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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:33 PM   #11
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I agree with Tullio; for what it is, EPL1 is unbeatable for its price ($450), but I won't spend more money on it because not worth it. For example, what's the point to add a $800 HD video lens to a 720p camera? I'd rather buy a $80 Kodak Zi8 that does video better.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:43 PM   #12
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I do not think a 800HD lens make sense. But to some it is worth it. But for some the extra money they spend lenses and the evf make is worth it for them. To each their own.

As for me, the lenses I got for the epl-1 allows me to have a complete travel system. It can do all I want to do when on vacation. The long zoom with the 45-200mm, and low light with the 20mm 1.7, macro with the 35mm 3.5 with 4/3 adapter, and kit lens for general uses and vf2. And all this will fit into a crumpler 5 million dollar home bag, with room to spear. That makes for a compete travel kit in my book.

No one really can put worth on a system for someone else, as each person has there own expectations for that system. And needs from it.
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No one really can put worth on a system for someone else, as each person has there own expectations for that system. And needs from it.
Absolutely agree. People's concepts when it comes to photographic equipment (and just about anything else in life) can vary significantly. What I consider a compact system, others may find it quite large (and vice-versa). Then, there is the money issue. If $$$ is not a problem, then spending a couple hundred dollars here and there is not a big deal. Personally, traveling light to me means carrying a camera bag on my belt (maybe large enough to fit a long zoom camera such as the FZ28, but not any larger). If I take a camera with 3 lenses, the extra space that the G1 will take vs. the EPL1 is insignificant at that point.
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