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    14-42mm The easiest to use and near instant focusing. Very light weight and reasonably decent IQ given its kit designation. Of course this was the lightest combo.
    12-60mm Quite a bulky combo as the adapter is needed. Slow at focusing (a given with the 43 lenses), but could be worse. Handling was so so as using the zoom ring whilst holding the miniscule grip of the EPL5 was nowhere near as easy as with the 14-42mm. Excellent IQ though.
    50-200mm (old)28mm and 50mm
    Dave

    E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

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    Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

    I have all but given up with AF when using TF lenses. I find, I can work much quicker with MF and Focus Assist.

    The CD/AF on the E-PL5 with the 14-35 is very accurate but still slow and the 50mm Macro very slow.

    I even spent time measuring the speed of the PD/AF on the E-3 from minimum focus to 0.5m and infinity to 0.5m, so that I will have something to compare with the new OM-D when I get my hands on one.
    Graham

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      Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

      Dave, looking forward to seeing the images Shame about the slow focus ... I guess you missed a few shots ?

      I used to take a lessor camera but lost so many GREAT shots I only take an E-5 everywhere now - heavy lenses and body = get the shots and HAPPY
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        Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

        Its always been the slow focus on MFT cameras that stops me getting a second hand 12-60mm and 50-200mm. Hope the pictures you did get made up for those you didn't.
        Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
        Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
        Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
        Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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          Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

          Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
          Dave, looking forward to seeing the images Shame about the slow focus ... I guess you missed a few shots ?

          I used to take a lessor camera but lost so many GREAT shots I only take an E-5 everywhere now - heavy lenses and body = get the shots and HAPPY
          Although I always seemed to take all my kit, I hated the weight of it. This is why I will probably eventually completely migrate to micro 4/3rds despite the obvious attraction of the OMD EM1, which I guess many owners of 4/3rds glass will be lusting after in the coming months
          Dave

          E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

          External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge

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            Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

            I'll be interested in the Fjord cruise photos, as it's something we keep promising ourselves. Who did you go with?
            Stephen

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            • #7
              Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

              Princess Cruises from Southampton. Did a similar one last year but took in Iceland as well. This was where my image for the Oly Jessops display was taken.
              We have done three Princess Cruises now - top company. You will put on mucho weight (I did!)
              Dave

              E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

              External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge

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              • #8
                Re: A week cruising with the EPL5

                What a coicedence we sail 1st September, Crown Princess, Norwegian Fjords. Our 1st cruise looking forward to it but a going a bit into the unknown.
                So you appear to rate Princess Cruises.
                Derek

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