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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    From the streets of Coral Gables, FL:


    Strolling by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


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    Pick Up by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    Thanking Mom by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    From this morning's walk (all Rokinon 12mm f/2):



    Blackie (yes, that is her name) by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr



    Stogie by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr



    8th Street Canal by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr



    Leading Lines HDR by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr



    Modern House by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr



    Horse and Palms by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    This one is my favorite !

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    From this morning's walk (all Rokinon 12mm f/2):


    Modern House by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    A very expressive French Bulldog:

    Appreciation by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    Camera porn (that's the RRS BOPF Grip+Plate Combo):

    Pen-F Noir by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    Rhymes with Orange by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    A Bright Spot 2 by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    I bought this camera because it looks good. To my surprise, it also takes photos:

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post

    Camera porn (that's the RRS BOPF Grip+Plate Combo):

    Pen-F Noir by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    The Pen-F is arguably one of the coolest looking cameras ever. I don't have any need for it whatsoever, but it's really, really hard to resist
    Things I sell: Stock photography by Jorgen Udvang at Alamy
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Just back from registering my daughter for classes at the University of Florida. Managed to snap this while I was there:


    Reflection by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    A little product shot I did for a review I posted:


    CW&T Pen Type-B by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    lunch break with pen-f...

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Yum, Yum. By the way, this is a "real" street shooters camera.

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    Some views
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    Ecstatic



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    One in the crowd.



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    From tonight. Used IBIS for this shot- ISO 200 but 1/10 sec exposure. Been experimenting lately with low iso, low shutter speeds- started with the OMD EM5 MKII which is what pushed me into finally getting the PenF.

    Nice to see the JPEG engine is so nice... this is all from the camera.

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Some night photography of Downtown Miami. All Pen-F + Oly 17mm f/1.8 handheld. All panoramas stitched in Photoshop CC 2015.5.



    IMG-20160614-1590
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    IMG-20160614-1584-Pano-Edit
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    IMG-20160614-1577-Pano-Edit
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    IMG-20160614-1575
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    IMG-20160614-1571
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    IMG-20160614-1568
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    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Fun with Live Composite



    Lightning Lit Sky by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    I would like to share some more I made with the Pen-F - to my surprise mostly done with the 12-40, some with the 75.

    For the first time since many years I did not take any Leica (M) with me - I did not miss it at all!

    Beside the Pen-F I took a Fuji X-Pro2 with me. Comparing the keepers it turns out that I have a very little advantage to the Pen-F - the Fuji though shines for street and people photography as it is (for me) this little bit faster to handle, especially due to the focus steering knob. It is amazing what one gets within such a small package!

    All the best!
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    Product photography using Live Composite and light painting. First attempt.



    Custom AR-15 by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    DxO Optics Pro 11 supports Pen-F now. I was able to rescue a shot from my Downtown Miami at Night Series:


    Downtown Miami at Night by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Went to the Marlins vs. Mets game. We lost. Got a couple of good shots though:


    Marlins Stadium by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    View from the Cheap Seats by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    and these little birds were on display for all to see:


    Eastern Screech Owl by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    American Kestrel by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Lazy Summer Day by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    Pen-F + Tamron 14-150 f/3.5-5.8 Di III
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    Boat on the dry

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    Sometimes the Sun even shines in Oregon:

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    I've Been Noticed... by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    Pen-F + Tamron 14-150 f/3.5-5.8
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    Universal Lagoon by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    Lightroom panorama composed of 5 33s live composites.
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    My F is bigger than yours!

    [IMG]_DSF4489.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by teeraash View Post
    My F is bigger than yours!

    [IMG]_DSF4489.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Final Fantasy :-)

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    My casual comparison: Pen-F with Penf 38/1.8 VS Sony A7RM2 with Summilux-M 75/1.4

    About a year ago, I went to a camera store and took pictures to test the lux 75/1.4 on my Sony A7RM2. I like the lens so much but sadly to mention that I was one step too late to get that lens selling at a very attractive price. Last weekend I went to that camera store again and took pictures of the same person, the store owner. This time I used Pen-F with original Penf film lens, the 38mm f1.8 which was designed in 1960s, around 20 years before Mandler gave birth to the lux 75mm. Below are some sample of pictures that I took of this kind heart person who permit me to post his pictures in the internet. The outcomes from M43 and FF are pretty close in this particular environment. Both systems also render color similarly. Would love to hear insightful comments from this knowledgeable group of gear head enthusiasts. And sorry for my writing as English is not my main language.

    First, Sony A7RM2 with Lux 75
    [IMG]_DSC2277.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Pen-F with original Penf film, 38/1.8
    [IMG]_C100054.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]


    [IMG]Screenshot 2016-12-12 19.22.10.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG];
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    I like his glasses from this year and his hairstyle from a year ago best

    Both seem excellent lenses, main difference is the bokeh. The PEN lens seems slightly more busy maybe caused by the lens design or maybe just an attribute of the slightly smaller maximum aperture as well as the inherent larger dof of the 4/3 sensor size.

    But these differences are quite small, both are fine portraits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    I like his glasses from this year and his hairstyle from a year ago best

    Both seem excellent lenses, main difference is the bokeh. The PEN lens seems slightly more busy maybe caused by the lens design or maybe just an attribute of the slightly smaller maximum aperture as well as the inherent larger dof of the 4/3 sensor size.

