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Makin' my way back to you

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by swampduck, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    I had a great :43: setup and sold it thinking I was really missing bird photography. So I sold my gear, purchased a DSLR setup, and almost immediately regretted it. I went from taking pictures all the time to taking pictures....well none.

    So, I hope the community will accept me back, and I have posted over in the FS/FT section a request to purchase a setup if any are being sold.
     
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  2. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Much like the majestic duck (your forum nom de plume) the return migration has begun! Having braved the blazing guns of the hunters spread across the hazardous flyway which lays between you now alight in the comfy homely pond once called home. Quack!
     
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  3. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY_AlrfB3U0"]The Spinners-Working my way back to you - YouTube[/ame]
    :biggrin:
     
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  4. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

    215
    Jul 23, 2012
    uk
    welcome back!! :cool:
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Spinners are awesome! :wink:
    That aside, the reach of my M. Zuiko 75-300 is one reason why in the near future, I don't see myself doing a 100% exit from Micro Four Thirds :smile:
     
  6. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    Welcome back. For me I just bought a 6 million dollar home, and I put my em5, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, 100-300, and 25 1.4 in it. I realize that some other manufacturer options may be a little ahead of the EM5 on some iq aspects and focus performance, but it's amazing to me that I can carry gear that gets amazing iq in a package that small and light.

    With the EM1 you may now be able to get near DSLR focus performance and 600 efl with the 100-300 which isn't too bad for BIF. Even though I certainly don't feel mu43 is the answer to everything, you could do an awful lot worse.
     
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome back! Lots of good gear for sale these days. :cool:
     
  8. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    Welcome back, the grass is greener here for the ducks! :biggrin:
     
  9. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    The mighty ducks have the best parties! - Welcome back :biggrin:
     
  10. Mookalafalas

    Mookalafalas Mu-43 Veteran

    369
    Feb 22, 2012
    Tainan, Taiwan
    Al
    I know how you feel! I've bought and sold my M4/3 gear on 3 (4?) separate occasions (I'm a Canon shooter) but today am picking up yet another system (GX7 with 20mm 1.7). I think this is going to be the one to keep me in the fold...
     
  11. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    I have the daunting task of picking a new camera. I think I want an Olympus this time.
     
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  12. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Welcome back. There's an awful lot of good bird photography being done with m4/3 cameras. Check out the thread: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=4838

    I'm using a 300mm F.Zuiko You need to shoot raw and deal with the CA, but at the end of the day, the results are pretty good. Others are using long legacy Canon and Nikons. Nice thing is they double their effective reach on the 4/3 sensor.
     
  13. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Welcome back, SD!


    P.S. Love the Spinners!
     
  14. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Welcome back. If money is no problem, the E-M1 should even let you do some respectable bird photography. :smile:
     
  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Welcome back .. I heard three cameras calling ur name .. Olympus EP5, EM5 and EM1
    Cheers
     
  16. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    If only money were no problem :frown:
     
  17. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    I like the em5. I don't know what a good deal is though.
     
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  18. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Dan :smile: EM5 is superb with the grip and handles pretty nicely . The newer EM1 is exceptional MFT body which I don't need . I did sell my EM5 and planned to get EP5 but I am picking up EM5 again . You should be able to get a body for USD 650 or so.
    Cheers
     
  19. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Did I hear you say bird photography?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/9263109274/" title="Red eyes by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 9263109274_e0dce76c66_c. "800" height="600" alt="Red eyes"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/9259566214/" title="40/365 Mid-Air Refueling by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 9259566214_69bf52d17b_c. "800" height="600" alt="40/365 Mid-Air Refueling"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8934322808/" title="Northern Cardinal by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8934322808_88e3b9fbcf_c. "800" height="600" alt="Northern Cardinal"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7670785248/" title="Ruby throated hummingbird by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7670785248_a560834acf_c. "800" height="600" alt="Ruby throated hummingbird"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791277344/" title="P1370372-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791277344_7529aaca52_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370372-1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780140828/" title="P1370860-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7780140828_63148f9a23_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370860-1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8933706671/" title="Blue Jay by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8933706671_c835d6fa36_c. "800" height="600" alt="Blue Jay"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/8483143827/" title="Big Visitor by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 8483143827_1795d9c883_c. "800" height="600" alt="Big Visitor"></a>

    Oh wait, one more... Quack!:tongue:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/9178702278/" title="Duck Portrait by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 9178702278_b6f7891d99_c. "800" height="600" alt="Duck Portrait"></a>
     

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