When I ordered my EPL2 my wife wondered why I wanted another camera when I already had an E-5 with five very good lenses. The attached picture shows why. It shows the weight, the waste belt I carry all the stuff on, and all the items in the pockets of the waiste belt. The total weight is a tad over 5 lbs. The E-5, 12-60,50-200, Fl50R, extension tube.etc. etc. weighed over 18 lbs. When I was 30 I could carry a back pack of that size and hike 10 or 15 miles in a day. I an few days I will be 79 and I can't carry that much weight anymore. I can still walk a mile in twenty minutes carrying the 18 lbs but I simply don't want to do it any more. Thanks to the Micro 4/3 symtem I will still be able to carry a quality camera and hike 5 or 6 miles. Whem my new EM5 arrives in April it will add less than a lb. I hope to buty the Oly 75 mm when it comes out and have all prime lenses. They do make a difference. In case you wondering, I am not wealthy, just willing to go without clothing or food to enjoy my Olympus cameras. I have had many over the years and still have a 5050, 520, E-5, EPL2, and soon a EM5, Also have a small oly for underwater use. By the way I am not selling anything I have. Now I will have to learn how to take pictures. I just realized I don't know how to attach a picture--if someone would help me I would attach the picture of the gear I mentioned above.