    But these differences are quite small, both are fine portraits!
    To me the main difference is 90usd VS 4000usd
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    Quote Originally Posted by teeraash View Post
    To me the main difference is 90usd VS 4000usd
    Another great example that value doesn't equal price
    And the hand (eye) of the photographer also plays a crucial role
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Thanks Pegelli for the comments and compliments. I will experiment this lens with backgrounds that have more highlight to see how busy they're rendered. But I quite like the background rendering of the 38mm's image above probably due to its rather low contrast and not distracting the main subject.

    By the way the sideburns, ears and hair of the Lux's image are out of focus. Do you prefer this than the penf's image?

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    I have to admit I prefer the rendering of the Lux, but there are really too many differences to make an objective choice. As for Khun Mana being kind... he'd better be after all the monies I've left at his shop through the years
    Oh well... there are many good reasons why we keep coming back there. His gentle kindness is one
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Quote Originally Posted by teeraash View Post
    Thanks Pegelli for the comments and compliments. I will experiment this lens with backgrounds that have more highlight to see how busy they're rendered. But I quite like the background rendering of the 38mm's image above probably due to its rather low contrast and not distracting the main subject.

    By the way the sideburns, ears and hair of the Lux's image are out of focus. Do you prefer this than the penf's image?
    Teera, I think the lower dof (and therefore unsharp sideburns, ears and hair) leads to a different atmosphere vs. the larger dof of the second picture. The first is more dreamy, the second more reportage/formal portrait. It's not so much what is "better", but what the photographer, or the person being portrayed, is looking for. But you can always close the aperture of the Lux if so desired, but there is no way to further open and reduce dof for the PenF lens. The thing I notice most when comparing the pictures are however the brighter/broader light rings around the oof highlights of the PenF. But bokeh is very much a matter of taste, some people want smooth, others can't get enough of swirls and bubbles. So my input would be that they are different, but very hard to qualify one as objectively better. Subjective you can get a broad array of opinions, all valid but very personal.
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Jorgen,to me he is the most expensive model.
    Pegelli, you put it very well. I was thinking of selling my 75 lux once it comes back from Wetzlar but it would be more wise to play with it for a couple of months to see what I can do with Mandler's favorite.

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    My casual comparison: Pen-F with Penf 38/1.8 VS Sony A7RM2 with Summilux-M 75/1.4

    About a year ago, I went to a camera store and took pictures to test the lux 75/1.4 on my Sony A7RM2. I like the lens so much but sadly to mention that I was one step too late to get that lens selling at a very attractive price. Last weekend I went to that camera store again and took pictures of the same person, the store owner. This time I used Pen-F with original Penf film lens, the 38mm f1.8 which was designed in 1960s, around 20 years before Mandler gave birth to the lux 75mm. Below are some sample of pictures that I took of this kind heart person who permit me to post his pictures in the internet. The outcomes from M43 and FF are pretty close in this particular environment. Both systems also render color similarly. Would love to hear insightful comments from this knowledgeable group of gear head enthusiasts. And sorry for my writing as English is not my main language.


    My half penneth worth? I much prefer the image taken with the Pen F and Pen lens, but then I was schooled on the strict premise that the eyes or nearest eye in side profile should be in focus and sharp. The Lux image of his eyes show a very slight softening? Probably not the lens at all but the camera's focusing if it was AF? Oly's AF with the correct focusing point set usually nails it time after time in reasonable light. Just realised that the Lux is a manual focus lens! Whoops....no excuse then!
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    [I]My casual comparison: Pen-F with Penf 38/1.8 VS Sony A7RM2 with Summilux-M 75/1.4

    ....The Lux image of his eyes show a very slight softening? Probably not the lens at all but the camera's focusing if it was AF? Oly's AF with the correct focusing point set usually nails it time after time in reasonable light. Just realised that the Lux is a manual focus lens! Whoops....no excuse then!
    I used Techart Pro adaptor which makes the 75 'lux af on my Sony a7rm2. Probably the focus point was on his left eyeglasses frame instead of on the eye? I always use one area af point with this adaptor/camera combination.
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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Here's an alternative view:
    I did the same exercise yesterday while picking up my Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8, shooting at 35mm and f/2.8. Although a very large aperture lens gives a lot of freedom when it comes to choosing DOF, I prefer using a smaller aperture in cases like this. That way, not only his face is visible, but it's possible to see that there are cameras in the background and to some degrees what kind of cameras. Then, it's not just a portrait of a man in Bangkok, but a portrait of a man in Bangkok selling cameras, and those who know something about cameras will also see that he collects and/or sells old cameras and that there are Leica cameras there too.

    For him to stand out from the background even when a smaller aperture is used, the quality of the lens is important. Here, I think the Panasonic lens, which is not a Leica branded one but probably inspired by Leica lens technology anyway, does a good job, and this is exactly what I hoped for when I bought it.

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    I and my daughter went to the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lum Pong) a day before the New Year's Eve as many people would travel all over the country on that day. I used Pen-F with 'lux 25/1.4 and Lumix 42.5/1.7 while my daughter used Leica Q. We had lot of fun there that evening. Images below were taken with Pen-f and these two lenses except the last three images which my daughter took with the Q included here so that you can compare images from these two excellence cameras. Happy New Year to you all M43 users and wish you all to produce ton of beautiful images in 2017.

    [IMG]_C300018.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]

    _C300096.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr

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    [IMG]_C300070.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]_C300136.jpg by Teera Ashakul, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Re: Fun with the Digital Pen-F

    Giving a little love back to my Pen-F which I have neglected due to familiarizing myself with the E-M1.2


    Gumdrop Grunge by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

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    I got a Pen-F (silver, of course) on Monday. Here's some shots with the Zuiko 17/1.8:


    Begging, March 16, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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