New E-M5 body at B&H for $399!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by manypix, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. manypix

    manypix Mu-43 Regular

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  2. longviewer

    longviewer Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jim R
    $379 again today :)
     
  3. bomo

    bomo Mu-43 Regular

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    May 7, 2014
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    Wayne
    I couldn't resist - just ordered the E-M5 for $379 from B&H. I have an E-M10 but kept thinking this would be a good way to get a weather sealed body for not too much money. Then again, I may just be a little crazy :)
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

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    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Don't forget you also need a WR lens.
     
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  5. runner girl

    runner girl Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    The original EM5 is not weather sealed.


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  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Andrew Lossing
    Pretty sure it is.
     
  7. Debbie.Cato

    Debbie.Cato Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2016
    I bought one too - thanks for posting the deal
     
  8. James23p

    James23p Mu-43 Regular

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    James
    Congrats on the EM-5 I got mine when they where $499 with a kit lens and I thought I got a great deal and I still do.

    The EM-5 is weather sealed heck its in the advertising and the original was bundled with the 12-50 weather sealed lens. The promo photo shows the EM-5 getting soaked with water its just not freeze proof like the mkII.

    Jim
     
  9. Debbie.Cato

    Debbie.Cato Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2016
    Hi James-

    Thank you yes I am aware it is weather sealed. I can't wait for it to arrive tomorrow. This is a major transition for me from Canon 5D3/6D/SL1/M and L glass (long story). I can tell you that I have always wanted smaller quality gear and purchased EP1 and EPM1 when they first came out. I am pleased with the PM2 I have recently purchased but wanted to add a body with viewfinder. I will work on adding fast primes next :)
     
  10. bomo

    bomo Mu-43 Regular

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    Wayne
    The new E-M5 will be a nice mate for my 12-40. Along with the E-M5, I ordered a Peak Design cuff, one Watson battery and the Fotodiox grip.

    I've had the 12-40 for a while now - wonderful lens. I was able to snag a refurbished one from the Olympus store.

    Looking around the web - I haven't seen anyone else with the E-M5 in stock. B&H must have a ton of these to get rid of.
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The EM5 is a sweet camera. The only real "issue" is that the em5 had mushy buttons because of the weather sealing and they often didn't feel like they were clicking. Otherwise, it's a pleasure to use. I have an EM5 II, and the improvements are good but not essential to its ultimate capabilities over the original.
     
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  12. bomo

    bomo Mu-43 Regular

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    Wayne
    I'm expecting this will handle much like my E-M10. My biggest concern was the early reports of shutter shock associated with this body. My son has an E-PL6 which supposedly exhibits the same problem, though I haven't been able to see it in any images.

    I don't think the mushy buttons will be a problem. I'm generally pretty forgiving with ergonomics. I keep thinking that if there is any digital camera which can classified as a classic, the E-M5 is it :thumbup:
     
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I saw shutter shock issues with my EPL5 but not my EM5. I'm not saying there weren't any but I didn't notice them.
     
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  14. E-M5 with the latest firmware has the 0 sec delay feature, which eliminates shutter shock.
     
  15. bomo

    bomo Mu-43 Regular

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    Wayne
    That's terrific news. I was under the impression that the hardware wouldn't support 0 sec anti-shock. I''ll need to check the camera when it arrives to verify the firmware is up to date.
     
  16. James23p

    James23p Mu-43 Regular

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    James
    I've had the EM-5 for about a year now and have never had issues with shutter shock.

    Jim
     
  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  18. James23p

    James23p Mu-43 Regular

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    James
    I have to be honest I don't really know what anti shock 0 is and don't think my EM-5 has it. It does have shutter delay to decrease movement from pressing the shutter release.

    All that said again I've never had any issues with shutter shock. But mine is a late production and the firmware is up to date.

    Jim
     
  19. bomo

    bomo Mu-43 Regular

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    Wayne
    Thanks for the replies on this. I didn't think that the E-M5 had a 0-second anti-shock setting but since I ordered one, I'm not terribly worried about it. From what I have read, it depends on the interaction between the camera body and lens - so only shows up with specific combinations.
     
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