A couple of EPL-5 Questions

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    1. Is the IBIS any better on the EPL-5 compared to the EPL-1
    I shoot 100 % hand held. Some with my FT 70-300 on my EPL-1
    2. Can you really see the better IQ on the EPL-5 vs EPL-1 ?

    Sorry if these have asked here before
    Thanks in advance

  2. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2011
    1. No difference as far as I know/experience. If it's EM5 yes.
    2. Yes. In terms of high ISO. I personally max out at 800 with EPL1. And 3200 with EPL5. That's 2 stops for me. In fact, 6400 is still very useable.

    Here's one at ISO8000, you can see the details still with the EPL5. Panasonic 35-100 f2.8 was used.


    As for sharpness, I don't really do a side by side test. I'm actually happy with what EPL1 churns out on a good light day.

    1 thing though with EPL1 is the ISO100 setting, which I had been hoping will be retained but certainly not...

    Hope that helps.
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    1) The EPL5 body is small. IBIS isn't any better.
    2) IQ -- especially at higher ISO -- is much better, which would help get a higher shutter speed on a long lens.
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  4. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    Thank you very much for the replys WT 21 and wonglp
    Well thanks for helping me NOT by an EPL-5

    If I can shoot shutter at 1000 and ISO 800 at 300mm
    The results are very good. I am VERY shakey

    This is from my EPL-1 and 70-300 FT from this morning
    a close 100 mm, ISO 640, Hand Held, shutter 1000

  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
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  6. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    High ISO EPL-1 vs EPL-5 very impressive , RT_Panther
    Well I have not completely ruled out an EPL-5

    How about AF EPL-1 vs EPL-5 with a FT 70-300 ( my main birding lens )
    I lose a lot of shots ( birds ) because of the AF Speed of the EPL-1 with a 70-300. But with the sigma 19mm f2.8 AF on the EPL-1 is Fast
  7. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I've owned an E-PL1, E-P2 and E-P3 and E-PM1 (all used, I was trying things out and selling what I didn't want to keep and it did hook me on mft cameras).

    What I have now is the E-M5 and E-PL5. I can tell you that I don't believe the IBIS in the E-PL5 is any better than any of the older mft cameras I owned and it always disappoints after I've been shooting the E-M5, lol.

    But it is still very good. The sensor in the E-PL5 alone makes it worth a look as it's miles beyond the older ones if you shoot in lower light conditions.