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As the owner of an EP1 plus the adaptor I have to say it is getting used more and more. I find the 35 macro works very well with it some of the longer lenses tend to seek in auto focus mode. the picture quality is perhaps better than the E3. However, it is not as good in the contuos focus mode with the 14-42 lens, and is rather slower to operate which does not favour shooting moving objects very well . I think the EP 2 with the viewfinder is a much more complete system. But for normal use of static subjects I find it superb.
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Have you tried it with any OM lenses?

Another factor for me is design - I prefer the design of the EP1 to the EPL1. Like the E1 the build quality seems fantastic. I fail to see why Oly are not really proud of both cameras
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Not with the MMF-1 but with the Panasonic version



to the ridiculous



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Cheers Rod - it's a whole new way of thinking this Pen world

is the Panasonic adapter cheaper than the MMF-1?
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I'm starting to wonder if the EP-1 really will go the way of the E-1 and start to drop in price quite dramatically. I bought my E-1 for a song - might the same fate await the EP-1? That would make my decision for me. I could live with the downsides if the upside financially was as attractive as my E1. Plus I do really like the design of the EP-1 more than the others. Hmmn.

And if it doesn't and they disappear into history - there will always be the EPL-1 (for a while at least) and the next traunche of PENs which will be coming from Mount Olympus

What do you think folks?
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I believe the price is already starting to drop quiote dramaticly keep an eye on camera box, they are one of the first to start cutting.
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Actually Amazon are much cheaper than Camera Box. Camera Box price on the EP-1 is 399.99 but Amazons's is 322.99! That's for the camera with 14/42
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Sorry to keep firing questions at you - can someone tell me how the VF-1 viewfinder works? Is it linked to the lens so alters as you zoom or change lenses?
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Sorry to keep firing questions at you - can someone tell me how the VF-1 viewfinder works? Is it linked to the lens so alters as you zoom or change lenses?
It is just a lens specifically for use with the 17mm fixed focal length pancake - it doesn't do anything clever at all.

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/21...vf-1_21795.htm

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I have both an E-P2 and an E-30. I now find that, although the E-30 is great to use, I'm using the Pen more or less exclusively. Bought as a kit with the VF-2 finder, it's perfect for manual focussing - better, much better, than the E-30 and superb with legacy lenses. I find that using manual focus again after all these years of autofocus, dictated 'cos my eyes find focussing a DSLR difficult, has actualy made me consider my shots more rather than just point-and-shoot.
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So useless for anything else - or any other lens

I'm questioning the need for a viewfinder at all - after a while owning a Canon G9 I'm very used to using the LCD screen
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So useless for anything else - or any other lens

I'm questioning the need for a viewfinder at all - after a while owning a Canon G9 I'm very used to using the LCD screen
Well no viewfinder would be a challenge for me, purely because of difficulties in seeing the screen (I'm a glasses wearer), I'd also wonder about balance with legacy lenses when using the screen, but maybe technique would overcome that. But if you've got good experience using a screen, then maybe it's time to stop worrying, by all accounts the e-p1 is a good camera.

(but if Photokina brings out a new Pen for Christmas, maybe the e-p2 will start to move down in price).

Maybe it's time to just do it

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The electronic viewfinder sits in the accesary shoe and plugs in to a slotr below the shoe. so far as I know, it works with any lens thats on the camera. I have seen it with the 14-42 and found it to be clear and sharp. i used to have A nikon which was a fixed lens with an electron viewfinder and the Olympus knocks the hell out that. I found it superb.
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This VF-2 only works with the E-P2 and E-PL1, not the E-P1. I agree wholeheartedly, it's superb!

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The electronic viewfinder sits in the accesary shoe and plugs in to a slotr below the shoe. so far as I know, it works with any lens thats on the camera. I have seen it with the 14-42 and found it to be clear and sharp. i used to have A nikon which was a fixed lens with an electron viewfinder and the Olympus knocks the hell out that. I found it superb.
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Re: Opinions?

I just looked at he Amazon site, they offer a 1-3 months delivery time. I would imagine by that time the price would have altered significantly. But I would love one, just need to sell the EP 1. Ah well dream on?
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