Which one should I get? E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by xdayv, May 10, 2012.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    I got a notification from my supplier that the following are available:

    E-M5 + 12-50 kit lens = $1140 USD

    E-M5 body only = $1023 USD

    I have *no* plans in getting the kit lens, but I think it's an underrated lens with macro capabilities and weather sealing. The difference between the kit and body only is $117.

    I have to decide by tomorrow as supplier is holding the stock for me. I was eyeing the GX1 to compliment my G3, but succumbing to the E-M5 without much resistance from my end haha!

    1. Shall I get the kit or body only? Is the $117 a good price to jump for the kit?

    2. Will you be keen to add the 12-50 to my bag? (see signature below).

    Advice needed, much appreciated.
  2. VisualFeast

    VisualFeast Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012
    Well at that price, even if you didn't want it you would easily make a profit on eBay.
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  3. williamthorpe271

    williamthorpe271 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hi Dave, i ordered a black kit and a silver body and only have the black kit at moment. i didnt think i would have much use of the kit lens but thought it may come in handy in wet weather. i must say that after using it i am pleasently supprised, yes its a slow lens but quite sharp (for a zoom ) and not bad at Macro, focuses pretty fast too. i would think that to buy the lens outright would be around $500 as it is £329 over here at moment so $117 seams like a bargain to me. if you didnt like the lens and moved it on i doubt you would loose out on the deal.
    Must say Dave you have some impressive pictures on your web site. cheers paul.
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  4. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    I would suggest to buy the kit and see the output images from it.

    If you dont like, you can easily sell the kit lens.
    It's a bargain.
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  5. Brownian

    Brownian Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    Get the kit lens. You will kick yourself later if you don't.
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  6. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Get the kit and sell the lens for $250-300 if you don't want it.

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  7. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    guys thanks for the input. i was able to resist (yet) another temptation for the E-M5... for the meantime, I'll just drool over the posts here. cheers! :biggrin:

    (anybody near my neighborhood needs one? shoot me a pm!)
  8. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I got excited. Then I saw your location. It's kinda outta the way for me =P
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  9. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    now it's the GX1 that gets me going gggrrr!!! (still resisting the OM-D :biggrin:)