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Anyone using a half case they are really happy with? Looking for suggestions. Thanks
I picked up a used Gariz half case on my E-P5 and loved it, and looked at one for my PEN-F and they are very proud of it price wise. I purchased a used Olympus body jacket (selling it in the forums) for it and it was ok, but really like the one I picked up on eBay (below)..

I do like the look of this case, but don't want the strap..
Olympus Pen-F Half Case + strap [Italian COW Leather] (Handpainted vintage brown)

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My Silver Pen-F one is arriving on Monday :dance:. I now realize that the Silver is not a real metal finish- but liking the homage to the classic silver Film Cameras.
 
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My Silver Pen-F one is arriving on Monday :dance:. I now realize that the Silver is not a real metal finish- but liking the homage to the classic silver Film Cameras.
I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy mine it's fun shooting with the penf I know this is odd but makes me almost feel as though I'm shooting film through my Leica of old days gone by
 

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Anyone using a half case they are really happy with? Looking for suggestions. Thanks
I'm using the cheap chinese half case that i bought from ebay for USD 20-25. Happy? of course! It's support the grip, protect the bottom from scratch and makes my Pen F more beautiful :biggrin:

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I'm using the cheap chinese half case that i bought from ebay for USD 20-25. Happy? of course! It's support the grip, protect the bottom from scratch and makes my Pen F more beautiful :biggrin:

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I have one of these too. It's excellent for the price. It stops the bottom plate getting scratched and adds useful extra grip at the front. An essential accessory IMHO.
 

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The penF is a magnesium alloy body and it is finished in black or silver
Yes, and the top/bottom plates are metal. However, the top plate is painted, whatever the colour. The silver paint looks great, but I have a fear that it'll chip or wear down at some point in the future. In retrospect I wish I'd gone for the black finish for this reason.
 

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Yes, and the top/bottom plates are metal. However, the top plate is painted, whatever the colour. The silver paint looks great, but I have a fear that it'll chip or wear down at some point in the future. In retrospect I wish I'd gone for the black finish for this reason.
Have you ever worn down the finish ( black) on a pre digital camera and have the brass show through, it's kind-a meet looking
 

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Have you ever worn down the finish ( black) on a pre digital camera and have the brass show through, it's kind-a meet looking
Yes, I know what you mean - but underneath the PenF's silver paint there's black undercoat before you hit metal - which of course is then just another silver colour. That's why I'd have preferred black. Brassing of the black back to metal does have a certain "look", but not silver paint wearing to black undercoat!
 

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Yes, I know what you mean - but underneath the PenF's silver paint there's black undercoat before you hit metal - which of course is then just another silver colour. That's why I'd have preferred black. Brassing of the black back to metal does have a certain "look", but not silver paint wearing to black undercoat!
That's interesting I must have missed the black under coatings when I read the building process of the Pen-F I knew it wasn't brass but black no idea so is the black finish over top of black under coating as well
BTW the black Pen-F is kinda sexy
 

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Is anyone willing to take one for the team by deliberately wearing the coatings down to the base metal them posting some images? Just curious as to what a worn out Pen F looks like.
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Despite regular use, the silver on my Pen still looks unblemished.
 

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Is anyone willing to take one for the team by deliberately wearing the coatings down to the base metal them posting some images? Just curious as to what a worn out Pen F looks like.
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Despite regular use, the silver on my Pen still looks unblemished.
Be my guest we'll wait for your "worn" photos post
 

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Be my guest we'll wait for your "worn" photos post
Sorry, I'm not that good a team player.

I've just had a close examination of my Pen F and my first impression was correct - as above, it is still unblemished. Maybe I need to stop carrying it in my hand and start carrying it in a bag so it rubs each time I put it in or out.
 

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Sorry, I'm not that good a team player.

I've just had a close examination of my Pen F and my first impression was correct - as above, it is still unblemished. Maybe I need to stop carrying it in my hand and start carrying it in a bag so it rubs each time I put it in or out.
I'm doing my best to put mine through hell. As soon as I have something worth sharing, I'll post.

My OM-D EM10 got a nice deep diagonal scar right across the top, from front, over the record button, to the back while travelling around Japan. But the EM10 has a pathetically weak plastic body, so the Pen-F might take a more abuse :laugh1:
 
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