"The E-PL1 only has a mono recording mic so this adapter is essential to get the most robust sound. The cool feature of this is that it comes with a long cord and clip so you can run it through your shirt like a body mic."
"The sharpest glass you can get for the micro four thirds lens mount. It is a perfect match for the slim design of the E-PL1. It's 1.7 aperture makes it ideal for use in darker museums that will not let you use flash indoors."
"I like to carry multiple cards of either 4GB or 8GB. That way you don't have all your vacation photos and videos living on one card that could become corrupt. Much better to spread out the risk especially if you don't have some device to back up your photos."
"The E-PL1 has a pop-up flash, but there are times you really need some extra power to overpower the sun or perhaps you want to use some bounce flash for some well lit indoor shots. If the FL-36R is not powerful enough for you, the Metz 48 is a great alternative that costs about the same but has about the same amount of power as the FL-50R."