Olympus PEN E-PL5

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Neurad1
By: Neurad1 (3 weeks 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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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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I have an E-PL2 as a back-up M43 camera; my main camera is a Pany G6. I am planning a cold-weather outing on Sunday, and rather than fumble switching lenses with heavy gloves, I may just put my 14-42mm II lens on the E-PL2. I was planning to use the Pany lens instead of my Oly lens due to its high IQ and a lens hood. This lens doesn't have an on/off switch for IS, so how do I turn it off on an Oly body if I use a tripod? The E-PL2's IS menu (I use the Super Control Panel) seems to shut off...
j9300
By: j9300 (5 months ago)
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Hi, Im thinking of upgrade or having 2nd body from e-pl5. Im very satisfied with e-pl5 currently with its compact size and good quality of photo. As a 2nd body, compact size is also important, but also Im considering of video-ing ability of moving object (fast AF), which is not good at oly. Can anyone recommend a good model from pana for this purpose?
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Hi I'm eying a GX7, and my only worry is how swiftly it can autofocus with the Olympus 14-42 IIR. I know Panasonic has some optimizations for their own lenses, but I'm a little concerned that I'd be losing something compared to an E-PL5. (And yes, I'm down to choosing between an E-PL5 and a GX7, something I never thought I'd be doing. I'm very happy to have the problem!)
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