I have read conflicting views on this topic, scattered through dozens of threads I have read with great interest since discovering this forum . However, they are not specific to particular shooting scenarios, so that perhaps explains the discrepancy. My main interest is in macro photography, where you are taking your time already, so the issue is not whether MF can be done quickly, just whether it can be done accurately. I would like to know, from those with experience trying to do macro work, is it really a viable proposition to attempt this with an E-P1 and adapted MF lenses? What about on an E-PL1 (without VF-2)? I have read that the E-PL1 LCD is somehow clearer than the E-P1 despite having the same resolution.