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Pen F review by Robin Wong

Just came across this on Facebook:

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2016...art-1.html?m=1
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

43rumors are live blogging the release of the Pen-F and have links to loads of previews/reviews which may be of interest.

http://www.43rumors.com/official-oly...n-f-announced/
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Hmmm - it looks very nice but unless the new sensor offer significant advantages I can't see it being a better option than an E-M5ii. I agree with Ming Thein's review that it seems very much JPEG orientated. Many of the controls will be of no use to me and I'd prefer the weather sealing of the E-M5ii. Still, each to his own. Looking forward to seeing it in London later today in any case.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Thomas Leuthard has put a photo up on Flickr, taken with the Pen F in November last year!

He doesn't like the 'vario angle display' (flip out screen) and mentions the in-camera processing. I guess Thomas (who incidentally 'can walk on water' when it comes to street photography) is an olympus ambassador to have such early access. His normal weapons of choice are a couple of EM10 MkIIs, one with a 17/f1.7, the other with a 45/f1.8.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

How about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=jYxpdK0Kt0o
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

The addition of a dedicated exposure compensation dial is most welcome, sadly lacking up 'til now.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

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The addition of a dedicated exposure compensation dial is most welcome, sadly lacking up 'til now.
The bonus is that it might work in all modes, including manual + auto ISO.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

I wish...

- it had a tilting not flippy-out/inverting screen.
- the front dial changed ISO.
- for the 20Mp sensor to give genuinely greater resolution than the 16 (I'm dreaming, I suspect).
- people would stop calling it a rangefinder!

Unfortunately I'm very left-eye dominant, so there's no way I would be able to use it right-eyed and also be able to keep my left eye open to see the street.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

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I wish people would stop calling it a rangefinder!
. The Pen F is no more a rangefinder camera than the OMDs are SLRs. But it would be too tongue-twisty to call them "Rangefinder style" or "SLR style".
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Bit the bullet yesterday & bought the new Olympus Pen F with grip especially for street photography. The body is awesome closest I will come to a Leica body so many features designed for Street Photography. Told they have brought the launchh date one week earlier for Europe so should be here around 23 Feb

Would recommend you buy it with the grip even the guy from Olympus who allowed me 20 minutes playing with it outside said he couldn't believe the difference it made to the balance.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Lovely bit of kit I handled one last week with the grip, it is a well build piece of kit it had the 45mm lens fitted seemed right in my hands.
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Part Three:

http://robinwong.blogspot.my/2016/02...pus-pen-f.html
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Some interesting views on the Monochrome features

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2016...e-profile.html
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Re: Pen F review by Robin Wong

Seems to like this camera...

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2016...uiko-45mm.html
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