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Old Jan 15, 2016, 8:30 AM   #1
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Have you guys seen the leaked images of the new PEN? I'm liking it a lot, the first interesting looking PEN line I've seen in a while. Loving the dials.

Not that I'm buying it, what I have now is fine, but I'm glad this exists:









http://digicame-info.com/2016/01/pen-f-3.html

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Old Jan 15, 2016, 3:36 PM   #2
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G'day Sammy

Like you & others here, I have had a love affair with Oly Pen's since the 60s

This one - with a built in viewfinder 'should' have been the 1st digi model released ... I feel that the absence of the v/f in earlier models failed to get the potential sales from lovers of these great little cameras

As it is now - I've got my Panny and I will stick with it
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G'day Sammy

Like you & others here, I have had a love affair with Oly Pen's since the 60s

This one - with a built in viewfinder 'should' have been the 1st digi model released ... I feel that the absence of the v/f in earlier models failed to get the potential sales from lovers of these great little cameras

As it is now - I've got my Panny and I will stick with it
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Yeah this camera is really interesting but seems a few years late with the GX-7/8 and GM5, Sony's and Fuji's already providing the view finder experience in a rangefinder-esque body.
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First thing that came to my mind when I looked at these photos is Leica M4 similarities. It is a great looking camera for sure.
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I think it'll find plenty of buyers. Panasonic does just enough weird things with their bodies (one example, maximum shutter speed of 1/1000 second in manual exposure mode with the GX7 before the live histogram stops being active?) if i were looking for a rangefinder type body to use with my Zuikos, this would be what I'd want, hands-down.
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I may consider replacing my E-P3, gotta think on it a bit.......................
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Like Bob, Gregg and others on this forum, I go back to the 35mm SLR/Rangefinder days and this lens reminds me so much of that period. A very classic looking camera indeed.
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Like Bob, Gregg and others on this forum, I go back to the 35mm SLR/Rangefinder days and this lens reminds me so much of that period. A very classic looking camera indeed.
Those are kinda my thoughts also.
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Too bad they didn't include the famous script F on the front face....

I see a "Limited Edition", maybe even black paint, opportunity there...
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This was my first Olympus 35mm camera. I will say it took very nice and sharp photos.

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