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Old 03-13-2016   #41
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Last week I got back from a couple of weeks in Cuba. I took my ZI with three lenses with me and also a little FujiFilm X30 but ended up using the X30 for everything. My guess is this could also happen with a Pen
It's only about...discipline !

Just joking, you are correct, I know this can happen and it happens already with my Leica x1!
This is why my "side-camera" has to be small but good! And nice...

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We'll only time will tell but to be honest I don't see the XT-1 losing out to the Pen F. The Pen F to me is meant to be a personal camera and not a camera I plan to use for work, with tonight being the exception.
E-M1 would be the comparable Olympus camera to the XT-1.
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I understand this, my interest in the Pen F is because I'm looking for a small digital but high quality to keep in my bag when traveling beside my film camera. Maybe an iso 100 or 400 film and use the digital in interiors when I need higher iso. Something like this.
And the Pen is so nice...
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Yes, precisely why I have stuck with Olympus since I bought the E-P1 seven years ago (now have an E-P5). It's portable, takes good photos, and makes a useful complement to my film cameras when travelling.

Olympus is releasing a new 25/1.2 soon which will be better than the PanLeica, if you can wait.
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...Olympus is releasing a new 25/1.2 soon which will be better than the PanLeica, if you can wait.
Interesting, I didn't know it! Coupled with a wide (12 or 17) it would be a good solution for my needs!

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E-M1 would be the comparable Olympus camera to the XT-1.
Yeah after a few weeks now of owning the Pen F, I must say I'm very impressed with the results it produces and it has made me curious about the E-M1. It also could be a case of GAS

Good thing i check this forum reguarly, i was going to go ahead and buy a PananLeica but maybe now I'll just wait for Olympus to come out with that 25/1.2....
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Yeah after a few weeks now of owning the Pen F, I must say I'm very impressed with the results it produces and it has made me curious about the E-M1. It also could be a case of GAS

Good thing i check this forum reguarly, i was going to go ahead and buy a PananLeica but maybe now I'll just wait for Olympus to come out with that 25/1.2....
I may be too forgiving but for me GAS is permissible if it doesn't cost you a fortune, which is why I wait for the new model to be released before I buy my digital cameras. I prefer the electronic Pen cameras, but the E-M1 is certainly their most capable camera, the closest Olympus has gotten to DSLR performance for action shooting and certainly the most ergonomic for larger zoom lenses. If you want to try it out, I'd wait.

Everyone expects the E-M1 Mark ii to be released within the calendar year. When that happens there will be deep discounts on the current E-M1. That would be the time to pick one up. Another route to go is to be a refurbished one if available on periodic sales here: http://www.getolympus.com/outlet_store
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Interesting, I didn't know it! Coupled with a wide (12 or 17) it would be a good solution for my needs!

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The 12 and 17: very attractive little lenses and both have the famous Olympus "clutch": pull back on the lens and you get a distance scale for manual zone focusing! Haven't tried it systematically on my 17 yet but it is kind of cool to have something like that on these ultra-modern cameras. Unfortunately the design doesn't allow manual setting of aperture.
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... Unfortunately the design doesn't allow manual setting of aperture.
I know, do not like it but I guess I can learn to live with it...at least try it!
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I may be too forgiving but for me GAS is permissible if it doesn't cost you a fortune, which is why I wait for the new model to be released before I buy my digital cameras. I prefer the electronic Pen cameras, but the E-M1 is certainly their most capable camera, the closest Olympus has gotten to DSLR performance for action shooting and certainly the most ergonomic for larger zoom lenses. If you want to try it out, I'd wait.

Everyone expects the E-M1 Mark ii to be released within the calendar year. When that happens there will be deep discounts on the current E-M1. That would be the time to pick one up. Another route to go is to be a refurbished one if available on periodic sales here: http://www.getolympus.com/outlet_store
Thanks for the link! Given that I purchased my Pen F a few weeks ago, I'm going to hold off on making any big purchases for a while. But its refreshing to use something other than Nikon or Canon
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@ juan guardado: love photos in your blog, great series shot in Rome! And I liked the 3200 iso film with the cl. Was the film Delta 3200 ?
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@ juan guardado: love photos in your blog, great series shot in Rome! And I liked the 3200 iso film with the cl. Was the film Delta 3200 ?
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Thanks Robert i appreciate the comment! and yes it was Delta 3200.
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Been looking at the Pen F for a while but the price is somewhat high for what it offers. Recently, BH offered a $200 rebate and I jump on a black version. Tried a few shots and looks like a keeper. Shot several images with ISO with ISO up to 5000 with Oly 25 1.8 and 17 1.8.









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Hey gang, my Pen-F has a problem.

Stop by the thread and let me know what y'all think?
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Problem solved!

I got the Pen-F (silver, of course) on Monday. Here's some shots with the Zuiko 17/1.8:


Begging, March 16, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Backyard, March 13, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Chessboard, March 13, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Jackson, March 13, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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My niece needed some portraits done, so I grabbed the Pen-F. Here's what I'll be sending her and she can choose which ones to print.


Mollie, March 19, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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Mollie, March 19, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Jemma, March 19, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Mollie And Jemma, March 19, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Mollie, March 19, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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The Pen-F, around the house with the 17/1.8


Jackson, March 21, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Self-Portrait, March 21, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Amelia Pond, March 22, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Michael At The Desk, March 24, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Cat Business, March 24, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Jackson Cleans His Paw, March 24, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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More faffing about the house...


Michael, Jemma And Amelia, March 26, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Amelia And Jemma On The Bed, March 26, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Amelia Pond, March 26, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Leica M9-P with 1959 M-Summilux 50/1.4 and Coffee, March 26, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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I took a walk in the park today.


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Color s nice but I like the B&W version more.

with Pana 14 2.5 no sharpening



Processed with silver efx

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Pen-F, 17/1.8:


Jackson, April 12, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Amelia Pond, April 10, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Jemma Simmons, April 13, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Scooter, April 13, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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@ juan guardado: love photos in your blog, great series shot in Rome! And I liked the 3200 iso film with the cl. Was the film Delta 3200 ?
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Agreed. I like the blog too. I recently opted for a Fuji X100T after the price dropped a bit, rather than get the Pen-F, since I've still got the E-P5. For those of you who bought the Pen-F last year and have had it for awhile, what are your thoughts? I'm interested in some Pen-F user impressions based on having used that camera for a while.

Still getting used to the X100T, and trying to decide whether to keep it or sell it and get a Pen-F.
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