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Hello from San Jose, CA

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

  1. lombardispot

    lombardispot Mu-43 Regular

    100
    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

    310
    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

    100
    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

    107
    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
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    Welcome to the forum. Another member here from San Jose. :2thumbs:
     
  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

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

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

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

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Welcome to the forum!!