imtheunknown176 wrote:Here is an excellent review that compares the E-PL1 to the GF1, as well as other cameras. As someone who owns an E-PL1, I would recommend this camera for anyone wanting a slightly smaller interchangeable lens camera. The only two problems I have with the camera are the lack of dedicated controls and the highest shutter speed of 1/2000 vs 1/4000 for most cameras of the class. I don't mind the lack of control dials too much as I usually use old manual lenses. The shutter speed is only a problem if you use fast lenses in bright light. Usually situations that call for that combination are things like portraiture where it's easy enough to slap on an ND filter. In body IS is a pretty big plus too. While nowhere near as good as the IS that goes into some nice (expensive) lenses, it does it's job well enough. I usually get 1-2 stops out of it. And since it's in body, it will work on any lens (including my Canon FD 300mm f4L). Yes, I know that's a huge lens for this camera
Apart from somewhat better build quality I don't know that the GF1 offers much more than the E-PL1. The shutter speed is the only problem and like I mentioned, that's easy enough to work around.
JustAnEngineer wrote:I'd suggest spending that amount on a new EF lens for your EOS camera. The Tamron Di-II 17-50mm f/2.8 lens goes for $400 to $500, new.
Beomagi wrote:Vold, what's you opinion on the VF-2?
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