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OM-D E-M5: Silver or Black - Which one would you buy?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by okinana, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Which of the 2 body colors would you buy if you have the budget? Let's see which is more popular.

    :2thumbs:
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Silver. However, if I didn't have a black E-P3, I think I might go for black. Both colors look fantastic to me.
     
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  3. st3v4nt

    st3v4nt Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 26, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Since no difference in price, I bet most will choose silver...though if they give discount price I don't mind to have the black. Hope oly give us the weather sealed adapter bonus like in Japan....:)
     
  4. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Same here Amin. I might get the silver. I am still contemplating on selling my present camera + kit lens (black E-P3).
     
  5. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I think I'm going black. So stealthy.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Silver for the silly reason that silver lenses will look kind of bad on the black body, but the silver body has enough black and silver in it that both black and silver lenses would look fine.

    -Ray
     
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  7. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Yes, the Oly 45 looks odd on my GF1.
     
  8. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    If I were considering an OMD I'd probably be more inclined to choose silver.
     
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I'd go silver, but I'm really trying to resist. Save my money for that 75/1.8 later this year!
     
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I love my E-P3 and plan to keep and use it for a long time. I hope they kept the same battery for the E-M5!
     
  11. robknight

    robknight Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Black for Accessories

    I REALLY like the silver body, but I think it looks funky with the battery grip. Of course, I don't suppose a silver battery grip would look great either! I don't mind the silver lenses on my black E-P3 now anyway.
     
  12. billhuegerich

    billhuegerich Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Silver, no question about it! If I want to go stealth, I've got a black EPL2.
     
  13. epsilon

    epsilon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 17, 2012
    i like silver for that retro look
     
  14. robknight

    robknight Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    The E-M5 uses a BLN-1 battery. It looks a bit more rounded than the BLS batteries.
    Olympus - BLN-1
     
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  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    :frown:
     
  16. RR76

    RR76 Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Jul 6, 2011
    South Wales UK
    Silver is definitely more retro, but I've decided to pre-order the black. The silver lenses will look a little out of sorts on it, but it's stealthier for street shots, especially as you can now use it like a waist level finder with the flip up screen.
     
  17. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Black for the main body, silver for the backup or silver for the main body, black for the backup?

    One body can be set up different from the other and the color coding can help id the camera for the shooter or an assistant.
     
  18. robknight

    robknight Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Good thinking!
     
  19. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'll have to go black ...

    ... because the silver would provoke lustful envy in my photog friends. :biggrin:
     
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  20. Gakuranman

    Gakuranman Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Japan
    One thing that bothers me about the silver though - it doesn't seem to match the lustre the silver lenses such as the 12mm f/2 have... Just me?