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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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E-P5 lenses

I am currently using a Canon 5D3 with a number of different lenses. I am seriously thinking of purchasing an E-P5, probably keeping the Canon but selling some of the Canon lenses. I have 2 questions:

1. What would be a suitable micro four thirds lens to give me similar results that I get with my Canon 24-105mm L lens? Or will the fact that the 5D is a full frame camera mean it will be impossible to match the IQ.

2. Has anyone on here gone over completely from a DSLR to the micro four thirds format? If I do this it will be a big step and I want to be reasonably sure I wouldn't regret it!

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Re: E-P5 lenses

Off subject, but do you post on the XP Owners forum ?

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Re: E-P5 lenses

Small world isn't it. Sorry i can't really comment on your question as i use a 4/3 E-600. Anyway i am sure there have been a few converts on here that will help you with your decision.

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Small world isn't it. Sorry i can't really comment on your question as i use a 4/3 E-600. Anyway i am sure there have been a few converts on here that will help you with your decision.

Happy hunting.

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It is indeed! Thanks for your response and happy hunting to you too!
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Re: E-P5 lenses

I moved over from a Canon 50D with 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 f4L etc and found the EM-5 and E-PL5 (same sensor as E-P5) to be better. The 50D was not full frame of course.
I suspect the 5D MKIII will give better noise performance and ultimate IQ but you would only notice in extreme circumstances - using very high ISO or when pixel peeping.
Its well worth investing in the primes - particularly the 45mm and 75mm and the Leica/Panasonic 25mm f1.4.
I'll send you some full size images so you can see them on your monitor if you message me with your email address.
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Re: E-P5 lenses

Hi - I moved from a 5dii/40d combo to an OMD E-M5 an E-PL5. I had a good range of lenses on my Canon gear - 17-40, 24-105, 70-200/4, 100-400, 50/1.4, 85/1.8 and 100/2.8 macro and I don't regret for a moment moving to u43. I've got equivalent or better lenses in u43 and overall the IQ difference in anything but v poor light is minimal and certainly for prints up to 16x20 completely unnoticeable.

The size/weight advantage of u43 is fantastic and the benefits of EVF and über-precise/reliable AF (single shot) are well worth having. The big downside is continuous AF which is pretty poor compared to the PDAF on Canon DSLRs. If you shoot a lot of sports etc, then I wouldn't recommend u43. The new Oly high-end OMD (E-M1) might change that.

The nearest to the 24-105 is the Panasonic 12-35/2.8. IMHO, the IQ is better than the 24-105 and it's faster - but you lose some reach (24-70 equiv). There's a new Oly coming soon that's a 12-40 which improves the reach a bit, but obviously it's an unknown quantity right now.
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Thanks so much to both of you got your very helpful replies. Much appreciated. I'll send you a pm Brian
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Re: E-P5 lenses

I converted from an E5 to E PL5 and then to EP 5. I have no regrets and my shoulder doesn't ache as much. I find the quality is better than the E5. I have the kit lens plus the 45 F1.8 and the 9-18 plus the 12-50 which I tend to use the most.
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See, very helpful people on here. I hope this is making the choice much easier for you.
Right i'm off detecting for a few hours.

Wish me luck.

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Example images emailed this am Chris...hope you got them?
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I converted from an E5 to E PL5 and then to EP 5. I have no regrets and my shoulder doesn't ache as much. I find the quality is better than the E5. I have the kit lens plus the 45 F1.8 and the 9-18 plus the 12-50 which I tend to use the most.
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See, very helpful people on here. I hope this is making the choice much easier for you.
Right i'm off detecting for a few hours.

Wish me luck.

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It's certainly a very helpful forum. I hope you found more than I did today: a squashed thimble, a watch winder and a few buttons!
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