My new olympus pen...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by KS11, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Recently picked up a pen with a om1 in seoul...awesome price but its with a 100mm and not the 38 or 40.

    had a rattle snake issue with my lumix
    zuikos belong on olympus'
    Of course last two i was screwing around, the lens mount is very similar surprisingly
     
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  2. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Congrats on the new toys! If you don't mind me asking, what's the going price for OM1s there? I'd love to pick up one of those or a OM4T.
     
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  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Busan/Hong Kong
    For a om1, black one in mint they were asking 270000 won (roughly 240$ cad) the pen f was also mechanically mint and was 200$

    The om1 came with a 28mm 2.8 lens

    The pen f came with the original(!) 43mm olympus uv filter, the original hood 43mm thread, and the original hotshoe adaptor.

    Got a package deal for both of them.

    Edit: when i say mint i mean the self timers were working, the shutter speeds looked good, winders and mechanisms were good. Even the meter was working awesome on the OM1!
     
  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice Pen F ! Great camera.
     
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  5. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
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    Man i want that! Thanks for provoking the vintage g.a.s. ! Now i have go find one.
     
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  6. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    An OM-1 can be found in good condition between $45 and $100, and it will often include a 50mm f/1.8 or similar. OM-4s are rather pricey. Starting from $150 for a beater OM-4, they can get as high as $400 for an OM-4Ti. I've owned both and highly recommend you get yourself an OM-1 to start off with, as the barrier of entry is quite low. If you like it, put $200 aside and watch eBay for a nice OM-4T, but keep the OM-1. They're both capable beasts in their own right.
     
  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    :2thumbs:

    The odd OM's (1&3) were capable of fully manual and the even OM's (2&4) had a degree of automation that relied more on having batteries (a bit like the Nikon FM/FE split).

    The 1, 2 (although it took me two before I found a decent one) and 4 (pref a 'Ti') are all well worth tracking down. if you have a (very) healthy bank account keep an eye out for a 3 too.
     
  8. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    If you ever, EVER see an OM-3 for the price of an OM-4, buy it. I saw a 3 once for a good deal before I knew what it really was...big mistake.
     
  9. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65210518@N03/6822526002/" title="Pen F (63') 40mm 1.4 G Zuiko by kaiwa_soyokaze, on Flickr">"500" height="500" alt="Pen F (63') 40mm 1.4 G Zuiko"></a>

    with new 40mm 1.4, now this is my new walk around camera for sure, and with an adaptor this will be awesome for my ep3 too
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Now you're talking!!! :thumbup:
     
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  11. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    Congrats! My favourite Pen looks wise. I've been trying to find one locally at a reasonable price for the longest time, the only times I end up seeing it is at the use & antique camera show/yard sale thing they have around where I live and at the price of at least 300-350 in good condition.
     
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  12. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    lol, I was going to ask how you got those lenses adapted. xD

    I do that sometimes too when I want to take a picture of a new lens but haven't received the adapter for it. I might prop it up on another adapter or the native mount just to shoot it.

    This one was shot while still waiting on my C/Y to 4/3 adapter, by leaving the OM adapter on instead...

    zeiss_sonnar_135mm_2,8_web.
     
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  13. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Yeah and the information available is not that good. I think i will do a writeup soon. I was deliberately looking for a earlier F rather than the FT. The ft had the built in meter that made the viewfinder darker and more parts to break down. People sell bodies only for 100-200. Anything more and i wouldnt accept it. Of course lens prices have been driven up with the milf cameras.
     
  14. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Heh, definitely, just to gauge how unwieldy or how the feel of a camera is with a focal length lens. When i first got the pen f i had a long 100mm on it. I want to feel how the pen f would be with some smaller lens on.

    Edit: Just fyi for pen f peeps, the rear mount caps from your micro four thirds lenses fits the rear mount of the pen f lenses perfectly. No need to buy expensive NOS or used rear lens caps.
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    That's very interesting, as I've also found that the Four-Thirds and OM series rear lens caps are interchangeable as well! OM = Four-Thirds, Pen F = Micro Four-Thirds... it makes sense...