A while back I wrote that my dream camera would be an ep3 with the features of an em5. The ep5 seemed to be all of that, but the price was steep, and it didn't have the option for adding a large grip. So I pouted for 4 months before I finally gave in and hit the buy button. I sold the 17/1.8 that came bundled with the kit for $400, bringing the price of the ep5 + vf4 down to $1,049, and funded it by selling some under-utilized slr lenses. After 6 weeks, I have decided the ep5 is everything I had hoped for. The tiny grip isn't the problem I had feared, and the camera's solid build quality, well placed buttons, and dual control dials make using it a treat. The rangefinder styling pleases my eyes, adding to my pride of ownership. Not just pretty, it's long on image quality, too. I can get acceptable results at iso3200, and the focus peaking makes working with vintage mf lenses predictable and precise. My first entry into mirrorless was a pl2, and it was my fun camera. But with an ep5, 4 native lenses, and a fl-36r external flash, I feel like I have a complete lightweight system that's fun but also capable of serious work. A friend on another forum wrote... "When the EP5 came out I fell in love. This was the Leica I had always lusted after but could never afford." I agree.