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  1. gracefruit

    New(ish) User

    Thank you for the welcome! It's lovely to be back.
  2. gracefruit

    New(ish) User

    Hello from frosty Scotland! It's been about five years since I was active on this forum, and it's lovely to be back. I gave up photography in 2011 (after a horrible experience taking photos at a craft fair), but I've (mostly) got my confidence back and am ready to take photos again. I can't...
  3. gracefruit

    COMPLETED UK EP2 and EPL2 Bodies

    Bump/price drop
  4. gracefruit

    COMPLETED UK EP2 and EPL2 Bodies

    I'm paring down for an upcoming purchase and have two lovely Pen bodies for sale. EPL2 - in red and hardly used - beautiful condition. Comes with box, charger, disk, etc. £200. EP2 - in black with custom skin with leather effect. This camera has seen a fair bit of use, but is in...
  5. gracefruit

    Show your Old Cameras

    An old Olympus Trip. I'm still searching for an old Pen.
  6. gracefruit

    What do you do...?

    I sell raw ingredients for soap and cosmetics making. And occasionally, I make soap. These are soap loaves ready to be cut into bars.
  7. gracefruit


    EPL1 and 50mm Pentax f/2.8
  8. gracefruit

    How to achieve the miniature or diorama effect?

    You can upload your photo into the Tiltshift Maker here: - Transform your photos into tilt-shift style miniatures I made this using the Tiltshift Maker: Stirling Tilt Shift
  9. gracefruit

    Showcase Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 MC

    It's one of my favorites, too. Rennie Macintosh Table
  10. gracefruit

    [EXPIRED] FS in UK: 14mm F2.5 Panasonic pancake lens + G1/GF1/GH1/G2 battery

    I'm interested in the lens if it's still available.
  11. gracefruit

    Showcase Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit

    I didn't get on very well with this lens and ended up returning it. After seeing all of the wonderful shots, I am worried I've missed out on something!
  12. gracefruit

    Hello from England

    Hi Dan. Epl-1 user in Scotland here. Welcome!
  13. gracefruit

    EVF2 and Motion Sickness

    I'll try the LCD next time. I'm pretty terrible using it handheld, but it beats feeling sick!
  14. gracefruit

    eBay Seller... not too cool.

    I'm sorry you've had a bad experience. I buy from cam_uk regularly and shipping is usually fast If it's any consolation, the adapters he sells are very good quality.
  15. gracefruit

    EVF2 and Motion Sickness

    Burkey, I'm not glad you felt ill, but I'm relieved it's not just me. I was up an down a small step ladder at the time, too.
  16. gracefruit

    EVF2 and Motion Sickness

    It didn't occur to me that it could be vertigo, but that does make sense. I've had the same sensation watching films like Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, both filmed in a shaky, handheld camera way. I thought it might be something similar. I'm sure it's me and not the EVF.
  17. gracefruit

    [EXPIRED] Found: 70mm Pentax 110 lens

    Found one!:)
  18. gracefruit

    EVF2 and Motion Sickness

    While taking some handheld macro shots yesterday, I was replying heavily on my EVF. I'm not the steadiest hand, but I don't think I shake too much. About 15 minutes into my shoot, I was overcome with motion sickness! Of course, this made me feel completely ridiculous and wimpy. Just...
  19. gracefruit

    hullo fro, Bonnie Scotland

    Hi from near Stirling! That's a great camera-lens combination.
  20. gracefruit

    Why did you choose Olympus over Panasonic?

    I've been a loyal EP1 owner for a little over a year. From the moment I first held it in my hands, I loved it and still do. It was a joy to use, and I was inspired. I began taking a lot of photos and learning more about photography. As my skills improved, I wanted to try new things (like a...
  21. gracefruit

    Photography books, websites, blogs, etc.

    My favourite is 'Collins Complete Photography Course'. It's the most accessible photography book I've ever read.
  22. gracefruit

    post your ONE best photo of 2010

    It's less than a mile from my house! And there is a cart there that sells the best ice cream in Scotland. Congratulations on your win. Did you go on the very slow boat?
  23. gracefruit

    Another Hi from the UK

    Hello from central Scotland. I've only been a member here for a little while, but have learned a lot from the forum. Really nice people here!
  24. gracefruit

    post your ONE best photo of 2010

    Hi Glenn! Is the Falkirk Wheel?
  25. gracefruit

    post your ONE best photo of 2010

    Menaced by Cybermen. EP1, 17mm
  26. gracefruit

    New member

    Hi leeland. Hope you enjoy your new camera!
  27. gracefruit

    Winter has set in, share your pics with us !!

    From our garden.
  28. gracefruit

    mikekiwi, not really a kiwi

    Hello from Scotland! I've just ordered the same adaptor. Looking forward to seeing your seeing your shots.
  29. gracefruit

    It Pays to Tidy

    I ended up on Ebay and found both the M42 and the K mounts from one seller for a fair decent price. Having only recently moved out of using iauto all of the time, I hope these 'new' lenses will help me learn. Thanks so much to everyone for their input and help. Maybe one day I will know...
  30. gracefruit

    It Pays to Tidy

    I've located one on Amazon. It's all very exciting! I hadn't really considered using older lenses, but it seems that once you know what you're doing, the possibilities are endless.
  31. gracefruit

    It Pays to Tidy

    While cleaning out a drawer today, I found some old lenses: A Takumar 35mm 1:2.3 (I think this is an M42 Mount) A Pentax M 50mm 1:1.7 (K mount?) A Takumar 55mm 1:2 (Again, I think it's an M42 Mount) A Vivitar 'Automatic Tele Converter' (this has a screw mount, M42?) Maybe this is a haul...
  32. gracefruit

    UK Lurker can finally go public

    Hello from Scotland! Congratulations on your new camera.
  33. gracefruit

    Greetings from Scotland

    Thanks again, everyone! Boyzo, haggis is great - especially when it comes from a family-owned butcher in Bannockburn. I think the only Scottish delicacy I'm not keen on is Irn-Bru. It tastes of rusty bubblegum. Blech!
  34. gracefruit

    Greetings from Scotland

    Thank you for the warm welcome! I'll try to get a link to my flickr going in my signature. There are a few landscapes there, the most recent of which are a bit snowy.
  35. gracefruit

    Greetings from Scotland

    Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I'm an American expat living near Stirling in Scotland. I shoot with my well-loved EP1, and I've recently acquired a G1 which I'm learning to use. I'm looking forward to getting to know other M43 users.
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