Why the $200 EM-5 price drop?

Started Apr 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
photohounds
photohounds Senior Member • Posts: 1,143
Re: What Price Drop?

Glen Barrington wrote:

bohdanz wrote:

I live in California/L.A. but the weatherproof/dustproof might be a good investment?

Your advice is appreciated.

That isn't clear to me. First, they NEVER claim weather proof or dust proof, merely that they are weather and dust resistant. And as near as I can tell, there aren't that many weather/dust resistant lenses. So, merely having such a body without appropriate lenses seems to add no value.

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My EM-1 got wet yesterday and I kept shooting. Also on a car park roof earlier in the week.  I made a little demo, and shot it with the em-5 which ALSO gets wet sometimes .. without drama
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They survive, I shoot and  don't have to remember to pack more plastic bags.
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I DO have an "umbrella rain hat" for when I use WA lenses.
Water on the F.L.E. can ruin your shots and that's all that is needed.
Though you look like a twit, YOU get the pics, the others scurry away.

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Weatherproof gear definitely adds value in damp locations as well.
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They are MUCH less likely to get fungus etc. inside them.
Wanna know how many old cameras/lenses have had that problem?

No big deal .. and very liberating simply not WORRYING if it gets wet.

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Demo video can be seen in THIS gallery .. - camera is shooting.
Choose your preferred file size, no big deal if they get rained on.
I am not one for diving ... that's a job for a housing.
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That said, FMF ...  (full MARKETING frame) ... might be better underwater, weight not so important there and you might be able to deter a shark with your gear...

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