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Pen-F Images

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by CarlB, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    A thread for images from your Pen-F, the first Oly to feature a 20MP sensor.

    Here's some from my first walk with the camera. It was an overcast day with muted colors. A great opportunity to try the various art filters, modes, and whatever seemed to help pull the image.

    24759663910_0f1cd9c7bf_b. snow ice trees grasses by Carl B, on Flickr

    24961023821_d61bb27a7d_b. view to a view by Carl B, on Flickr

    24686587079_82b562271d_b. not a komodo, not a snake, just a long-gone tree by Carl B, on Flickr

    24758102740_0e8280ac06_b. long fallen by Carl B, on Flickr

    25052993805_bd5a2186cd_b. here to far by Carl B, on Flickr

    24422227594_2568e6e239_b. thin ice by Carl B, on Flickr
     
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  2. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2014
    Vancouver
    Peter Campbell
    Very nice


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  3. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    With the 17/1.8 lens; RAW captures, converted in OV3, edited in LR6:
    P2130018.

    P2130026.

    P2130028.

    P1010109.

    P1010112.

    P2140098.

    P1010062.
     
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  4. Mister Summar

    Mister Summar Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2015
    Pen-F w/ Summar f=5cm 1:2 made in 1935 and has semi-serious deterioration of the adhesive between elements which I love. Settings: monochrome, film grain medium.

    Logs.JPG
     
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The shot is great, the funny was for the "semi-serious deterioration of the adhesive between elements" comment.
     
  6. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

    639
    Jul 28, 2015
    Common guys post some more pics. Show us the color modes and mono modes.
     
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  7. gtrent733

    gtrent733 New to Mu-43

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    May 30, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    ImageUploadedByMu-431456091155.350137. ImageUploadedByMu-431456091167.310678. ImageUploadedByMu-431456091185.201859.

    PEN-F, Leica 15mm, Mono 2 profile, no grain

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  8. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Wonderful images, Gene. Great moodiness. Quite 'film-like'.
     
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  9. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Testing out the IBIS of the PEN-F, as well as the performance of my relatively un-used 12-32 Pany lens, in my music studio. This amazing little lens is quite well-matched to the PEN-F size and form-factor!

    RAW captures, converted in Olympus Viewer 3, then edited in Lightroom 6.

    Shot with the diminutive 12-32 Pany lens. Hand held, ISO 1600, 24mm focal length (48mm equiv) at 1/8th second and f/6.3. The crisp sharpness is there... a testament to both the PEN-F IBIS and to the sharpness of the little Pany 12-32 lens.

    The tiny fine print on the Strat's bridge saddles is quite sharp and rendered well.
    [​IMG]

    I do a lot of hand-held shooting with relatively long(er) shutter speeds and I like rangefinder-styled m4/3 cameras. I bought the PEN-F for the size, form-factor, built-in EVF on the left-side of the body, and Oly's superb IBIS. The PEN-F meets these needs that I wanted it to address very well.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    First up is the camera and lens used for the following images. Images were RAW capture, converted to .tif in OV3, then edited in Lightroom 6.

    Loving this camera more, the more I shoot with it. I haven't done much with the ArtFilters, but I suppose I may dabble with them from time to time. I'm a RAW shooter, for the most part.

    I haven't seen any mention of the little button on the lower front of the camera. For those who don't know... that's a depth of field preview button! Fantastic little addition to the camera.
    P1060293.

    Stepped out into the front courtyard this afternoon to test out the PEN-F and Lumix 12-32 lens. This lens is an ideal, all-around lens with this body. I love the combination and the results speak for themselves. I'm particularly impressed with how wonderful the results are from this little, versatile lens.

    New doors, not yet finished, outside
    P2190139-2.

    Inside
    P2210152.

    Bolts need cutting and finishing
    P2210159.

    Following are some landscape plantings inside the courtyard
    P2210161.

    P2210160.

    Crop of the above image
    P2210160-3.

    Another crop of that image
    P2210160-2.

    P2210158.

    P2210157.

    P2210156.

    P2210155.

    P2210154.

    P2210153.

    Of course, similar results could be done with a number of other m4/3 bodies and lenses that I have. That said, I love the size and form-factor of this camera, it is great fun to shoot with, and the image quality is as good as it gets with m4/3, which is wonderfully satisfying.

    If you like the features that this camera offers, I think you will be very happy with it!
     
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  11. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 29, 2015
    jason
    fantastic work, Don. the camera looks great, and the mode 2 mono samples have really deep blacks. nice.
     
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  12. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Thanks Jason. Glad you like the images.

    And I so agree, Gene's mode 2 mono samples look fantastic and perfectly suit the subject matter.
     
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  13. gtrent733

    gtrent733 New to Mu-43

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    May 30, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks Don and others. I'm loving using the camera itself and the images it is producing. Loving the mono so much it's hard to test out the other profiles, lol, but there's plenty of time for that plus it looks like everyone else is testing it out well and the images I'm seeing are just beautiful. Personally, I am glad I was an early user of the PEN regardless of the high cost some people have been talking about. (of course compared to the cost of a Leica this is a drop in the bucket and having used a Leica, FOR ME, the PEN-F is so much more fun.) The coming months are going to be very exciting with this camera and the projects I have in mind.


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  14. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 28, 2015
    Guys you find the handling good without the grip?
     
  15. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Rav... It's ok with the smaller lenses (the primes and the 9-18, 12-32, etc.) The deep set thumb grip on the back allows a good hold. I still would like to get a finger grip from Richard Franiac for the front, which would be nice with the 12-35, 14-140, 75, etc. Though my plan is to use my GX7 with the bigger lenses and use the PEN-F with 9-18, 12-32, 12, 15, 17/1.8, 20, and Oly 60.
     
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  16. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    Rav - For small to medium lenses, it's fine, no problems. Also, I have a wrist strap on mine. Even without my hand looped through it, adds a bit more to grab and grip while shooting. And with that bit of extra resulting side thickness, my fingers come just up to front art knob. Even without the wrist strap though, that knob isn't a problem for me.

    I agree with Don, the Franiac will be more than enough when it becomes available. Or the "Sugru" route if you're a DYIner.

    If you're planning on shooting B-A-H-Ls (Big Heavy Lenses) on it, then the Oly grip would be warranted.
     
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  17. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I always re-assign that to focus peaking for adapted and manual lenses. :D
     
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  18. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Nice! ... the PEN-F has plenty of custom assignable controls, in addition to the ArtFilter knob... more than I even use, personally.
     
  19. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I struggled for a while trying to assign things to the buttons on the EM5 Mk II, so I can completely relate. :D
     
  20. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    This new sensor is definitely capturing fine detail magnificently well. This image made with the PL 15 lens.[​IMG]

    Crop of the above image
    [​IMG]
     
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