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Old Jan 23, 2011, 5:02 PM   #1
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Default A different kind of review, of the E-PL2

Not sure how many of you frequent DPReview.com or know of a Texan by the name of Kirk Tuck, but here's a link to his review of the E-PL2.


http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/

A good review of this camera done from a real world perspective, by a straight talking photographer.

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Old Jan 23, 2011, 6:22 PM   #2
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there is not a whole allot of difference between the epl1 and epl2, and I doubt you really want to shoot pass 2000iso even though they crank in 6400iso. So at the end of the day, if you want pretty and a faster lens, the epl-2 is a good option. If you want a camera the produce photos just as good, but a bang for the buck camera. The epl-1 is the one.
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Now that I have the VF-2, with the exception of the back wheel, there's very little (if anything) about the EPL2 over the EPL1 to justify an upgrade (for me).
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Now that I have the VF-2, with the exception of the back wheel, there's very little (if anything) about the EPL2 over the EPL1 to justify an upgrade (for me).
Hi Tullio,

I would agree. As much as I would like to have the back wheel and a somewhat more stylish body, the only improvement really important to me would be the newer version kit lens. But, after reading this assessment by Tuck, the lens doesn't sound like it is that much better.

From my perspective, the E-PL1 just as it is (with the VF-2), is as close to a perfect travel camera that I've ever had in my hands. About the only thing I might add to my kit is 40-150mm or a 45-200mm lens.

Right now, I'm a happy camper.


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Old Jan 24, 2011, 7:39 PM   #5
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Yup, and the back wheel spins to easily. Allot of the reviews I have read site that they accidentally ev their shots by mistake as it moves to easily.

The upgrades of 6400iso is useless, 1/4000 is not bad, remote shutter would be nice but timer works as well. Not a whole lot there that really warrant a upgrade. Now for some one new, it becomes cost concern between the two.
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what upgrading from p&s; epl 1 or epl 2?
(for the price)
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 9:28 AM   #7
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that is a personal taste decision to be honest. If you want to save some money the epl-1. If you want the new shinny toy on the market the epl-2. Photo quality wise there is no difference.
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What about the new accessory port and the optional PENPAL? Those seem like worthy upgrades?

I will note (which will be in our review as well), I wish they would have added an AF-assist lamp to the E-PL2. For a camera that is suited well for low-light, it sure does not like to focus under poor lighting; like my living room at night.
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From reports, the penpal will work on all pens, guess they are working on a firmware patch for the other models.
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From reports, the penpal will work on all pens, guess they are working on a firmware patch for the other models.
I see. They (Olympus) told us it would Only be compatible with the E-PL2. But, it would make more sense to release a simple firmware patch to allow other Pens to use it; they could sell a lot more PENPALs. But then, the AP2 (Accessory Port 2) on the E-PL2 would be like any other Pen accessory port LOL.
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