E-5 ~ transition ~ PEN E-P5

Started Apr 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Bill Siegrist
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E-5 ~ transition ~ PEN E-P5

Greetings all,

Recently, I have been with a friend who uses a Leica (normally Canon user) and another friend who uses a Nikon AW1. Respectfully, each one has a complete range of Canon/Nikon DSLR equipment. They are transitioning away from carrying "pounds" of DSLR gear to the smaller cameras. These photographers, like myself are almost 60 and tired of carrying lots of gear.

Currently, I have the following Oly gear:

  • Olympus E-5 SLR 12.3 Megapixel Body
  • 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Digital ED SWD Lens
  • 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens
  • 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Lens
  • 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Lens
  • FL-50R Flash

As you can, I'm an Olympus guy. The transition would potentially be: the PEN E-P5, VF-4, and 17mm (or 25mm?), or ________ zoom. There may be another camera I should consider _________?

My question, if anyone has made this transition from DSLR to PEN E-P5, your insights/guidance would be appreciated. Pros and cons? Gained/miss?

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Kind regards,
Bill Siegrist


 Bill Siegrist's gear list:Bill Siegrist's gear list
Fujifilm X100S Olympus E-5
Nikon 1 AW1 Olympus E-5 Olympus PEN E-P5
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