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Featured Review Pen-F 10 months in

Discussion in 'Reviews, Tests, & Shootouts' started by nstelemark, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. inthecage

    inthecage Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2010
    Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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    I shoot raw on mine 99% of the time, and often forget how great the mono jpeg profile is. This camera can take incredible black and white with virtually no touch up.
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    More sample images?? :) 
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I know this is an old thread but there are some newer post soooo
    I got the Pen-f on first day of release. I instantly loved the camera. I used it just about everyday for a year. I sold it to my business partner, Olivier. I sent it to him in Korea. The day I sent it, I had a sick feeling and I ordered another pen-f from B&H within 24 hours. I used that camera for a while and decided I didn't need it anymore cause I was using my Leica's and Fuji's. Yup, I sold it on eBay. Time passed and about 10 months later I ordered anther Pen-F. That was April 2018. I have it and it's about as good as a camera needs to be. Sure the Leica and the Fujis are awesome cameras but the Pen-f is much smaller and most importantly lighter. Just wanted to say, that's how good a camera it is. I won't trade or sell it cause I feel stupid buying it so many times. Be blessed all...say hi to Amin
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  4. Drdul

    Drdul Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 16, 2015
    Vancouver, BC
    Me too. I started with the 17mm f1.8, but eventually faced up to the fact that I’m a zoom guy so I switched to the 12-40mm Pro. I find the zoom is okay on the Pen-F without an add-on grip (which I briefly tried but quickly returned when I discovered it prevented me from opening the LCD screen from the bottom edge).
  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Good to see you here.
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  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Ha, I though I was bad buying stuff again after selling it!

    I'm on my second Pen F, but that's only because I decided I wanted the all black version.
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  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

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  8. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    I had mine for about only a month, just before my trip to France...I shot mostly with the Pen F...Like you I like the monochrome mode.

    The short coming for someone like me coming from E-M1 mark ii is the High Res limitation....maximum exposure only 8 second unlike the E-M1 Mark ii.

    As for the handling, I put the RRS L bracket on it, the grip is a welcome addition.
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  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    I got my Pen almost as soon as they came out, and unless I need the weather sealing of the E-M5 that is what I shoot with. It is my number one camera. I never understood the objection to the jpeg modes. They're quite useful, the tri-x mono mode is terrific, and if you shoot raw&jpeg, as I always have (storage is cheap) you can have it all. The resolution bump over the 16MP sensor, is not huge is nonetheless real. When I use it in manual focus mode with the Panasonic 20mm lens it gives me the closest I've yet got in digital to shooting my beloved Olympus 35SP film rangefinder. I understand that it is different strokes for different folks, but the violence with which some people dismiss a camera because it is not their cup of tea is weird and a bit disturbing. I love the Pen F and I hope Olympus is planning on continuing the line. A Mark II Pen F is not needed now, but I'd like to think one will come out eventually. The camera has everything I normally need.
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