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Impressed with the EPL-1

I am sure that this will come as no surprise to many of you but I am remarkably impressed with the above camera.

I bought one for my wife last Christmas in an attempt to encourage her into photography, and thus, to spend less time sighing while I am shooting

Anyway we spent the last weekend in Arundel having a little break and a combination of a bad back and a statement on Arundel Castle's website announcing that "Photography is not allowed in the castle" resulted in me leaving my kit behind and we only took the EPL-1.

Far be it from me to have taken over and hog the camera but I did end up taking quite a few shots with it. After a brief review (on an iPad screen) I am really impressed with the quality, and after a little bit of a learning curve, I was getting to grips with the controls!

I not sure I am ready to give up my 4/3 bodies or lenes yet but I am now thinking hard about a wide angle m4/3 (how much! ). Also a VF-2 is high on the wish list.

If anyone out there is struggling with the weight of a dSLR setup I would strongly recommend giving m4/3 a try.

I may even be tempted to post my first gallery shots for comment (never yet been brave enough) once I get home and get them sorted.
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Re: Impressed with the EPL-1

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I am sure that this will come as no surprise to many of you but I am remarkably impressed with the above camera.

I bought one for my wife last Christmas in an attempt to encourage her into photography, and thus, to spend less time sighing while I am shooting

Anyway we spent the last weekend in Arundel having a little break and a combination of a bad back and a statement on Arundel Castle's website announcing that "Photography is not allowed in the castle" resulted in me leaving my kit behind and we only took the EPL-1.

Far be it from me to have taken over and hog the camera but I did end up taking quite a few shots with it. After a brief review (on an iPad screen) I am really impressed with the quality, and after a little bit of a learning curve, I was getting to grips with the controls!

I not sure I am ready to give up my 4/3 bodies or lenes yet but I am now thinking hard about a wide angle m4/3 (how much! ). Also a VF-2 is high on the wish list.

If anyone out there is struggling with the weight of a dSLR setup I would strongly recommend giving m4/3 a try.

I may even be tempted to post my first gallery shots for comment (never yet been brave enough) once I get home and get them sorted.
I, too, love my E-PL1. It won't replace my E-3 but it does compliment it nicely, particularly when I don't want the weight and bulk of a DSLR. I can't have the E-3 with me all the time but I can have the Pen.

Don't be shy about posting some shots, Jason. We'll either admire them greatly, which will make you feel good, or we'll give positive, constructive and friendly advice on how to improve. Go for it!
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Re: Impressed with the EPL-1

Another big epl-1 fan here, its great for being able to take high quality photos, where big dslr's are not allowed these days, but same for me it would never replace my e-5 only compliment it
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