Someone started a topic on a book about exposure and prompted me to dig out my photography books. Most of these came from charity shops and second-hand so happy. Also many were written pre-digital era. I looked through the book and you know, he rarely mentions " macro" lenses. The emphasis is on exposure, light ,using a tripod, etc. It made me think that perhaps we have lost the way a bit regards the basics in photography. Depending too much on lens reviews, speed of autofocus, pixels,......and perhaps most of us ( including moi ) could learn a lot about the basics to improve our images. The micro 4/3 system is doing that for me. For starters, manual focusing, dof using the aperture ring on the lens. I spent a few hours out yesterday at Mount Grace Priory playing with a tripod, my OM 50mm macro lens and the OM 135mm. And the E-PL1 of course. Sooooo much more to learn and experiment with than I could ever have imagined !!!!