Travel - E-P5 vs E-M1 and lens selection

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by pix530, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. pix530

    pix530 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    Going to long travel trip.
    Shoot posed portrait. Natural and artificial light.

    E-P5, proven good one for travel, smaller, good IQ
    E-M1, slightly better but bigger. In doubt.

    75mm - for sure
    I guess take 12-40/2.8 for everything else.
  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    If I were taking either of the 2 lenses you've listed, the EM1 is going to be better able to handle them. In reality, the EP5 and EM1 size differences are negligible to the point of not really bringing them up.
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    If it's just those 2 lenses, I'd say take both bodies, leave the 12-40 on the E-M1 (weather sealed combo, better handling of bulkier lens), and leave the leaner 75mm on the leaner E-P5. You won't have to change lenses then. The bodies share batteries so power is pretty straightforward.
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  4. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    The em1 with the 12-40 and 75 is my go to kit. It fits in my Tamrac velocity 6x sling bag and weighs in around 5 lbs...with all the traditional goodies (extra batteries, lens wipes, and snacks). If I had to, I could sell everything else and make do with just that...but that's crazy talk, so I'll keep all the other gear too.
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  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Fir the EVF alone, I'd forsake the E-P5 and just run with the E-M1.
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Em1, no question, with those lenses.
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