Olympus E‑M5 Mark II 1415 Camera Kit - Includes: 14-150mm Lens, Flash, Hood, Shoulder Strap + More - £599.99 @ Olympus
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Olympus E‑M5 Mark II 1415 Camera Kit - Includes: 14-150mm Lens, Flash, Hood, Shoulder Strap + More - £599.99 @ Olympus

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Posted 15th May
I actually didn't think we'd see this price point again at any time soon, but here we are... The specs are ENORMOUS so I won't drop them all in here. You can see them on the 'Get Deal' button.

This kit includes - The E-M5 Mark II Camera body, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm lens, FL-LM3 Flash, Hood, lens covers, shoulder strap as well as the battery and charger

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The OM-D E-M5 Mark II boasts the most powerful Image Stabilisation (IS) system for blur-free brilliance for superb hand-held stills. Its 5-axis VCM IS also delivers movie-making excellence with cinema-like quality in your hand. The most compact system camera in its class, the light-weight, unobtrusive yet robust OM-D E-M5 Mark II gives you the freedom to tell spectacular stories through your images with total mobility. It also sports Olympus’ cutting edge High Res Shot function, enabling 40 megapixel images of still life, works of art, landscapes and architecture, giving you image quality comparable to high-end DSLRs at a fraction of their bulk and weight. Fully sealed it lets you shoot harsh conditions, with WiFi connectivity to your phone for total control and instant picture sharing - the perfect companion for your creativity! An extensive range of high-quality Micro Four Thirds lenses further complements this remarkable camera.

Comes with
  • E-M5 Mark II Body
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II Lens
  • FL0LM3 Flash
  • LH‑61C Lens Hood
  • LC-58F Lens Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • BLN‑1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BCN‑1 Battery Charger
  • Micro Four Thirds body cap (BC‑2)
  • CB‑USB6 USB Cable
  • Olympus Viewer Software
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card
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ceebs15/05/2020 16:15

The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but …The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but much more expensive too. I have Fuji cameras as well as an OMD EM1 with 12-40 and 40-150 pro lenses. The Fuji sensors are better IMO but it’s really a personal matter.


18-135 is very average lens, nothing special, actually i would pick 16-80 anytime, the price is not much difference

Saying that Olympus has probably the best quality zoom lens available, 12-100 f4 is just superb and none system on the market has something similar in terms of sharpness at all stops.

Fuji will do better in low light than olympus but difference is not much drastic compare to moving from either fuji or olympus to full frame.

I would say the best for travel is olympus for quality i would go for a full frame
Fuji do have an 18-135 lens, it's quite good.

This is a good deal, and a very capable camera. For £599 you're getting a weather sealed lens and body, and by far the most comprehensive mirrorless system going.
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Better to get a Fujifilm TBH.
DealHugger15/05/2020 15:26

Better to get a Fujifilm TBH.


Be specific, what Fujifilm 🗻? And why?
superflyguy15/05/2020 15:33

Haven't seen a Fuji 14-150mm lens


Of course not, this has a crop factor of x2 and Fujifilm has x1.5. In other words, 14-150@MFT = 28-300mm (35mm) = 18.66-200(APS-C).
Fuji do have an 18-135 lens, it's quite good.

This is a good deal, and a very capable camera. For £599 you're getting a weather sealed lens and body, and by far the most comprehensive mirrorless system going.
DealHugger15/05/2020 15:48

Of course not, this has a crop factor of x2 and Fujifilm has x1.5. In …Of course not, this has a crop factor of x2 and Fujifilm has x1.5. In other words, 14-150@MFT = 28-300mm (35mm) = 18.66-200(APS-C).


Haven't seen a Fuji 18.66-200mm
dolanduck15/05/2020 15:55

Fuji do have an 18-135 lens, it's quite good.This is a good deal, and a …Fuji do have an 18-135 lens, it's quite good.This is a good deal, and a very capable camera. For £599 you're getting a weather sealed lens and body, and by far the most comprehensive mirrorless system going.


The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but much more expensive too. I have Fuji cameras as well as an OMD EM1 with 12-40 and 40-150 pro lenses. The Fuji sensors are better IMO but it’s really a personal matter.
ceebs15/05/2020 16:15

The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but …The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but much more expensive too. I have Fuji cameras as well as an OMD EM1 with 12-40 and 40-150 pro lenses. The Fuji sensors are better IMO but it’s really a personal matter.


I'd not say it was excellent, it's competent. It's well built but optically average and ridiculously overpriced.

