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MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
One shouldn't acquire a camera based on looks alone.

Let me amend that: one shouldn't go debt in this uncertain time of worldwide pandemics and worse, to acquire a camera because one thinks it looks cool.

Let me further amend the preceding: one only lives once. So, to misquote the Talmud... If not now, when?

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Andrew L
One shouldn't acquire a camera based on looks alone.

Let me amend that: one shouldn't go debt in this uncertain time of worldwide pandemics and worse, to acquire a camera because one thinks it looks cool.

Let me further amend the preceding: one only lives once. So, to misquote the Talmud... If not now, when?

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Not to mention the fantastic color look you're getting out of that camera lately!
 

MiguelATF

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You betcha! Hopefully this one acquires a good patina like that over time.

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It's such a nice-looking camera, Andrew. And, I know the pundits have written reams about the E-M5's 'retro' styling, but it really does remind me of some of the great OM series of 35mm cameras back in the day, which were equally handsome.
 
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It's such a nice-looking camera, Andrew. And, I know the pundits have written reams about the E-M5's 'retro' styling, but it really does remind me of some of the great OM series of 35mm cameras back in the day, which were equally handsome.
Agreed. And, this may be a somewhat silly thing, but every previous DSLR or SLR-style mirrorless camera I've owned prior to the EM5 II (except the original EM5 which I only had for a couple of weeks) has had a pop-up flash built into the EVF/prism hump. That always felt like a weak point on the body. No matter how well-built the camera, the pop-up flash is generally plastic, and positioned at such a crucial wear-and-tear point, sensitive to bumps or drops. I really, really like the solid, carved magnesium feeling of the EM5 II EVF hump. It contributes to making it feel like a tank.
 
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