Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by AdamSF, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey there,

    I just got off the phone with KEH.com. They're sending a check for the Canon lenses, flashes, etc that I sent them. So, I just ordered a reconditioned silver EM-5 and a black reconditioned 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R from Olympus and a used silver 17mm 1.8 from KEH.

    I've been a Canon user for years, but I've been lusting after the EM-5 since I first saw it. Extensive use of a wonderful Pen FT (film) kit made it worse. When my 60D broke, Canon wanted $470 to fix it. They sell refurbished ones for $520.

    I saw my chance. Gave a few Canon items to my daughter, sold the rest of my stuff to KEH and now I'm one very impatient Mu-43'er-to-be.

    See ya around!

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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Welcome aboard, Adam!

    I too bought the E-M5 (partly) because of previous experiences with a Pen F-T; it was my first "real" camera purchased new in 1969.

    I don't think you'll be disappointed with the E-M5.

    Glad to have you with us.


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  3. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks, Jim.

    When I ordered the E-M5, Olympus said it would ship in "one to two weeks." I was ready to be impatient, but FedEx says it will be delivered tomorrow morning! Not too bad considering I ordered it the afternoon of the 17th. Woot!

    I've been camera-less for a few weeks now. (My FT is being serviced.) I'm excited.

    (By the way, I've lived in San Francisco for a long time, but I grew up in Detroit.)
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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some photos. :smile:
  5. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome to the first stage of permanent GAS :biggrin:
  6. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, I'm deep in the morass that is the Olympus User Interface. Wow, but they need some software and UI designers that are as good as their camera and lens designers. Thanks to a bunch of threads here and some at other forums, and some other sites, and a few YouTube videos, I'm starting to get a handle on using this thing. Thanks for all the help guys!
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the user group, Adam. Sounds like you got a deal on a great m4/3 kit!
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  8. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Todd Cleaver
    Welcome aboard. I hope that you enjoy the change in equipment; you will be surprised how often you have it with you.
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  9. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Got a few minutes in the back yard this evening. Here's a sample:

    Buddha garden statue
    17mm, f/1.8, 1/60, ISO 800

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/10485642154/" title="E-M5 test #1 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 10485642154_c93d875964_o. "1000" height="829" alt="E-M5 test #1"></a>
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  10. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Nice photo and welcome.

    I was a Canon SLR shooter for about 13 years. After testing the m4/3 waters I sold all my Canon gear and now I'm a m4/3 shooter and loving the size and weight.
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  11. winnie123

    winnie123 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 9, 2012
    London, U.K
    Welcome aboard Adam :smile:
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