I'd agree the sensors are better, but at this price point this is a perfect setup to allow beginners to progress and shoot what they want without worry. Beginners can shoot street, landscape, wildlife, rain, snow, heat, anything with this. And IBIS will be really helpful especially as you grow in skill
dolanduck15/05/2020 16:29

I'd not say it was excellent, it's competent. It's well built but …I'd not say it was excellent, it's competent. It's well built but optically average and ridiculously overpriced. I'd agree the sensors are better, but at this price point this is a perfect setup to allow beginners to progress and shoot what they want without worry. Beginners can shoot street, landscape, wildlife, rain, snow, heat, anything with this. And IBIS will be really helpful especially as you grow in skill


I’ve had one for several years and to my mind it’s excellent. I’ve owned pro Nikon full frame glass in the past and I’d prefer using the Fuji to those huge lenses. I don’t print house end size prints and for day to day prints or viewing on screen without silly pixel peeking its a great lens👌
Good camera "I have one" but average lens, that said if you do not already have some pro glass this is a good bundle covering a very good range. Would say good travel bundle but erm....
ceebs15/05/2020 16:15

The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but …The Fuji 18-135 is an excellent zoom. Much better than this Oly one but much more expensive too. I have Fuji cameras as well as an OMD EM1 with 12-40 and 40-150 pro lenses. The Fuji sensors are better IMO but it’s really a personal matter.


18-135 is very average lens, nothing special, actually i would pick 16-80 anytime, the price is not much difference

Saying that Olympus has probably the best quality zoom lens available, 12-100 f4 is just superb and none system on the market has something similar in terms of sharpness at all stops.

Fuji will do better in low light than olympus but difference is not much drastic compare to moving from either fuji or olympus to full frame.

I would say the best for travel is olympus for quality i would go for a full frame
The new price of the lens nearly comes close to the package price.
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allowed15/05/2020 18:15

The new price of the lens nearly comes close to the package price.


You can buy lens for as low as 270 split from kit so will be as new

I just realised that this is a deal for E‑M5 Mark II not III, I would advice against this particular camera, is damn słów to start, i used to have it and had to get rid because of it, basically it took seconds from switching on and took a shots, i missed a lot of photos because of this, go for e-m1 mark ii or even pen-s I think they have a different processor, switching on camera and press the shutter is matter of microseconds.
Eligible for the free 45mm lens ?
stkrup15/05/2020 18:45

You can buy lens for as low as 270 split from kit so will be as newI just …You can buy lens for as low as 270 split from kit so will be as newI just realised that this is a deal for E‑M5 Mark II not III, I would advice against this particular camera, is damn słów to start, i used to have it and had to get rid because of it, basically it took seconds from switching on and took a shots, i missed a lot of photos because of this, go for e-m1 mark ii or even pen-s I think they have a different processor, switching on camera and press the shutter is matter of microseconds.


So you are saying this would not be an upgrade from a Sony A6000
allowed15/05/2020 18:54

So you are saying this would not be an upgrade from a Sony A6000


We'll you want to go back from A6000 to this particular olympus camera? , don't do that believe me, I think A6000 is pretty good and small to carry around and I think it will be better in low light, just need two quality lenses, 24mm as prime and 16-70 Zeiss but good some older one has issues with sharpness.

Olympus is meant to be small and portable but top end camera like e-m1 mark 2 or 3 are not small anymore so missing a point here
re the fuji 18-135 the one i had was garbage and almost led me to ditch fuji completely (the 55-200 won me back)
The image quality was terrible, the worst of any make of lens ive ever owned.
ceebs15/05/2020 16:15

The Fuji sensors are better IMO but it’s really a personal matter.


Better not discuss it here then!
I am looking to purchase a camera and have a budget around this mark to use just for family events and holidays
is it a good deals for a beginner wanting to take some good photos
thanks
I owned a couple of MFT bodies and lenses in the past. I am looking at pics taken with my E-M5 II + Pana 35-100/2.8 (which is a quality lens) right now.

Problems I had with this system as a travel kit is the sensor size. When you travel, it is very likely you want to use the same system to cover not only outdoors, but also indoors, nights, dim rainy days (the whole point of it being water/splashproof). But I think the sensor starts to struggle from ISO 1600, which is really bad by today's standard. You will also need to factor in the the fact that travel zooms normally have small aperture.

I would pick Fujifilm 18-135 and X-T2. You can crop to get the 300mm view you get from E-M5 bundle with the higher pixel number and lower noise level.

MFT lenses are ridiculously expensive too if you want to buy new lenses in the future, and you have very limited choice for WA and UWA lenses.

Also remember, this is a 5 year old camera, for a MFT camera, the fancy electronic and image processing parts contribute a lot to the final results.

