Every day I fall more in love with my E-PL1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by isabel95, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    ...and the single most appreciated feature is the shadows/highlights indicator.

    It is so nice to be able to adjust my exposure BEFORE I click the shutter, rather than wait until after I've taken a picture.

    It is amazing, sometimes, how much I have to underexpose to prevent burnt out areas, and yes, I know I could combine images to get better exposures through the dynamic range, but hdr photography is not really suited to shooting animals.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabel95/5550955107/" title="P3222856 Stalker with a bump by Isabel Cutler, on Flickr">5550955107_529b179332_o.jpg"975" height="718" alt="P3222856 Stalker with a bump" /></a>\<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabel95/5550957835/" title="P3222848 Beegies Jungle by Isabel Cutler, on Flickr">5550957835_452e7d84d4_o.jpg"890" height="684" alt="P3222848 Beegies Jungle" /></a>

    Lens: Olympus 14-42mm II

    I picked up my 5 lb. 5 oz Canon 7D plus 100-400 on it to shoot pictures in this same strong afternoon sun and realized how much I missed that live exposure indication.

    Anyone want a 100-400 lens? I think I'm getting closer to buying the 100-300...and I thought this was going to be a one-lens camera! (20mm f/1.7 which was my first).

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  2. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
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    I am so glad you are loving this camera as much as I love mine :) As you know I sold my Canon 100-400 and picked up the 100-300 and I have been as happy as a clam since. No regrets on selling the 100-400 at all. I'm getting used to my EP2 now and love it as much as the EPL1.

    By the way, really like the photos you posted especially the top one!
  3. shoturtle

    shoturtle &nbsp;

    Oct 15, 2010
    If you want a lighter system, the 75-300 oly is nice and smaller. The 100-300 seems a little heavy on the epl-1. Both are way lighter then the 100-400L, but neither can match the L in sharpness. But if you are giving up the dslr option. You can get a pretty penny for it.
  4. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Think I'm going to hold on major lens spending...

    for a while and enjoy what I have.

    I'm embarrassed to add up the cost of my photo equipment!

    I wasn't planning on getting a second system and can't bear to part with my dslr stuff because it's brought me such good images.


  5. shoturtle

    shoturtle &nbsp;

    Oct 15, 2010
    Both systems has it's pros and cons. The larger sensor does have a big advantage with long exposure at night of greater then 10 second. Much cleaner and shaper even at 100 and 200iso.

    That is why I just added a 60D body to my canon system. And looking to add the 14-150 to my epl-1. The two system complements each other actually. But heavy on the old wallet. So I know what you mean about the cost of photo gear.