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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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Re: E-PL5 tempted

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The problem is now finding an E-Pl5 body....I can't find one anywhere Jessops, Wex, Park SRS....except for a white one .....I don't want to have to buy a 14-42 in a kit just to get this offer as it costs 100 more.
SRS should split the kit, I think. Bought my PL5 from them, (in store and that maybe the difference), and they split the body right out of the kit in front of me, well actually they just took the lens out, same thing. Couldn't hurt to ask them if they would.
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

Thanks....just checked their web site again and they now list the body separately...so I've ordered a black body. Their site also confirms the 17mm lens offer so should be straightforward.....smashing - a nice small compact body with a pancake (for £400) - just what I wanted!
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

I've not used one myself, but the 17/2.8 doesn't have a great reputation. Personally, I'd go for the E-PL5 (which I do have and it's superb) and a Pany 14/2.5 (had one and sold it since I have a 9-18 and a 17/1.8). The Pany 14 is really small and delivers great IQ. A used one will set you back less than a £100.
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

I have a damaged 17 f2.8 silver...which is badly scratched on the front element - produces bad flare in some instances but otherwise ok.
I'm going to claim the free 17mm f 2.8 black version via the current Olympus promotion to go with the black E-PL5 just ordered as a super stealth small and pocketable combination for street and to carry in my work bag.
Its not super sharp but its good enough...it wont compare to the 12, 45 or 75....but its the picture I'm after not inscrutable IQ. Thanks for the suggestion of the Pany 14....might be room in the bag for one someday.
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

Brian can you tot up the cost including postage of your e-pL5?
I might convince myself ...
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

The e-pl5 and postage is £406.00 from SRS.
Then the 17mm f2.8 is free from Olympus worth £200 on the high street or £120 from ebay...as I needed (really needed) a new pancake that makes it a really good deal.
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

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Brian can you tot up the cost including postage of your e-pL5?
I might convince myself ...
I've been monitoring the price of the 17mm on ebay - they normally sell for around 110 - 120....so you could get one using the Olympus promotion and sell it on ebay and that makes your e-pl5 just 286.00 - a bargain for e-m5 output!
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I'm tempted to replace my E-P1 with an E-PL5.......what will I miss from the Pen if I change to the Lite version.....would you recommend it?
I did the same thing, passed on my ep1 to a mate who was broke, and got the epl5. Much as I loved the camera, I bought an EP3 a few months ago.

My gripes with the EPL5 are with the handling and physical size. I am not a fan of menus and sub menus and the EP3 and EP1 are much better endowed with buttons for most things. I also felt the EPL5 was a bit small in the hand.

I wish I had not bought in some ways but like it too much to sell, I keep the Panasonic 14mm 2.8 on it and use it for street work and landscape etc.

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Re: E-PL5 tempted

I've just received my E-Pl5...got the menu settings done, battery on charge, sent my lens promotion claim in....just need a screen protector and I'm in business!
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

Lucky you Brian - enjoy!
...and don't forget to let us see what it can do.
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

Cheers Iain,
I will try to post some images later. I'm very impressed with the appearance of the camera itself, very solid and good looking. The image on the LCD looks very over saturated compared with the E-M5, even with warm colours off and Natural mode selected. Must play with the menu a bit more....please let me know if you know how to get the LCD set up.
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Cheers Iain,
I will try to post some images later. I'm very impressed with the appearance of the camera itself, very solid and good looking. The image on the LCD looks very over saturated compared with the E-M5, even with warm colours off and Natural mode selected. Must play with the menu a bit more....please let me know if you know how to get the LCD set up.
Menu->Wrench-> 3rd one down does Color temp, Brightness and a choice between vivid and natural color modes, default on mine was vivid,you change it with the info button.
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Menu->Wrench-> 3rd one down does Color temp, Brightness and a choice between vivid and natural color modes, default on mine was vivid,you change it with the info button.
PVASC....many thanks ...sorted! Looks natural now!
(I didn't like the Vivid setting!)
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You are welcome. I didn't like it either. On must be the factory setting, like the "keep warm color".
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Re: E-PL5 tempted

I would suggest the MCG-2 grip for it. Really makes it nice to hold.
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