Having said all that, I did not realise this deal include a flash, so this is a good deal for that reason. But would still consider a Fujifilm system will be more suitable as a travel kit albeit more expensive.
allowed15/05/2020 18:54

So you are saying this would not be an upgrade from a Sony A6000


Like stkrup said, don't do it. A6000 is a capable camera for stills despite its age. I am still happily using one. Also like stkrup said, get the Zeiss 16-70/4. It is quite cheap to buy second hand nowadays. It is light and sharp with OSS.

I have some reservation about the ZA 24mm/1.8 though. Don't get me wrong, it is EXCELLENT optically although it does not give you the pre-2000 Zeiss look and colours any more. It is actually my first E lens apart from the kit lens. And again you can get it quite cheap (compared to the price I paid) SH nowadays. My reservation will be based on the assumption that you are getting the 16-70/4, in which case the 24mm is covered already. Size wise, these two are quite similar. The 1.8 does not give you too much bokeh at 24mm and in low light it is comparable to the benefit given by OSS on the 16-70 (OSS is not for freezing high speed objects though). So you are paying quite a lot for not too much extra. I will be bold and controversial to recommend the E 50mm/1.8 or FE 85mm/1.8 instead, depending on your budget.
I have many critical shots taken by MFT cameras, especially for those people I am never going to see again, because MFT was my carry around kit back then. Every time when I look at those photos, I wish I had my APS-C mirrorless with me.

What MFT is good for? IMO, again I am just going to be bold and controversial, landscapes, especially if you need to hike or climb, because they are indeed smaller and lighter to carry around if you want to include high quality telezooms in your kit. Because most serious landscape photographers always carry tripods anyway, you can keep your ISO low, and you can use a lighter tripod because you kit is lighter. If you need higher res, with a tripod, you can stitch. If you want higher DR, with a tripod, you can stack.
Just realised I actually have the Olympus M.14-150mm/4.0-5.6 II too. It does look decent even at 150mm, but nothing too special either.

I technically still own it but I left it and my E-M5 II to my dad already and he prefers to use the RX10 III (even smaller sensor) I gave him most of the time, because "the photos taken by the Oly look bad"

Can't comment on his techniques though.
DealHugger15/05/2020 22:44

I owned a couple of MFT bodies and lenses in the past. I am looking at …I owned a couple of MFT bodies and lenses in the past. I am looking at pics taken with my E-M5 II + Pana 35-100/2.8 (which is a quality lens) right now.Problems I had with this system as a travel kit is the sensor size. When you travel, it is very likely you want to use the same system to cover not only outdoors, but also indoors, nights, dim rainy days (the whole point of it being water/splashproof). But I think the sensor starts to struggle from ISO 1600, which is really bad by today's standard. You will also need to factor in the the fact that travel zooms normally have small aperture.I would pick Fujifilm 18-135 and X-T2. You can crop to get the 300mm view you get from E-M5 bundle with the higher pixel number and lower noise level.MFT lenses are ridiculously expensive too if you want to buy new lenses in the future, and you have very limited choice for WA and UWA lenses.Also remember, this is a 5 year old camera, for a MFT camera, the fancy electronic and image processing parts contribute a lot to the final results.Having said all that, I did not realise this deal include a flash, so this is a good deal for that reason. But would still consider a Fujifilm system will be more suitable as a travel kit albeit more expensive.


Buy DXO optics pro and use prime noise reduction. You will get results pretty close to what you can get from APS-C sensors, that's from an unbiased non brand loyal blinded FUJI user and ex olympus user. I'm seriously thinking of going back to Olympus/Pana as I just prefer Olympus cameras. Also if you are going to use in the rain Olympus weatherproofing is way better than any other manufacturer's.
If you are on a budget get an average camera and spend the money on the lens instead. That is what is more important.
Very good camera.
I think the flash that comes with this package is just the standard one that is always supplied - the camera body doesn’t have a built in flash!
It works well - but not flexible like an external flash
This seems like a good price for all the kit included

For most of us there are two important considerations when buying a camera: quality of images and portability
The Fuji APS-C cameras have very good quality with larger sensor but for me are just too big and bulky. They would get left st home most times, hence I wouldn't get one.
I've had Olympus PEN series cameras for many years and always been impressed but more recently I got one of the Panasonic GX80 deals.
Quality is excellent, I would say fractionally better than my previous Olympus cameras.
The Panasonic is noticeably a faster camera to use with more clever processing tricks and filters. In built flash too.

For an all round high quality, portable camera I personally recommend Panasonic over this deal.
Just be sure to pick up of couple of quality lenses.
Edited by: "GooseyGander" 16th May
I bought this Olympus OM10D mark 3 version last week from currys.it is the silver version which for some reason is £200 cheaper than the black version so you can get the silver version.To top it off Olympus have a promotion running so you can also send off for a portrait lens which they value at £280.I received the free lens within 5 days.
So jn all i got the camera with three lenses for £542.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


I then got some currys vouchers via my companies voucher scheme so in all it cost me a bargain £505.

