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EPL-2 Vs. XZ-1

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by cardog, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. sipadiver

    sipadiver Nassau Grouper

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    So which is better - the EPL-2 or the XZ-1 ???
     
  2. under water

    under water Solo Diver

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    OK. So if you want someone to tell you which camera to buy, I would just go with your friends recommendation, the E-PL2. That way if you don't like it you can tell him it's his fault.
    Actually, you seem like someone who is ready to move up into the large sensor, interchangable lens category, so it's probably a great move for you.
    My first trip with the E-PL1 was to Sipidan, which I see you frequently visit.
    Pix are here. Sipadan
    My first time with the camera, housing, and strobes, so not my best, but I was very happy with the camera.
     
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  3. c5diver

    c5diver Barracuda

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    those are good pics. i just got the epl2 uw housing and a pair of ufl-1 strobes now its time to master it! i moved up from a canon s1is for diving but have been shooting dslr since well before they were digital. used the epl2 out of the water a few times, while its not an slr it is still a very good camera. if i am happy with the uw pics i will dump the money into a wide angle lens and zen dome
     
  4. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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    Just a quick update to this thread. I received my EPL-2 set up yesterday, complete with Dyron +7 macro diopter and I must say that I am impressed!
    My fears about close focusing with the kit lens and the macro adapter were unfounded, as I am easily able to focus within two inches of the lens.
    I had planned to get some macro pics this morning but my wrist seals on my drysuit had other plans. Stay tuned for some pics tomorrow evening after I get my suit back from Tacoma Scuba.......
     

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  5. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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    Poor vis and a couple of night dives were not the ideal setting to try out the new camera but I did get a few shots. All of these were shot with the Dyron +7 diopter and ttl using one Inon S2000. Most of the pics seemed to be over exposed a bit so I think that I'll try using manual the next time out.
     

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