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will e-pl1 users upgrade to E-PL1s ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by briandforever, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. briandforever

    briandforever Mu-43 Regular

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  2. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Not really...If the lens is really that quiet in movie mode maybe its worth a look. But even then i'll try to get the new lens instead of whole new camera. As it is I do not use ISO above 1600 anyway. I hope there are significant changes internally as far as focusing.
     
  3. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    just get the lens if you want the faster af, 6400iso is pretty useless. Above 2000iso, it is pretty bad, why would you want to use 6400iso.
     
  4. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    It uses the msc motor from the 9-18 and 14-150 so it will focus faster.
     
  5. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    MSC motor is not really that quiet from what I have seen on youtube videos. I am thinking about getting 14-150 or keep 14-42 and get 40-150mm instead. I just bought vf-2 and legacy maco lens so I will have to wait till next month for now. :biggrin:
     
  6. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Yeah the 40-150 is fast to AF, faster then my panny 45-200. The 45-200 is quite in AF. But the 40-150 does better macro as it. I use a 500D close lens on the 45-200 to get macro ability.
     
  7. briandforever

    briandforever Mu-43 Regular

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    isn't that if the max ISO number raising high, the max iso capability also raising up?

    for example, EPL1 max ISO is 3200, thus, the maximum iso number we can use is 2000

    if the max ISO number raise to 6400, the max iso we can use is 4000 ????
     
  8. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    The ep2 is 6400iso, and you really did not want to shoot it pass 1250iso. All it is, is a iso expansion. It is what they did with the e-5 as panny would not give them the gh2 sensor. The E-5 is a iso expansion of the epl-1 sensor and AA filter.
     
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  9. briandforever

    briandforever Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 27, 2010
    i hope so, since i just get my e-pl1 for a month, and feel wasting money if i have to upgrade to get the higher iso capability and AF speed
     
  10. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    6400iso is totally usesless with m4-3 even with my dslr 6400 iso is very noise. m4/3 is way worst then aps-c at 6400iso. I do not see the gh2 being good after 3200iso though it can shoot at 12800iso. 100-1600 is where most photography takes place.
     
  11. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    I just hope the new battery is a longer lasting battery, and not what sony and panny does with theirs. Chipping it to keep you from getting low price aftermarket batteries.
     
  12. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brian Ronald
    Does this lens have a non-rotating filter thread? That would be a distinct improvement.
     
  13. VisualFX

    VisualFX Mu-43 Regular

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    Yes the new lens has internal focusing, so there are no external moving parts. So a filter won't rotate on it. Good for people using graduated ND filters. On my "old" epl1 kit lens, I now just use a B+W 40.5mm UV/Haze filter and it works fine.
     
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  14. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    yup, and it finally has a lens hood option. But it is a plastic mount. And will be about 440 dollars.
     
  15. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    What is the difference between plastic mount and metal besides obvious material difference?
     
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  16. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    I have seen some kit lenses where the flange of the plastic mounts chip away with other brands like canon and nikon. So it requires a little be more care when handling. So it is just a bit higher build quality. But next to that it does not affect anything else. It is a matter of personal preference.
     
  17. 996gt2

    996gt2 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 27, 2010
    $440 for a slow variable aperture kit lens? That's ridiculous! Hopefully the street price will be a more reasonable $200 or so.
     
  18. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    nope it will not be, as the metal mount is still a 270 dollar lens. The new on will be more. It may drop to 380, but not 200.
     
  19. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brian Ronald
    One of the most frustrating aspects of the old lens is trying to use a polariser.
     
  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I'm more interested in the lens. However, I don't know if the lens will be any better on the E-P1. But I have, in another thread, posted my frustration regarding Olympus's release of the lens.