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Finally have my PEN F

Discussion in 'Olympus Chat' started by RovingMike, May 26, 2017.

  1. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    You may have a dodgy sample Mike as I had the 17mm 1.8 and found it to be ace. Snap focus was great too.
    Enjoy the pen-f, lovely bit of kit
     
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I'll check it out a bit more and see. Thanks.
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well it looks near to a tie between the 17 f1.8, pancake 14-42 and 12-40 f2.8 pro at 17mm and f7.1.

    The prime, as one might expect, has better contrast so looks sharper and the 12-40 pro is very very close. But the pancake is not at all disgraced. Wish there was a nice small prime 200mm.
     
  4. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    Certainly agree on the contrast of the 17mm. Made a real difference for me. The snap focus was pretty cool too and came in handy a few times.
    Not that it matters to most, but a lovely looking lens too!
     
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I love the Pen F, but really wish the exposure compensation was still on the front dial. I am used to using thumb for aperture and finger for compensation without taking my eye from the rangefinder. The compensation dial is too stiff to work with one finger, but I don't see a way to re-assign it?
     
  6. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    Its like pens; some write right some write wrong; nothing to do with cost. My Nikon D70 paints right my D90 does not. When asked why I still use the D70 my reply is "It paints with a broader brush"
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Ah OK I can use the shutter release dial for aperture adjustment and re-set the back dial to exposure compensation.....except it didn't work when I tried.
     

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