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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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Try here Nick...
Loads going on.
A link from Focus 2006
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. )
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
And a thread here for the OMD, although its not the friendliest for asking questions.
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.
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.
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!
Well I hope I won't get on that well with it as just bought a D800 !
Oh dear! Lol!
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.
Thanks for the link
The new EPM2 is a lot better, but its also a lot dearer.
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?
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