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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:17 PM   #11
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Thanks, that gives me some reference.

I might end up with an E-P2 body. Maybe even E-P1 since I don't think I need that port.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:36 PM   #12
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since those 2 are getting discontinue. You should be able to find deals on them. They are still good camera, just a gen older in their technology.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 7:24 AM   #13
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Personally, I think the E-P2 is a nice compromise. You never know... you may find you want to add an electronic viewfinder after all. Here's a great deal on an E-P2 body-only for only $299... but it looks like you'd better jump on it quickly if you're interested:

http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Micro-...4214487&sr=8-2
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Thanks, I'll take a look at that. Still figuring out some of the differences in these models.

I know the controls are a little different on some.....not sure just what major differences in capabilities might turn up.

Thanks to all for the responses.
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All the models form the ELP1 on has the redesign AA filter. So they all preform better at high iso. They can shoot well up to 1250 iso. The EP1 and 2 is good to 800 to 1000.
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While I do love bargains, I'm starting to think it might be wise to pay the extra money and just get an E-PL1 body.

That way I wouldn't have any new controls or quirks to adjust to.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 2:11 PM   #17
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If you were happy with the epl-1, it is still an excellent camera. The little extra you my pay would be worth it.
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I used to have the E-PL1 and it was a fine little camera. The one flaw that drove me crazy, however, was the rear LCD, which was virtually useless in bright sunlight. That, at least to me, made an electronic viewfinder mandatory for outdoor use. I'm not sure if the rear LCD is an issue with the E-P1 and E-P2. Perhaps some owners of those cameras can chime in.

I think, if I was focusing (pun intended) on closeout Olympus models to save money, my attention would be on either the E-P2 or the E-PL2. But I've seen the brand-new E-PM1 for $399. You can't buy that body-only yet but the camera and the latest lens are very quick with auto-focus - noticeably faster than the older-generation Olys. Hard to beat that deal.

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If I'm not mistaken, I believe the front frame of the L series is made of aluminum. The rest of the body is plastic.
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All of them are EP, the L model are their light model, plastic body, the M are the mini no flash, small and the EP are their metal body top of the line. The numbers is the number of the type. It is pretty simple actually with the olympus pens.
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yes it it just a metal plate, the body is plastic.
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