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Old Oct 3, 2010, 2:12 AM   #1
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Default EPL1 + Lumix 45-200mm - a perfect combo!

I took some shots with this combo and was pleased with the results. In fact, the lumix 45-200mm works better on the EPL1 than on the G1 (images look sharper). Some of these pictures I took in Soft Focus Art mode.
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 2:21 AM   #3
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Yes that is a fantastic combo. I really like the setup. And it give some excellent results and they are very very sharp.
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I've been considering this lens as a more appropriate optic than the 70-300 DSLR Zuiko I've been using. Thanks for showing these.
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Thanks for commenting. Interestingly enough, I realized after taking more than 50 shots with this combo that the lens OIS was switched ON. So, I had both, the EPL1 and the lens stabilization systems working together. The images I got out of the EPL1 were much sharper than the ones I got out of the G1. I don't know if having "double" IS had anything to do with it or if it is simply the fact that the EPL1 is sharper than the G1, period. What I do know is that having the two IS ON did not harm in any way (at least not in those conditions) as many people suggest.
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Do you feel the min 45mm too long? I've been thinking hard to get it, this is the only thing that pushes me back.
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just do not double IS when you have slower shutter speed. Wired things happen when I did it with 1/60 and slower.
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this is a combo i have been considering for a while, just trying to decide if i want the extra reach of the new panny 100-300.

these look good, very sharp. and yea that sharpness is a product of olympus having a better jpeg engine than the pannys. well, actually one of the best jpeg engines in the business.

i think that s/t has it, the shutter speeds were fast enough that it didnt matter if your IS was on/off or both on.
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SDCS - how long 45mm is depends on what you are shooting. When I put the 45-200mm on, I really don't expect to shoot wide. Thus, I find 45mm to be wide enough for my needs. This is not a lens to be on the camera most of the time.

shoturtle - I will try to shoot at lower shutter speeds to see whether the images are as sharp or not.

Dustin - there is no doubt that the extra 100mm is a huge plus. However, the new lens looses 55mm on the wider end and it's a lot more expensive than the 45-200mm.
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Probably the best small, two lens outfit you can do in the 4/3rd's DSLR system is the 9-18 and 40-150 zooms. I could easily see one having a three lens outfit consisting of a 9-18 Zuiko and the 20 and 45-200 Panasonic lenses.
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