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Pen-F lens kit at sale with Pancake
Old 05-12-2016   #1
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Pen-F lens kit at sale with Pancake

I really like the Olympus half frame lenses, which I've tested to be as good or better than most LTM rangefinder lenses, including Leica. I had a 40/1.4 once that I sold because of haze, but saw this other one at a sale, with a 100mm 3.5 too. It was one of those "grab what you want and pay" sales, I paid very little, and took it to my car. Later, I looked in the case, and was very happy to find a third lens, the 38mm Pancake! Shooting them all, they are all clear as a bell.

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Old 05-12-2016   #2
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Very well done, congrats!

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Here is a shot with the Pancake, stopped down to about F11, on a Fuji XE-1:

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Fhew, nice find!

I have the 38/1.8 and 100mm for my FV, no digital camera to use them on just yet. Thinking about an XE-1 as they are so cheap and would work great with these tiny lenses.
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Good job. I bought my pancake from KEH and even during one of their 20% off sales it was still something like $400!
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Yeah, I always wanted to try the pancake. And Fixcinater, the XE-1s are really perfect for the Pen-F cameras. I keep my 38/1.8 on it at all times, when not playing with some other legacy lens.
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Took these new lenses to my daughter's graduation. Pancake, then the 100mm. Yes, she's in there, and it took us about 10 min to find her!



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And it's heading to an ebay near you. I like it, but need some moola.
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