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IS it stupid to own the EP5 and E-PL5?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by harryzgnilek, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    Hi all

    So a few weeks ago I bought the Oly E-PL5 w 14,42 and 45 1.8 (really like it)
    This week I went and bought the E-p5 Kit w 17 1.8 & VF4 (lenses I also have are the Panni 20, 40-150)

    Does anyone else have the same cameras and why?
    Is it stupid to own both?
    I figured the EPL5 and panni 20 is so small I can just take it anywhere in my pocket
    Thoughts?
     
  2. salvatore64

    salvatore64 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Yes it's stupid, send me your epl5 right now!
     
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  3. salvatore64

    salvatore64 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Actually I prob wouldn't of went that route although I have read here of people carrying two omd's . So for a second body at half the price why not.
     
  4. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Why not? Sounds like a good idea to me, if you like them both.
     
  5. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    I figured if I sold the e-pl5 I would only get $375 ish ,so I figured why not just keep it.
    better then lugging around my canon gear

    which route would you have gone?

    thanks
     
  6. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    I am in a similar position. I recently purchased the E-PM2 new and just received my E-P5.

    I plan on selling the 2 month old E-PM2 because I don't really need a second body. I have other cameras around for the hopefully rare instances that my E-P5 would be out of commission. I don't see myself carrying two bodies. I don't use cameras for work.

    I like the small form factor of the E-PM2 but I have already put it back in the box and don't plan on using it anymore. I am a little disappointed that they changed the battery size. I had several batteries for my E-PM2 that are now of no value to me.

    So, do you want to double down and add a third camera to your collection? I have an E-PM2 for sale...:biggrin:
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the forum, by the way!
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I carry both an E-P3 and an E-PL3. It gives me the same sensor/processor, allows me to have two primes mounted and I get the tilt screen on the E-PL3. If I need a smaller, pocketable set up I can use the E-PL3 with my 14mm. It was a very cost effective way to carry two cameras. :cool:
     
  9. I couldn't imagine carrying only one camera anymore :smile:
     
  10. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013

    thank you
     
  11. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    Yes it is unfortunate that they use different Batteries ...
    But I figured if a new battery would cost me 60$ and instead kept the Epl5.. I wouldn't need a 2nd Battery for the EP5 :)
     
  12. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    If you use both, keep it. If not, sell it. It's convenient having 2 lightweight cameras ready for use. I usually carry the Epl5 with 14mm and Sigma DP2M (30mm) when wandering the city.
     
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    No, it is not stupid. We have an E-PM1 with OM-D and having a small camera like the E-PL5 is a great idea. I carry the E-PM1 a lot, it is easy to keep in a messenger bag, etc., by itself. Our E-PM1 will eventually be replaced but for now I want to see what the forthcoming GX-7 is like.
     
  14. salvatore64

    salvatore64 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
    What I have is an OMD the older epl1/epm1. I'm not saying that's better at all. I had all 3 cameras before the epl5/ep5 were even announced . I personally like the OMD and would of coupled it with the epl-5 . Or OMD and ep5. For me the OMD is a must only because I happen to feel very comfortable with its design, love the built In evf and weather sealing is a plus especially at that price point.
     
  15. salvatore64

    salvatore64 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Another reason to keep it would be to do what I do. I very rairly leave my house with more then one camera but for in the house I leave all 3 with different lenses mounted. This makes missing a shot less likely due to not having to change a lense. My cameras are like my toys so leaving them like that allows me to enjoy them all.
     
  16. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    Ya ,I kinda do the same thing
    only thing is these toys become expensive!
     
  17. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2013
    Finland
    I wouldn't say it is stupid, but then on the other hand I have E-PM2 and E-P5 with 14-42mm Oly zoom and 17, 45, 75 Oly primes and VF-4. :2thumbs:
     
  18. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2013
    Which do you use more or prefer?
     
  19. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2013
    Finland
    I've been struggling with E-P5 dials but now I believe I have settings right (=suits for me)

    I got use to lightness and easiness of PM2 so it made bigger change than I thought to swap to P5. But I'm learning all the time and prefer now P5. BUT when VF-4 added to PM2, it's also excellent combination. It made my life easier though when my wife adopted PM2, so I don't have change to choose, at least not so often. She really likes the PM2, and so we are selling other gear away.

    Small difference why I prefer E-P5:
    - faster shutter speed (needed in harsh daylight to get bokeh efect)
    - tilting LCD
    - circle dials (although took time to get use to)
    - E-P5 sturdier than PM2, works better eg. with 75mm/1.8 Oly

    But as mentioned above, I'm keeping both. There is place for both even solely in my own use.
     
  20. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    If you're asking this question, then I take it you have not yet discovered the joys of using multiple bodies when shooting. :) Try throwing your 45mm/1.8 on one and your 17mm/1.8 on the other the next time you go out.

    Yes. You hit a big one on the head.