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Re: So what do you think about the E-P1?

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Originally Posted by dbutch View Post
I find Nicks comment about framing interesting because the live view image is generally more accurate! I have an Oly 5060 with I use on business trips and although it only has a small screen I find it is far better to frame on that as its 100% where as the view finder is something daft like 82%.

That said using a 300mm on a E-P1 could be fun - unless on a tripod ofcourse.

Dave
Well my comment was based on my experience of how the eye changes as age increases and relates to the reduction in ability to focus on near objects. A common occurrence as one becomes 'richer in experience', hence reading glasses for those not previously needing glasses and vari-focus/bi-focus for the rest. Quite a sizeable proportion of the potential consumer market and therefore a problem for any product that does not cater for their needs.

I would agree that live view does offer potentially 100% coverage - but that's little advantage if to see it you have to hold the camera at 3/4 arms length.

That apart it looks to be an interesting product with a good specification and a useful role as a carry round camera capable of high quality results.

Just a shame that in this iteration I have signifigant doubt that I could really use it.

Nick
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