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BobDavid

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Olympus E-PL1
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:03:09 pm »

I just got this camera on Halloween. It's a gem. After tons of research, I narrowed the choice between a Sony NEX 5n and an Oly. The Sony is a technical marvel, however in my opinion, it is an ergonomic headache. Here are a few pics and some comments about my first outing with the Oly. http://bit.ly/rXqBLs
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Re: Olympus E-PL1
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 01:51:17 pm »

I just got this camera on Halloween. It's a gem. After tons of research, I narrowed the choice between a Sony NEX 5n and an Oly. The Sony is a technical marvel, however in my opinion, it is an ergonomic headache. Here are a few pics and some comments about my first outing with the Oly. http://bit.ly/rXqBLs

I have the same camera, and haven't had the urge to upgrade to the newest MFT offerings. It produces excellent results, solid build, light, has a weak AA filter (good), good feature set, good UI, and the display works in all lighting.

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Re: Olympus E-PL1
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 03:55:56 pm »

<What feppe said> (except I got mine a month ago).
As one example of the good UI, the ability to have a spot meter for the highlights, with dedicated exposure bias, really helps to get better exposed (to the right) shots quickly with the help of a configurable button (the red one for me). In many circumstances, that compensates for a bit less DR. Alas, close but no cigar yet (not really raw-based, colored targets are not really exposed to the right). Still an order of magnitude better than a dumb matrix metering thinking there is a film inside the camera.
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