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Incredible work with the Pen F and the 45-175 - winning combo in terms of size, performance and portability. One of Olympus strengths was always its super fast SAF. I always amused when reading how people crave for CAF and tracking their dogs eyes..... People so often forget each function has its value and no one only solution will survive its having total flexibility that does well....
 

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Just to finish off with some colour images
SOOC Pen F with P45-175mm


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After years of shooting with different digital Pens - an E-P1 - an E-PL2 - and an E-PL5 - I switched to shooting with a handful of Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras for a variety of reasons, including a handful of different (and quite fine) Lumixes: the GX1, the GX7, and most recently the GX8 (including some detours along the way in the oh-so-cool and oh-so-damn-tiny GM1 and GM5). I still shoot occasionally with the GX1 (now converted to infra-red) and often with the GX8 (which has, hands down the best EVF of any digital mirrorless camera I have ever used or shot with). But part of me always has wanted to try out the Pen F - and this week, I finally was able to buy a lightly used one, at a reasonable price, from a fellow forum member. And---

Damn. What a great camera.

With other digital cameras, I almost always shoot in RAW, for all the obvious creative reasons. But with its strange and cool (to me, at least) front dial with all those ways to tinker with both monochrome and color profiles, I'm trying to see if the Pen F will work for me as a jpeg-only camera.

Here are my results from the first few days - three of which were taken inside the writing studio where (being a writer) I spend (and have spent) untold hours, the fourth and last out on the street---

A monochrome shot of the large-ish Pee Wee Herman doll who sits (in 'Chairy') surrounded by books:

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A color photo of my Grim Reaper, who lounges atop my biggest bookcase:

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Another monochrome, of the Raccoon-logo-sign of a local (southern Oregon) coffee shop:

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And last but not least, a different colour rendition of Pee Wee again:

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It's going to take me some time, thought and definitely a lot of practice, not to say trial and error, to nail in some shooting profiles but....this is one great camera.
 

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a bit of a street wildlife. well, kind of :)
slightly tweaked color profile 2 and mono profile 2.

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After years of shooting with different digital Pens - an E-P1 - an E-PL2 - and an E-PL5 - I switched to shooting with a handful of Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras for a variety of reasons, including a handful of different (and quite fine) Lumixes: the GX1, the GX7, and most recently the GX8 (including some detours along the way in the oh-so-cool and oh-so-damn-tiny GM1 and GM5). I still shoot occasionally with the GX1 (now converted to infra-red) and often with the GX8 (which has, hands down the best EVF of any digital mirrorless camera I have ever used or shot with). But part of me always has wanted to try out the Pen F - and this week, I finally was able to buy a lightly used one, at a reasonable price, from a fellow forum member. And---

Damn. What a great camera.

With other digital cameras, I almost always shoot in RAW, for all the obvious creative reasons. But with its strange and cool (to me, at least) front dial with all those ways to tinker with both monochrome and color profiles, I'm trying to see if the Pen F will work for me as a jpeg-only camera.

Here are my results from the first few days - three of which were taken inside the writing studio where (being a writer) I spend (and have spent) untold hours, the fourth and last out on the street---

A monochrome shot of the large-ish Pee Wee Herman doll who sits (in 'Chairy') surrounded by books:

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A color photo of my Grim Reaper, who lounges atop my biggest bookcase:

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Another monochrome, of the Raccoon-logo-sign of a local (southern Oregon) coffee shop:

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And last but not least, a different colour rendition of Pee Wee again:

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It's going to take me some time, thought and definitely a lot of practice, not to say trial and error, to nail in some shooting profiles but....this is one great camera.
I have a very similar journey as you. Currently have a GM5 and sold off the GX8 once I picked up the G9. The G9 is amazing for action/wildlife in which I use it for.

One thing I realized very recently is I'd rather not do so much PP. It's fun but I spend all day on a computer doing design related work. Lately I've been more than happy with the Jpeg and L. Monochrome D output from the G9. So much so that I programmed the front switch for L Monochrome D. The PenF looks like it would be a blast to just go between a color film mode and monochrome and just commit to JPG for more casual shooting. I tried Oly a while back and never got along with the menu's. But for casual AFS in full manual maybe I'd overlook it with the PenF. I'll wait for the prices to drop a little more...
 
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