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Old 01-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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Default I'm thinking about a micro 4/3 Camera

Hi all. First, Ard if you think this should go in the photo chat thread, feel free to move it over.

I have been slightly obsessing over these m4/3 cameras lately. I am a sucker for aesthetics and I just love the way these cameras look like the old film cameras. Some of you surely understand, we choose reels at least partially based on how they look.

I have been reading about and researching the Olympus Pen E-P and E-PL models. What I particularly like about these little cameras are: the size, the way they look, the high quality sensor now available in the attractive small size, and the fact that there are quality adapter rings available for most lenses. For example, you can buy a $20-30 ring that will allow me to use my old Canon FD lenses (which I cannot use on my D Rebel!), or a ring so that I can use my two K-mount Pentax lenses I have a great 50mm and 100mm prime). I have an old Digital Eos. It's fine, but I've never really loved it much. The lens is awful slow and just bad. A decent new EF lens would run me around $150+. Or I could get one of these Pen E-PL1 for $250 and have 4 good old, high quality lenses to use with it. And good lenses are readily available on the auction sites.

I'd love to hear from anyone currently using any of these cameras.

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A friend of mine has one and let me tell ya, Its actually really darn cool. it gives you the feel of an SLR and the ability to change out lenses but its still a P&S. They just released some new prime lenses too for it, i think a 12 and 14mm which so far look super cool.
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did you check it out on here Digital Photography Review always a good place to start.
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