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Dec 29, 2011 09:58 |  #1

Just curious as I am trying to decide which one to keep. My XSI does take excellant pictures (though the focus is problematic). The Pen is not an SLR by any standard, but the JPEGs are superb and he focus is more accurate (albeit slower). I can't keep both. Thoughts ?




  
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Dec 29, 2011 10:07 |  #2

It depends on what kinds of photography you pursue, and how much of a premium you place on portability.

The micro 4:3s cameras are the digital equivalent of rangefinders. They are portable and suitable to street, portrait and landscape photography using lenses from wide to short telephoto.

A dSLR gives up portability for functionality. If you want to shoot sports or use long telephoto lenses for most anything, the dSLR will be better.


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Dec 29, 2011 11:12 |  #3

Keep the one that gives you the best pictures. Isn't that the goal of this entire form to see who has the best pictures?


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Dec 29, 2011 11:14 |  #4

I'd ditch the XSI.


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Dec 29, 2011 16:15 |  #5

What lenses etc. do you have for the XSI? If your investment in that camera is not great, I'd be inclined to get rid of it.




  
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Dec 29, 2011 17:06 |  #6

The pen is a great camera but remember Olympus is in some hot water in japan I feel there a dieing company.


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Dec 29, 2011 17:13 |  #7

shadowcat wrote in post #13616954 (external link)
The pen is a great camera but remember Olympus is in some hot water in japan I feel there a dieing company.

What after the little $1.7 billion accounting fraud :)


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Dec 29, 2011 17:59 |  #8

shadowcat wrote in post #13616954 (external link)
The pen is a great camera but remember Olympus is in some hot water in japan I feel there a dieing company.

Apparently auditors found "no wrongdoings".
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Besides, even if they go under there would typically be provisions for warranty guarantees, etc. It's not all that big of a deal these days given all of the laws and regulations in place.


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Dec 29, 2011 20:05 |  #9

It would be a big deal if someone put allot of money into Len's and they went under then your either stuck with those Len's or have to buy an panasonic.


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Dec 29, 2011 20:14 |  #10

shadowcat wrote in post #13617804 (external link)
It would be a big deal if someone put allot of money into Len's and they went under then your either stuck with those Len's or have to buy an panasonic.

That's the good thing about m4:3, at least the mount is open. So even if Oly does fail there would still be Panasonic support.


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Sep 25, 2012 05:42 |  #11

Since this thread I hav bought an Oly E-PL1 with 14-42mm kit lens. It's excellent IMHO. I especially like the lightness and small dimensions of the PEN cameras and the quality of JPEGs straight out of the camera. It will produce raw as well, but personally I don't use it.




  
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