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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 5:10 PM


Quote: probably too busy doing movies on the new camera

Quite possibly - would be good to hear from him! Grin

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John_N2008
2 Nov 2012 - 4:43 PM

lol, still about - I just keep forgetting to visit!!!

Still no closer though - currently I'm trying to raise funds (selling my phototriggers as I never use them) and will have to save a bit.

Frankly I still don;t know what to do, I've given up on the magic camera as it simply doesn't exist although I will keep an eye on the E-PM2 but I just don't ave the spare cash anymore sadly.

John_N2008
5 Nov 2012 - 2:28 PM

thank you, but after all that I think I'll actually be getting a Lumix LX7!

I started thinking about how if I was going to take out a smaller camera I could just borrow my daughters 450D, so that made me think about size and elected to go for a pocket point and shoot, all but a good one and my budget just wont stretch to a RX100.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:43 PM


Quote: all but a good one and my budget just wont stretch to a RX100

There are still plenty of LX5`s and XZ-1`s and EPM1 twin lens kits around if you don`t want to spend too much.

All can be picked up for less than 300.

John_N2008
5 Nov 2012 - 6:04 PM

I'm wanting to keep it to pocket size so I would have thought the EPM too large, I'd have to do more digging on the XZ-1, but I plan to import so the actual price will be closer to 250

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:14 PM

For what sized pocket ? these differ massively Smile

Amazon sell the XZ-1 for about 230, import and you loose the two year warranty.


Quote: I would have thought the EPM too large

With the standard kit lens its not that much bigger.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 5 Nov 2012 - 6:17 PM
John_N2008
5 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

True, my jacket have a fairly large pocket.

Have you seen a decent review of the XZ-2 (or XZ-1) to compare against?

AF speed and tracking is very important to me, so would need good info on that if you have any.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:28 PM


Quote: AF speed and tracking is very important to me, so would need good info on that if you have any

AF speed is pretty good on most compacts these days, but if want decent tracking speed a compact will be no good.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:44 PM

There`s a review of the XZ-2 here.

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/olympus-stylus-xz-2-review-street.html

John_N2008
5 Nov 2012 - 8:32 PM

The images form that review are excellent, you wouldn't believe its the same camera as in this review - http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_xz2_review/image_quality/

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 8:38 PM

Ones a techy review and pretty useless, the others a real world review Smile

John_N2008
5 Nov 2012 - 8:51 PM

I would love to see more real world reviews, I do find the techie reviews somewhat boring and meaningless, they are however usually the only reference we have other than hearsay and opinions often based on stats not actual use.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 8:55 PM

I can remember reading a review of the XZ-1 from a pro`s point of view, I can`t find it now.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:55 PM

The price of the XZ-2 is the downside, I guess. You can get an M4/3 kit like this for significantly less, and not be limited, forever, to a (FF equiv) 28-112mm lens.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 10:11 PM

The XZ-1 is still a good buy if you don`t want the tilting touch screen and at half the price.


Quote: and not be limited, forever, to a (FF equiv) 28-112mm lens

I wouldn`t call a 4 x zoom limiting Smile

Here`s a couple of reviews.

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2011/04/04/field-review-olympus-xz-1-day-1-ergon...
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/olympus_xz_1_review.shtml

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