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Olympus E-PL5

Having experienced the beautiful color from my E-PL1, I was eager to get an upgrade to that model. While waiting I bought a Panasonic GH2 which disappointed colorwise until I learned to customize the settings.

When the Olympus OM-D EM-5 came out I got very excited with its low noise high ISO images and superior image stabilization, which I really missed in the GH2, but put off by the form factor and annoying hum that people talked about.

When the E-PL5 came out I was thrilled to learn it had the same sensor as that in the EM-5 and started to read reviews. I wasn't crazy about the huge lcd with it's awkward limited range of motion, and lack of space for hand grip at the left side of the camera because of the large lcd and its location, but still decided to try it out because of the image quality and stabilization, although it is not as good as that of the EM-5.

After about a week of using the E-PL5 I can truly say, I like it VERY MUCH! It still feels strange to hold, but the images are so impressive that I will put up with the rest of the annoyances.

After months of use I can report I have gotten further used to the form factor and LIKE the intuitive placement of the controls, which I can use without looking at them. I have removed the triangular strap holder on the left side because it was annoying when I was holding lens barrels. I use a wrist strap on the right side.

I did buy a different screw-on handgrip for the front of the camera, which is only slightly deeper than the one included and that helped quite a bit. This is the handgrip: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/819804-REG/Olympus_V332020BW000_Large_Grip_for_E_P3.html


