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Old Nov 26, 2017, 9:04 PM   #1
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Default ...1st outing w/PEN F

After many hours of decision making these past few months I decided to replace my aged E-P3 with a PEN F. For an E-M1 II I just can't justify it; I am still quite happy with my E-M1 to do the photography I do.

Sooooooo the new camera in the bag is a PEN F and after today I believe I made the right choice with it replacing the 'old' P3. The PEN F follows the dial(s) and exposure habits of the M1; I only use manual exposure, so not much new to learn with that. Though the PEN F shows both the histogram and the level gauges it is ONLy one or the other with the other changed in off the INFO button. Not a big thing but it is really nice that the M1 will show both at the same time.

I will need a few more sessions to learn what else is new but I'm expecting continued HAPPINESS ...

PEN F + 12-40 f/2.8 is a beautiful machine combinaiton.....

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Old Nov 27, 2017, 4:08 AM   #2
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The one thing you read constantly in both pro and regular user reviews on the Pen F is how FUN using the camera is to shoot and how unique the jpeg engine is. Congratulations. I would imagine thatís a real long-term experience you have there.
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Old Nov 28, 2017, 9:14 AM   #3
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I imagine that in handling (physically) it's about the same as the other pens? only with a viewfinder, of course.
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Old Nov 29, 2017, 11:25 PM   #4
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Congratulations Bob, nice shots from the PEN F. Sounds like your really enjoying shooting with it.
Must be the season for new camera picked up the E-M1 II a couple weeks back myself, same thing have been wrestling with this decision for a long time. But with $350 worth of discounts plus $300 cash back from Olympus it was to tempting.
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Old Dec 5, 2017, 4:13 PM   #5
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Picture #4 is a beauty.

Very nice series Bob, love the sharpness and colors.

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Old Dec 5, 2017, 7:08 PM   #6
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Impressive results with the new PEN.

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Old Dec 12, 2017, 7:31 PM   #7
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Picture #4 is a beauty.

Very nice series Bob, love the sharpness and colors.

I agree with Marcelo. The photos prove that you made a good choice in your camera purchase.
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Old Dec 17, 2017, 10:34 AM   #8
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Congrats on getting the Pen F.
I couldn't help but notice that the Pen's mode dial has 4 custom mode choices.
That's the one feature that is missing on the EM-1 that I could use.(And, I'm not in the mood to upgrade to the Mark ll.)

Have fun with you're new purchase.

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Old Jan 1, 2018, 1:44 PM   #9
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Those are real good shots!

Like you, I cannot justify the EM-1 MK-II ... so I went to another direction and acquired a FUJI X-E2s with the 18-55 f2.8/4 kit lens. So far so good but it is not easy to learn a new menu! Too bad I cannot find an adapter for my curent m4/3 lenses 😕

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Great Shots yeah!
You managed it really well
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