Should I get the EP2 or wait to see what the EP3 is like?

harlz

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Hi Everyone. Im a little torn in my decision. Iv got the epl1 but after using the ep2 and falling in love with the metal body and the scroll wheels I have to upgrade. Im wondering if the Ep3 will be just as good or better. I know there isnt much info on the ep3 yet but would it be worth waiting and not buy the ep2 at the moment?
 

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Hi Everyone. Im a little torn in my decision. Iv got the epl1 but after using the ep2 and falling in love with the metal body and the scroll wheels I have to upgrade. Im wondering if the Ep3 will be just as good or better. I know there isnt much info on the ep3 yet but would it be worth waiting and not buy the ep2 at the moment?
Supposedly there will be a "pro spec" PEN coming out, probably next year but there haven't been any details. Though I'm sure that the body will go for well over $1000USD.
 

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I think its safe to say the EP-3 will be better because most upgrades are. if you're happy with the EP-1 keep it and wait but if, like me, you really crave the EVF then upgrade. If you're like me, you'll quickly find it replaces most other equipment and becomes your "carry-it-everywhere" camera.
 

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I would just add that the predicted e-P3 might lose a lot of the charm of the e-P1&2 due to more features altering the bodyshape and perhaps the construction materials.
This would make the early Pens quite unique and desirable for the foreseeable future ... they're also going to get cheaper...
 

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I would just add that the predicted e-P3 might lose a lot of the charm of the e-P1&2 due to more features altering the bodyshape and perhaps the construction materials.
This would make the early Pens quite unique and desirable for the foreseeable future ... they're also going to get cheaper...
I agree completely!!!
 

harlz

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Thanks everyone for your opinion. I already have the EVF for my epl1 and it is great. i agree with the comment that the new pens may not have the classic retro styling that the ep1/2 have. Thats what im drawn to. Once the price goes down for say, body only for the ep2 that might be well worth considering. Who knows when the ep3 or pro spec Pens will be released.
I need scroll dials :) After playing with my fiance's Sony a33. I need the dials.

cheers all
 
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