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Iansky
15th November 2013, 09:55 PM
I have been considering getting a backup for my OMD and recently a friend let me try his backup (EPL5), I was instantly convinced by the build, size and IQ and having the EM5 sensor convinced me it would be the way to go.

To add to that, the current offer of a free 17mm and extended warranty made me realise it was the right time to act so I picked up one of the kits and I am delighted with the results, even the kit 14-42 delivers nice results.

I have been on a course so was pleased to get out for fresh air in the evening and some end of day shooting, have to say I am very, very impressed with the results and below are some of the images.

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/On_the_divide.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Clevedon_pier.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Dusk1.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/The_headland.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Sheet_of_water.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Last_light.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Clevedon_by_night.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Weston_Pier.jpg


And an abstract to finish!
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1704/Weston_Bust_stop.jpg

Imageryone
15th November 2013, 11:42 PM
From these results I think you have made a very wise choice, Ian, the 1st one especially is a stunner.

StephenL
16th November 2013, 07:50 AM
Some great atmospheric shots, and I love the last one.

OlyPaul
16th November 2013, 07:55 AM
Great pics and good choice, I have the E-PL5 and E-M5.:)

The E-PL5 does portraits just as good to.;)

http://www.pbase.com/paulsilkphotography/image/151860240.jpg

pdk42
16th November 2013, 08:01 AM
An E-PL5 is my backup too. I say "backup", but in reality I find a good proportion of my shots come from it for the simple reason that it goes everywhere with me. I have a small Tamrac bag that holds the E-PL5, a 9-18, a 45/1.8 and the Sammy fisheye. I took some similar shots to Ian's in fact on the IoW - the last 11 shots here in fact :http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_kaye/sets/72157627887577697/
All with the Sammy.

Bikie John
16th November 2013, 08:11 AM
Lovely evening shots, Ian. You've really given that pool a good going over!

Is this Clevedon?

Ciao ... John

byegad
16th November 2013, 08:24 AM
Yes, my EPL5 gets a lot of use, including at my son's wedding where I carried it all day on a wrist strap and shot outdoors, indoors and in the evening dance, without flash. Some great shots and a lot of happy memories.

Iansky
16th November 2013, 09:04 AM
Lovely evening shots, Ian. You've really given that pool a good going over!

Is this Clevedon?

Ciao ... John

Thank You John, yes all the images except the pier at night (red reflection on sand) and the bus shelter were taken in Clevedon, the other two are in Weston.
I can see this camera getting a lot of use due to its size and weight, it will I am sure be perfect for street work.
When I consider what it offers in comparison to the £900 EP5,I think it is a great deal.

pdk42
16th November 2013, 09:51 AM
I can see this camera getting a lot of use due to its size and weight, it will I am sure be perfect for street work.
When I consider what it offers in comparison to the 900 EP5,I think it is a great deal.

I think the E-PL5 is often overlooked and unloved. Shame really, it's a fantastic camera for the money.

If you haven't already, I suggest you pick up a VF2 (or VF4 if you want to spend a bit more).

Chevvyf1
16th November 2013, 09:55 AM
Lovely images Ian and I do like your framing too :) sets them a treat to view :)
thanks for the location, I was wondering :)

banjukes
16th November 2013, 06:10 PM
Hi Ian, I too lke the last one, just because it's different. It's a great set and seems to be a very capable camera, thanks for sharing.

Zuiko
16th November 2013, 06:55 PM
A good set indeed, but the delicate pastel tones in No 2 are simply sumtuous. It would look great printed large and hung on the wall. :)

bilbo
16th November 2013, 07:10 PM
A good set indeed, but the delicate pastel tones in No 2 are simply sumtuous. It would look great printed large and hung on the wall. :)I totally agree but I would have to clone out the birds. *yes

Ulfric M Douglas
16th November 2013, 07:32 PM
I have been considering getting a backup for my OMD and recently a friend let me try his backup (EPL5), I was instantly convinced by the build, size and IQ and having the EM5 sensor convinced me it would be the way to go.
Ian have you discovered the upgrade : MySets assignable to mode-dial positions?

benvendetta
16th November 2013, 08:04 PM
You have some nice images there. I am always impressed with my EPL5 when i use it. It is now the backup to my new E-M1 but I am sure that I will still use it a lot simply due to its size and that it looks a little like a compact. The option of using the VF2 with it for 'proper' photography is a bonus. I was using the EPL5 yesterday when I was working down in Llanelli(and I use the term work very loosely - cycling around looking at potential cycle track improvements) and bagged a few images. Will try and post a few later.

gregles
16th November 2013, 08:38 PM
That is a great set Ian, the first two and last two stand out for me:)

The epl5 is a great piece of kit*yes

OM USer
16th November 2013, 10:46 PM
I like them all. Thanks.

