Best thing about my new E-P5

rfortson

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Best thing about the E-P5 I bought is that I've yet to lose the eyepiece (and no, I didn't buy the VF-4). :)

I'm on my third eye piece on my E-M5. That's my only complaint, though.
 
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Funny, because my only reason for not getting the EP5 was that it did not have a built in viewfinder. Weird.
 

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Funny, because my only reason for not getting the EP5 was that it did not have a built in viewfinder. Weird.
:) Yeah, I know that was a deal-killer for a lot of people. I personally don't mind, though I guess it would be nice to have something like the GX7 where there's a little flip up viewfinder built in. I have the E-M5 also and I do like a viewfinder for using longer lenses, so that's my telephoto camera. Nice to have all these choices.
 

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EVF doesn't really take any extra space (GX7, Nex-6) so why not just put it in there for occasional use? Attachable evf is big no.
 

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Best thing with my newish E-P5 would be to find out that the camera has cured from the shuttershock issues when i will test it tomorrow.


And btw: i really like the idea of a detachable viewfinder.
 
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:) Yeah, I know that was a deal-killer for a lot of people. I personally don't mind, though I guess it would be nice to have something like the GX7 where there's a little flip up viewfinder built in. I have the E-M5 also and I do like a viewfinder for using longer lenses, so that's my telephoto camera. Nice to have all these choices.
I just shoot way better with a viewfinder. I had the EP5 and the EM5 next to each other and really the EVF on the EM5 clinched it for me.
 

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EVF doesn't really take any extra space (GX7, Nex-6) so why not just put it in there for occasional use? Attachable evf is big no.
Because once you use a VF-4, those EVFs look like an EVF for ants.
 

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Owned VF-2 for 3 years and didn't use it at all, but then I got VF4 last Christmas season and I found it really nice in IQ and easy for eyes. With EP5 it's even nicer with auto on/off. The only match for vf is EM1 and for now it's a little more than I want to pay for and lug around.
 

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Funny, because my only reason for not getting the EP5 was that it did not have a built in viewfinder. Weird.
Same here. I really don't know what all the hoopla is about an integrated EVF.
 

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I got the kit with the VF-4 and haven't used it yet. It's because the LCD with flip touch screen is more versatile. You can angle and extend it without having the camera to your face in awkward positions. I keep the VF-4 around for sunny days or when i want to be a "real" photographer...
 

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I think the VF-4, if you put it on your eye, may help reduce shutter shock. Need to do more tests but a pattern I've noticed is that roughly out of 20 photos when shooting with a prime, I get 2 or so that have shutter shock. When using the VF-4 pressed against my eye, I have not noticed any shutter shock photos.

This might be because the extra pressure dampens the shutter resonation. Need to do more tests.
 

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