I never really intended to buy the Olympus Pen-F. I was going to buy a small, cheap, portable camera for everyday use. But when I went online on Black Friday 2017, none of the cameras I was planning to buy were on sale. The Olympus Pen-F however, was – along with the 17mm f1.8. I couldn’t help myself, and here we are.
Don’t get me wrong, It’s not that I didn’t want the Pen-F. In fact I had been eyeing the camera from the corner of my view for quite some time. But it was too pricey, and I wasn’t planning on buying an expensive piece of equipment at the time. I was merely looking for a small, capable camera that would come with my everywhere. But with the discounted price tag the beautiful Olympus Pen-F suddenly fit all those criteria, including the one about price. Alright, it wasn’t exactly free. But it was close enough, okay?
You’ll find a few shots from the Pen-F below, with much more to come when I get my full review up!
The Pen-F is a sight to behold
The camera itself is beautiful. I knew that long before I saw it in person for the first time. You see, I live in Malta, but originally I come from Norway. The camera was on sale in Norway. So I ordered the camera to my dads house in Norway on Black Friday 2017, which was on the 24th of November. By the time I came home for Christmas on the 24th of December you can only imagine my GAS-itch. My desire to hold a pen again hadn’t been this big since primary school.
And let me tell you, it was worth the wait. The camera looks amazing, almost delicious. And it’s so small! I knew it would be smaller than my X-Pro2, but I was still positively surprised with the tiny size when I opened the box. The buttons and dials turn with very reassuring clicks. Tired of exposure compensation dials getting knocked to +3 and back? Not with this one. I will get back with a much more thorough review on the Pen-F when I’ve used it more.
Why all the hate on the 17mm?
The tiny little 17mm fits the body perfectly. I have seen that the 17mm generally gets a lot of hate online – but I love it. The size is great, the pull-back focus is neat and the sharpness is more than adequate for anything I’ll ever do on the streets. As you know I’m not particularly picky when it comes to the technical quality of gear, but trust me: The 17mm f1.8 deserves a better reputation than it has. I will write a proper review for the lens at a later date, so stay tuned.
Until next time I will be on the street capturing moments with my new Olympus Pen-F!