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Help me what Olympus?

6 Oct 2012 9:00PM
Hi guys, my old Samsung GX-1S has given up as for some strange reason doesn't like to work in my hands anyone else s it does! im confused lol. anyway I was thinking of getting the Nikon D3100 but then my dad gave me the idea of the Nikon 1 J1 but then said the Olympus PEN E-PM1 for 280 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses but then i seen the Olympus PEN E-PL3 for 300 with 14-42mm lens. now i don't know which to go for I have held the Nikon 1 and PEN E-PL3 and i hardly put the PL3 think its the PL3 but no one near me has the PM1 so guys which would you recommend i buy? I will be buying a lens adaptor for my 300mm Tamron lens so i can use it on the camera i buy. Ideally id like to buy the camera tomo. i will be using it for all sorts holiday, Motorsport, landscape and general learning of photography.

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Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
6 Oct 2012 9:03PM
What is your budget.

That OMD would be I good buy if you can wait to the 15th, from that point on and for a short while there giving away the 45mm with each OMD or OMD + lens.

I believe jessops were doing the EPM1 twin lens kit for 299.
StrayCat Plus
13 19.0k 3 Canada
6 Oct 2012 9:04PM
Is this Boyd trying to distract us? Wink
6 Oct 2012 9:11PM
Thanks for ur reply Paul budget max 350. why would it be better to wait to the 15? jessops is where i have seen both from also currys for PL3 for 300 quid
6 Oct 2012 9:44PM
just to make things worse would any of you chose the nikon 1 over the olympus?
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
6 Oct 2012 9:46PM
Not me as I`m already using M4/3, the 15th is when the OMD lens offer starts.
7 Oct 2012 1:12PM
Hey I went for the E-PM1 I will take time to get used to it. gonna be looking at getting a spare battery, filters and 1 or 2 lenses. now can you recommend a lens for macro and one for distance? wont have much to spend on the lenses so depends how much one will cost if i can get 2
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 1:15PM

Quote:gonna be looking at getting a spare battery

You will need that - they stay full for ages then suddenly seem to go down to zero.
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
7 Oct 2012 1:15PM
What lenses came with your EPM1, there were twin lens kits going for 299.
7 Oct 2012 1:28PM
Lobsterboy - Lol yeah i thought that maybe the case. I know if you pay rubbish you get rubbish do you know where i can get a decent battery for the EPM1 for decent price?

Paul - got the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R. 280 from Jessops got it in black as it will go with other lenses i have and buy.
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 7:58PM
I have just put my E-PL3 and 14-42mm lens and spare battery on eBay with a starting price of 0.99. Also a VF-2 viewfinder , also with a starting price of 0.99.

Only reason I am selling that fantastic kit is that I was so impressed by Olympus CSC cameras that I have now bought an OM-D E-M5 secondhand on eBay.
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
7 Oct 2012 8:22PM

Quote: Also a VF-2 viewfinder

You can use the VF2 on you OM-D as a waist level finder.

Or advertise here, a few people would be interested I should think.

Quote:Paul - got the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R. 280

I was hoping you were going to say that, for a minute I thought you had been ripped off and got the body only, and yes its now 20 cheaper.

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