PL5 anyone?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Uncle Frank, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
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    Amazon seems to be the first of the big e-tailers to have the Oly pl5 in stock. Anyone buying?

    Where can I find a comparison of the pl2 vs. pl5 sizes... body and lcd?

    I'm still a little put-off by the lack of a popup flash. I use the popup on my pl2 to trigger remotes for tabletop work, and use the vf2 to to focus my adapted 55/3.5 micro-Nikkor lens. No way to do that with a pl5. :frown:
  2. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Compare camera dimensions side by side
    (use the controls on the left to see rear and other views)
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  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    Thanks for the link, can't wait to get my hands on the smaller new camera! :smile:
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, I swapped my E-PL2 out for Minis in all my smaller bags, and it's amazing just how much room they afford me. You'll notice a big difference in packing space. :)
  5. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
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    Lee Osenton
    Just got my E-PL5 and it is much smaller than I expected. Love the touch screen, snappy handling, and OM-D image quality in a compact size.

  6. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

    I bought it, hated in on the first day and now like it a lot...
  7. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2012
    Richmond, BC, Canada
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    Just got the PL5 yesterday. Feels great to hold. Only had a chance to shoot indoors. Can't wait to get outside and do some shooting.
    Menu will take a bit of getting used to coming from a dslr that has all the buttons.
    This little beast is packed with cool features.....hope to get to use most of them :)
  8. mowog6000

    mowog6000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Oregon City Oregon
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    Pat bailey
    Bought mine 2 weeks ago and I love it! Coming from a EPL-1 the difference is astounding
    I bought the 12~50 from Cameta and it is a great combo for walking or hiking. I really like the touch screen for changing ISO or HDR I also am using my VF2 from the EPL1 and that makes it a perfect camera IMO.
  9. Mr Moo

    Mr Moo Rocket builder, collector of vintage air guitars

    Sep 17, 2012
    SE Virginia
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    Got my PL5 a couple hours ago, hopefully the battery will be charged enough before I leave to get in line for tickets to see Lincoln...I figure that standing in line is as good a time as any to set it up. I'll take my EM5 along as well in case I deplete the battery.

    Hey, it's a sickness.... Heh. :wink: