Hello from San Jose, CA

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by lombardispot, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Hi guys. I've been reading a lot of posts prior to joining. I first became aware of this forum as I've been following the EM-1 release info.

    I preordered an EM-1 at our local Keeble & Schuchat camera shop in Palo Alto, CA. David Bruhn is the one that turned my eyes towards the EM-5 when I was in the store. I had my mind set on either a Leica, Fuji X100S, or a Canon 5D Mark III. After Dave listened to my photography story, he recommended the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and to wait for the next EM release.

    I used to photograph weddings, portraits as a hobby, but now with kids and plenty of work to do, I plan to do photography to mainly capture those important moments and have fun.

    But I dread carrying my current 1D Mark II, 24-70 2.8L and 70-200 2.8L anywhere! They are awesome, but the micro-four-thirds is definitely my current direction. I want a camera system that encourages me to carry it around.

    I've got the Olympus OM-D EM-1, 17 1.8 and the 12-40 2.8 Pro all on pre-order at the moment. Soon, I will be in m4/3 heaven and may soon sell my current DSLR lenses.

    I'm also eyeing the 50-200 SWD. That looks like an excellent lens to hold me over until the 40-150 2.8 is released.

    Thanks everyone for your excellent posts and look foward to posting images some day!
  2. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    Welcome! I'm in the Bay Area, too. Does K&S have an E-M1 demo unit? I'm closer to San Jose Camera, but they don't carry a lot of Olympus gear.
  3. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    K&S had a Olympus rep there Wednesday this week from 9-1:30. He's gone! I didn't get a chance to go in either. I talked to a lady at K&S who said that they will be getting a demo unit in the store prior to the pre-orders being filled. She didn't know exactly when that will be.

    Good to know there's another m4/3 user nearby. I actually live closer to San Jose Camera too, but I work closer to K&S.
  4. solidsnake

    solidsnake Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Bay Area, CA
    good to see a fellow bay area colleague, i wish i was a tad closer up north too. Too bad San jose camera doesnt carry olympus anymore (per phone conversation i had when scouring around). i might be wrong tho.

    Do you have any other options in the lower part of the bay?
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    Welcome to the forum. Another member here from San Jose. :2thumbs:
  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Lombardispot, welcome to the forum!


  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome aboard! Great gear choices. :cool:
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Welcome to the forum!!