My name is Colin and I have been living in this paradise on the north coast of Spain called Asturias for the last 41 years (hence my signature). I came as a teacher, fell in love immediately and will not leave until, as I tell my friends, I go ‘feet first’. Let me just say that I’m not a M43 user yet. I’ve just bought an E-PL1 and have received an e-mail to tell me it’s on its way. I’m really excited at the prospect because I have a lot of legacy lenses I want to try on it (see below). A ‘brief’ biography (please skip it if you wish). I have been an amateur photographer since I was a teenager, starting with my Dad’s Iloca, then a Zenith and finally a second-hand OM 1 I bought with some money my Gran left me. Once in Spain I started to develop and print my own B/W, but mainly used slides for holiday trips (Austria, Hungary, Egypt, Thailand). I still have all the equipment but the appearance of digital cameras has made me very lazy – so now if I shoot film I just develop it and scan it into my PC. I still have an OM1, OM10 and OM4. I also have a Voigtlander Bessa R, Bessa L and Bessa T (the 101 anniversary edition with the famous 50mm f3.5 Heliar). Also a Contax T2. To start in digital I bought a Nikon Coolpix 2000, then a second-hand Olympus E-300 with the 14-45 kit lens and later acquired the 40-150. This was about 2 years ago. Since then I’ve gone mad and bought all sorts of weird stuff – and forums (fora?) like yours are to blame! How about this: Sigma 600mm catadioptric (1200 on my E-300) Makinon 300mm catadioptric Konica AR 40mm/1.8 (which I adapted to 4/3) Vivitar 19mm (Nikon mount with 4/3 adaptor) Vivitar 24mm (ditto).Both cost me 40€! Pentax 110 24mm (bought a 110 camara with this lens for 10 GBP and cannibalized it - incredibly small - I’m going to try to mount it on my EPL1 by trying to fix it on the body cap). These lenses came with the cameras: OM System Olympus 50mm/1.8 Olympus 28mm/3.5 Olympus 135mm/3.5 Olympus 28-48mm Olympus 35-70mm Leica M39 screw Voigtlander 25mm/4 Voigtlander 35mm/2.5 Voigtlander 50mm/2.5 Color Skopar Voigtlander 50mm/3.5 Heliar Ernst Leitz Wetzlar 90mm/4 So, as you can see, I’m going to have quite an interesting time fooling around with all the combinations. I’m especially looking forward to seeing, and using, the E-PL1 with the VC 25mm – the perfect street camera? I hope the ‘Adapted Lenses’ thread is still going when I get all my stuff together (my adaptors are coming on ‘a slow boat from China’. Actually that’s not fair – the last lot didn’t take ages to arrive.). Well, many thanks for wading through all this (if you managed it). I’m looking forward to showing you where I live as most people don’t imagine Spain as green and mountainous – imagine Switzerland with a coastline like Cornwall. I may even start a ‘Where I live’ thread – although it’s probably been done. Absolutely delighted to form part of this ‘family’.