Iansky
16th November 2013, 11:35 PM
Ian have you discovered the upgrade : MySets assignable to mode-dial positions?

Not sure what to you mean by upgrade, firmware or different camera?
Having just upgraded my EM5 to the EM1 I just wanted a capable pocket camera in case I need to use two, I also wanted something small that goes in a pocket yet offers good image quality all at a good price.
The Epl2 with its extended warranty and free 17mm lens offered me the best value for money at the present time so it was an easy decision.

Ulfric M Douglas
17th November 2013, 08:35 AM
Your new e-pL5 is an upgrade to the E-M5 in the sense that it allows MySets on the mode dial : i.e. without holding a button down. E-M1 allows them too. E-M5 does not.

Iansky
17th November 2013, 10:21 AM
Your new e-pL5 is an upgrade to the E-M5 in the sense that it allows MySets on the mode dial : i.e. without holding a button down. E-M1 allows them too. E-M5 does not.

Aahh, thanks for clarifying that for me Ulfric not yet created any profiles to save but probably will do soon.
Appreciate the info.

bilbo
17th November 2013, 10:26 AM
Your new e-pL5 is an upgrade to the E-M5 in the sense that it allows MySets on the mode dial : i.e. without holding a button down. E-M1 allows them too. E-M5 does not.Yes - since I have no intention of taking movies, I've got the Movie mode setting on the mode dial (E-M1) set to the first flash setting on English Bob's FL-99 tip here: http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/keepers/19507-suggested-fl-36-50-flash-setups.html

Saves a hell of a lot of time and memory brain cells (of which I seem to have fewer each day :rolleyes:.)

I've also set the Movie button to Focus Peaking...

Iansky
17th November 2013, 11:40 AM
Thanks Brian, great info.

Chevvyf1
17th November 2013, 12:49 PM
Your new e-pL5 is an upgrade to the E-M5 in the sense that it allows MySets on the mode dial : i.e. without holding a button down. E-M1 allows them too. E-M5 does not.

This is GREAT info :) it is difficult to keep up with Features, Advantages and the Relevant Benefits within the product range *chr

StephenL
17th November 2013, 02:46 PM
This is GREAT info :) it is difficult to keep up with Features, Advantages and the Relevant Benefits within the product range *chr
You are so right! There must be loads of features I haven't yet discovered!

Iansky
18th November 2013, 12:45 PM
I do find that as a legacy from my film days and many years working as a PJ that I tend to shoot either in manual, or aperture priority (shutter priority if covering airshows) so alas I am a bit of a luddite with the copious controls and options offerred.

Alas, I did suffer from OOF/soft images from my EM1 and after changing the IBIS to IBIS1 and using the tweaking availability for lenses, it appears to have resolved the issue but I am still dancing around the edges rather than diving in fully.

No doubt, as with most modern digitals with a huge array of options, someone will come out with a set of suggested "standard base options"..............when they do, I will be ready to try them, until then I must blame any faults that I perceive as being down to Operator headspace!

Chevvyf1
18th November 2013, 01:16 PM
I do find that as a legacy from my film days and many years working as a PJ that I tend to shoot either in manual, or aperture priority (shutter priority if covering airshows) so alas I am a bit of a luddite with the copious controls and options offerred.

Alas, I did suffer from OOF/soft images from my EM1 and after changing the IBIS to IBIS1 and using the tweaking availability for lenses, it appears to have resolved the issue but I am still dancing around the edges rather than diving in fully.

No doubt, as with most modern digitals with a huge array of options, someone will come out with a set of suggested "standard base options"..............when they do, I will be ready to try them, until then I must blame any faults that I perceive as being down to Operator headspace!

Ian, we are all waiting for BIOFOS or another to write similar :) so your not alone :)

Otto
18th November 2013, 01:17 PM
This thread has me wondering whether to buy an E-PL5 for those times when something smaller than my E-M5 would be an advantage, the free 17mm lens being quite an incentive ... My only "compact" digicam is a 3.2MP Camedia C-350 Zoom which is getting a bit long in the tooth now!

StephenL
18th November 2013, 01:55 PM
Ian, we are all waiting for BIOFOS or another to write similar :) so your not alone :)
In the first few days of my E-M1 ownership I did start a thread on this topic, in which I included my own settings. Now, presumably because it did not include the keyword "BIF", it was largely ignored.

Iansky
18th November 2013, 04:58 PM
Ian, we are all waiting for BIOFOS or another to write similar :) so your not alone :)

Glad I am not alone in this "want"