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EPL1 + 14-150 < 500g (18oz) !!
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Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
EPL1 + 14-150 < 500g (18oz) !! on 02/02/2010 06:23:26 MST Print View

If what they say about the 14-150 weight is true ( 70% lighter than the 4/3 18-180mm).

too bad the lens release is in june.

I was just about buying the 220g 4/3 40-150 for my E420+14-42 before going to hike in Patagonia in april-may
( i missed not being able to photography most of the animal i saw during my Iceland and Greenland hikes )
but i would use this lens less than 6 months :(

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: EPL1 + 14-150 < 500g (18oz) !! on 02/02/2010 10:01:56 MST Print View

Imagine how small and light this body will be with one of the Oly or Panny "pancakes"? This is about as small and light as µ4/3 can conceivably be. And it looks like it has a connector for the EP2's EVF. Perfect!



Edited by halfturbo on 02/02/2010 11:01:55 MST.

Bradley Danyluk
(dasbin) - MLife
wide angle on 02/02/2010 14:53:36 MST Print View

That 9-14mm is amazingly light.
This might be the combo I've been hoping for to replace my D5000 + Sigma 10-20mm (~ 38 oz.)

I always wonder why this forum is very centered on regular lenses, when landscape photography has always been about ultrawides. Been wanting a UL solution for an ultrawide for a long time.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: wide angle on 02/03/2010 10:56:41 MST Print View

Hi Bradley,

You're right, of course, about wide angle. Between the forthcoming 9-18 and the current Panny 7-14 the µ4/3 system is now well cared for in the wide angle arena.

This DPR preview gives some further tantalizing details.

We keep noting "smallest, lightest interchangable lens digicam" with each successive µ4/3 generation. The E-LP1 would seem to be close to the limit for shrinking the format (although it's a whopping 13g more than the GF1). My only "concern" on first glance is the lack of a control wheel. I'll be curious how easily it accommodates rapid exposure compensation, ISO adjustments, shutter speed/aperture adjustments and the like. It looks like you have to press a mode button then the direction buttons to change parameters. Not as speed-friendly as a dial.

The onboard flash and the ability to take the accessory EVF really completes the package.