I then got a messenger bag via wex website which had 30% off for £21.

Now all i need is a good holiday to use it.
Great price heat but in my usage I ended up replacing with a Sony cyber-shot because of the lenses and by the time i tried to get the best shot i may have missed the opportunity.
GooseyGander16/05/2020 11:11

This seems like a good price for all the kit includedFor most of us there …This seems like a good price for all the kit includedFor most of us there are two important considerations when buying a camera: quality of images and portability The Fuji APS-C cameras have very good quality with larger sensor but for me are just too big and bulky. They would get left st home most times, hence I wouldn't get one.I've had Olympus PEN series cameras for many years and always been impressed but more recently I got one of the Panasonic GX80 deals.Quality is excellent, I would say fractionally better than my previous Olympus cameras.The Panasonic is noticeably a faster camera to use with more clever processing tricks and filters. In built flash too.For an all round high quality, portable camera I personally recommend Panasonic over this deal.Just be sure to pick up of couple of quality lenses.


Fujis are too bulky I've heard it all now
MarcPainter-Coates16/05/2020 12:18

Fujis are too bulky I've heard it all now



It's actually one of the most important parameters for many of us.

You try slipping a Fuji APS-C into your pocket.
No chance
My Panasonic can go anywhere with me and takes superb photos
safc196716/05/2020 09:51

Buy DXO optics pro and use prime noise reduction. You will get results …Buy DXO optics pro and use prime noise reduction. You will get results pretty close to what you can get from APS-C sensors, that's from an unbiased non brand loyal blinded FUJI user and ex olympus user. I'm seriously thinking of going back to Olympus/Pana as I just prefer Olympus cameras. Also if you are going to use in the rain Olympus weatherproofing is way better than any other manufacturer's.


Thank you so much for that suggestion. I will certainly look into that. I think it will be very useful for fixing those old photos. I assume if it is applied to pics taken with APSC bodies, the results will be even better?
MarcPainter-Coates16/05/2020 12:18

Fujis are too bulky I've heard it all now


To be fair, GX bodies are tiny. I used to have GX1 and GX7. You can carry them around easily with, e.g., 20mm/1.7.
GooseyGander16/05/2020 12:29

It's actually one of the most important parameters for many of us.You … It's actually one of the most important parameters for many of us.You try slipping a Fuji APS-C into your pocket.No chance My Panasonic can go anywhere with me and takes superb photos


To be fair again, I think you might be thinking about X-T bodies. The X-A bodies are probably even smaller than the GX bodies. Bundle that with, e.g.,XF 27mm/2.8 will not be too much bigger.
DealHugger16/05/2020 13:55

To be fair again, I think you might be thinking about X-T bodies. The X-A …To be fair again, I think you might be thinking about X-T bodies. The X-A bodies are probably even smaller than the GX bodies. Bundle that with, e.g.,XF 27mm/2.8 will not be too much bigger.


Yes you're right.
I was really talking about the X-T

As you say the X-A is pretty similar, albeit with a slightly bigger lens
GooseyGander16/05/2020 14:20

Yes you're right.I was really talking about the X-TAs you say the X-A is …Yes you're right.I was really talking about the X-TAs you say the X-A is pretty similar, albeit with a slightly bigger lens


I was probably wrong, I think the Fuji combo might be smaller: j.mp/2Wz…OKY
For the compact zoom option, GX is still smaller than Fuji
GX80+14-42 vs XA5+XC 15-45: j.mp/2Az…V01
And both are comparable to the Sony option: A6x00+E 16-50: j.mp/2z0…U8U
Edited by: "DealHugger" 16th May
the_gardener16/05/2020 11:30

I bought this Olympus OM10D mark 3 version last week from currys.it is the …I bought this Olympus OM10D mark 3 version last week from currys.it is the silver version which for some reason is £200 cheaper than the black version so you can get the silver version.To top it off Olympus have a promotion running so you can also send off for a portrait lens which they value at £280.I received the free lens within 5 days.So jn all i got the camera with three lenses for £542.https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/digital-cameras/dslr-and-compact-system-cameras/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mark-iii-mirrorless-camera-with-m-zuiko-digital-ed-14-42-mm-f-3-5-5-6-ez-ed-40-150-mm-f-4-5-6-r-lens-silver-10203744-pdt.htmlI then got some currys vouchers via my companies voucher scheme so in all it cost me a bargain £505.I then got a messenger bag via wex website which had 30% off for £21.Now all i need is a good holiday to use it.



For anyone else curious, I just checked the Curry’s website. OOS
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