[nikonf4] Re: Olympus E-PL1

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:34:35 -0700 (PDT)

Yup, that's my take on it. The E-PL1 came out after the other two received some 
criticism for being too expensive. The 35mm focal length factor is X2. The 20mm 
Panasonic has the same field as a 40mm on FF 35. I have a 40mm f1.7 on a 
QL17 from decades ago and it's a delightful FL. Walked around London with it in 

Get one - image quality is great.

From: Bill O'Connell <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, November 5, 2010 11:50:54 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Olympus E-PL1

So basically the features ‘missing’ are not all that important if using it as a 
2nd camera?
In 35 speak, is the Panasonic a 20 or 40?
I may have to look into this for me :->
From:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:43 PM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Olympus E-PL1
E-PL1 is the value leader of the three. Same sensor, same processor, and a 
pretty useful flash that can fire the remote flashes and use iTTL in the 
process. A little more polycarbonate in the body, but it doesn't feel plasticy. 
I enjoy mine a lot, with the adaptor that takes the full-size 4/3 lenses. The 
one thing I don't like is that the eye-level EVF is too expensive. One of 
Panasonic's lenses is a winner, the Leica-formulated 20mm f1.7 in Micro 4/3. 

From:Bill O'Connell <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, November 5, 2010 11:34:57 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Olympus E-PL1

Friend looking at the Olympus E-PL1 and asked about it.  Staples has a
package with backpack, 2nd battery, some software for $550. Went to the
Olympus site and see about it and there are 3 version of the P series.
Differences are not obvious on their site, anyone here know???

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