Olympus PEN E-P5

Announced May 10, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I am looking for a mirrorless camera that supports touch to magnify/zoom during video recording with my old, purely manual focus lenses. From this video I've learned that the Sony NEX 5N, for example, cannot do that as you can see on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byf6u9XyAYo&t=6m18s Can you confirm that the Panasonic GX7 can do that? Can you confirm that the Olympus PEN E-P5, PEN E-PL5 or OMD E-M1 can do that? Please, reply to this thread only when you can answer any of the above...
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I'm stuck with a problem.  I can't get WiFi sharing to work.  I can make a connection between the camera and the phone, and use the phone to control the camera.  But, the only photos I can transfer from camera to phone are snaps I take using the phone to activate the shutter on the camera.  It seems I don't know how to set a photo as shared.  I think I should be able to do this in the "review" display of the camera's display but I can't figure out how to do it.  Please tell me it's something...
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Macx wrote: For me, one of the major advantages my E-M5 has with legacy glass is the in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). It works, and it works well, even if you have to manually dial in the focal length. It lacks focus peaking, so I rely on a magnified view to nail focus, but the way I have set up the camera, this is just a button press away and since the magnified view is set up to be stabilised it works well enough for me. Hi Macx, I remember your excellent and meaningful comments about...
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By: mb shaffer (3 weeks ago)
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How do you make a small change to a myset and then save it (as if the options for saving a myset should include "update with current settings")?  The only way I can figure to do it is to (1) 'set' the myset you want to modify, (2) make the change, (3) clear (reset) the myset, and (4) then save it again.  This works for me, but it seems unintuitive and too complex for what should be a simple operation(?)
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I currently have E620 and E400 bodies with 14-54, 11-22, and 70-300 lenses. My local store has an Olympus PEN E-P5 twin lens kit for sale at a good price , €499. Would this be a viable upgrade for me. Most importantly , would my lenses work OK, assuming I bought the adapter. I am keen to buy in a bricks and mortar shop rather than online and this is the only Olympus camera available locally. BTW I do know about the OMD but it is way out of my price range. Thanks for adive
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The front dial on my E-P5 is giving me fits. When I spin it to adjust exposure (I use it as exposure compensation in A mode), it does not always register with each click. For example, I will rotate the dial to drop exposure 1/3 stop, and nothing happens. I rotate it again, and the exposure drops. Then it might work for a while. Sometimes I can spin the dial several clicks before it actually does something. Am I missing something? Is this normal behavior at any time? Can I only spin the dial...
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Hello, So I just got my first real camera. An Olympus EP-5 and what a lovely camera. It takes great photos and all that stuff, but you already know that. See, I am a newbie, when it comes to photography generally, but I want to learn. In addition to that I have a few questions regarding the lens M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8.  I am having a hard time figuring out how to do a normal zoom with the camera. It seems like I am only able to press the zoom button where it goes all the way to a 5x zoom where...
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Hello everyone. I'm planning on buying my first serious flash kit. But I just noticed that I can't use a flash trigger on my E-P5 with the VF-4 attached! I know I can use the built-in flash to trigger slave units, but sometimes it doesn't work well in outdoors or long distances. Did anyone had this problem? Any suggestions? Can the E-P5 RC mode sync with other brands of flashes (ex. Yongnuo 560III) or triggers (Yongnuo, Godox)? Is there another way to sync flashes without using the...
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By: Jose Palace (3 months ago)
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Olympus E-P5 - Help please ¡¡¡¡ I upgrade the firmware from v 1.2 to v 1.3 a few months ago without problems. Now I try upgrade to v 1.5 and after a few seconds of running the OLYMPUS Digital Cameras Updater the program provides me the following message "Unable to connect to the server (0x80041037)" I check the USB connection and allows me to seamlessly access to the SD in the camara. Naturally the Wifi connection works perfectly. What's the problem ? Could someone help me ?
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Hi All, Well, after my adventure trying to install firmware 1.5 on my E-P5, I now have a different problem. It seems in the PASM modes, I'm stuck on a 9 box autofocus pattern where a 3x3 grid covers the normal 5x7 grid area. No matter what I do, I cannot change it back to the 35 point pattern. I've looked at AF box size, AF magnification, using the Info button when in AF adjust mode, and more. Pages 40-42 in the E-P5 owner's manual do not help. I have three MySets and they all properly use...
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