A FB Letter from Poland…

“Welcome
With my friends from work, we started a small website (penowiec.blogspot.com independent service), which aims to popularize the PEN cameras in Poland. Poland is a country divided photographically Nikon and Canon, we know that the Olympus Pen cameras, it’s cool and want to share it others.
In Europe it is difficult to find photographers who have working cameras PEN.
Would you like to share, with a few words about the work of PEN cameras. This text with your pictures would be very helped our cause “hearing PEN popularization in Poland.
Of course, we will post a link to your website.
We are waiting for a response
Thank you and greetings.

PENowiec team”

My REPLY:

“In digital photography technology, due to the 2 major big brands, we have often forgotten the legendary history of Olympus in making cameras and lenses. Just to remind some of you who might have forgotten, Olympus pioneered SSWC dust reduction, Live View in DSLRs, and it’s legendary in-body I.S. These are apart from the legendary OM-1, XA, PEN F which they have created in the old days. Zuiko is commonly known as Japanese Leica due to it’s optics quality.

As for the digital PEN, it reminds us of the history of the old film PEN cameras, when more than 17 million were sold in the world during 1960s-70s. This NEW digital PEN we are seeing here is potentially rocking the world today. Since the E-P1, we have seen marked improvements to it’s high ISO performance. We already have very smooth and yet detailed ISO1600 files since the E-PL1. AF is also remarkably improved in the NEW MSC lenses.

In the development of digital photography, the PEN focuses on actual image-production straight out of camera, which contains rich characteristics of the Zuiko lenses and the Olympus image processor. Unlike common digital files which often require photo-editing software to further enhance them, Olympus gives SOOC stunning images! The Olympus cameras retain it’s original “digital characteristics” unlike other RAW files which are usually edited with SIMILAR software, resulting in SIMILAR characteristics.

The PEN is a piece of revolutionary equipment producing DSLR quality images with a small body and small lenses. It also has become a source of unlimited fun with almost limitless type of legacy lenses mounting on it via adapters, making unique old school film-look images.

If you can achieve high quality images with a small and easy-to-use interchangeable lens camera, the focus will naturally shift towards creative image-making instead of “using” the camera itself!

There is NO better way to improve your creativity than using a Simpler Camera like the PEN!

Thank you.

P.S. Feel free to use my images with CREDIT given back to my website. You can download the higher res files from my Flickr. We are also educating the Malaysians about the PEN via blogs, flickr groups and many other activities. Maybe one day, we can organise a exchange program when you guys come over for a trip and we go over to Poland for a visit too! Cheers!

Warmest Regards,
david chua.”

It’s GREAT to meet other PEN Lovers from another continent!!!

3 thoughts

  1. PEN lovers

    January 7, 2011

    Hi PENowiec team,

    Similarly, in our part of the world (Malaysia) we also have a PEN group called “PEN lovers” and for now it works off Facebook. We do TTs (get togethers and shooting outings) and we even have our own t-shirts.

    In our group, we currently have PEN lovers shooting street, portraiture, urban landscape, automotive, fine art, black and white, and macro. We are slowly increasing our group and hopefully will also expand the genres.

    In GAS language, the group shoot with 4/3 & M4/3 AF lenses and, vintage and latest manual lenses like Lensbaby and Nokton. We have portraiture PEN lovers who even shoot with twin flash units (TTL remote triggering). So we have a pool of knowledge and experience on PEN.

    Our group has been quite active and todate, we have more than 250 postings on our Facebook page.

    Our country has 13 states and we currently have PEN lovers from 3 states. One day, we will touch all states.

    Our group hope one day Olympus will organise a way for all PEN groups to link up.

    Our motto is “Capturing and Sharing Life in a Mightier Way”.

    Thank you.

    Warmest regards,
    PEN lovers

  2. We would like to have news or join your activities.TQ

  3. Andy, pls add me in FB and send me a pm. I’ll link you up to the FB group and keep you in the loop for future activities. We have a gathering this Sat, details is on my FB wall. Thanks.

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