April 26th, 2013, 08:52 PM
Newbie -- Just donated, too
Just thought I'd let everyone know that I just donated $20 to this site, since it has been very helpful and informative to me.
My long story short:
I got into DSLRs when the Canon Rebel came out (7 years or so?)
I upgraded to a few different Rebels over the years, a light, a lens or two...
It took great pictures, but I never could get comfortable getting in to the manual modes. Also, it seemed that no one else wanted to use my camera, since it was a bit heavy, large and intimidating.
I heard of the OMD through Leo LaPorte, of all people.
I checked it out, sold all my Canon gear and picked up the OMD.
On day one, I was easily using the manual modes, screwing around with settings, taking pics of all sorts of stuff. I'm nowhere near a pro, nor plan to be, but I can easily take my camera with me now, and snap away.
It's been a real sort of freedom or something.
Anyway, this site has given me tons of research, pics to view, thoughts to ponder, and a few chuckles, too.
There's no need to donate as the site owner states, but if you dig this site, you may want to consider a donation to help keep it going.
By the way, donating via my PayPal account could not have been easier.
Thanks to everyone on this site for sharing all your experience and thoughts.