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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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I am in the market for Pen
The E-PM1 is $220.00 less than the EPL-3
For $ 220.00 I Can can get

First choice Partial payment for a fast prime
2 nd Viewfinder EVF
3 rd MMF2 for my Oly Lenses 14-54 MK1, 40-150, 70-300
What would be the best

I mainly shoot outdoors, scenery and Wild life.
My E-520 with 70-300 will be a keeper for wildlife shooting

I shoot mainly in A priority. Sometimes I adjust as per lighting conditions
How quick can you change the Aperture setting via the menu

Thanks in advance
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 1:04 PM   #2
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I am in the market for Pen
The E-PM1 is $220.00 less than the EPL-3
For $ 220.00 I Can can get

First choice Partial payment for a fast prime
2 nd Viewfinder EVF
3 rd MMF2 for my Oly Lenses 14-54 MK1, 40-150, 70-300
What would be the best

I mainly shoot outdoors, scenery and Wild life.
My E-520 with 70-300 will be a keeper for wildlife shooting

I shoot mainly in A priority. Sometimes I adjust as per lighting conditions
How quick can you change the Aperture setting via the menu

Thanks in advance
If you're looking at the pens you should consider getting in on the 45-150mm R lens they're offering at $150 with purchase of the camera. If you decided not to keep it you could probably sell it at a profit.

Also consider the panasonic dmw-ma1 instead of the MMF2 - same thing a little cheaper though.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 9:52 AM   #3
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There's very little difference between the two. EPL3 has tilting LCD whilst the EPM1 doesn't and that's about it. Personally I don't believe this feature is wroth $200. They both have a big negative, which is the lack of BI flash. They offer an external flash but then you can't use an external EVF with it because both use the flash hotshoe. I also dislike the lack of some sort of a grip. That's OK for little P&S but when you are attaching larger lenses to the body, having a grip is a big plus. So, if I was shopping for a PEN and did not have the money to buy the EP3, then I'd seriously consider the EPL2 instead. That's my opinion.
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