She's a beauty!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Jan68, May 2, 2014.

  1. Jan68

    Jan68 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2014
    I usually like cameras in black and I always buy them in black..... until last week, when I picked up a silver E-M5. Doing some research in the last week for a fast prime-lens, I narrowed it down to the Panasonic 20 1.7 and the Olympus 17 1.8. I decided to go with the Olympus, and had planned to get the silver one (of course, it's a silver camera) yesterday at my local dealer. The sale-price ($100 off) made the decision even easier......

    Last night I checked out the lens in the store, the first time I had it in my hand and on the camera. As expected, I loved the feel, the auto-focus, the classic 35mm angle, but surprisingly I didn't like the color. The shiny silver of the lens looks very different from the matt silver of the E-M5, looked to me that someone tried to match the color but failed....... Then I checked out the black copy, and thought it looks very nice.....

    Long story short: here she is! She is used every day and is doing a fabulous job, she feels great in my hand, she looks (IMHO) very nice with the 17 mounted, and she hates when I call her "she". Give me a few days with this new outfit and I will post some pictures...


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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    I have the opposite; a silver 17mm on a black em5. They only had silver at the time when I bought the 17mm
  3. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2014
    Emerald Isle, NC.
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    Very Sexy!!!

    Love my silver E-M10...
  4. billbooz

    billbooz Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2014
    Lynchburg, VA USA
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    William H. Booz
    Isn't camera porn great?! Does indeed look awesome, Jan68! I have the black/silver E-M10 and with any small lens (mine are all black except standard 14-42mm from my old E-PL5) looks quite the same and always gets attention when people see it!
  5. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Hi Jan!

    Nice looking rig!

    I prefer the silver/black E-M5 look - but that wasn't available when I got mine so I've got the 'basic black' model. It's O.K., but yours has that 1960's SLR look. Very chic!


  6. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    She's definitely a looker, Jan! Thanx for sharing!
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Definitely a classic look - enjoy!
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I wouldn't have initially thought of that combo either (until I saw Amin's setup). I do now think it is the coolest color combo for the E-M5!
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    You'll find it gets even more silver over time as the paint on the black metal areas gets rubbed off.
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