera but I am a woman so will use the excuse that I just do!!!
It sounds like you'd like a second camera to be a smaller one. Is that true? I think spending the money for the better IQ of a 43 camera rather than a bridge is what you should do if you can afford it. If so, you'll eventually want a few 43 lenses. I'm not a 43 guy, but from what I read there is very little good 43 glass out right now. But Oly is supposed to bring out some new 43 glass and PL is bringing out some Leica 43 glass, so the situation should be improving. Meanwhile your pancake plus an adapter would be a great match for a 43 body. It does seem to me that you'd want the VF-2 viewfinder even though the price is highway robbery.

I almost choked when I read Greg's joke that none of us own multiple bodies. I am definitely guilty as charged. Mostly because unlike lenses, camera bodies depreciate pretty quickly and just about the time I figure I want to sell a previous body because I don't need it as a backup anymore the market value is so low I've decided to just keep it. What I'd really like to do is donate one to a good cause. Dunno how to find that cause, though.

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A lot of the guys here have more than one camera Sam. So why shouldn't you?

That's a nice looking set you have there Greg, really impressive.
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That's a nice looking set you have there Greg, really impressive.
Works very well too, both without the Ec20..





and with the EC20..



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Yes it does, really well. I'm impressed..! Like that back lit one. The moon can be a tough subject, good show of Tyco.
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what the epl-1 will give you over your hs10, is increase dof control. Better low light, and higher image quality in low light.

I shoot canon and olympus m4/3 and have been really happy with my oly 4/3 lens combo and the m4/3 lenses as my main travel kit now.
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Food for thought guys, thanks very much!
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I tried a moon shot as well. Here is how it turned out.

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