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Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:08PM
A few years ago I bought a Sony NEX 3 kit and also a 30mm Sigma 1.4. I have never really been happy with it and found it fiddly and was thinking of changing it for an Olympus PEN even a PL1.
What do people think?

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Feb 2013 8:26PM
Try here Nick...

Loads going on.

Wink
Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:27PM
Mike,
A link from Focus 2006 Sad
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Feb 2013 9:02PM
So. Read the rest... there are numerous threads on-going about the subject that are right up to date Nick...

Seek from that offered - and ye shall find.

(I have an E-P1 and an E-PM2... and like a lot of people, can't remember the last time I picked up my dSLR. Wink )
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Feb 2013 12:31AM

Quote:changing it for an Olympus PEN even a PL1


The EPL1 has long since been replaced are you interested in later models.

There is also a group here

http://www.ephotozine.com/groups/micro-four-thirds-764

And a thread here for the OMD, although its not the friendliest for asking questions.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/olympus-om-d-em-5-discussion-95570
Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 10:54AM
Paul thanks
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
13 Feb 2013 11:30AM

Quote:I bought a Sony NEX 3 kit and also a 30mm Sigma 1.4. I have never really been happy with it and found it fiddly


Why exactly did you find it fiddly? It may be wise to actually handle some M4/3 cameras before you buy them.

The Olympus OM-D is not fiddly, although some people prefer to use a grip with it.
Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 12:22PM
I always found the camera menu system difficult and not quickly accessed. I am happy to hace and older model as its just a walk around point and shoot.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
13 Feb 2013 12:27PM

Quote:I am happy to hace and older model as its just a walk around point and shoot.


The problem (if it is a problem!) is once you have a CSC you get on with (clearly not the Sony NEX), you may well find that your DSLR starts to gather dust. Many have found this, and even ended up selling their DSLR kit.

So it may be worth a little future-proofing! Wink
Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 2:57PM
Well I hope I won't get on that well with it as just bought a D800 !
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
13 Feb 2013 3:08PM
Oh dear! Lol! Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Feb 2013 6:12PM

Quote:I always found the camera menu system difficult and not quickly accessed. I am happy to hace and older model as its just a walk around point and shoot


In that case one of these should fit the bill.

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/6340/Olympus-PEN-E-PM1-Black-with-14-42mm-II-R-MSC-Lens---SALE-.html
Nick_Hilton 9 556 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:15PM
Paul
Thanks for the link
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Feb 2013 6:19PM
The new EPM2 is a lot better, but its also a lot dearer.
pablophotographer 3 496 187
3 Mar 2013 6:44PM
I've always found NEX system awkward as a design, too thin body, too big lens compared with the camera body. I used it once to take a few of shots of people and it felt nicer than I thought it would. But still, it didn't tempt me. I think you will be better off with Olympus. lighter lenses, better balance maybe? Wink

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