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I really wish I could put my finger on why I love this little gem of a lens so much - this is a sooc jpeg (Mono2 with slight tweeks & without grain) at the end of our house drive this morning. A foggy, cold Lincolnshire day:

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agree! And 40mm fov is great, no g.a.s for that new fuji x100 when we got this monster to lens!
 

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agree! And 40mm fov is great, no g.a.s for that new fuji x100 when we got this monster to lens!
Absolutely. :)

As I commented on a thread somewhere else on Mu43, I've owned every incarnation of X100 up to and including the F. Every one is a superb little camera, no question, but recently I had to make the choice between my 100F and the Pen F. The Pen won.

Why?

Its images are sharper, it has (for me) a more useful set of tools at my disposal - notably the 'Art wheel'. IBIS, flippy screen, IBIS, a flippy screen, a MUCH better wireless interface with my phone, IBIS, and despite the Fuji being lauded as having lots of 'analogue' controls, the Pen is actually no different in terms of physical, non-menu-delving adjustments on-hand.

Oh...and the Pen has IBIS, thought it would be worth mentioning.

With the P20 it is one hell of a tool, and I've no doubt the small-form Lumix bodies get the best from it too.
 

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Yeah, even though the new x100 seems to be much sharper, very few lenses can match p20.

Im using the em5 II but have many times thought about the pen f, but I love shooting raw so I guess I won't use that color mode wheel anyway.

Nah, I stick with my camera, until current bodies are dirt cheep on the used market :)
 

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Its a landscape lens. With EM5 MK I.
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Waiting for the trains, Lincoln High Street:

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GX9
 

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fake pen-f monochrome 2 mode ;)
 

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I really wish I could put my finger on why I love this little gem of a lens so much - this is a sooc jpeg (Mono2 with slight tweeks & without grain) at the end of our house drive this morning. A foggy, cold Lincolnshire day:

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I think it has a lot of field curvature, uncorrected distortion and vignetting wide open. But it is sharp in the middle, and has nice bokeh. So all in all, a lot of character. The field curvature also lends itself to increased subject separation more so than what the DoF might suggest.
 

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Folk talk about the so called "leica look" if it did exist then the P20 definitely falls into that category... No other lens in any system does that " look" for such little cost:love:
 

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Old barn and silos. With Pen-f.
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City night scene in Tokyo (Japan), taken with GX80 and P20mm

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GX80 + P20mm @ f3.5, 1/30, ISO 400
 

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This lens is quiet good for portrait too. Here a japanese young girl dressed with traditional clothes.

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GX80+P20mm @ f8,1/800, ISO400 (I made the mistake of shoot at f8, instead of open wider and reduce ISO)

The sharpness of this lens is very good. Here an example of a heavily cropped picture. Still good detail on it
I usually use this lens even if I have to crop later.

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GX80+P20mm @ f4, 1/1000, ISO800
 

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