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12-40
Yorkshire Dales Rose
Yorkshire Dales Rose
bright Morning in the Yorkshire Dales
bright Morning in the Yorkshire Dales
P6060042 ISO 6400 No NR
P6060042 ISO 6400 No NR
P6040030 Scary Beegie
P6040030 Scary Beegie
SIL30006 Rokinon 7.5mm
SIL30006 Rokinon 7.5mm
SIL40002 Windblown
SIL40002 Windblown
SIL40026 I hear ya, Daddy
SIL40026 I hear ya, Daddy
SIL40052 Trixie Looks Up
SIL40052 Trixie Looks Up
SIL40054 Trixie,  So attentive
SIL40054 Trixie, So attentive
SIL40062 You can do it, Trixie
SIL40062 You can do it, Trixie
SIL40070 Synchronized
SIL40070 Synchronized
SIL40085 Reluctant
SIL40085 Reluctant
SIL40114 Man in Chair with Dandie
SIL40114 Man in Chair with Dandie
P4120009 The white balance of this camera astounds me
P4120009 The white balance of this camera astounds me
P4120299 Liz
P4120299 Liz
P2200009 Beegie Does Garbo
P2200009 Beegie Does Garbo
P2130006 Fairy Tale
P2130006 Fairy Tale
P1300142 It was cold last night
P1300142 It was cold last night
P1250010  Striped Morning
P1250010 Striped Morning
Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast - Hendersonville, North Carolina
:: Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast - Hendersonville, North Carolina ::
P1150046 Happy Trailing African Violet
P1150046 Happy Trailing African Violet
Screen Grab from Adobe Bridge
Screen Grab from Adobe Bridge
P1060006 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
P1060006 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
P1060005 House or Purple Finch
P1060005 House or Purple Finch
P1040042 Bruce Benson and the Back Cover of His Book
P1040042 Bruce Benson and the Back Cover of His Book
P1110244 Guess which one I'd rather carry around!
P1110244 Guess which one I'd rather carry around!
PC260120 Beegie Closeup
PC260120 Beegie Closeup
PC260108 Focus through chair rungs
PC260108 Focus through chair rungs
019 Democratic Yorkie Breaks Ice in Republican Stronghold
019 Democratic Yorkie Breaks Ice in Republican Stronghold
PB240126 A bit of sun
PB240126 A bit of sun
_B060075 Clarence at Apple Valley Model  RR
_B060075 Clarence at Apple Valley Model RR
_A290032 Typical Mountain Morning
_A290032 Typical Mountain Morning
_A270024 One of my favorite micro 43 lenses - probably THE favorite!
_A270024 One of my favorite micro 43 lenses - probably THE favorite!
_A140149 Olympus 17mm f/1.8
_A140149 Olympus 17mm f/1.8
Persistent Raccoon
:: Persistent Raccoon ::
_A100106 Dish Duty
_A100106 Dish Duty
_A090068 Silver Efex Pro 2 Harsh Structure
_A090068 Silver Efex Pro 2 Harsh Structure
_A090085 Nik Dfine and Silver Efex Pro
_A090085 Nik Dfine and Silver Efex Pro
_A090030 45mm
_A090030 45mm
_A090035 OOC jpg
_A090035 OOC jpg
_A020025 Great for Interiors - Out of Camera jpg
_A020025 Great for Interiors - Out of Camera jpg
_9290008 Some say it's an eyesore
_9290008 Some say it's an eyesore
_9290014 Unique Landscaping
_9290014 Unique Landscaping
_9290015 How to water and maintain?
_9290015 How to water and maintain?
_9150001 After Dark
_9150001 After Dark
_9070238 Studying Game for Cats
_9070238 Studying Game for Cats
_8310036 Dark
_8310036 Dark
_8170118 A. J Pyatt
_8170118 A. J Pyatt
20130816_083207 To keep VF-2 Secured
20130816_083207 To keep VF-2 Secured
_8140024 More eyes open with burst mode!
_8140024 More eyes open with burst mode!
_8140010 Listening
_8140010 Listening
_8100027 Stretch
_8100027 Stretch
_8100050 Skipper on Zinnia
_8100050 Skipper on Zinnia
_8100060 Skipper on Zinnia
_8100060 Skipper on Zinnia
_8100068 Great match
_8100068 Great match
_8100017 So helpful
_8100017 So helpful
Full Size
Full Size
_8020016 Rocky through the railing
_8020016 Rocky through the railing
_7300017 Cicada Exoskeleton Small Crop
_7300017 Cicada Exoskeleton Small Crop
_7020065 I am not fat
_7020065 I am not fat
_6150125 Lightning Arrestor Visitor
_6150125 Lightning Arrestor Visitor
Olympus MCG-2 E-P3 Large Grip on Olympus E-PL5
Olympus MCG-2 E-P3 Large Grip on Olympus E-PL5
_6070080 Bleeding Hearts
_6070080 Bleeding Hearts
_6070075 Sounding the alarm
_6070075 Sounding the alarm
_6050053 Skink
_6050053 Skink
_5010004 Early Birds
_5010004 Early Birds
_4290020 Lamp Base
_4290020 Lamp Base
Panorama from Four Panasonic 20mm Images
Panorama from Four Panasonic 20mm Images
_4270017 Laundry Day
_4270017 Laundry Day
_4270031 Enjoying the soft bed
_4270031 Enjoying the soft bed
P4170002 Watching baseball on the Ipad
P4170002 Watching baseball on the Ipad
P4190165 Checking out a B29 at Aviation Museum in Warner Robins, Georgia
P4190165 Checking out a B29 at Aviation Museum in Warner Robins, Georgia
P4230290 I've been told it's an agama agama, a non native
P4230290 I've been told it's an agama agama, a non native
Missing Gear Menu!
Missing Gear Menu!
P4150007 Darned Squirrels
P4150007 Darned Squirrels
P4140091 Brother Lombardo Dancing
P4140091 Brother Lombardo Dancing
P4140116 Brother Lombardo Really Getting Into It.
P4140116 Brother Lombardo Really Getting Into It.
P4140018 Comparing Ruffles at the DREAM Scholarship Fiesta
P4140018 Comparing Ruffles at the DREAM Scholarship Fiesta
P4140143 DREAM  Scholarship Recipient
P4140143 DREAM Scholarship Recipient
P4140003 No Noise Reduction
P4140003 No Noise Reduction
ISO 2500
ISO 2500
ISO 2500 BW
ISO 2500 BW
P4060064 Who needs flash?
P4060064 Who needs flash?
P4060059 Adjusting the angle of the lcd is very helpful!
P4060059 Adjusting the angle of the lcd is very helpful!
P4100004 Harold
P4100004 Harold
P4060009 Serious Moment
P4060009 Serious Moment
P4080034 Uh oh!
P4080034 Uh oh!
P4050042 Falls Park at the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina
P4050042 Falls Park at the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina
P4050037 Falls Park at the Reedy River
P4050037 Falls Park at the Reedy River
P4050027 Welcome spring color
P4050027 Welcome spring color
P4050026 Vibrant Tulips
P4050026 Vibrant Tulips
P4050015Falls Park at  the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina
P4050015Falls Park at the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina
P3300012 March 31 2013 Sunset
P3300012 March 31 2013 Sunset
P3300009 Hell's Geezers Chocolate Chip Cookies
P3300009 "Hell's Geezers" Chocolate Chip Cookies
P3300002 Topaz HDR Nik Viveza 2
P3300002 Topaz HDR Nik Viveza 2
P3270105 Kalanchoe
P3270105 Kalanchoe
P3270104 Schlumbergera
P3270104 Schlumbergera
P3240067 Chrysanthemum
P3240067 Chrysanthemum
P3230056 Before Crop - Check Next Image
P3230056 Before Crop - Check Next Image
P3230056 Hellebore (Lenten Rose)
P3230056 Hellebore ("Lenten Rose")
P3220049 She owns the chair - ISO 2500 NO NR
P3220049 She owns the chair - ISO 2500 NO NR
P3220047 Dramatic Tone Art Mode in Camera
P3220047 Dramatic Tone Art Mode in Camera
P3170001 Dramatic Trees
P3170001 "Dramatic" Trees
P3040047 Listening
P3040047 Listening
P3100019 My Best Model
P3100019 My Best Model
P3100029 He was still in the modeling mood...
P3100029 He was still in the modeling mood...
P3100028 Potato Chip Scarf
P3100028 Potato Chip Scarf
P3100055 ISO16000
P3100055 ISO16000
P3120061 Ricky Side Glance
P3120061 Ricky Side Glance
P3190030 two sylvania halogen 72 watt table lamps
P3190030 two sylvania halogen 72 watt table lamps
P3210013 First Snow
P3210013 First Snow
P3210017 Still Life with Dog
P3210017 Still Life with Dog