Beautiful unknown Pen F

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acfo Regular Member • Posts: 428
Re: Beautiful unknown Pen F

Doug Janis wrote:

It had 2 knocks against it:

Interesting, those are positives for me.

1) The price was too high for the specs. The trendy, hipster (see the video ad and the packaging with its own Dolce & Gabbanna model printed on the box) marketing didn't help.

Oozes style and money. Must have if you have to work in an arty environment.

It didn't look like a step up from the EPL/M-series and didn't look like a rangefinder alternative to the OM series entirely.

At the time it had better specs and more features than the em5 if you didn't need weatherproofing (hipsters don't get wet). It was an easy decision to buy the Pen-Fs instead of the em5 although the Pen-F was slightly more expensive at the time.

2) The JPEG-centric color dial and Art and Scn filters came across as a feeble attempt to replace post-processing on third party devices. In doing so it alienated the same buyers at a price point who are RAW shooters almost exclusively. The overall design screamed "traditional rangefinder" or "street", while the software and color wheel yelled back "consumer grade".

Monochrome on the art dial, genious . The entrance fee of over 1000 Euros keeps the riff-raff out.

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