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To be fair, Gunzorro, the reason you can't imagine relying on it for serious work is because you're using the worst m4/3 sensor and none of the best glass. The only lenses that are comparable to L lenses price wise are the 7-14, which is similar in price to the 17-40L, but it's wider and better optically; and the 75/1.8 compared to the 135L...and they too are comparable optically.
The 45/1.8 and 25/1.4 are better than the equivalent Canon lenses. While m4/3 can't replace modern full frame cameras in a lot of situations, it certainly can do that with a...Show more →
Jordan -- Those are fair points. As far as M4/3 lenses, I only have those three. But I've mounted some fine full frame lenses too and done the manual focus thing too. So, I've had a chance to see what the 12MP sensor can do, enough to anticipate the OM-D's better resolution -- especially with plenty of nice examples from you and others.
I should have mentioned that I love the M4/3, but part of my apreciation is that I can shoot without a viewfinder, a la P&S rear screen. I like that breezy style of shooting as a change of pace. And I very much like the DOF, color and exposure of these Oly's.
True, I've stuck to the inexpensive route, but even so, I've put in more money than buying a used T2i with kit lens and 15-85 IS. If I were to move up to the OM-D with a simple range of primes 12/2, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, plus kit lens and grip, I'd be up near what, $3000? And of course I want a 7-14, and a 12-35/2.8! That's the point I start realizing I need a 17 TS-E, a 50/1.2L, a 24-105L . . . a 5D3. . . It never ends! So my M4/3 approach has been the inexpensive toe-dip in the shallow end, less than $1500.
The OM-D might have better ergonomics than these other models. But I have had serious troubles keeping from making changes on the back of the cameras with my thumb. The other day, I set the aperture to 8.0, only to find my thumb had inadvertently rolled the wheel of the E-P2 to near f/16! On the E-PL1, I was always turning on the video accidentally. And in manual focus mode for both Oly's, I'm constantly moving the 7X or 10X focusing box up/down, left/right. The T2i was always too small for me to work seriously with, and these are nearly half again as small.
I'm not disputing that the M4/3 can take beautiful and marketable pictures -- Jordan and others have shown they can. But be prepared to buy professional glass and a decent body -- the OM-D being the best candidate.