Has the F been discontinued everywhere? It's still available at most major retailers in the US. Are they still just selling leftovers?The Olympus Pen F digital was officially discontinued this past February. But the EPL10 is coming out. So that's 10 generations of the EPL series in less than 10 years, and only one attempt at the Pen F. No wonder Olympus has to sell the Imaging Division. They don't know how to make and sell cameras anymore.
The E-PL10 actually came out at the end of last year, so less than 10 years, way too frequent.
The E-M5.2 handled better, but so far I'm enjoying the Pen F more than I did the E-M5.2Funny how the Pen F seems really popular here. To be honest I thought the EM5II was the better camera in terms of handling and image quality. The Pen F looked cool, but I didn't really connect with it.
I kept waiting for the second generation of the Pen F to come out so that the first gen would drop in price to a level I could afford. I finally got tired of waiting and shifted to Nikon.
There was a camera registered last month that should still be released and there has been a lot of talk about a Pen F.2 lately. If they release one that's sealed and has phase AF I might be interested, if not then I don't have to worry about upgrading my Lightroom 6.14.Yeah, there were definitely different camps when it came to preference of body styles... Rangefinder style (Pen-F - 1 body), SLR style (E-M... - 10 bodies) and Point-and-shoot-style (E-P, E-PL, E-PM ~12 bodies).
Point-and-shoot style seemed to be quite successful in Japan - that's what they released most bodies of, and that's possibly the majority of what we're going to get moving forward...(?)
Either way - I was and still am a happy m43 user. M43 was a great system for me for the last 7 or 8 years.
For some time it was the best mirrorless system - and it's still holding some unique value proposition right now...
Looking into the far future I guess I might end up with Canon.
I like Canon's lens-choices so far (especially the idea of slower and small(?) telephoto lenses).
They're not quite there yet, but until they are m43 will continue to serve me fine