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Re: Pen-F owners, tell me the truth.

It is a completely different beast to the EM1.2, which I have just bought, handling-wise. I bought mine at the end of 2016 as a way into the 20MP arena (I already had the EM1.1) and used it almost exclusively during 2017. Although I have used it with my 40-150mm Pro, it is not a marriage made in heaven, even with a third party grip. I have briefly thought about selling it rather than the EM1.1, which I was originally planning on doing when I got the Mk2 last month. But every time I look at it, I think, what a beauty!
I have decided to stick with the Pen F and use it with the smaller prime lenses (and the 12-40 Pro when needed) but without the grip. My EM1.2 will be mainly for the bigger glass.
Yes the Pen F is expensive for what it is (I got it with the 17mm f1.8 for a great price) but it oozes quality and I will keep it despite its less than ideal (for me) handling with bigger glass. It is a case of horses for courses and I choose my camera based on what I what to photograph. For an upcoming South African safari I will be using my EM1.2 with the 40-150/MC14 and the 75-300 and the Pen F exclusively with the 12-40. I hope that will work.

E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

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