e-p3

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by kurt1968, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
    hi ,
    i was wondering if 200 euros is a good price for a e-p3 with 2000 shots done .
    i havent handled a ep3 but i have read that it has 2 scroll wheels.
    these days , epl3 bodies go for 200 euros too.
    I handled epl3 before in the shop , and i like the fast AF.
    But i guess that ep3 is better for holding in the hand , it seems a bit better.
    Is AF the same for both?
     
  2. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't know what 200 euros equates to on your side of the pond as my point of view is based on US dollars. With that in mind, the E-P3 is a stunning little camera with a lot of excellent technology packed into it. In my humble opinion a lightly used one offers the best bang for the buck in the M/43 format since they can be had for so reasonable a price -- at least here in the US!
     
  3. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
    wel , 200euro is like 275 US$
     
  4. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    This summer Adorama and Amazon were closing out new E-P3 for USD $200. Really drove down the used price in the USA. I'll probably never sell mine as it fetches so little money and it's still a great camera. I greatly prefer it over my GX1. If that used E-P3 includes the 17mm F/2.8 for 200 euros I'd say that's a good deal but not for the body only. Of course maybe tech holds value longer in Europe...
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    That sounds like a decent price. It's an excellent camera - I use one as my main camera with an E-PL3 as a backup. Great handling, solid build, it will become my backup when I move up to an E-P5.
     
  6. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
    re

    i live in Belgium , and new ep3 bodies still start at 300 euro , or 375$.
    e-p2 + 17mm f2.8 is 399 , so these are not really bargains
     
  7. Jewood1234

    Jewood1234 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Am looking at the EP3 as well. Want to get more manual control than my current EPM1 allows without menu diving. Am I thinking correctly?

    Thanks!
     
  8. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I shoot both my EP3 and my EPM1 on manual. I had the EPM1 before the EP3 and really liked it. But once I settled in with the EP3 I realized how much more versatile a camera it is than the other. The touch screen is great for quickly setting the focus point, and I've just recently discovered that by using the screen as the shutter release, i get more precise focus on faces and less motion blur than when I use the shutter release. It's a great little camera. I'm lusting after the EP5 right now because I'm assuming it will give me the same type of handling as the EP3 with all the better specs of the new generations cameras. But I have gotten some superb results with the EP3. The two scroll wheels on the EP3 are almost perfect for manual shooting.
     
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  9. Jewood1234

    Jewood1234 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks. The touch screen is a feature I could get used to!
     
  10. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    Nobody talks about the E-P3 touchscreen much: Olympus was a little too early to the party on that one and most of us ignored it in 2011. But they really did implement it well and the screen is as sensitive and responsive as a recent iPhone. My GX1 also has a touchscreen and it is so slow and unresponsive it is almost useless. With that said, I have less motion blur using the shutter button since I can steady the EVF against my face while shooting. With the touch screen, unless used on a tripod (how I normally use it), I have to hold it at arm's length and tend to be less steady.
     
  11. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Yes definitely
    A great upgrade and much more ergonomic
    Superb camera with a great feel that makes you want to take pictures
    The touch screen operation is very easy to get used to and is a great feature
    Regards
    Rob
     
  12. Jewood1234

    Jewood1234 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cool....

    Will start checking around for deals. Assume my VF-2 will work ok on it?

    Jw
     
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Yes, it will work just fine.
     
  14. Jewood1234

    Jewood1234 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
  15. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
    re

    how fast is the focus on ep3 , let us say compared to epl3?
     
  16. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Focussing speed is very good - much better than older models - noticeably faster than an E-PL2 and same as E-PL3
    Regards
    Rob