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Hello! New member here from Kathmandu, Nepal up from the Himalaya mountains. I don't own a Fujifilm camera yet. I use the Olympus Pen-F for my daily walkabout, street shooting and a Nikon D500 for action and wildlife. I’ve always been interested in getting a fix focal length camera and the X100 is just so good looking, as is the Pen-F.

I’m considering getting the upcoming X100V when they come out next month but don’t want to clutter up too much gear so maybe sell the Pen-F? But then I love the little Pen-F and am quite sentimentally attached to it. Do you think owning both the Pen-F and the X100V would be overkill? Maybe I’ll love both? Anyone else here also own both the Pen-F and a X100 camera, what would you do? Hmm....dilemmas! 😊

 

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Keep the Pen-F, IMHO, and see if you can enjoy a fixed-focal length lens, no IBIS camera like the X100. If you use the Pen-F with only one fixed lens and IBIS is not important, then it is a no-brainer...

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I have both and suggest that if you can afford to keep them both, you should do so. I thought about selling my Pen-F when I got the X100V since I mainly shoot with Fuji cameras, but the Pen-F is such a cool camera that I can't quite bring myself to part with it. 

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I don't own the digital version of the Pen F, or any of the X100's, but what would prompt me to keep the Pen F is that it's an MILC, whereas the X100's are not.  I'd want both, if I could afford them.

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On 1/13/2020 at 11:26 AM, The Kathmandu Cat said:

Hello! New member here from Kathmandu, Nepal up from the Himalaya mountains. I don't own a Fujifilm camera yet. I use the Olympus Pen-F for my daily walkabout, street shooting and a Nikon D500 for action and wildlife. I’ve always been interested in getting a fix focal length camera and the X100 is just so good looking, as is the Pen-F.

I’m considering getting the upcoming X100V when they come out next month but don’t want to clutter up too much gear so maybe sell the Pen-F? But then I love the little Pen-F and am quite sentimentally attached to it. Do you think owning both the Pen-F and the X100V would be overkill? Maybe I’ll love both? Anyone else here also own both the Pen-F and a X100 camera, what would you do? Hmm....dilemmas! 😊

 

Stick to the Pen-F and wait! The X100V has some issues, like getting hot and grinding noises when focusing manually! 

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I have a Pen-F and an X100T. While I really enjoy the X100T, I don't think I would sell the Pen. I do own a couple of other Olympus cameras and several lenses. The Pen is a unique camera in my opinion; the colour/monochrome knob on the front sets it apart and it is also such a 'nice' camera to use.

I think both it and the X100 series are special cameras and worth keeping in my opinion.

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I sold my Pen F and haven't looked back. Cute yes, fun in certain aspects, sure. Cramped controls, poor menu system, jpegs very noisy. 

 

The V is in another league. Usable jpegs, great button layout, especially with the joystick (finally) best in class EVF, decent battery life, great in hand feel (I have large 1X2 hands) A wonderful travel camera and companion to my FF gear. LOVE.

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Had a Pen-F too which I sold. The pictures taken with the Pen-F, using Pana-Leica 15 mm prime or Oly 14-42mm Zoom  were usually great, but quickly getting very noisy at no-so-high ISO. I went to Japan in 2018 with the Pen F & Oly Zoom and a Leica Q  and sold the Pen-F just after that after comparing the pictures (you can look at a selection of them here https://www.flickr.com/photos/87789424@N08/albums/72157676265569797/with/46947520482/). I have kept the Leica but it is a little too big and heavy or wandering around so I have just bought the X100V and the IQ seems to me miles ahead of the Pen-F. The Oly menu system was also too complicated, and I love the possibilty of custom function settings offered by Fuji and the quality of film simulations ; the Mono and color modes offered by the Pen were more gadgety than usable to me. 

The Micro 4/3 is doomed anyway, with Olympus recently sold and Panasonic pursuing its alliance with Sigma and Leica.

 

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