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CarlB

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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.

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snow ice trees grasses by Carl B, on Flickr

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

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long fallen by Carl B, on Flickr

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here to far by Carl B, on Flickr

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thin ice by Carl B, on Flickr
 
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With the 17/1.8 lens; RAW captures, converted in OV3, edited in LR6:
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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.

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Inside
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Bolts need cutting and finishing
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Following are some landscape plantings inside the courtyard
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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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fantastic work, Don. the camera looks great, and the mode 2 mono samples have really deep blacks. nice.
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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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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Guys you find the handling good without the grip?
 

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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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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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