She's a beauty!

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

  1. Jan68

    Jan68 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 1, 2014
    Ontario
    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...


    Jan

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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    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 Veteran

    Very Sexy!!!

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

    billbooz Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2014
    Lynchburg, VA USA
    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
    Jim
    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!

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  6. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    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 Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    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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