Greetings from Music City, USA

Allan Crowson

Mu-43 Regular
Nov 6, 2010
Nashville, TN, by way of France and Ivory Coast
Nashville, TN, that is.

The first camera I ever held was an old Brownie, as a pre-teen. No one told me I had to advance the film in between exposures, and there was no mechanism to force me to do so…a very discouraging first experience.

Fast forward several years, and I was enthralled with the new Olympus OM system. The OM-1, followed by an OM-2n and an OM-2sp, were my companions through a number of years, including a number of years living in west Africa and in France. Heavy work and family responsibilities then kept me out of photography about the time digital was beginning to come on strong. I woke up one day and realized that I needed to move into digital, but could not afford the kind of equipment I wanted. I went through a couple of Sony digicams, including the 707, which had a form factor that I still miss. Finally, back into Olympus with the E-300 two lens kit, and the 14-54 (love that lens).

Unfortunately, by that time, I had already sold the remaining OM kit. I hated to see it go, especially the 85mm/2, but it had to be done.

The E-300 and lenses will follow their path to new ownership, however, in order to repair the damage to the budget that the E-PL1 has caused. But I may hang onto the 14-54…. Anyway, the kit currently is the E-PL1 with 14-42 and EVF, and the 14-150, which I really enjoy.

Some day when I work up the courage, I'll submit a few, but am in no hurry.
I've been reading on this site for some time, and referred to it frequently when trying to decide on the replacement for the E-300 (the candidates were E-620, G1, and E-PL1).


Super Moderator Emeritus
Jan 13, 2010
Near "Playland" outside of NYC, NY, USA
Allan, let me add my thanks for your introduction. I smiled ruefully when I read that part where you wrote
No one told me I had to advance the film in between exposures, and there was no mechanism to force me to do so…a very discouraging first experience.
How many others have been through something similar?!

Congratulations upon your E-PL1 and please don't hesitate to post your photographs. You can easily add them to the with great comfort. We have such a wide variety of members here from the professionals to the neophytes with many of us in between, so I'll look forward to seeing some of your pictures when you have the time to post them. Very glad to have you here!


Nobody in particular ...
Aug 6, 2010
Richmond, VA
Real Name
Richard Elliott
Hello and welcome! I was in Nashville a couple of years ago when I only had a point and shoot. Now with my G1/GF1 I would love to go back and take all the pictures I didn't take in all of the music venues because I didn't have anything like the 20/1.7.


Mu-43 Veteran
Sep 1, 2010
Edinburgh, Scotland.
Welcome Allan, and hello from Scotland :smile: Great that you're enjoying your photography. I have a G1 and e-p1, and am happily shooting with some OM lenses :smile:

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