E-pl8 vs E-M5 mark2

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Humansvillian
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Re: E-pl8 vs E-M5 mark2

USER2018 wrote:

Hi!

I've been using my pl8 for a while and there are some issues

I wanna have a camera with

1. viewfinder

2. screen that can be hidden.

so, I have a feeling to move on to M5 mark2

do you guys think it's just waste of money?

I think you should keep your PL8 and buy one of the refurbished M5 II cameras on eBay for $400.

The M5 II takes no better pictures in ideal conditions than any other Olympus camera from the PL 5 up through the the PL9.

But the the M5 II is about twice as nice as a PL5-9.

The M5 II has a brilliant viewfinder.

Ot has stabilization good for six stops as opposed to about four stops for your PL8.

It’s weatherproof and has a lot more function buttons, levers, and control wheels.

It’s better balanced for larger lenses with the optional bottom grip.

See my thread Best $400 Olympus camera for more gushing praise of the M5 II.

But, your PL8 looks more like a Leica than the M5 II, and it’s paid for, and it’s worth maybe $200 if you tried selling it.

Get a fast prime for your PL8 and use it as a walking around camera, is my advice.

The M5 II rivals the best cameras in this world for function, but it can’t match the rangefinder looks of the PL8.

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