Deja Vu

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I was out and about making pictures with my M.Zuiko 20mm f1.4 Pro on my Olympus Pen-F, making pictures like the one below, when I had a terrible feeling of deja vu... 

Here I was with a compact rangefinder form camera with a fast 40mm (equivalent) prime lens on the front and a big smile of contentment on my face. I had had this experience before, it seemed, many decades ago.

Then it came to me. I wasn't wrong, this little outfit reminded strongly of my very first serious camera my good old Yashica Electro 35 GX with its, wait for it, Yashinon 40mm f1.7 lens.

Talk about history repeating itself or the fact that we keep on buying the same camera over and over with just an upgrade in technology (in this case from film to digital).

The great thing about the Pen-F of course is that you can exchange the 20mm lens for a plethora of other primes and zooms in many focal lengths from extreme ultra wide angle to long, long telephoto whereas the lens on the little Yashica was fixed. But both make great photos if you do your part.