- Jun 30, 2013
- Real Name
I bought my first m4/3 camera, the E-PL1 on sale for some ridiculously low price. I did not expect much but I was very surprised at the images from this camera. The jpegs from the camera are 1st rate. The only thing that caused me to buy a Panasonic G-5 was the lack of an electronic viewfinder on the Olympus. I could not use the LCD in bright light to focus with MF lenses I had fitted via adapter to use my Nikon lenses. My eyes are too old for critical LCD focusing. My G-5 is way much better for focus with the MF lenses but it has other things I don't like as much as the Olympus--the jpegs take more work in post photo processing, the buffer of the G5 is often full and little things like the battery and card door needs to be manually locked with a sliding lock while the Oly snaps shut. I use them both and doubt if I will ever sell them. Have umpteen batteries for each. By the way, coming from Nikon D700 and D2X, the batteries of both the Oly and Panny are not very good. I still use Nikons for critical work but find myself going to the m4/3s more and more.