Another convert

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Bichon, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Bichon

    Bichon New to Mu-43

    Nov 16, 2013
    I'm a casual photographer (with some stock experience) who is tired of lugging my d7000/18-200mm around the world with me. So I'm looking for a high end small camera.
    So far the omd ($$$$ouch$$$) looks the best since I don't travel with a tripod and rain/snow is sometimes in the picture. And water from splashy boats.
    Glad to be here

    I went thru a over-doing-it HDR phase , and I'm trying to slowly kick the habit and get more subdued looks , so don't get scared by some of my work. :)
  2. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
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    Welcome! I, too, had a D7000 and a few lenses, including the 18-200. Also had a high-end tripod and ballhead. And backache ...

    Moved to an EM5 and soon after sold all my Nikon gear, including the tripod. Although I kept my Fuji X100, for when I travel really light.

    Enjoy your m43 gear!
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome to the forum!
  4. Bichon

    Bichon New to Mu-43

    Nov 16, 2013
    Thank you all ! When I toss out my d7000 , I'll alert everyone here of my address and the day when the garbage is picked up.
  5. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Welcome aboard, Bichon!

    The price of :43: gear can seem like a bargain when compared to, for instance, the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens :smile:.

    There are some true bargains such as the Panasonic 14mm and 20mm lenses, and the Sigma 19mm and 30mm lenses. The Sigma 60mm at $239 is quite nice (but I'm hoping that they will have a Black Friday deal; the 19mm and 30mm lenses are only $199). Of course you'd want to check out reviews and example photos before purchasing and this forum has great sections for that.

    I moved to Olympus (the OM-D EM-5) from Nikon (D300) and the difference in weight between a gripped EM-5 and a gripped D300 was enough to justify the move for me.

    Enjoy your new gear! (And remember that not all :43: are weather proof and that ALL of the covers (hot shoe, grip connection, etc.) must be on the OM-D to maintain weather protection).


  6. Bichon

    Bichon New to Mu-43

    Nov 16, 2013
    Thanx Jim ! Very re-assuring .