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

  1. scantron

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

    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

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

    scantron Mu-43 Regular

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.