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Hello from Dorset

Just wanted to introduce myself, Iím looking forward to contributing to (and learning from) this forum in the future as I am an avid user of Olympus M43 Cameras. My first Ďseriousí camera was the Pen E-PL2 some years ago which I loved.

Since then I have dabbled with Panasonic M43 Cameras, the GM1 but, have always returned to Olympus cameras as there are some features that keep on pulling me back that Panasonic just doesnít offer; one of these being Live Time and that I feel that Oly cameras have a little more Ďsoul/personalityí rather than just being another tool in the Photographerís Arsenal.

For some reasons though, I prefer Panasonic lenses and donít have a single Oly lens Ė is that weird (Iíve never had any issues with the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 focus speed either)?

I do like some of Panasonicís features, namely the DFD Post Focus technology but it seems that you are only limited to 8mb JPGs.

I currently have the OM-D E-M10 (Mark 1) which Iíve only had for about a year but, Iím looking this time around at getting an Olympus which has the ability to produce sharper images and offer focus bracketing to enhance my love of landscape photography and although on paper the E-M5 Mark ii ticks all the boxes I am being pulled in by the beauty of the Pen-F.

I have started to really enjoy taking monochrome images since joining a camera club last year, however compared to some other members I can see that I really lack creativity and in some cases the motivation to shoot so Iím hoping that the Pen-F will help introduce some more artistry/creativity into my photography and something else for me to experiment with. Plus the twin tone version looks epic 😊

Iím also hoping to reduce the amount of time these days I spend post processing, When converting to Black and White, I use the NIK Collection Plugins in LR5 so I will be interested at the output from the Pen-F profiles.

As you all known, the Pen-F is not cheap and hasnít dropped in price much (used and/or new), especially here in blighty so in order to fund this bout of GAS I will be looking at potentially the grey import sellers (the oneís that offer their own warranty) and more crucially selling some of my existing gear items but rest assured I will endeavor to remain an active member of this forum as it contains like minded individuals with the same passion as me both in terms of Olympus products and photography.
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Welcome Cedge. A good place to be...............
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Re: Hello from Dorset

I forgot to mention that its also good to find a UK based forum as most forums that I also frequent including mu-43 and dpreview are predominantly US based; whilst I have no problems with that its nice to get a more domestic view of the Olympus world.
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Re: Hello from Dorset

A warm welcome Cedge.
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Welcome from me too. From what i read somewhere yesterday i'd say watch out for some bargain discounts on the Pen F soon.
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You can't just leave it like that........please spill the beans
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Well not much more to add really but the jist of what I read was that it seems like Oly is about to discontinue the Pen F if it hasn't already which usually means that discounts often follow as shops want to get rid of old stock. I'd look for non camera shops like PC world/Currys or even Amazon as most likely candidates. Sorry I can't remember what I was reading to get this idea maybe some others here will have better memory banks!
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Hello Cedge, and a warm welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Welcome Cedge!


IIRC Currys PC World dropped the PEN-F last year and there were some bargains to be had for a bit over £600.
I'd love the camera - mainly for it's looks - but price/performance it doesn't come close to my £275 used E-M10ii
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Welcome Cedge. I took a look at your Flickr site - some fantastic images there. My sort of photography !
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Re: Hello from Dorset

Hi Cedge and welcome. I love my Pen-F as an object of beauty and indeed function, but I wish it was weather-sealed like my E-M5. I think Olympus made a mistake there.
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Welcome Cedge. I took a look at your Flickr site - some fantastic images there. My sort of photography !
Likewise Paul, it seems that you have the camera I want and have been following me around the world.....NY, Bruge, London, Cornwall, Northumberland....

I was intrigued by the Northern Island images especially the one of the curved building; that area is on my to do list.
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Hi Cedge and welcome. I love my Pen-F as an object of beauty and indeed function, but I wish it was weather-sealed like my E-M5. I think Olympus made a mistake there.
I think though as it is designed to work better with primes; none of which are sealed so they probably thought that there was no point to make the body weather sealed.

That feature doesn't bother me too much as I've never had a weather sealed body or lens
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Likewise Paul, it seems that you have the camera I want and have been following me around the world.....NY, Bruge, London, Cornwall, Northumberland....

I was intrigued by the Northern Island images especially the one of the curved building; that area is on my to do list.
Ha. Indeed. The Pen-F is very nice. But TBH, its USP is really the looks & form factor. The E-M1ii is a better camera all round. Unless you use the JPEG knob of course, in which case it does have something different to offer.
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