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Old Oct 15, 2010, 2:48 PM   #31
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I'd not spend the money on the 14-45mm alone. It's way over priced IMO. Since you already have the 14-42mm, I'd go for the 45-200mm. Recently I went on a weekend family trip and one day I only took the G1 + 45-200mm. It worked well for the most part. In a few occasions I wished a had a wider lens. However, by not having the option, I was forced to be creative in capturing the scenes.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 5:52 PM   #32
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Deal,45-200. I noticed the price keeps going down, slowly.

I love EPL1's color. Unless I'll be too unhappy with its video, I don't want a Panasonic body.

I was going to just live with old lenses, I was all prepared for MF, so no problem about that, but I did not know WB was such a hassle to deal with and video was hugely affected (fortunately in a good way with old lenses but too dark for stills).

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Old Oct 15, 2010, 11:14 PM   #33
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When I see how easy it was to obtain good images from this combo versus the EPL1 with the 20mm, it makes me realize that the 20mm indeed has the tendency of over exposing by at least +1.0 Ev.

The last picture was shot at ISO 2500. I remember shoturtle stating that the EPL1 was good up to ISO 2000. Well, I think 2500 is not bad at all. That's what I capped it at.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 11:21 PM   #34
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2000iso is where you want to stop when shooting at night, and the noise is more noticeable. But in daytime. You can shoot upto 2500iso. The noise is not as apparent.
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PS

After getting topaz denoise. I can not shoot at 3200iso and it clean up the shot well, and retains allot of details.
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2000iso is where you want to stop when shooting at night, and the noise is more noticeable. But in daytime. You can shoot upto 2500iso. The noise is not as apparent.
Well, it is apparent but it cleans up easily.
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this is shot at 2000iso at night, first one is before I denoised it
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nice high iso shots from both of you. i think the epl1 does a great job of balancing noise reduction with detail retention. and topaz 5 does a good job of helping it out a bit more.
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Tullio. those 45-200 shots look super-sharp. i will be getting one of those after the 9-18.
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Thanks, Dustin. I was surprised myself. I've been using this lens with the G1 but the results were not nearly this good. I just returned the Lumix 20mm. I'll put the money toward the 100-300mm.
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