Choosing between two different Olympus bodies

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by davholla, May 13, 2019.

  1. davholla

    davholla No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Jun 16, 2015
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    I was thinking of going to Olympus for Macros because of the focus stacking built in.
    I am not sure which of these two
    Olympus OM-D E-M1 (£295 second hand)
    OM-D E-M5 MK II Body Black (£419 new) to get.
    Any thoughts?

  2. ac12

    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Dec 5, 2017
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    Some of the EM1-mk1 have a known problem with the rear dial not working properly or outright failing.
    If yours has not had the problem, if it may happen is a roll of the dice.
    If yours had the problem and was fixed by Olympus, that is good.

    Still, given a choice between a used EM1-mk1 and a new EM5, I would go with the EM1.
    I would ask the seller to send in the camera under warranty (if it is still under warranty) to get it checked out and have the back dial serviced.
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