If the Olympus Pen F Mk II Ever Comes Out, This is What I Want

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I really, really do hope that Olympus is considering making another high end Pen F camera. They tend to say that those cameras don’t work for them. But Nikon said the same thing about the Df. Then we got the Nikon ZFc, that’s proving to have a lot of hype. Nikon learned from their mistakes, for the most part. So why can’t Olympus? With that said, I’m still holding out hope for an Olympus Pen F Mk II. I’d love to see one.

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All I Want Is a New Olympus Pen F Camera with the Best JPEGs Around

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While I’m sure the Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III is a great camera, I really just wanted a new Pen F.

Earlier today, Olympus announced their new OMD EM5 Mk III camera with a fair amount of new tech, along with some recycled tech derived from their higher-end cameras. Some will deny Olympus and Micro Four Thirds their rights to the camera market, but I’d disagree. They’re often tied with Fujifilm for having some of the best ergonomics, and I think the way to approach shooting them is completely different. The way you think about a Leica M or the Leica SL’s use in a different wavelength than other camera makers is how you should think with Olympus. While our entire industry embraces the philosophy of shooting in RAW and editing later, I’ve gone against that philosophy for a while. I opt to get it right in-camera as much as possible as we shouldn’t be using post-production as a crutch. To that end, embracing the unique tech inside of Olympus cameras is worthwhile. All of this could have been better emphasized with a beautiful, revamped Olympus Pen F camera.

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