Pocket backup for my OMD EM-5

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alumna Gorp Senior Member • Posts: 1,531
Re: Pocket backup for my OMD EM-5

Neurad1 wrote:

After all of your comments I started thinking about getting an EPL-5. Nice idea. Sharing lenese. However, to achieve my goal of pocketability and small form factor for indoor shooting, I'd also have to buy the 14mm pancake (which I don't currently own). Total cost: $873.95.

Then I thought: If I had both the EPL5 and the OMD with me, I'd only ever use the EPL5 + 14mm pancake when pocketability was an issue. For everything else, I'd use the OMD. I would basically be buying the EPL-5 to use like a fixed lens system.

Why not just buy the 14mm pancake for the OMD? Maybe that would make it "unobtrusive enough" for indoor low light shooting. Does anyone use that combination? How big is it? I know it won't be pocketable, per se, but pretty dang small?

There are plenty of deals about for the pocket rocket (GF2) or GF3 with the 14mm, I only paid £169 for mine, body + lens.


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