Not in Love with Olympus E-5 Locked

Started Sep 18, 2012 | User reviews thread
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James Pilcher
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Not in Love with Olympus E-5
Sep 18, 2012

This camera body is not worth the effort to me. Two bodies and multiple trips to Olympus USA Service Center did nothing to resolve inconsistent AF issues, even with SHG optics. I have to admit that the combination of the E-5 and Zuiko 12-60mm f/2,8-4 was admirable, but that was the only lens of several that I owned which auto-focused consistently well.

In the end, after 10 months of anguished ownership, I divested myself of all 4/3 equipment and moved to m4/3. The E-5 was the cause of that. I had been a very happy Olympus E-1 owner prior to that. Enter the E-5 world with trepidation.


Inconsistent AF. Rarely did PDAF even come close to what Live View CDAF could achieve.

 James Pilcher's gear list:James Pilcher's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 +8 more
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