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TIGHT but works with E-PL5 and 14-42
on April 17, 2013
After reading the comments, I knew this would be a tight fit for an E-PL5 w/ 14-42 lens. Also, I think the newer 14-42 lens may be a little longer than the original one.
Anyway, with a bit of trepidation (but not too much, given the low cost of the item), ordered it.
Yes, I can scrunch the camera, lens (with UV filter!) into bag. The trick, as another reviewer said, is to put the camera in with the lens side on the "up" side. And, with a little scrunching, and having the camera sit at an angle, it works. The camera in this configuration doesn't even reach to the bottom of the bag, leaving a little basement area where I store the small accessory flash.
Some may not like this tightness... but, for me, I wanted a minimal size case, and so I personally like it.
Regarding the case itself, I think for a ~$7 case it's very nice. Especially like that it has both a zippered closure for when you want better protection, and a quick-release flap, which can be used independently. Also option of neck strap vs belt, and a front compartment big enough for an extra battery.
Is it tight? YES! But if you're willing to accept that and want "small" it is workable.