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sapper
8th July 2012, 08:30 AM
I cannot seem to find the wt of the E-M5. I need to know the wt of the camera and standard zoom, 12-50 (?).
Can someone weigh one for me?

Nick Temple-Fry
8th July 2012, 08:55 AM
From Warehouse Express Site

Body 425g
Grip 102.5g
12-50 211g

Can't find the weight of the BLN-1

Nick

DekHog
8th July 2012, 09:52 AM
Straight from my other half's highly accurate kitchen scales.....

body/grip/12-50mm + 2 batteries - 952g

body/12-50mm + 1 battery - 660g

Zuiko
8th July 2012, 09:59 AM
Straight from my other half's highly accurate kitchen scales.....

body/grip/12-50mm + 2 batteries - 952g

body/12-50mm + 1 battery - 660g

Without the grip it's amazingly light - if I remember correctly the OM1 body only weighs 510g and the 50mm f1.8 about another 165g, so the E-M5 with zoom lens is a fraction lighter.

However, bear in mind that although light in your bag the E-M5 is heavy on your wallet. :rolleyes:

sapper
8th July 2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks guys.

Ross the fiddler
8th July 2012, 01:36 PM
From Warehouse Express Site

Body 425g
Grip 102.5g
12-50 211g

Can't find the weight of the BLN-1

Nick

(Body) Weight: 425g with BLN-1 battery and memory card, 373g body only (from the online specs).

sapper
20th July 2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks guys.
Went to Camera World in Chelmsford today and had a feel of the beastie, reminded me of the first time I picked up an OM1.
Shame that the battery was flat so I couldn't try it out, still not sure if I can get on with the EVF.
Anyone who like me has been used to looking through glass and is using an OM-E-M5 like to tell me of their experience?

Bikie John
20th July 2012, 04:11 PM
It's not the same but after a while I find it natural enough to forget that it's not an optical view. Haven't had to subject it to extreme bright conditions though - only had it a few months, after all :)

John

Dogcow
20th July 2012, 08:03 PM
It is better than I expected it to be. Even with my specs on.

My previous experience with an EVF was with the 8080, but that is no comparison to the E-M5.

So no problem whatsoever here.

Karel

sapper
20th July 2012, 08:55 PM
Thanks guys.
Anyone use it to shoot flying birds, or moving animals? DP review reckons it ain't so good at that.

DekHog
20th July 2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks guys.
Anyone use it to shoot flying birds, or moving animals? DP review reckons it ain't so good at that.

Time to pick another camera if that's your intended use for it..... :)

sapper
21st July 2012, 06:36 AM
Well that would be one use for it. Gotta think again.

Bill Gordon
21st July 2012, 10:48 PM
I don't want to sound as if I am flippant but the true way to judge any camera is to try it out...take a card to the store and make a few exposures, if they will allow you to take it to the door take some traffic shots or people shots and then go home and enjoy the results. I haven't done that nor do I intend to...when the time is ripe I shall buy it because I have already handled enough of them and talked t happy owners and know before I buy that when the time comes and I have enough shekels it will be mine!!

sapper
22nd July 2012, 10:25 AM
Yes Bill, I have done that in the past and will go back to the store soon to try it our with my 300mm 2.8 on the local pigeons.
I was out shopping with my wife and really went in the store to sus out a new camera bag, but saw the beastie, or beauty more like in the window so had to have a play. Didn't even have my little xz-1 with me so couldn't try it out.
I have a feeling that I may have to buy it for everyday use and keep the E 5 for flying birdies.