Olympus PEN E-PL5

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I upgraded the firmware to 1.4 just this month; the upgrade went fine and completed since I got a big OK in the screen. But when I turned on the camera, the assist lamp lights up and if the lens cap is off, will take a picture by itself. The shutter button doesn't work anymore. Now I'm stuck with a camera that I cannot use. I tried, resetting; but still the same behavior happens every time when turning it on.
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By: happysnapper64 (2 weeks ago)
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I have a Epl5 but my arthritis in my fingers has prevented me from being able to use the controls effectively. I have looked at alternatives & the E-M10 is much easier to use. I also like the EVF & the overall feel of the camera. I have 2 lenses for the e-pl5, 14-42 & 40-150. The camera was intended as a holiday camera, light & easy to carry. I know I will loose a good bit on the sale or PX, but it's no good keeping a camera I find difficult to use. Is the overall performance of the E-M10...
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I have an E-PL5 with a bad rear dial - it functions but it changes settings so frequently I literally need to use the camera in auto mode. Some research indicates two things: that the design was flawed and this is a common issue, and that  the unit itself is the problem and replacement is necessary to fix the problem. I have installed the latest firmware for the PL5 and it did nothing to resolve the problem. Does anyone here have some long term post-repair experience with the PL5? It looks...
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I set up my e-pl5 so the the Fn AEL/AFL button uses spot metering and locks the exposure, not the focus. That way I can use the button to take a single spot metering (1/8th of what I can do with my OM-4T). I have the REC button to switch to manual focus. To gain the single AF I used AEL for this, and am willing to lose the AEL. However, if I set AEL, locking the exposure and then switch to manual focus, the exposure lock is cleared. To me, this is a bug. Changing to manual focus should not...
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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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By: Neurad1 (3 months ago)
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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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