Greetings, Fellow Shooters!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by osamasidat, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. osamasidat

    osamasidat Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Osama Sidat

    I'm Osama, currently doing my undergrad in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

    I recently entered the Micro Four-Thirds arena with an Olympus OM-D E-M5, after five years of building up my Sony Alpha system, based around Sony's first DSLR, the A100. I figured that my system had grown quite large, and rather heavy to lug around, so I decided to start anew, focusing primarily on primes, and more on quality than quantity or variety. I considered the Sony NEX system for a while, but the absence of a few features in even the flagship model turned me towards the E-M5 and the M4/3 system.

    In the last few days, I've been putting together my M4/3 system, which currently consists of the Oly 12-50mm kit lens (got it for the weather-sealing and as an all-round lens), an m42 screwmount Pentax Takumar 55mm f/1.8, and a Nikon AI 135mm f/2.8 (waiting to test this out, since I don't have an adapter - yet). I'm also planning to put my Minolta 50mm f/2.8 Macro to good use once I get back from vacations. I am hoping to purchase a 20mm to 25mm M4/3 prime soon (waiting for Photokina, since I read rumors about an Oly 25mm or a 2nd generation of the tried and tested Pany 20mm).

    Check out my Flickr stream: Flickr: OsamaSidat's Photostream

    Currently, I am doing a Project 365, with my HTC One S. Check it out at

    Finally (yeah, there's more of me :tongue: ), I maintain a blog (though the posts are rather sporadic and more random than I'd like).
    Osama's Blog

    I have a feeling I'll enjoy this forum!

  2. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    welcome aboard.....

    I actually need more lenses for my Sony A65, I love that camera.
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Welcome to the forum - I like your 365 project!
  4. Loksi

    Loksi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    Hi Osama, and welcome! Nice to read your blog and see some of your images via the links .... lovely cats in your house, btw :smile:

  5. osamasidat

    osamasidat Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Osama Sidat
    Lucille: I haven't used any Carl Zeiss or Sony G class lenses on my A100, but the two lenses that I feel are highly under-appreciated and perform way beyond their price are the Sony 55-200mm and my personal favorite, the little Sony 50mm f/1.8. I haven't used my 55-200mm more than maybe six times over the past two years, but each time, it has performed admirably and given results that I did not anticipate. As for the 50mm, I ended up choosing it over the Minolta 50mm f/1.4, due to its beautiful color rendition and quicker (and quieter) auto-focus.

    Ross, Bob: Thanks for the appreciation :smile: