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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Picked up an E-PL1 today

Yes a Mint condition E-PL1 for a song ( Almost )

An E-PL1 is all I really need
Something I can put in my jacket pocket
Shoots good Quality jpg s
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Easy to operate. Menu is similar to my E-520
Can use my E-520 ED lenses 14-54, 40-150 and 70-300
I shoot Aperture priority S-AF 90 % of the time, so 27 AF points are not required
90 % of my shooting is outdoors

Now all I need is a fast pancake lens
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is the fast pancake you need.

Congrats. You'll like it.
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The EPL-1 sounds like it will be hard to beat for price and performance, combined with the small size. Have fun with it.
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And a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter so you can actually use those lenses. Both Olympus and Panasonic make one. The Panny is much cheaper and works just as well.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 9:19 AM   #6
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And a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter so you can actually use those lenses. Both Olympus and Panasonic make one. The Panny is much cheaper and works just as well.
Except in Calgary Canada
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A MMF-2 sells for $ 179.00
The Panny sells for $ 199.00

unbelievable
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 9:46 AM   #7
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Some members of this forum have gotten adaptors for much less than that but I forgot the brand name and where they can be had.
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ebay is the place to go for the adapter

the panasonic model is the dmw-ma1 and is usually cheaper but still pretty pricey on ebay.ca

the Viltrox JY-35F is the off brand name model that is the same thing and several posts of people saying it works just fine can be found on boards. I see one now for just under $60, just search Viltrox or mmf-2. Obviously whenever buying these direct from China grey market items ymmv and shipping maybe close to a month but I at least have always had decent luck with this stuff.

Here's the thread on dpreview btw;

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...q=viltrox&qf=m

oh and as an aside congrats on the e-pl1 - as a second travel camera it is an absolute steal of a deal right now - I love my e-pl2
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Some members of this forum have gotten adaptors for much less than that but I forgot the brand name and where they can be had.
Those cheap 4/3 to m4/3 adapter (like fotodiox) do not support AF (unless there are others similar to the Viltrox that I'm not aware of).
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Those cheap 4/3 to m4/3 adapter (like fotodiox) do not support AF (unless there are others similar to the Viltrox that I'm not aware of).
the Viltrox supports autofocus. It is copy of the olympus version.
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