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  • Finally got it :)

    After dithering for almost 3 years, have finally invested in my dream camera body the E-P5. Thanks to a very kind Forum member who had one surplus to his requirements, I'm currently working my way through the Manual until the rain here stops. So far everything is so much more accessible than with the E-PM2. Great performance, form-factor..... Happy
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum

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    Re: Finally got it

    I like my E-PM2... but my E-M5 MK 1 is better. Enjoy your E-P5.
    Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
    Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
    Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
    Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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    • #3
      Re: Finally got it

      Originally posted by OM USer View Post
      I like my E-PM2... but my E-M5 MK 1 is better. Enjoy your E-P5.
      I love my E-PM2 regards it's functions and features. It will still be used but more as a " compact" probably with the Pana 14mm pancake. Sometimes I found the body a tad small especially when paired with legacy glass
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum

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      • #4
        Re: Finally got it

        My one is used more than the EM-1. It's great for street work as very few people see it as a "Pro" camera and take little notice of me.

        Have FUN !

        Graham

        We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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        • #5
          Re: Finally got it

          Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
          My one is used more than the EM-1. It's great for street work as very few people see it as a "Pro" camera and take little notice of me.

          Have FUN !

          Thanks Graham until this awful cold wet windy weather subsides, I'll be studying the manual and functions. Roll on Spring !
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/minnies_mum

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          • #6
            Re: Finally got it

            I'm thinking of getting one as a second body to go with my new e M1.
            would you recommend the R or EZ version of the 14-42mm
            and could anyone recommend a good source for buying - both second hand and new?

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            • #7
              Re: Finally got it

              Originally posted by Snookerman View Post
              I'm thinking of getting one as a second body to go with my new e M1.
              would you recommend the R or EZ version of the 14-42mm
              and could anyone recommend a good source for buying - both second hand and new?
              The R is better optically. I found the Z rather disappointing. The Panasonic 12-32 is a better compact zoom IMHO
              Paul
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              • #8
                Re: Finally got it

                Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                The R is better optically. I found the Z rather disappointing.
                I must have the best EZ they made. I found it very comparable with the R (which I then sold) For such a compact lens, it represents excellent Value for Money.

                Graham

                We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                • #9
                  Re: Finally got it

                  I have the EZ (on my E-M10) and the R (on my E-PL5) both came as the kit lens

                  Optically I've never noticed any real difference but then I'm not a pixel peeper.

                  In operation I prefer the R. The manual zoom suits me more than the power zoom n the EZ. For some reason I always turn the wrong way with the EZ - I usually second guess myself and get it wrong!

                  The R has the disadvantage that you need to "unlock" it each time if you want to collapse it to be smaller and it's still not that small. The EZ is very hard to beat for size though, if you want the smallest package then it's the one to go for.

                  IMHO both lenses are overpriced new and I would try the For sale here as first port of call.
                  http://e-group.uk.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29

                  I haven't used any of the Panasonic zooms but my experience with the Panasonic 25mm F1.7 is very positive.
                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcuk/

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