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    Hello,

    courts is having promotion for the olympus e-pl1, so was wondering still worth to get that now??

    its only 500+ i think..

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    Why not? It depends on your budget I guess.
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    EP1 is a good start! I just started on micro4/3 and am loving every moment!
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    For me, I would get the EPL1 and use the discount to fund for a EVF2 or a 20mm f1.7.

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    I think the epl2 is aa better buy

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    Think epl1 is a good start. I got it when epl2 just out not too long and epl1 price start to drop. Feel it gd start if already own a DSLR.

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    I have the EP-L1 and is loving it every bit. It is a light camera that I can bring everywhere if I want to leave my Canon at home.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
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    I saw it at the tempting price of $500+ as well on sale at Harvey Norman, but the AF response was just horrendous.

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    What u mean by Af is horrendous?

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    [QUOTE=pandaze;7376219]What u mean by Af is horrendous?[/QUOTE

    AF speed too slow for me.
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    The AF speed is slow... but not incredibly slow... yet not the camera you would want to bring with you to shoot sports shoots and F1.
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    My friends (2) bought this for $1225 with standard kit lens and paid another $830 for zoom lens xx - 300mm but then the AF is slow and not suitable for birding /F1 and fast moving subject cos it's AF tracking cannot compare to a DSLR like D90, D300s, D7000 or Canon 50/60D.

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    I was told by one of Salesman (last IT show), e-Pl1 is much better (in term of WB and much cheaper) than e-pl2. Sensor+AF speed are all the same. He proved it to me on the spot with all the same setting.

    I read review also said that (e-pl1 better than e-pl2 in terms of picture Q).
    E-pl2 win because of bigger LCD, more dots and nicers design. Price wise also "win" a lot over e-pl2.

    I would rather use money to buy lens and stick to e-pl1 body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo... View Post
    I was told by one of Salesman (last IT show), e-Pl1 is much better (in term of WB and much cheaper) than e-pl2. Sensor+AF speed are all the same. He proved it to me on the spot with all the same setting.

    I read review also said that (e-pl1 better than e-pl2 in terms of picture Q).
    E-pl2 win because of bigger LCD, more dots and nicers design. Price wise also "win" a lot over e-pl2.

    I would rather use money to buy lens and stick to e-pl1 body.
    I was given quite similiar comment also when I bought e-pl1 (not at IT show). Spec wise not much diff. Think another plus pt on e-pl2 is it has newer kit lens. And saw some review e-pl2 sensor have some problem, think something like will have red dot or what when shoot at certain night condition, can't really remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huatman View Post
    I was given quite similiar comment also when I bought e-pl1 (not at IT show). Spec wise not much diff. Think another plus pt on e-pl2 is it has newer kit lens. And saw some review e-pl2 sensor have some problem, think something like will have red dot or what when shoot at certain night condition, can't really remember.
    The red dots problem is not a problem with the sensor, but with the AA filter that is placed over the sensor.

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