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  • Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

    Seeing as there has been so much anticipation and speculation about the possibility of a Pen E-P5, out if interest what would you like to see such a camera offering? Go on - hit me

    Ian
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    Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

    Built in EVF at least as good as Sony

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    • #3
      Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

      Originally posted by whatapicture View Post
      Built in EVF at least as good as Sony
      But then it won't be a Pen - Pens are models without integrated EVFs - it's an optional extra. The OM-D line has an integrated viewfinder. I would be very surprised if this distinction would be changed.

      Ian
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      • #4
        Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

        Quite frankly, I have never understood the appeal of the Pens. What I would really like to see is an Olympus camera with a rangefinder style like the Fuji X-E1 that could actually focus 4/3 lenses.

        In the meantime, I will stay at 10 megapixels and stick with my E-520, E-3 and my XZ-1. With the XZ-1, I really have a difficult time using a LCD to compose and take images, in large part due to the progressive lenses with my eyeglasses. Viewfinders are much easier for me to use.
        Dan Lang

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        • #5
          Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

          I'll be frank in that I am surprised, especially after the success of the OM-D E-M5, that Olympus hasn't followed up swiftly with a more affordable Micro Four Thirds model with an integrated viewfinder. But Pens do sell and welll. But like you, Dan, I also prefer a viewfinder because my near-sight is not what it used to be!

          But as I said earlier in the thread, the rumours are all about an E-P5 replacement for the E-P3, so I don't really see a permanently integrated viewfinder as an option if it is a Pen model.

          Ian
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          • #6
            Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

            Originally posted by Dan in NC View Post
            Quite frankly, I have never understood the appeal of the Pens. What I would really like to see is an Olympus camera with a rangefinder style like the Fuji X-E1 that could actually focus 4/3 lenses.

            In the meantime, I will stay at 10 megapixels and stick with my E-520, E-3 and my XZ-1. With the XZ-1, I really have a difficult time using a LCD to compose and take images, in large part due to the progressive lenses with my eyeglasses. Viewfinders are much easier for me to use.
            My suggestion for you is to get rid of your progressive lenses & go bifocal like I have & then you can have 3 pairs of glasses like me too & then using the screen will be no problem. I have one standard bifocal for general use, another bifocal specifically for music playing & another single focal lens glasses for computer use. I hate multifocals (progressive focals).
            Ross
            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
            Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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            • #7
              Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              I'll be frank in that I am surprised, especially after the success of the OM-D E-M5, that Olympus hasn't followed up swiftly with a more affordable Micro Four Thirds model with an integrated viewfinder. But Pens do sell and welll. But like you, Dan, I also prefer a viewfinder because my near-sight is not what it used to be!

              But as I said earlier in the thread, the rumours are all about an E-P5 replacement for the E-P3, so I don't really see a permanently integrated viewfinder as an option if it is a Pen model.

              Ian
              Well, the rumoured VF-4 sounds like it should suit those with visual problems with its nice large size & magnification, but since the E-M5 has most for me now, expectations for things in the E-P5 aren't particularly relevant other than seeing features being introduced that will hopefully be put into the next OM-D (not that my marriage would withstand another camera purchase for a long time).
              Ross
              I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
              Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
              Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
              Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
              Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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              • #8
                Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                I did get a pair of bifocals made up but I couldn't get on with them. I haven't yet tried varifocals (is that what you mean by 'progressive'?). Being 'only' 52 my eyesight has only really changed enough to need reading glasses in the last couple of years, but it is changing quite fast and it seems that one eye is changing faster than the other

                Ian
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                • #9
                  Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                  I believe that varifocal and progressive lenses are the same thing.
                  Dan Lang

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                  • #10
                    Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    I did get a pair of bifocals made up but I couldn't get on with them. I haven't yet tried varifocals (is that what you mean by 'progressive'?). Being 'only' 52 my eyesight has only really changed enough to need reading glasses in the last couple of years, but it is changing quite fast and it seems that one eye is changing faster than the other

                    Ian
                    It's quite often that the close vision can start to go in the mid 40's, but add astigmatism to it (that started to affect my long vision in my 20's) & glasses for both ranges become desirable. Just wait & enjoy the fun experience of trying the varifocals (or progressive or multifocals, depends on brand name of manufacturer, but essentially means the same thing) as it gives you a distorted outer peripheral vision that you have to adjust to, or your brain adjusts to & then you may enjoy bifocals afterwards. Well, that was my experience, except I got a crick in the neck looking over the reading part to see where I was walking.

                    Actually, when tilting down the display for overhead shooting, it becomes difficult trying to look through my lower part of my glasses to see it in focus.
                    Ross
                    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                    Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                      This a good discussion of the challenges we face with eyeglasses. Perhaps we should start a new thread. I'll be having an eye exam next month, and it would be good to get some glasses that are optimal for photography.

                      Dan
                      Dan Lang

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                      • #12
                        Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                        Yes, I have astigmatism in both eyes, which does complicate matters. On top of that I am very sensitive to the accuracy of the prescription, which is rather challenging to my optician! I also have a lazy eye which means I can see quite well with it but my brain doesn't process information from it well - so I find it difficult to read through that eye even though I can see the detail of the letters with great clarity! Very weird!

                        Ian
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                        • #13
                          Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                          Living proof that modern cameras do all the work for photographers - you don't even have to be able to see properly...

                          (From a glasses wearer in training - not essential for me yet but they stop eyestrain after a day in front of the computer)
                          All the best,
                          Phil

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                          • #14
                            Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                            Originally posted by thestickman View Post
                            Living proof that modern cameras do all the work for photographers - you don't even have to be able to see properly...

                            (From a glasses wearer in training - not essential for me yet but they stop eyestrain after a day in front of the computer)
                            Perhaps I should just leave my camera on Auto & my photos might turn out better & when I choose a focus position (on the screen) & then press the shutter button, the camera moves enough to focus on something else...& then I have to squint through my bifocals in bright sunlight (yes, we have that sort of stuff here) & ......

                            It isn't that bad, but perhaps I should try Auto sometimes to see how much better the camera can do it than my settings.

                            Now back to the E-P5, are yes, Friday will be when we can all discuss all (according to the rumour).
                            Ross
                            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                            Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                            Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                            Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                            • #15
                              Re: Assuming there IS an E-P5 in the pipeline - what do you want it to offer?

                              I would like a fully articulated screen, not just tilting; I find it really useful on the E-5 (as I did on the E-620) for low down shots in portrait.
                              Iain

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