Hi From Jersey

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by usayit, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    I'm fairly new to the system with intentions of using it as a second camera to my M8 and RD1. I also collect M42 Takumars and Pentax, all of which find there way to adapted digitals such as my G1 and the Samsung DSLR (Pentax *ist rebrand). I originally acquired my used G1 body as a trial. I wasn't totally sold on the idea. It turned out to be a fun camera to shoot with so I recently upgraded to an Olympus E-PL1 + VF-2 (took advantage of the recent instant rebates from Olympus). Its only been a week with the new camera but I find it enjoyable thus far.

    As for photography, I've been shooting since I was a kid with aspirations to go professional... but that was a different lifetime. Today, my pursuit of photography is for pure enjoyment and I wouldn't have it any other way. I pretty much shoot whatever crosses my path even cherishing snapshots. I come to this corner of the web looking for others with an interest with m4/3rds.
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Plenty of people on here with an interest in micro 4/3, doubtless you'll be welcomed by others as well, good luck with your new purchase.

  3. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Jersey and welcome here. Which camera you like most ? It's tumored that Pan may have a rangefinder MFT camera soon, I hope they will. Enjoy your weekend.
  4. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    My Leica M8 is the most used camera followed by the RD1. I'm currently on vacation (headed home today) and this is what I'm traveling with


    I can see the Olympus replacing the RD1 as my default second camera. I like the fact that I can take advantage of the 2x effective FOV using the same M-mount lenses for a compact telephoto. I like the fact that the camera is so small and light even with its kit lens that my bag isn't really any heavier nor larger with the extra camera.
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  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Welcome to the forum.

    What a nice little collection there. Oh, I really want a Leica but would have to sell the wife and child first.

    ...hmm, wonder how much I would get for them?
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    usayit, glad you found your way here to mu-43.com! Please make yourself at home and post a few photos with that E-PL1 when you have a chance.

    I agree with Peter about your collection - very nice. Very funny, too, Peter.:biggrin:
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    We share similar desires in cameras. I have sold both the M8 and Eppy. The Pen 1&2 do it for me...
    Welcome and I have to ask..... What Jersey are you from.....?
  8. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    lol.... I've been wondering the same thing for the M9. If I sell my R-D1 and M8, I could perhaps keep the child. lol

    StreetShooter, I am actually a Texas transplant to the Morris County area of NJ.

    I'll post more from the E-PL1 sometime in the future. I just had it over a 1 week and the past trip was the annual "bring Son to see grandparents" which wasn't much time to shoot (just a bunch of family snaps)
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