Olympus PEN E-PL5

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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So, here's the situation. Last January, almost a year and a half ago, I purchased the Olympus E-PL5 and I have loved using it. I love the size, the image quality, ease of use, almost everything except for that it lacks an EVF. So to compensate for this, I have recently started looking into an external EVF such as the Olympus VF-4, which I have found for around $130 used. I was almost set on ordering the VF-4, but then I had a thought. Because the EM-5ii came out recently, the original EM-5...
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So, I have the Olympus E-PL5 which I love for photos, but I have started getting interested in taking videos more recently. Of course, this certainly isn't the best camera for video, but I'm not that into yet, so it does OK. Anyway, I figured one of the first things I should probably invest in for video is a decent microphone, so the question is, what would be a good external mic for the E-PL5? Thanks for any help! -Aidan O'Maille
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I purchased a Nikon J1 for family photos and vacations and then upgraded to a Nikon V1 shortly after. I love the size and speed of the Nikon 1 system but now I have the ever popular itch to upgrade. As a guest here for years, I've been reading & learning and have over time added street photography, some landscape photography, and family portraits to my very amateurish range of skills/tastes. Current Gear: Nikon V1 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 (2) 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 10mm f/2.8 18.5mm f/1.8 Watch...
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I'm traveling to Chicago soon for a work-related meeting. I want to spend some time between conferences shooting a bit. I won't have a ton of time, and plan to pack my gear bag very lightly. I suspect that buildings, people, and the Lake Michigan shoreline will be the top three subjects. I don't really anticipate needing long focal lengths, but feel free to remind me why I might be wrong. Here's the dumb question: Which one prime would cover it all? I'm thinking E-PL5 with the MZ 12-2 or MZ...
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Just got a new E-PL5 today and have been playing. So, as the manual says, if you set the aspect ratio to 4:3 ,which is the native M43 image size, the image only uses about two thirds of the LCD. If you use 16:9 then the image uses the entire LCD but, what the sensor actually sees is being cropped  . Just wondering what most people set their E-PL5 to. --Bill S.“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Hello everyone,  I am wondering if anyone know what means following setting: 1. Go to Image Stabilization item in LiveView or Super Control Panel 2. Choose IS1 for example and press INFO button 3. Now you can change some setting in bottom right corner of display. In my case there is 15mm and you can increase or decrease this number of milimeters.  What this number means? Thank you very much!
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I hit the magnification loop button twice to get into the magnified frame view mode with E-PL5. If I half-press the trigger button, before of auto-focusing, the E-PL5 switched back to normal non-magnified view, so it looks like that the AF is not available in the magnified frame view. This is different from what I see with my E-PM1 and E-M10 which can auto-focus while zoomed into the magnified frame. This is greatly improves accuracy with pinpoint x14 magnified zoomed AF box.  Are there...
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Sorry for the clickbait title :-P I've recently bought a E-PL5 kit with the 14-40mm and 40-150mm kit lens. I had a Panasonic FZ28 superzoom before, which was/is pretty good, but I wanted to take a step up. Early impressions are very good, but I do have some concerns and queries. I did do some research beforehand, but a reasonable response to some of my questions below might still well be "well, you should have researched that before you bought it". I expect many of my points below will have...
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I was testing recently a used E-PL5. I've noticed that I can't make AF points smaller than x7. The same is also correct with the magnification zoom point which I should go as small as x10 or x14. No matter what I do, it always stops at x7 and doesn't get any smaller. Are there any settings I've missed that prevent the AF points to be smaller than x7? Thanks Alex    --Cheers,Alexhttp://1x.com/member/alexk
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Looking at buying a travelling camera. Is the olympus superior to the Canon? Have narrowed it down to these 2. Thanks for your help.
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