Deciding between dslr and m43

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Deciding between dslr and m43
Jun 4, 2011

I think I've decided m43 is the right upgrade from point and shoots for me, after playing with my friends canon t2i and envying the image quality but not the bulk. The m43 I'll probably buy is the E-PL1. My only reservation is lens prices. I've noticed that af lenses are in the 300-1000 dollar range. So I have a couple of questions:

1. How much more expensive are (af) m43 lenses really when compared to what I'd find if I bought, say, a canon 1100d?

2. Are "legacy" dslr lenses with adapter a realistic option for me if I buy the E-PL1 or will the MF be a pain for someone who's never used it?

3. Any other insights from those who had the same reservations and ended up going with the m43.

Feeling a little overloaded by all the information I've found online regarding lenses for m43 and all the various options, so just trying to get a handle on that.

Thanks!

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