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    the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    I really like micro 4/3rd, I bought a cheap Epl1 for $100 a few years ago. This Camera is probably the worst or the bottom of the barrel when it comes to micro 4/3rds.


    But I don't care, I'll use it anyway.


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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Hi Lucille

    It's not the arrow, it's the indian. I shoot an ancient Panasonic G1 and I still like it.

    Paul

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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Kerfoot View Post
    Hi Lucille

    It's not the arrow, it's the indian.

    Paul


    I don't buy into that, sometimes it is the arrow. This camera FAILS miserably for lowlight freezing motion concert shots, unlike my Rx1.

    Any camera can make a decent image in nice light, even a cell phone. But turn down the lights with the need to freeze motion, and you need a 'certain' type of arrow.
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Hi Again Lucille

    I can't disagree with what you said. But, I'm an amateur (no tax write-off), retired and on a fixed income. Lots of big pixels, sentient autofocus and fast glass are above my salary so I make due. Very nice photo by the way.

    Paul

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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    I still have an E-P2. Same requirement, need good light.
    Olympus made sensor- and IBIS-wise a big step forward with the OM-D E-M5.
    As they say, the rest is history.

    But, of course, there is nothing wrong with using an Epl1 or E-P2 when appropriate. :-)
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Last time I pulled out the E-PL1, it was dead—IBIS system broken. I paid $90 for it four or five years ago and made a large number of nice photos with it, so I got my money's worth out of it. Junk bin now.

    I'm selling off most everything but the Leica gear now, but haven't decided about the E-M1 yet. Although the odds are it'll go too. Wonderful camera, but I want to really lock it down to just the minimums.

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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Here I used the Epl1 in the darkness. The orange hue is light contamination coming from the city of Albuquerque. It was plenty dark for these shots.



    Epl1, 20mm f/1.7, ISO250, 10sec.





    Epl1, 20mm f/1.7, ISO160, 15sec.
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Yup, a tripod makes the difference!

    Very nice!
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    My 617rwhp Camaro, Chantilly Lace, wondering around the ghost towns of New Mexico.


    Epl1, 14mm f/2.5, ISO200, 1/2000sec
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Kerfoot View Post
    Hi Lucille

    It's not the arrow, it's the indian. I shoot an ancient Panasonic G1 and I still like it.

    Paul
    Can't be repeated too often. I still use my 2006 D2Xs (2004 sensor) for paid work. Nobody's ever asked me what camera I used to take the photos. I still have the GH1 hidden somewhere. Maybe take it out for a spin.

    That any mechanical device less than 50 years old can be called slow, clumsy or clunky, unless that were it's characteristics when it was launched, is just a result of our consumerist upbringing. Forget about the camera. It's me and the subject (says the man who uses a D810 as a walk-around point-and-shoot ).
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucille View Post
    I really like micro 4/3rd, I bought a cheap Epl1 for $100 a few years ago. This Camera is probably the worst or the bottom of the barrel when it comes to micro 4/3rds.
    I only just saw this thread and that comment made me chuckle.
    Even now, having produced umpteen m4/3rds models from two main manufacturers, the e-pL1 is uniquely gifted and hasn't been improved upon in every area.
    It has the best colour (once global WB has been shifted +1 green)
    It has bounceable pop-up flash.
    There hasn't been another model produced yet with both those features.
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulfric Douglas View Post
    I only just saw this thread and that comment made me chuckle.
    Even now, having produced umpteen m4/3rds models from two main manufacturers, the e-pL1 is uniquely gifted and hasn't been improved upon in every area.
    It has the best colour (once global WB has been shifted +1 green)
    It has bounceable pop-up flash.
    There hasn't been another model produced yet with both those features.


    My OMD EM5 is so vastly superior to the EPL1, it is like comparing a high school football team to a NFL team, a mismatch of epic proportions. The bounceable pop up flash can help in a pinch but it ultimately sucks IMO.
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    Re: the Olympus Epl1, slow, clusmy, klunky, old....

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    My 617rwhp Camaro, Chantilly Lace, wondering around the ghost towns of New Mexico.
    617 rear wheel horsepower? Remarkable—care to share the mods?

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