What Olympus camera did you start with?

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I've started with this one
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in 2013. It came with the 14-42 II kit zoom. Then I bought this 45mm, then the 17/1.8, then the 12/2, then the 75/1.8, then........
Maybe need to mention the first EM5 camera that I bought lasted less than 24 hours and one of the buttons just fell apart. Went back to the store and showed it and the seller replaced the camera straight away. About 6 months later (and a few thousands pictures taken) the shutter failed. I would not call this a good start, still, I was committed to never go back to DSLR.
 
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E-P5, but was not a good experience, had the sticky dials problem, rear screen failed. Not one of their most reliable models.
Then went on to the EM10.2 that went into manual mode 1/160 second and f11 for macro work. No need to learn the menu for that one. Last one EM1.3 purchased for an overseas trip that never happened, early 2020 .

Things have come along way since the E-P5, and hoping that continues.

The E-P5 was my second Olympus camera and I really loved it. I still enjoy playing with it from time to time. The cheap rubber "hand grip" has worn off and the dials are sticky but I have a stubborn affection for the thing. I took some nice pics with it! That said, it's my E-M1 II that goes with me everywhere now.
 
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My first Oly was the E-PL1. After a long hiatus from taking any film piectures, I bought it mostly out of curiosity for digital camera tech. I was really surprised at what they had packed into that small package and it was a great looking and feeling camera to carry around in my tourist town. I always had people asking me what I was using. After a year or two, I moved up to the E-P5, which really was an improvement in features and image quality. But I still look back fondly on that E-PL1. After all, it got me back into photography!

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I may have answered this already, but my OM-10 back in 1980 or 1981. Still have it today and use it every so often.
 

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Black OM-2n (favourite camera ever) .... OM-2sp, then OM4's, OM4ti's, Nikon F3's, Nikon F4's, Leica R4mot, Nikon D3's, Nikon D3x, Em1's, EM1X's (currently using)
 
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The second camera I ever bought - OM-1 MD. Followed by one new and a couple of used OM2s. I used those until digital. Our first digital camera was the Olympus C3030Z, after which I took a detour into Nikon ending with a D600/7100 pair. Back to Olympus with the OM-D E-M5. I seem to have run aground on the Olympus reef.
 
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C-7000 in late 2005
Switched to a Canon A710IS, which had more zoom, IS, and snappier performance, but worse build and what I would later come to recognize as a lower quality lens.
Both stolen.
E-410, which really made me start to enjoy photography
E-620, big upgrade, died in tragic canoeing accident
E-450, tried and sold
E-PM1, never really clicked, gave away
E-M5
E-M1.3
 
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E-P5, but was not a good experience, had the sticky dials problem, rear screen failed. Not one of their most reliable models.
Then went on to the EM10.2 that went into manual mode 1/160 second and f11 for macro work. No need to learn the menu for that one. Last one EM1.3 purchased for an overseas trip that never happened, early 2020 .

Things have come along way since the E-P5, and hoping that continues.
Well that stinks about your E-P5. Glad you stuck with Olympus. I loved my E-P5, mainly because it had the built-in flash. I've considered buying another but guess I won't push my luck.

I started with the original digital Pen, the E-P1. Loved that camera and it's look, and got me eventually to switch over from Pentax to Olympus (with the E-M5).

Here are some shots from my E-P1.

Mounted on a Pentax 1000m f/8 lens. The camera would actually fit inside the lens cap. :)
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Keith Strickland of the B52's
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Yellowstone National Park
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Willie
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Legend by Russ, on Flickr
 
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