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Olympus Pen Lite E-PL5 The new and improved Olympus Pen Lite with the OM-D E-M5's excellenyt 16MP sensor and a touch screen that can face forwards for self-portraits.

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The backup

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.

























And an abstract to finish!
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Re: The backup

From these results I think you have made a very wise choice, Ian, the 1st one especially is a stunner.
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Re: The backup

Some great atmospheric shots, and I love the last one.
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Re: The backup

Great pics and good choice, I have the E-PL5 and E-M5.

The E-PL5 does portraits just as good to.

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Re: The backup

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_ka...7627887577697/
All with the Sammy.
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Re: The backup

Lovely evening shots, Ian. You've really given that pool a good going over!

Is this Clevedon?

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Re: The backup

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.
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Lovely evening shots, Ian. You've really given that pool a good going over!

Is this Clevedon?

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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.
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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).
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Re: The backup

Lovely images Ian and I do like your framing too sets them a treat to view
thanks for the location, I was wondering
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Re: The backup

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.
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Re: The backup

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.
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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.
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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?
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Re: The backup

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.
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