I should mention something else as well. I bought the body-cap lens for it,
and as often as not, the E-PL3 with the body cap lens mounted is what I'm
carrying. It works much better than I had thought for the sort of
grab-shots I'm prone to take just to show something to someone and then
delete, and is very portable in that configuration. I've often dropped it
into the cargo pocket on a pair of shorts.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Scott Gomez <sgomez.baja@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have the E-PL3 bought on a discount deal via Newegg, Paul. Came with the
> kit 14-42 and it also included a free bag (LowePro Edit 140), at the time.
> The bag fits the camera with the lens mounted (or with the 40-150 4-5.6R,
> which I purchased later, mounted), whichever lens isn't currently mounted,
> the flash that came with the camera, the charger, the cord, some memory
> cards, and 2-3 batteries with no problem. I purchased it with the idea that
> it could provide an intro to the micro 4/3 at low cost, to help me decide
> if I'd like to invest in one of the OM-D bodies.
> So far, I like it, but the camera and I haven't had enough in-use time
> together yet for things to have become fairly automatic for me, which
> occasionally gives me heartburn. If I have a complaint, it's the same one
> that I have with most digital cameras to date: that when one wants to be
> absolutely sure of the focus point, there's too much fiddling about
> involved. That said, it takes pretty decent photos without shifting to
> manual control all that often, as the majority of photos I take lately seem
> to be at family events, and are definitely not "art". Flash is adequate for
> general purpose use.
> I'd say that for the majority of photos that most people make, it will do
> quite nicely.
> What else would you like to know?
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Paul Braun <pbraun42@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I've decided that as soon as we can afford it, we're getting my brother
>> an early Christmas present. His only digital camera is 10 years old,
>> and wasn't that great to start with. Otherwise, they've just got on
>> older 35mm P&S.
>> With all of the kids still young and growing, I want to make sure he and
>> my sis-in-law can get plenty of good photos of the family.
>> I'm seeing prices on the 'bay for E-P3's and E-PL3's with the kit lens
>> that look reasonably affordable. I'm not sure of the difference, but
>> the 3 seems to have gotten good reviews, and he can still get a
>> different lens or two.
>> Anyone here using a PEN (the digital kind) who can give me some
>> first-hand commentary? He's not necessarily a photographer, but could
>> learn some more-than-basic skills.
>> I'm thinking the camera and the kit lens (usually the 14-42), an extra
>> battery, and a small bag to keep it in would be something the entire
>> herd would benefit from.
>> Thoughts? Since this will probably happen late Summer or maybe even
>> Fall, prices on E-P5's may have dropped into the same range by then...
>> Paul Braun
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