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Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by evil43, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. evil43

    evil43 New to Mu-43

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    Jun 25, 2013
    Right near the beach
    Rob
    Hi, I'm Rob. I like long walks on the beach, slow love, and poking dead things with a stick. Oh, and I like photography too (go figure). I'm an IT consultant by trade, and photography is my hobby.

    Long ago, I did photography professionally, until I learned the hard way that having insurance on my photography gear was a necessity (all of my gear was stolen out of my truck, and I couldn't afford to replace it). My dad gave me his old Olympus OM-4 to get me through. I ended up getting a job in IT, and eventually I was able to purchase some new Canon gear, though I decided not to go pro again. A couple years ago, I sold my Canon EOS 7N (I really miss that camera) and lenses, and switched to Nikon. I bought a Nikon D7000, a few fast primes, and never looked back.... Until I dug up that old OM-4 again earlier this year.

    I really loved the metering system of that Olympus, but when I bought new batteries for it, I realized that there was a short in the IC board, and the batteries would burn out in about 30 seconds. I really liked the look, and reviews on the OM-D, so I sold my Nikon system, and picked up an OM-D. I still had some legacy OM lenses, so I bought an adapter for them and went to town. Since then, I've been bitten by the legacy lens bug, and I've started slowly growing my collection. Last week, I picked up a Panasonic Lumix GX1 when they went on sale for $199 at Adorama to use as a backup body.

    That pretty much sums it up for me. :43: ftmfw
     
  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Rob, welcome to the former from a retired I.T. geek and (former) Nikon owner.

    I sold my D300 and associated gear in a move to the OM-D EM-5 and have been quite satisfied by the Olympus.

    Lots of good folks on this forum, glad to have you with us.

    Regards,

    Jim