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    I am seriously tempted to cross to the dark side and get myself an EPL5 with the45mm f1.8 and the 12-50mm. Any thoughts or things that I should consider before coming to a final decision?

    I will be selling my four thirds kit to fund the move to mfts.

    Cheers

    Greg
    My Flickr Home Page

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    Re: Considerations

    He who dares wins,
    He who hesitates is lost.
    One life, live it.
    Go on, you deserve it.
    I (Gregles) need it.
    I (Gregles) want it.
    I've earned it.

    If you need more reasons than this you don't deserve it!
    seriously I rate my OMD as being a far better machine/tool than the E5 (for me) others will of course disagree. But I have no regrets. If you can live without the viewfinder or
    are willing to buy the detachable one, then just do it.


    "Always shoot in RAW and avoid JPEGs"

    William Shakespeare.

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    • #3
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      That will do for me Jon

      Phone call to Ffordes tomorrow to arrange a courier to collect all my four thirds gear It looks a very, very capable camera
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      • #4
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        Jon has given you excellent advice there Greg.

        It's an OMD minus a few bits but plus that very interesting looking tilting screen.

        I'm sure you'll be knocked out by it. (The camera not the screen )

        Enjoy.
        Peter

        she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

        E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
        OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
        Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.

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        • #5
          Re: Considerations

          Originally posted by Seonnaidh View Post
          He who dares wins,
          He who hesitates is lost.
          One life, live it.
          Go on, you deserve it.
          I (Gregles) need it.
          I (Gregles) want it.
          I've earned it.

          If you need more reasons than this you don't deserve it!
          seriously I rate my OMD as being a far better machine/tool than the E5 (for me) others will of course disagree. But I have no regrets. If you can live without the viewfinder or
          are willing to buy the detachable one, then just do it.
          Jon, I would add

          You can't take it with you.
          No one deserves it as much as YOU

          If you leave the money as "Inheritance", no one will aprreaciate it as much as you woud, buying an OM-D
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          [I].
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          I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
          Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


          http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

          the ONE photo album

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          • #6
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            Cheers Peter

            I have not had the opportunity to handle any of the PENs but have no qualms about using them. I am looking forward to firing shots off from the screen and what looks like almost instantaneous AF performance and high ISO and, and , and and...........
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            • #7
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              You won't regret it.

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              • #8
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                Thanks Chevvy and pvasc
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                • #9
                  Well I am happy with the epm-2 with the vf-2... If you don't need the big glass...go for it
                  chris
                  shetland

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                  • #10
                    Re: Considerations

                    Cheers Chris, I just cannot be bothered lugging round heavy gear all the time it just gets in the way of having fun with the family. My shooting is mainly for fun and is landscapes and people - so the 12-50 and 45mm will cover the bases there. I can pick up a 40-150 or the panny 45-200 at some point in the future if needed

                    It all looks good
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                    • #11
                      Re: Considerations

                      Originally posted by gregles View Post
                      Cheers Chris, I just cannot be bothered lugging round heavy gear all the time it just gets in the way of having fun with the family. My shooting is mainly for fun and is landscapes and people - so the 12-50 and 45mm will cover the bases there. I can pick up a 40-150 or the panny 45-200 at some point in the future if needed

                      It all looks good

                      Greg, if I was not into Birds in Flight - I too would be OM-G I mean, OM-D
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                      [I].
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                      I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                      Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

                      the ONE photo album

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                      • #12
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                        Chevvy I think it can, I think it can, do Birds in flight. Take a look at my thread Bird in flight. It was taken with a PL5 but all I did was pull up put the bird in the focus square on the LCD and push the shutter. I wonder what it would have gotten if I had a lens and tried to get the bird.

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                        • #13
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                          Congrats Greg, that E-PL5 sounds to be a fantastic camera, essentially an E-M5 without a few bits and bobs. Do you think you will add the VF-2 at some point? I found it very useful when I had my E-PL2.
                          Regards Huw


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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by pvasc View Post
                            Chevvy I think it can, I think it can, do Birds in flight. Take a look at my thread Bird in flight. It was taken with a PL5 but all I did was pull up put the bird in the focus square on the LCD and push the shutter. I wonder what it would have gotten if I had a lens and tried to get the bird.
                            Thanks but I have explored the use of 50-200 and other long lenses - however its not a great combo for bif YET
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                            [I].
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                            I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
                            Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

                            the ONE photo album

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                              Thanks but I have explored the use of 50-200 and other long lenses - however its not a great combo for bif YET
                              No it won't work with that. lens. I had the Sigma 30mm on the E-PL5. The 50-200 on the E-30.

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