Don't hate me...but the Pen F is a fashion statement

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Dillon Frazier
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Don't hate me...but the Pen F is a fashion statement
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As cool as the Pen F is, I'm really quite disturbed at how it illustrates a current issue in photography. There are tons of new "photographers" that really are just interested in having a sexy camera in their hand and a classy leather bag hanging from their shoulder. They'd rather have a grainy filtered image than put in the work it takes to learn true skill.

The only reason the Pen F has a grain inducing setting is to simply make it easier for talent-less snap shot shooters to post an uninteresting picture on Instagram. The Pen F costs $1,200 which is a ridiculous price to pay for a camera that isn't weather sealed and doesn't shoot 4k like another $1200 camera (GX8). But, with the current trend in photography, Olympus will certainly sell tons of units even at such a steep price tag.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little retro styling (after all, I bought a silver GX7 instead of black for a reason) I just really despise the common "hipster" like style that I see all the time, and I hate to see big manufacturers disregarding performance and features simply because people will still buy a camera based on how old school it is.

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If Canon made a decent mirrorless, they'd have my money.
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