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Olympus PEN E-PL5

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Hi !I have PEN E-PL5 and i want to get some basic kit that will open the world of flashlight photography to me (flashlight? sync cable? softbox?). I prefer to pay less of course. Now i have only the kit flash and 2 old Soviet flashes from my grandpa's camera.Any suggestions?Thanks.
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Hi, I own a handful of travel zooms and a Nikon D3300. I have been spoiled by the Nikon D3300 IQ, which in turn has made me less accepting of the IQ produced by my existing travel zoom/bridge P&S cameras. Consequently, I'm contemplating the purchase of a mirrorless camera. The Olympus PEN E-PL5 currently has my attention. I can get one with a kit lens and U.S. manufacturer warranty for a very good price (about half the cost of the recent E-PL7). The E-PL5 is, of course, discontinued. So my...
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Hi, this is actually the first time i ve been using Olympus pl5 (or 4/3 system at all). Im getting this ugly "stone hitting water" marks around lights. Is it just my exact model or is it whole series' problem? Pictures dont seem to be sharp at all. Im used to using FF 5dm3 and what im getting here is far off. f22 8s iso 250 / kit lens
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I'm trying to provide a remote help to my friend who is stuck in the middle of vacation with some problems with E-PL5+14-42 R II kit lens. I'm running out of ideas, perhaps someone can help. Symptoms: no liveview on the LCD, LCD does show a blinking 2.5" shutter speed plus ISO-Auto 1600 plus all the usual status icons The camera does nothing when a trigger is pressed This happens both in iAuto and in Av modes where we tried to manually open the lens apperture What we tried: Restoring...
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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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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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