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Finally caved in

With my original E-M5 passed on to my daughter some while ago I have to admit to missing it a fair bit so finally a black E-M5 Mark II is now on order
Looking forward to it as my light weight + primes carry anywhere solution. Not that my E-M1 is particularly heavy but I tend to use it gripped with the larger zooms.... that's my excuse.
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You need an Excuse ?
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You need an Excuse ?
Not really but there's always a tinge of guilt when I purchase something like this
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Re: Finally caved in

yes,SHMBO looks at things differently, money for a dress or shoes only ever worn once is OK, a camera which will give years of pleasure is an extravagance
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Re: Finally caved in

I've looked longingly at the E-M5ii lots of times - so much to like, but I can't get past that stupid flippy screen.
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yes,SHMBO looks at things differently, money for a dress or shoes only ever worn once is OK, a camera which will give years of pleasure is an extravagance
Trouble is I know I already have too many cameras, so it's a difficult argument to make

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I've looked longingly at the E-M5ii lots of times - so much to like, but I can't get past that stupid flippy screen.
I'll get used to the screen, my E-30 and E-5 had a similar arrangement which was OK.
I think the original E-M5 and the E-M5 MkII are two of the best looking recently manufactured cameras on the market.
Of course they're not purchased for that reason
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I've looked longingly at the E-M5ii lots of times - so much to like, but I can't get past that stupid flippy screen.
That would be part of the appeal for me, but I'd want it gripped still (if I were to indulge in getting one). If I do (but highly doubt it) get another body any time soon it would have to be the E-M1 Mk II as the E-M1 is compact enough for me when I want to go small (ungripped), but then I don't have any pancake lenses to put on it though.

Doing a portrait macro or other low angle shot is a pain with just the tilting screen. Waist level portrait with grip would work well with the fully articulating screen.

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Trouble is I know I already have too many cameras, so it's a difficult argument to make



I'll get used to the screen, my E-30 and E-5 had a similar arrangement which was OK.
I think the original E-M5 and the E-M5 MkII are two of the best looking recently manufactured cameras on the market.
Of course they're not purchased for that reason
I would like a decent long telephoto lens & maybe the Pana-Leica 100-400 would do it nicely, so I am going to have a hard enough time convincing my better half her hard earned money should be spent on a nice lens for me let alone another camera body as well.

Of course it not's the reason you bought it, much!
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Re: Finally caved in

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That would be part of the appeal for me, but I'd want it gripped still (if I were to indulge in getting one). If I do (but highly doubt it) get another body any time soon it would have to be the E-M1 Mk II as the E-M1 is compact enough for me when I want to go small (ungripped), but then I don't have any pancake lenses to put on it though.

Doing a portrait macro or other low angle shot is a pain with just the tilting screen. Waist level portrait with grip would work well with the fully articulating screen.

I totally agree there Ross. I hope that this feature makes it to the EM1 Mk 2 as it was one of the best features of my E3 back in the day. The screen on the EM1 is OK..............until the camera goes into portrait format. It is then a PITA.
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I totally agree there Ross. I hope that this feature makes it to the EM1 Mk 2 as it was one of the best features of my E3 back in the day. The screen on the EM1 is OK..............until the camera goes into portrait format. It is then a PITA.
Yes, BUT... if you want to shoot from the waist, then the flippy screen makes the camera twice as wide and unwieldy. Ideally we need a screen that's capable of tilting and flipping - that would keep us all happy. Sony do this on their A series DSLRs.
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Yes, BUT... if you want to shoot from the waist, then the flippy screen makes the camera twice as wide and unwieldy. Ideally we need a screen that's capable of tilting and flipping - that would keep us all happy. Sony do this on their A series DSLRs.
Amen to that!
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Re: Finally caved in

The E-3 screen fits all my criteria, folded away it is scratch proof, turned over it is a normal rear screen, turned sideways, use at any angle, superb! And it does not move once positioned.

Is the EM-1 mk11 not the same?
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I did like that screen on the E-3.
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I did like that screen on the E-3.
I still do like that screen on my E5. Only yesterday I had it flat against the basement wall photographing the ID plate on the back of my tumbler drier, which is now subject to a recall notice. It was very difficult to move the appliance more than a few inches so the E5 plus 50mm f2 was the ideal lens plus camera combination.
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