E-PL1 Questions from a Nikon DSLR user

Started Sep 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
Bilgy_no1 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,880
Re: E-PL1 Questions from a Nikon DSLR user

snegron wrote:

I have read the reviews of the E-PL1 here and I am looking into getting one. I currently have a Nikon D1X with buffer upgrade and a D200. I also have a Lumix LX3 and a TS1.

I would like a faster compact camera than my LX3 for travel and day to day carry. I find that the weight of either my D1X or my D200 with my Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 is a bit too much for day to day carry. I really like my LX3, but I find it to be a bit slow. I sometimes shoot with the external optical viewfinder attached on my LX3, and it seems to be a bit faster but not as fast as I'd like it to be.

I know I probably won't get the speed of a DSLR with an E-PL1, but I have had faster point and shoots in the past (my old Lumix FZ-50 was faster than my LX3). I have the latest firmware upgrade in my LX3, but it simply feels a bit too slow.

I like the EP2, but I don't want to spend too much money at this time. The review of the E-PL1 here indicates that DSLR users will not be too thrilled with it, but I'm wondering if there are any DSLR users here who have been using an E-PL1 frequently?

By 'fast' I assume that you're talking about AF? I own the E-PL1 coming from Olympus DSLR's. I find that it focuses plenty fast. It is not as fast to focus as my E-520, but I've not had any problems with it. Maybe I'm not so demanding?

I think DPR were talking about speed of operation for DSLR users, the lack of a wheel in particular. It did take me some time to get used to the E-PL1's mode of operation, but now it's fine.


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