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Old Sep 13, 2010, 5:28 PM   #31
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That is not a bad shot for 6am in the morning. But I have to admit, I do not use the smaller AF box unless I am shooting macro. I just pick the AF box I want to focus on. I do the same thing with my dslr. I do not use Auto AF point as I notice that I have way to many AF point errors when the camera choose them.

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Updated the firmware before I did anything else. Played with Greg's smaller auto focus and yes, much improvement.

But I have to prove to my wife that it can take great photos on the iAuto setting. Though she worked in photography some years back, today she wants simple.
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One interesting thing I saw someone post over at DPReview, their E-PL1 actually chose an ISO below 200 in Auto ISO when they had the 20/1.7 mounted and ISO 200 at f1.7 would not have worked due to needing a higher than 1/2000 second shutter speed. I need to try and force that myself to see what happens.

No matter how easy they try and make one, no camera is fool-proof. They all have faults. The cheaper the price range a model is slotted into, the more compromises they will build in. I'd love to have a control dial, but I was not going to pay what an E-P2 cost at the time I bought my E-PL1 and I wanted a built-in flash with the TTL wireless capabilities the E-PL1 has and the more expensive E-P2 does not. Even as a lower-end mode, the E-PL1 has an incredible amount of customization a user can input.

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 6:19 PM   #33
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Greg I have tried that, it will not take the shot.
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Greg I have tried that, it will not take the shot.
I just tried mine and it did.

Set it to aperture priority and f1.7, with auto ISO turned on and pointed it at a sunlit landscape. The shutter speed showed 1/2000 second in the finder and it was flashing, but the ISO setting in the finder said 100. I took the picture and the EXIF data shows 1/2000 at f1.7 and ISO 100.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 6:25 PM   #35
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it will not take a photo at 200iso, which I like to use allot. I keeps blinking 2000. And would not snap the shot.

But I have my camera set to auto iso from 200 to 2000iso
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 7:20 PM   #36
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Canon T1i or E-PL1 for beginner?
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It depends on what you shoot. The epl-1 is an easier step to move up from a point and shoot.
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probably everything I find interesting. Nature, landscape, people, objects, macro, etc.
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well the both camera can shoot what you have mention. But the big difference that the t1i has over the epl-1 is action, and very low light shooting.
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Overall which one is more worth it?
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