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I have been thinking that the E-M1 mk2 was rather too expensive to upgrade to from my Mk1 and the improvement in CAF not too important as I don't tend to do too much action stuff. I have been hankering after a Pen F for a while and found a kit with the 17mm f1.8 at Cardiff Camera Centre for 899 on their website. Popped down there today only to find the price should have been 999. Anyway they honoured the 899 and I am one happy bunny! I think that the price has been updated now so sorry if I was getting anyone's hopes of of a great bargain! Just have to investigate the features that are also on the E-M1 mk2 as well such as the hi res mode.
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Re: Pen F

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I have been thinking that the E-M1 mk2 was rather too expensive to upgrade to from my Mk1 and the improvement in CAF not too important as I don't tend to do too much action stuff. I have been hankering after a Pen F for a while and found a kit with the 17mm f1.8 at Cardiff Camera Centre for 899 on their website. Popped down there today only to find the price should have been 999. Anyway they honoured the 899 and I am one happy bunny! I think that the price has been updated now so sorry if I was getting anyone's hopes of of a great bargain! Just have to investigate the features that are also on the E-M1 mk2 as well such as the hi res mode.
I'm really loving my new Pen-F Dave - I hope you do too! It's a very nice camera to handle and use and the IQ is definitely a step up from the older 16Mp sensors - not an enormous step, but noticeable for sure. Take a look at this thread that I posted yesterday:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost...35&postcount=7

My best accessory to date is a leather half case. It stops the bottom from getting scratched and also slightly improves the grip:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEN-D01-Bl...YAAOSwn9lXLAnT

If you'd prefer the OEM one, I have a friend who has one for sale. The OEM is nicer material but it doesn't have the flap for easy access to the battery and SD card meaning you need to unscrew it each time you need to change either.

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/...47b/index.html

However, if you're interested drop me a PM.

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Re: Pen F

I managed to get a Pen F with the 17mm f1.8 on an Amazon Lightning deal, and am really enjoying it.
I also bought the ECG-4 grip which improves the handling of the camera when using larger lenses, although it doesn't do much for it's appearance!
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Re: Pen F

That was indeed a great deal Dave, it's still very good at 999.00.

I am loving my PEN-F too, such a capable little beauty, very seductive, makes you just want to pick it up and go out and shoot at every opportunity you get.

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Re: Pen F

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My best accessory to date is a leather half case. It stops the bottom from getting scratched and also slightly improves the grip:
I agree Paul, I love the half case except for one point .... I bought the OEM version and it is somewhat tedious to have to unscrew it with a 5p coin so that I can change the battery or SD card.

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Re: Pen F

I an certainly liking my Pen F and the half case gives it a little more to get hold of.
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Re: Pen F

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That was indeed a great deal Dave, it's still very good at 999.00.

I am loving my PEN-F too, such a capable little beauty, very seductive, makes you just want to pick it up and go out and shoot at every opportunity you get.

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Used it for the first time today. Family day out to your neck of the woods Simon - Ogmore-by-Sea and Nash Point. Will try and post some images at the weekend. Great camera to use but quite a bit different to the E-M1. Not sure what it will be like with the 40-150 Pro but I have the E-M1 for that.
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Family day out to your neck of the woods Simon - Ogmore-by-Sea and Nash Point.
And there I was thinking you were being dragged around all those bloody clothes and hand bag shops at McArthur-Glen

I hope you had a nice family day Dave, another scenic spot close to those is 'Dunraven Bay' at Southerndown, great photo opportunities there .... high cliffs, rock formations and stunning sunsets when the weather behaves.

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Not sure what it will be like with the 40-150 Pro...
Don't even think about it! It's way too cute for such a beast of a lens.

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Re: Pen F

Much better like this:

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Much better like this:

Exactly Paul

Dave, as you say you have the em1 for that lens.

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Re: Pen F

I was umming and ahhing over which colour Pen F to get but went for the silver like Paul. Lovely and retro looking. What colour is yours Simon?
As for shopping............that was yesterday and the Pen F.
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Re: Pen F

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I was umming and ahhing over which colour Pen F to get but went for the silver like Paul. Lovely and retro looking. What colour is yours Simon?
As for shopping............that was yesterday and the Pen F.
A 'retro' guy like me .... what do you reckon

There was never a doubt in my mind, silver it had to be. I must however say that the black version is also very nice, both are classy and retro looking.

RE: Your shopping trip .... nice one Dave.

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