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  • gregles
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    Re: Considerations

    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
    Errm, don't you mean cross to the light side?
    I will let you know very shortly

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by gregles View Post
    I am seriously tempted to cross to the dark side and get myself an EPL5 with the45mm f1.8 and the 12-50mm. Any thoughts or things that I should consider before coming to a final decision?

    I will be selling my four thirds kit to fund the move to mfts.

    Cheers

    Greg
    Errm, don't you mean cross to the light side?

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  • gregles
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    Originally posted by pvasc View Post
    I was out in the monthly allotment of sun yesterday and the screen didn't seem to be to bad, compared to the E-PL1. I would recommend the VF-2 though.
    Thanks for that - I will have to wait and see how it handles in the blistering hot Scottish weather Perhaps I should have gone for Tims used EM5 and 12-50 purely for the waterproofing

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  • gregles
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    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
    Greg the E-PL's are great for people,landscape and general shooting I use mine all the while with and without the VF3.

    It's a bit of a culture shock after coming from a DSLR but you soon adapt and it becomes second nature using it and their is not much you cannot do with it.

    The 12-50mm is not the choice I would have made as the 14-42 is just as good and cheaper.

    I will be upgading from the E-PL3 to the E-PL5 when funds permit.
    Thanks Paul,

    I have gone for the twin lens kit with the 45mm instead. I might miss the 2mm at the wide end but will probably appreciate the increased length of the 40-150 more for day to day shooting.

    Cheers

    Greg

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  • pvasc
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    Originally posted by gregles View Post
    Hi Huw,

    I will save up for the VF2 just in case we get some sunny days and I cannot use the screen

    Cheers

    Greg
    I was out in the monthly allotment of sun yesterday and the screen didn't seem to be to bad, compared to the E-PL1. I would recommend the VF-2 though.

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  • Seonnaidh
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    I've managed to get some reasonable BIF shots with the OM-D and the Panny 45-200.
    I might try the Oly 70-300 soon. Might hire one for a weekend just to "suck it and see".

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  • gregles
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    Originally posted by Greytop View Post
    Congrats Greg, that E-PL5 sounds to be a fantastic camera, essentially an E-M5 without a few bits and bobs. Do you think you will add the VF-2 at some point? I found it very useful when I had my E-PL2.
    Hi Huw,

    I will save up for the VF2 just in case we get some sunny days and I cannot use the screen

    Cheers

    Greg

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  • OlyPaul
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    Greg the E-PL's are great for people,landscape and general shooting I use mine all the while with and without the VF3.

    It's a bit of a culture shock after coming from a DSLR but you soon adapt and it becomes second nature using it and their is not much you cannot do with it.

    The 12-50mm is not the choice I would have made as the 14-42 is just as good and cheaper.

    I will be upgading from the E-PL3 to the E-PL5 when funds permit.

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  • pvasc
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    Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
    Thanks but I have explored the use of 50-200 and other long lenses - however its not a great combo for bif YET
    No it won't work with that. lens. I had the Sigma 30mm on the E-PL5. The 50-200 on the E-30.

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  • Chevvyf1
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    Originally posted by pvasc View Post
    Chevvy I think it can, I think it can, do Birds in flight. Take a look at my thread Bird in flight. It was taken with a PL5 but all I did was pull up put the bird in the focus square on the LCD and push the shutter. I wonder what it would have gotten if I had a lens and tried to get the bird.
    Thanks but I have explored the use of 50-200 and other long lenses - however its not a great combo for bif YET

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  • Greytop
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    Congrats Greg, that E-PL5 sounds to be a fantastic camera, essentially an E-M5 without a few bits and bobs. Do you think you will add the VF-2 at some point? I found it very useful when I had my E-PL2.

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  • pvasc
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    Chevvy I think it can, I think it can, do Birds in flight. Take a look at my thread Bird in flight. It was taken with a PL5 but all I did was pull up put the bird in the focus square on the LCD and push the shutter. I wonder what it would have gotten if I had a lens and tried to get the bird.

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  • Chevvyf1
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    Originally posted by gregles View Post
    Cheers Chris, I just cannot be bothered lugging round heavy gear all the time it just gets in the way of having fun with the family. My shooting is mainly for fun and is landscapes and people - so the 12-50 and 45mm will cover the bases there. I can pick up a 40-150 or the panny 45-200 at some point in the future if needed

    It all looks good

    Greg, if I was not into Birds in Flight - I too would be OM-G I mean, OM-D

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  • gregles
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    Cheers Chris, I just cannot be bothered lugging round heavy gear all the time it just gets in the way of having fun with the family. My shooting is mainly for fun and is landscapes and people - so the 12-50 and 45mm will cover the bases there. I can pick up a 40-150 or the panny 45-200 at some point in the future if needed

    It all looks good

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  • crimbo
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    Well I am happy with the epm-2 with the vf-2... If you don't need the big glass...go for it

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