DSL-ARM is real… and Olympus wants to raise awareness of this tragic condition.

Okay, actually, DSL-ARM is a totally made-up affliction that Olympus cooked up to sell more mirrorless cameras, but it’s funny all the same. Released earlier today, the DSL-ARM ‘documentary’ below had us giggling despite ourselves.

The short doc offers a behind the scenes look at the life of a man named Paul, whose heavy DSLR has left him with one harm much longer and larger than the other: a condition also known as DSL-ARM. It’s tragic, it’s painful to watch, and it all could have been prevented if he had just bought an OM-D E-M5 Mark II

From the video’s description:

We went behind the scenes of a documentary film being made of a DSL-ARM suffer. For those that do not know, DSL-ARM is the affliction of having your arm stretched by using a heavy DSLR. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is the cure to DSL-ARM because it’s almost half the the size of a DSLR, but with all the power.

You have to give Olympus credit for getting creative here. Plus, they have a point… The E-M5 Mark II is a beast of a mirrorless camera.

Once you’re done chuckling at the silly “documentary” above, scroll down to see some of the most popular photos captured by 500px photographers using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II:

See more photo captured with the new E-M5 Mark II and uploaded to 500px by clicking here. And if you once suffered from “DSL-ARM” and left your big rig behind to join the mirrorless revolution, drop some knowledge in the comments. A lot of people are thinking of making that switch these days: why should or shouldn’t they?