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The coffee was almost drunk by the time my wife put my Olympus, which she was walking out, on the table. But I grabbed the picture nonetheless, with my Canon "workhorse." That Pen is nicer, especially with Olympus' own glasses but it feels a bit, eh, even shoddy. The rollers slide, the power switch fears to break when you fold the currents on or off. But the image stabilizer is good and the rear screen touch capture is convenient in many situations. And did I already say that it's pretty, with e.g. 17/1.8 mZuiko lens and aluminum lens hood.

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Craig C

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The coffee was almost drunk by the time my wife put my Olympus, which she was walking out, on the table. But I grabbed the picture nonetheless, with my Canon "workhorse." That Pen is nicer, especially with Olympus' own glasses but it feels a bit, eh, even shoddy. The rollers slide, the power switch fears to break when you fold the currents on or off. But the image stabilizer is good and the rear screen touch capture is convenient in many situations. And did I already say that it's pretty, with e.g. 17/1.8 mZuiko lens and aluminum lens hood.

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I love Oly cameras and still miss my Pen-F for its compact size and beautiful design. IQ is good as well.

Question about the wrist strap - how does it function on the left side of the camera? I’ve seen that a couple times, but can’t wrap my head around how that works in practice. Is your wife left handed? That’s the only thing I can think of.

When using a wrist strap, I always keep it on the right/grip side, as I always hold the camera by that grip side.
 
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I love Oly cameras and still miss my Pen-F for its compact size and beautiful design. IQ is good as well.

Question about the wrist strap - how does it function on the left side of the camera? I’ve seen that a couple times, but can’t wrap my head around how that works in practice. Is it your wife left handed? That’s the only think I can think of.

When using a wrist strap, I always keep it on the right/grip side, as I always hold the camera by that grip side.
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You are not alone. I’ve asked the very same question and never understand the answer. My wife isn’t left-handed
 

rayvonn

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The coffee was almost drunk by the time my wife put my Olympus, which she was walking out, on the table. But I grabbed the picture nonetheless, with my Canon "workhorse." That Pen is nicer, especially with Olympus' own glasses but it feels a bit, eh, even shoddy. The rollers slide, the power switch fears to break when you fold the currents on or off. But the image stabilizer is good and the rear screen touch capture is convenient in many situations. And did I already say that it's pretty, with e.g. 17/1.8 mZuiko lens and aluminum lens hood.

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I used to love that camera/ lens combo. The way you present it makes one want to grab it and go shooting, which I would do had I not sold them of course.
 

Biro

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I love my silver Pen F so much that I picked up a black version during one of Oly's refurb sales. That's so I'll have a Pen F for a long time - even if my first one breaks. I'll keep both cameras and my compact f/1.8 Zuiko primes even if I get rid of all my other Oly gear - which is very likely happening.
 

ErichH

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Not so much Gear Porn as a latest acquisition.....

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Agfa Isoly that's been in the family since the early 70s and a few vintage photographic paper boxes containing my dad's First Communion cards from 1948.
Just a couple of days ago, I got a mint one myself. Paid too much ($10), but it was my first camera, which the old ones presented me. Fond memories!

Next step after was the Zenit 3M with Helios-44.
 

Mr_Flibble

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Hey, I've still got my Trust F@mily Cam lying around too. Windows no longer supports it as a webcam though.
But might still take pictures, though, In full 0.6 Megapixels glory :biggrin:.
It did outlive my first Sony pocket digital.
 

ErichH

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Hey, I've still got my Trust F@mily Cam lying around too. Windows no longer supports it as a webcam though.
But might still take pictures, though, In full 0.6 Megapixels glory :biggrin:.
It did outlive my first Sony pocket digital.
0.6 Mpix. What a luxury! Will anyone ever need that many pixels?

Mine is a more modest 0.1 Mpix in high resolution 352x288. Or on economy setting, with memory for a whopping 80 pictures in lo res 176x144!
 

ErichH

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I wonder, if you put those pictures in Windows folder now, would the resulting thumbnails be bigger than the images they reference? 🤔

-R

I'm looking for some pictures from this camera on some old CD's.

Problem is they are so small, and therefore very hard to find...

Anyway, I just had this camera for a couple of months before buying a more advanced one, according to the surviving receipts of this and the next: Mustek gSm@rt 350. With EVF, but no real display. But that one I did sell off.

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Mustek's New GSm@rt 350 - World's First Digicam To Incorporate Kopin's CyberDisplay™

Mustek Systems Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition to its current digital camera family, the GSm@rt 350. Incorporate with Kopin's color CyberDisplay™ LCD, GSm@rt 350 is a 350K pixels VGA resolution (640x480) Digital Still Camera (DSC) that is not only compact in size but also versatile in functions.

Mustek is the world's first vendor to incorporate Kopin's CyberDisplay™ technology to DSC. Two to three times the resolution of a 90000 - 110000 pixel 1.8" - 2.0" LCD display, the CyberDisplay™ is an Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) that has 320 x 240 full color resolution.

The result is the bright vivid color images (76800 pixels) mimicking having a PC monitor built-into a camera that enables viewing of the most realistic virtual images one or four at a time even under direct sunlight.

True framing and exposure feedback, what you see is what you get, while significantly reducing power requirements.

In addition to the 1MB of built-in memory, the GSm@rt 350 also provide a standard CompactFlash card slot to allow the freedom of expanding and portability.

The USB interface provides an efficient way of transferring the captured image to your PC/Notebook.

The unique Bus Power design requires no battery power while USB is connected, therefore, no power adapter will be needed.

The design of alkaline battery support allows the user to purchase them anywhere. Only 3 batteries supports up to 1,000 shots.

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Wow! But still a long way from 0.6 Mpix.
 
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