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Bit the Bullet

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 launch 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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Congratulations Peter - looking forward to a review when you've got to grips with it.
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Looking forward to your aquisition, Peter, and your first impressions.
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Certainly looks a lovely bit of kit Peter, congratulations!
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Congratulations. Hope it's not too tempting as we have 20 minutes booked at Clifton Cameras next Saturday!
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Interesting choice Peter hope it surpasses your expectations. How much of your decision was to do with using the high resolution mode any plans for this feature?
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Re: Bit the Bullet

Well done and lets us know how it handles.
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Re: Bit the Bullet

A little light reading to wet your appetite:

http://robinwong.blogspot.my/2016/02...pus-pen-f.html

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Congratulations. Hope it's not too tempting as we have 20 minutes booked at Clifton Cameras next Saturday!
As I said I was looking for a street camera, once I played with it & grip fitted it was exactly what I was looking for & can use all my lenses as the alternatives were a Leica Q or the Fuji XPro 1 mk ll.

2 others friends have now tried it & weren't going to buy but have
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Interesting choice Peter hope it surpasses your expectations. How much of your decision was to do with using the high resolution mode any plans for this feature?
No plans for Street work but may for landscapes but happy with my EM1 for that. EM 1 mk ll may be a different story
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Nice a camera that it is I didn't think that the screen seemed particularly convenient for street photography. Seemed a little flimsy too. I would much prefer the tilting screen like on my EM1 and epl5 for street. Saying that, I do miss the fully movable screen from my E3 for general photography...............
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Hope you enjoy your new camera when it comes.

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Nice a camera that it is I didn't think that the screen seemed particularly convenient for street photography. Seemed a little flimsy too. I would much prefer the tilting screen like on my EM1 and epl5 for street. Saying that, I do miss the fully movable screen from my E3 for general photography...............
Maybe the design of the new (leaked photo) Pentax K1 is the way to go?
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Hope you enjoy your new camera when it comes.



Maybe the design of the new (leaked photo) Pentax K1 is the way to go?
Is that real????????
Looks like a potential warranty claim, LOL!
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I can see why you bit the bullet. I was very impressed with the PEN-F. The knob on the front was a bit in the way for Mr T but absolutely fine for my hands. I like the instant switch to B&W.

Well done, and thanks to Olympus for bringing the camera and a collection of lenses (but not the 300mm ). I didn't pre-order but I'd like one!

I didn't realise I was on the grainy setting when I took this, but Jeremy was happy for me to take to share on the forum (and thanks to Mum for posing too)!








Sadly Clifton Cameras were robbed earlier this week:


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That is pathetic with those thieving morons. At least there is very clear footage of the creeps & hopefully they'll be apprehended.
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