Covetable retro camera reboots have been a thing for years, but oh my, this new Pen-F interchangeable-lens shooter from Olympus has my heart beating hard.
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Video: I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water.
I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800s era quill cutting knife) with modern technology (a NYC metro card!).
I don't like most tattoos, but I have to recognise that, when the artist is good, they can be admirable works of art. Like this pen on an ear — it looks so real it's surreal! It could have been created by Salvador Dalí or René Magritte. Especially Dalí, looking at the melting ear.
Mirrorless cameras — aka compact system cameras — arguably have the photographic features of a full-sized digital SLR in a compact, attractive body. They're portable and powerful, but there are a few key features that separate mirrorless cameras from the rest of the pack. Don't really know what any of this means? Read on.
Olympus has been teetering on the edge of nailing mirrorless camera design for years. In fact, many would argue that last year's retro-fantastic OM-D E-M5 bordered on perfection. Aesthetes fell in love with its looks at the same time that real, serious photographers were amazed at its spectacular image quality.
Late last week, Olympus gave me one of their new Pen EP-1 cameras to play around with for the weekend. It was too short a time to really use it enough for a proper review, but it was long enough for me to begin falling in love with the retro-styled snapper.