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What do these letters mean?

I'm finally going to full fill my long held wish to buy a PEN F - Yeh!
However checking out the various selling website I noticed some PEN Fs have the letters ZF and others XK. What is this all about?
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Re: What do these letters mean?

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I'm finally going to full fill my long held wish to buy a PEN F - Yeh!
However checking out the various selling website I noticed some PEN Fs have the letters ZF and others XK. What is this all about?
I'm not sure, but iy could be to do with the colour. Black or silver.
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Re: What do these letters mean?

Don't wish to be discouraging but hasn't the Pen-F just been classed as discontinued.

I do presume however that, if that is the case and you really want one, prices should be dropping soon and you should get a bargain if you wait a little while.
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Re: What do these letters mean?

The pen-F is a cracking camera. I can actually see the prices climbing over the coming months as stocks dry up. Seriuosly thinking of buying a second body, to keep as a spare for the future as there isnt an Mk2 coming.
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I'm finally going to full fill my long held wish to buy a PEN F - Yeh!
However checking out the various selling website I noticed some PEN Fs have the letters ZF and others XK. What is this all about?
Before looking it up, I'm going to guess ZF is Silver & XK is Black. Now I'll do some research.
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Re: What do these letters mean?

The best new price in Australia that I can see comes from DigiDirect with limited stock of Silver models & Black in stock.

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Re: What do these letters mean?

[QUOTE=Keith-369;479010]Don't wish to be discouraging but hasn't the Pen-F just been classed as discontinued.

It's because of that very reason I have finally made the move.
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Before looking it up, I'm going to guess ZF is Silver & XK is Black. Now I'll do some research.
Thanks - Seems these letters appear only on ads from Hong Kong (in ebay), don't seem to be related to the colour.
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The pen-F is a cracking camera. I can actually see the prices climbing over the coming months as stocks dry up. Seriously thinking of buying a second body, to keep as a spare for the future as there isnt an Mk2 coming.
Fully agree, I've been following the second hand market for some time now. These only appear occasionally and the prices aren't much below the lowest new price.
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Don't wish to be discouraging but hasn't the Pen-F just been classed as discontinued.

It's because of that very reason I have finally made the move.
As long as you knew, that's all that matters.
I hope you get a great price and that you will have years of fun with it.
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Re: What do these letters mean?

Ross the Fiddler, "The best new price in Australia that I can see comes from DigiDirect with limited stock of Silver models and Black in stock."
Thank you Ross. Yes I went with them - having fun!
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Ross the Fiddler, "The best new price in Australia that I can see comes from DigiDirect with limited stock of Silver models and Black in stock."
Thank you Ross. Yes I went with them - having fun!
Half ya luck! I can only dream (for an E-M1X though).
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