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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: Considerations

Greg the E-PL's are great for people,landscape and general shooting I use mine all the while with and without the VF3.

It's a bit of a culture shock after coming from a DSLR but you soon adapt and it becomes second nature using it and their is not much you cannot do with it.

The 12-50mm is not the choice I would have made as the 14-42 is just as good and cheaper.

I will be upgading from the E-PL3 to the E-PL5 when funds permit.
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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.
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I will save up for the VF2 just in case we get some sunny days and I cannot use the screen

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Re: Considerations

I've managed to get some reasonable BIF shots with the OM-D and the Panny 45-200.
I might try the Oly 70-300 soon. Might hire one for a weekend just to "suck it and see".
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Hi Huw,

I will save up for the VF2 just in case we get some sunny days and I cannot use the screen

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I was out in the monthly allotment of sun yesterday and the screen didn't seem to be to bad, compared to the E-PL1. I would recommend the VF-2 though.
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Greg the E-PL's are great for people,landscape and general shooting I use mine all the while with and without the VF3.

It's a bit of a culture shock after coming from a DSLR but you soon adapt and it becomes second nature using it and their is not much you cannot do with it.

The 12-50mm is not the choice I would have made as the 14-42 is just as good and cheaper.

I will be upgading from the E-PL3 to the E-PL5 when funds permit.
Thanks Paul,

I have gone for the twin lens kit with the 45mm instead. I might miss the 2mm at the wide end but will probably appreciate the increased length of the 40-150 more for day to day shooting.

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I was out in the monthly allotment of sun yesterday and the screen didn't seem to be to bad, compared to the E-PL1. I would recommend the VF-2 though.
Thanks for that - I will have to wait and see how it handles in the blistering hot Scottish weather Perhaps I should have gone for Tims used EM5 and 12-50 purely for the waterproofing
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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.

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Errm, don't you mean cross to the light side?
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