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Olympus Pen-F on the way:-)
#1
I've been stalling and overthinking. But maybe it paid off? Had a cart filled with everything I think I wanted. When I went back this morning to make the purchase, the price of the Pen-F dropped $200 Smile

 

Should have it in my hands later this week.

#2
So you are a retro lover :-)

Nice camera!

#3
Quote:So you are a retro lover :-)

Nice camera!
 

Old is new.... Again!

 

It's a nice size, no odd protrusions, and with a pancake lens it's pocketable. Plus, unless someone knows what they're looking for it's pretty unobtrusive.

 

My guess is it will perform quite well too. Heck, when I read reviews I wonder how I "survived" using my old Rebel? Whereas, the truth is it performed admirably.
#4
Quote:Old is new.... Again!

 

It's a nice size, no odd protrusions, and with a pancake lens it's pocketable. Plus, unless someone knows what they're looking for it's pretty unobtrusive.

 

My guess is it will perform quite well too. Heck, when I read reviews I wonder how I "survived" using my old Rebel? Whereas, the truth is it performed admirably.
 

Smile

 

Congrats!

 

The Pen F will perform admirably too Smile.

 

One thing is that it does have a bit of a learning curve when you are used to a dslr, mostly because of the incredible array of settings and customization it allows, not to mention that it essentially has image processing software built into the camera if you'd want to go that way as well I'll see if I can find a couple of useful links to peruse, and post them here.

 

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
#5
Quote: Smile

 

Congrats!

 

The Pen F will perform admirably too Smile.

 

One thing is that it does have a bit of a learning curve when you are used to a dslr, mostly because of the incredible array of settings and customization it allows, not to mention that it essentially has image processing software built into the camera if you'd want to go that way as well I'll see if I can find a couple of useful links to peruse, and post them here.

 

Kind regards, Wim
 

Thanks Wim, I appreciate that.  I'm really looking forward to itshowing up! Half the order shipped.... but not the half with the camera :o
#6
Hi Mike,

 

As promised, a couple of useful links. Smile

 

General:

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html

http://bestmirrorlessblogs.com/

http://m43blog.dthorpe.net/

http://www.mirrorlessons.com/

https://www.mu-43.com/forums/

https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-camera/ol...tter-count

 

Pen F:

http://www.mikeboening.com/shutterbug-magazine-feature/

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/review-olympus-pen-f/

 

Articles on Pen F usage:

http://thecotswoldphotographer.com/wp-co...-white.pdf

https://robinwong.blogspot.nl/2016/02/mo....html#more

https://robinwong.blogspot.nl/2016/02/hi....html#more

https://robinwong.blogspot.nl/2016/02/mo....html#more

 

Book on Pen F menus (very useful IMO, for lookign up stuff):

https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Pen-Menu-...1532999461

 

The following book on the E-M5 II is useful too, as the menus of E-M5 II and Pen F are mostly the same:

http://friedmanarchives.com/OlympusE-M5-2/index.htm

 

The Olympus manuals are all downloadable as well.

 

I generally found Robin Wongs blogs quite useful.

 

HTH, kind regards, Wim

Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
#7
Thanks Wim Smile I better get to studying!

 

Part of the order showed up today. The camera will be in Monday. 

#8
Hi Mike,

 

About 3 months later now Smile.

How do you like it?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Kind regards, Wim

Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, extension tubes, an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II and Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ...
#9
Quote:Hi Mike,

 

About 3 months later now Smile.

How do you like it?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Kind regards, Wim
 

I liked it so much I bought another one! My Kit consists of 2xPen F, Panny 20/1.7, Panny 12-32, Panny 35-100, and it all fits in with plenty of extra room for polarizers/flashes/extra batteries in a Think Tank Mirrorless 25i bag. I can't believe all that fits in that little bag. Which, btw, I highly recommend the Think Tank bags. Very well thought and an great quality. 

 

I've been amazed at what I can get away with hand holding. I was recently in Denver CO. walking around 16 street mall in the evening. 16th st mall is not really a mall, just a closed to cars street with stores, bars, clubs, etc and a free shuttle going up and down the street. About the only thing I can fault it for is low light focusing. But it's not bad either, and it won't shoot until it's in focus.

 

My first real trip coming up, Mexico City, next week. It should get a real workout there. Can't wait!

 

I suppose the next thing I want to add to the kit is a UW, something around a 9mm. 
#10
ThinkTank bags are also my favourite. My oldest, a Sling-O-Matic 20, was with me on most of my travels and still works like on the first day. There products don't age quickly.

 

For the smaller cameras I used to have SpeedChangers or HubbaHubbaHiney (the names sometimes make me think what happens with a mind developing bags day-in, day-out  ^_^ ) but lately I'm happy with a Retrospective 6. With a battery grip on the X-T2, I need just a bit more space. But I was looking a bit envy on your magnet clips to close the flap. Velcro is too loud sometimes - and I can't always use the silencers, because then the flap doesn't stay in position.

  


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