“Focus on every detail and create your own piece of craftsmanship.“
This is a very appropriate citation of the Olympus product designer Takeshi Noahara.
He already had me at the word “focus“. And yes, focalizing was definitely necessary during this long weekend I spent in Hamburg less than two weeks ago.
It was a weekend full of exploring, gathering inspiration and of course, taking pictures.
All photos you see here in this post are taken with the Olympus PEN-F. This article shows a gross contrast. On the one hand I tried to draw attention to the harbor of Hamburg with it’s stunning architecture and industrial look. On the other hand we have that silent scenery at the beach of St.Peter-Ording, which is located on the northeastern part of Germany. Two super impressive spots, which had to be photographed. I’m super happy that I was there at the right time and with the right implement.
One special fact of the camera is that it slows down the photograph itself. There is no lavishly need to edit the images afterwards, just by using some simple presettings on the camera. Therefore photograph should be in the focus again, not postproduction.
So let me give you a closer insight in the form of some technical details of the Olympus PEN-F.
IMAGE SENSOR / QUALITY
Number of pixels: 20 MP / 50 M HighRes Shot The Olympus PEN-F commands a 5-axis image stabilization. This makes it possible to work over long periods with low sensitivities. Therefore it is much easier to take a photo without blurring.
3.0-inch vari-angle touch monitor, 1037K dots resolution
Contrast AF with 81 AF points
Shutter speed: up to 1/16,000 sec. Flash sync speed: 1/250 sec.
Movie recording: 1920 x 1080 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p. Time Lapse Movie: 4K, Full HD
DIMENSION / WEIGHT
Dimensions (WxHxD): 124.8 mm x 72.1 mm x 37.3 mm. Weight (inc. battery and memory card): Approx. 427g
“Photography can stop time for a moment.“ (Takeshi Noahara)
What impresses me the most at the PEN-F is the combination of that strong technical performance and the look of itself.
We all have to think about the fact that this small and “old-looking“ camera has so many well handled details inside.
I mean it’s not just like you feel like Indiana Jones when you hold it in your hands. This is huge and it impresses me. That’s why photograph was even more thrilling and amusing than usual. This beauty is a beast!
For those images I used two objectives: The M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 and the 17mm 1:1.8.
I want to discover, to learn and to experience. Creating myself an ideal lifestyle is my number one purpose and I want to pass this thought every single day on you guys.
The PEN-F is a unique piece of craftmanship, fits perfect to those who adore the finer things in life and to design and gadget lovers. It fits to people like me.
In collaboration with Olympus.