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Internaut 26th March 2019 04:23 PM

Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
EBay seller wrote that a couple of dints on the LCD don't look so good when switched off. 9000 odd actuations. 439. Impulse buy 8-/.

OM USer 26th March 2019 05:08 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Have some luck from me.

pdk42 26th March 2019 06:11 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Ah, I'm sure you'll love it!

090657 26th March 2019 07:03 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
A fantastic `feelgood` camera. Cannot really explain it but love using mine.


Tim

Beagletorque 27th March 2019 09:28 AM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Looks like air bubbles under the plastic film protector to me?

Internaut 27th March 2019 04:01 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beagletorque (Post 476565)
Looks like air bubbles under the plastic film protector to me?

Ahh, sounds like you've seen it.... Believing in a fair trade, as I do, I'd probably feel quite bad if that were the case.

Tram 27th March 2019 05:49 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Internaut (Post 476591)
Ahh, sounds like you've seen it.... Believing in a fair trade, as I do, I'd probably feel quite bad if that were the case.

I would do too, some people delight in the bargain, but it just doesn't feel right to me.
Bought a tripod and head in a charity shop for a silly low price.
Kept the tripod and sold the head, took the cash I got for it back to the charity shop. Just felt the right thing to do, daft maybe, but can't change the way we are.

Jax 27th March 2019 06:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tram (Post 476597)
I would do too, some people delight in the bargain, but it just doesn't feel right to me.
Bought a tripod and head in a charity shop for a silly low price.
Kept the tripod and sold the head, took the cash I got for it back to the charity shop. Just felt the right thing to do, daft maybe, but can't change the way we are.

Very noble thing to do but I think I would have been inclined to give them a cheque for the amount, made payable to the charity.

Jax

Tram 27th March 2019 07:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jax (Post 476600)
Very noble thing to do but I think I would have been inclined to give them a cheque for the amount, made payable to the charity.

Jax

Why? Cash went in the till, they put the amount down against a CD sale (Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory) and gave me a receipt.

Jim Ford 27th March 2019 10:18 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tram (Post 476597)
Bought a tripod and head in a charity shop for a silly low price.
Kept the tripod and sold the head, took the cash I got for it back to the charity shop. Just felt the right thing to do, daft maybe, but can't change the way we are.

I'd have done just the same!

Jim

Ross the fiddler 28th March 2019 11:52 AM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Internaut (Post 476591)
Ahh, sounds like you've seen it.... Believing in a fair trade, as I do, I'd probably feel quite bad if that were the case.

I think it depends on why they are selling it & they might be happy with what they're receiving. If they are regretfully lowering the price because of the bubbles then maybe you might be justified in feeling that way. When you receive it, you might think you should've paid less (the bubbles might be hiding real damage underneath), but hopefully not.

pdk42 28th March 2019 12:52 PM

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All's fair in love and eBay!

I once bought a Fuji XE1 on eBay at a good price because the seller said the flash wasn't working. That didn't bother me since I rarely use on-camera flash anyhow. It turned out that the reason the flash wasn't working was because silent mode had been set which disabled the flash!

On the other hand, the camera smelt like it had been left in the smoking room at Heathrow airport for a few months. It took a long time for the pong to subside and the strap never lost the aroma at all - even after being hung outside in the fresh air and the sun for over a week!

Internaut 28th March 2019 07:27 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
So, it's here and quite frankly looks damned good. Thought the case was glued on, at first, until I noticed underneath....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7925/...0b766108_b.jpg
Pen F
by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

I attached the first lens I could get my hands...

But what the bloody hell is this?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/...292a3b3e_b.jpg
What the bloody hell is this
by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

And popped out for a couple of quick snaps in the local park, as we lost the last of the good light...

Discovered when I got home that the previous owner was a JPEG man. No raws.

Black and White 2, apparently. I can't say I'm a fan of the vignetting so will switch that setting off. SOOC.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/...8aa6bfc5_b.jpg
Black and White
by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

SOOC colour.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/...e873b047_b.jpg
Olympus Pen F Test 1
by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

And the same one with a few quick edits in Photoshop (levels, clarity, USM).

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7876/...3dc65f1a_b.jpg
Olympus Pen F Test 1
by Jason Hindle, on Flickr

WFH day for me, tomorrow. If the sun is out at the right time, my lunchtime constitutional will be to Salford Quays.

First impressions:
  • Goodness, I can see why this rarely go for less than 600 second hand.
  • And why they've kept their price new.
  • Step change from the E-P5 in every dimension (everything is more responsive).
  • Unlike the E-P5, the camera feels big enough to be a good fit for my 12-40.
  • Previous owner somewhat over-egged the very minor looking flaws (but by his own admission needed a quick sale).

pdk42 28th March 2019 07:31 PM

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Result !! Enjoy.

Olybirder 28th March 2019 07:53 PM

Re: Pulled trigger on cheap Pen F. Wish me luck...
 
That does look like a bit of a bargain. The remote shutter release cable suggests that the camera might have spent a fair amount of its life on top of a tripod.

Ron


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