E-P5 for $240

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by rich.smith, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    Currently listed at $239.99 on the Olympus reconditioned site. Very good price. I ordered the silver body. I will be selling my GX1 to defray some of the cost.

    I have been eyeing an E-PL7 for quite a while. The only advantage (for me) of the E-PL7 is the shared batteries with the E-M10. Although, I plan to replace my E-M10 with an E-M1 with the next sale on the Oly reconditioned site.
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  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I picked up a brand-new E-P5 with the VF-4 for $399 when Roberts was closing them out last year. This is still a very formidable camera. 1/8000th of a second shutter speeds (like the E-M1) and a very solid build. If anyone has any interest at all in the E-P5, they should jump on this $239 deal for the body only right now. The perfect companion to the E-M1.
  3. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    The Olympus site also lists the E-P5 with VF-4 and 17mm f1.8 for $479.99. Unfortunately, the link is dead (probably sold out) or I would have purchased that instead.
  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    E-P5 definitely better.
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  5. Stickee

    Stickee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 11, 2016
    Toronto, ON
    Well, didn't need another body, but oh well. :dance2:

    Thanks @rich.smith@rich.smith !
  6. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    Wow. 20% off sale today drops the price to $192.
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  7. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    If you have any interest at all... don't think about it - just do it! And use Amin's links, of course. :)
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  8. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    I'm thinking about it but do I really need another camera body? Hopefully it will sell out before I try to actually buy it. ;)
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  9. musicwack

    musicwack Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 21, 2015
    South Jersey
    Owner of an E-M1 and E-M5 here and bought one anyway! Dooooo it!!!!
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    $191 was too hard to pass up. This was $800-900 18 months ago. I'll give one a try.
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  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Yes, I almost bought one, but in the end I just couldn't do it. I just don't like cameras w/o a viewfinder built in. The site is extremely slow, and a lot of items that show as available generate a 404 PAGE NOT FOUND error when you click on them. It's an exercise in frustration ATM.
  12. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yeah. They need to add some extra servers when they do these sales.

    I really had no reason to buy one. Sometimes hate really good deals!
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  13. Stickee

    Stickee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 11, 2016
    Toronto, ON
    Didn't need it also, but will be an upgrade for my wife who is currently using the E-PL5.
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Once they added the zero second anti-shock, this is a really good camera. For the price, it's cheaper than most if not all the PL series but with the 5 axes IBIS. If nothing else, you have really good "throw it in the car" camera.
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  15. Starfleet

    Starfleet Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2015
    Michigan, USA
    Exactly. Shutter shock is pretty severe on this camera, but with the zero second anti-shock it gets to another level of sharpness. Certainly better than any point and shoot out there, at the price of a point and shoot.
  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    After my X100T thread, I kind of intended to just park my 25mm on here and use it as my "grab-and-go". Just saved $1000. :)

    (Although it's likely just as capable as my main camera - a GX7 - other than EVF is an add-on)
  17. cpt000

    cpt000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    Is the VF2 compatible with the e-p5?
  18. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Yes, all Olympus add-on EVFs are compatible with all bodies equipped with AP/AP.2 accessory slot
  19. I have the em-1 with pro lenses ,but wanted a more stealth camera for street work. Always wanted to try the pens and the ep-5 body was on sale for half price, so I ordered it. The batt ( bln-1) fits the em-1 , which is good. I'd like to set up a kit with 2 or 3 little oly primes. I don't know if I'll get the vf-4. My go everywhere camera is my G16, so I'm used to shooting from the screen. Gotta have a laugh though, When I shoot the streets, a lot of the time people move out of the way when I have the em-1 up to my eye. I would have liked to try the canon eos m3, but then you have a whole new system. Cheers.
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  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    As beautiful as the EP5 is, I personally came to the conclusion after owning one several years ago that an EV is essential for me. The E-M10 is available at pretty much the same price and that's a great camera too.
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