Trip to Yucatan Peninsula - Put me Out of My Misery

Started Jan 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
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bgalb Senior Member • Posts: 2,166
Trip to Yucatan Peninsula - Put me Out of My Misery

I have seen numerous threads on "What Should I Do?" and have always thought, "Don't these people know their own mind?"  Now "These People" are ME.   I am agonizing over taking my E-M1 or E-M5 along with an old E-Pl3.

We are visiting my daughter's family who live in Merida, Mexico for ten days.

E-M1 - I have it customized with just the mysets and other settings that make it sooo easy to use and it is sooo ergonomic.  But it is bigger, more obtrusive, and heavier than the E-M5.

E-M5 - It is smaller, lighter, and looks like a typical superzoom point and shoot to most people.  Doesn't draw so much attention.  But it is not quite so easy to quickly change shooting parameters now that the E-M1 has spoiled me. And it arguably has a little more noise above base ISO.

I will probably use the E-Pl3 mostly for street shooting, anyway.  I am very conscious of cultural relations and don't want to be offensive in any way.

Have tenatively decided to take the E-M5, but every few days I change my mind.

Any opinions?

 bgalb's gear list:bgalb's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Olympus E-M1 II Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH OIS Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS +4 more
Olympus E-M1 Olympus PEN E-PL3
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