Hi from Outback Australia!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by outbackphotogeek, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. outbackphotogeek

    outbackphotogeek New to Mu-43

    Jan 30, 2013
    Hi everyone, long time lurker here, finally registered. I gave all of my Nikon DSLR gear to my daughter to use for photography at school a bit of a year ago, and converted to Micro 4/3 with an Olympus E-P3. I loved that, and have recently upgraded to an OM-D E-M5, which I'm loving even more. The ability to pack all of my kit in such a small place, and to take a camera without having to feel like my whole day is about managing the camera is fantastic. And wow, the lenses. So far I have the Olympus 12, 45, 60, 75 and 12-50, and the Panasonic 20 (soon to be replaced I think with the new Olympus 17).

  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome to the forum! I still use an E-P3 but hope to eventually upgrade to the OM-D. :cool:
  3. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    G'day mate!
  4. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    By the by you two, I was considering an ep-3 or gx1 for a second. How's video on ep-3?
  5. outbackphotogeek

    outbackphotogeek New to Mu-43

    Jan 30, 2013
    I'm not much help I'm afraid...I took exactly one video with my ep-3, and when I tried to import it on to my Mac, I was confused enough by the AVCHD format to pretty much give up (video is something I'm usually not fussed about).

    That's something I'm hoping will be easier using the OM-D, with it using H.264 instead.
  6. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Looking forward to seeing some pics of the outback where you live.
    might make me homesick for OZ.
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Welcome to the forum. Looking at your lens line-up, you will probably be better served by the PL25mm in lieu of the O17mm. There is only about a step difference between O12mm and O17mm.

  8. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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  9. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
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    Welcome to another Aussie.
  10. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    And welcome also from a Victorian. I'd love to know just how far "Outback" you really are. My time as a retiree is going to be exploring this great land. Where friends live and what they do is so important to our lifestyle. Show us some photos of where you live, and tell us more about yourself.
  11. dnightingale

    dnightingale Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
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    Hi there. Looking forward to some outback photos.
  12. renee

    renee Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 27, 2012
    Western Australia
    Welcome from a fellow (Western) Australian! You aren't in outback WA by any chance?
  13. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    G'day mate! Tell us a little more about yourself, like where abouts (in the outback) you are & maybe a first name too (but don't let me pressure you). :rolleyes: :biggrin:


  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi.. A very very stromy and hot welcome from Victoria( Based on last week's weather).
  15. oto02

    oto02 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Melbourne, VICTORIA, AU
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    Hi mate,

    Welcome to the forum, one of the place where you can easily spend heaps of time and getting great info/rumors.

  16. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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  17. outbackphotogeek

    outbackphotogeek New to Mu-43

    Jan 30, 2013
    Clearly I need to work out how to subscribe to threads and have it emailed, as I totally missed the updates to this thread...sorry about that! To answer the questions on how outback my location is, I'm in Alice Springs. Thanks for all the great welcomes!
  18. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Can't get more outback than that!!!!
    Welcome to the group.
    The sunrise from the top of the hill in Alice is spectacular!!!!
  19. Paul Amyes

    Paul Amyes Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Well that's a long drive to the beach!

    G'day from WA.:smile:
  20. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    The Ostray'ians are multiplying :smile: