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Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by scantron, May 19, 2010.

  1. scantron

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

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    May 10, 2010
    Hi Everyone, new here, eagerly awaiting the UPS delivery of an E-PL1.

    I'm defecting from the standard-sized DSLR world. I found that I wasn't bringing my Canon 20D anywhere anymore because it (and its entourage of gear) was too bulky and attracted too much attention.

    Looking forward to a lighter camera load and HD video!
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Welcome......scranton pa?
     
  3. scantron

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

    77
    May 10, 2010
    Nope, Scantron like the "futuristic" multiple choice test cards that schools started using in the 80's.
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome from another 'downsizer'.
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    scranton, glad to have you here and promise to let us know how you like that E-PL1! As for the origin of your name, I'm not familiar with those multiple choice test cards from the 80s, thankfully.:wink:
     
  6. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    892
    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Welcome here Scantron. Many of us here made the same choice you did; not to say DSLRs can't have a technical edge on 4:3 in some precise situations, but truth has always been, the right camera is the one you have with you when that picture has to be made.
     
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  7. scantron

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

    77
    May 10, 2010
    Yes indeed. I grew to hate using my DSLR unless I was out alone specifically to shoot photos in nature. :smile:

    I found the people don't dig having one of those things aimed at them, and I didn't dig aiming one at them either. Plus it all weighed a ton.
     
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  8. scantron

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

    77
    May 10, 2010
    I will post my thoughts on the E-PL1 after I get to know it better. So far I love it, total honeymoon phase!

    A few good things:

    -Simple to use
    -Very portable
    -The JPEGs look great
    -Art filters are actually fun
    -Aim that flash at the ceiling!
    -Feels totally sturdy
     
  9. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    welcome to the forum , i like the discretion too and shedding gear bulk
     
  10. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome here ! Congrats on your new camera !
     
  11. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome! Same reasons as you, it can be wherever I go.
    Except it's been raining nearly every day since I bought it.