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Olympus Pen E-P5 The Pen E-P5 is the first Olympus system camera to offer integrated wifi and a top shutter speed of 1/800th second.

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Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

Just in from Olympus UK - the new Pen E-P5 will be touring around the UK at key dealers well in advance of its scheduled first shipping date which is the end of June. Here is the tour schedule:

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May 23 Jessops 129 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HU
May 25 Park Cameras York Rd, Burgess Hill, RH15 9TT
May 25 Warehouse Express Drayton High Rd, Norwich, NR6 5DP
May 29 Ffordes The Kirk, Wester Balbair, By Beauly, IV4 7BQ
May 30 Merchant City Cameras 7-11 Parnie St, Glasgow, G1 5RJ
May 30 London Camera Exchange 98 Strand, London, WC2R 0AG
May 31 Campkins Cameras 11 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, CB2 3LP
June 1 SRS Microsystems 90-92 The Parade, Watford, WD17 1AW
June 1 Selfrdiges - TekZone LG Floor, Selfridges, Oxford St, London, W1A 1AB

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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

The May 31 Campkins Cameras 11 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, CB2 3LP event was cancelled but is now back on again!

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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

Don't Olympus want to sell any cameras in the Midlands?
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

Looks like they missed the north like everyone does
Oh I see Glasgow the token gesture
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

As usual the water between us stops them coming this way
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

Update - Olympus is asking e-group members to nominate their favourite local dealer and they will do their best to book a visit - post your nominations here!

On top of that Olympus is touring with Folio Photo Albums on Thursday/Friday 6th/7th June in the midlands here:

http://www.folioalbums.com/freedom/tour-venues/

TWENTY-10 Barn
Wootton Park
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Henley In Arden
Warwickshire
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

That's great but I do not know if there are any dealers left in Newcastle since Jacobs closed its doors
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I've always thought it would ne nice if they held events at the Headquarters in Southend-on-Sea.
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

York Camera Mart would be good.
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

Will there be another hands-on event complete with model like there was when the E-P3 was launched? That was great.
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Black and Lizars Belfast?
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

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Wilkinson Cameras, Carlisle.

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Harrisons in Sheffield - not exactly local to me but an excellent shop.
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

J&A Cameras in Barnstaple.
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Re: Olympus E-P5 dealer tour

I was off this afternoon so called in at Ffordes in Beauly to have a drool over the E-P5.
Lovely bit of kit but I don't think I would buy one. It oozes quality and feels like it is built to last. There is so much technology in the camera that I won't go in to any detail, but I did like shooting using the touch screen (something I've never had) it was instantaneous focus where you touch and shoot - wow! That 17mm lens looks very nice too.
I tried a 4/3 11-22mm with the MMF-1 and it did seem quicker to focus than my 9-18 or 35mm on the E-PL2 using the MMF-2, but it could have been my imagination.
I also tried an EVF, something I have never used on the E-PL2, and was quite impressed even though it was the VF-2 (VF-4 not available yet).
I was looking forward to seeing the Wi-Fi capability and remotely linking to a tablet/smartphone, but alas that wasn't working in the pre-production beta demo body.
One other thing, don't buy a white one!
Why wouldn't I buy one? It doesn't fit with what I want from a camera, it couldn't replace my E-5 and is slightly bigger and much heavier than my E-PL2.
If it was about the size of an E-510, weatherproof, able to get the most out of 4/3 lenses and with a fully articulated screen (with all the new wizardry) I would sell my E-5 and buy one!
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