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Old Jul 23, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Got my EP5 today. Haven't done to much with it, just trying to set it up. Took a few shots in the garden, but nothing worth posting (image quality is outstanding of course, but composition wise I don't think anybody wants to see 13 pictures of squash ). I do like the VF-4! (although I think it has a stuck pixel)

My goodness, the 17mm is fast! Push a button take a picture. The 14-42 seems about the same as the EPL-1, and I haven't tried the 45-200 yet.

I'm headed on vacation next week, so I hope to get everything set up and ready (I'm thinking I should have got a back up battery, but it'll have to wait). I'll take the EPL-1 as backup, still have to download the latest firmware so the VF-4 will work on it.

Let's see, other things. Side by side, it looks about the same size as the EPL-1, although holding it, it actually seems smaller. I think because the front grip is smaller. Played with the cell phone app a little bit, seems pretty neat. The live view is responsive, and taking a picture is straight forward, although it seems like there should be a lot more control capability than just iAuto.

The two seconds of video I shot seemed fine. Even with out the VF-4, the back LCD is a huge step up from the EPL-1.

That's all I can think of for now, I'll add more info and images as I go.

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Sounds great and you sound excited as one would be with a new camera. I darn near took my E-3 to bed with me when I got it.
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Sounds great and you sound excited as one would be with a new camera. I darn near took my E-3 to bed with me when I got it.
Heh, I have to tread carefully though, I already got the "you spend more on your camera than you do me" speech from my wife
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Lmao!
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Heh, I have to tread carefully though, I already got the "you spend more on your camera than you do me" speech from my wife
Did she give you the "look" also?
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My Bonnie (50-yrs married) doesn't say anything, she just gets what she calls parity.

We are now starting a remodel of the master bathroom.... about 8 or 9 EM-5 @ MSRP.

She is not aware of new cameras coming out about the time we will finish the rebuild, so............
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I see that my plight is nothing new

Anyway, I'm slowly getting the hang of the camera. I'm really liking the viewfinder a lot. Here's a honeysuckle flower and a crepe myrtle with the 14-42 and meike 16mm extension tube. The EP5 has a lot more control than the EPL-1 but I'm also trying out things that the EPL-1 has, but I only recently found out about it (e.g. back button focusing).
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The E-P5 looks like a really nice camera. I woulda been all over it had the E-M5 and E-M1 not been around. It's still a very viable option and makes a great way to get a high-end camera and small prime into places where "professional" looking cameras (often construed as anything that looks like a DSLR) can sometimes be denied entrance.

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Congrats on the new toy and nice first shots.

I can also relate to the wife thing too... I try to live by the mantra, "happy wife, happy life"
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Those are words to live by Ramce, so true.

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Congrats on the new toy and nice first shots.

I can also relate to the wife thing too... I try to live by the mantra, "happy wife, happy life"
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