Hello from Frederick, Maryland. I have just ordered an OM-D E-M5 and can't wait to get it in my hot little hands! I have heard and seen so much about this new camera that I am anxious to take it with me on my travels and record and share some beautiful images and video. I am Tom Manson, a husband, father and grandfather and currently have a consulting engineering company which provides support to NASA, DOD, and private/commercial aerospace industry in the areas of Reliability, Safety and Quality Assurance. I am an ex-USAF member and have worked in the nuclear and space industries since 1979. I started taking and developing pictures about 45 years ago with a box camera kit that my brother got me when I was in high school. I loved the technical challenges of light and chemistry and eventually graduated to a variety of SLRs including Yashica, Pentax, Olympus and others that I have forgotten. The expense of film, paper and chemicals started to become too much back in those days and the interest waned in the late 70s. That interest re-emerged with the advent of digital imaging and for the first time I jumped into the Nikon world. After many thousands of dollars into the DSLR market on both cameras and glass, everything has just become so physically large that it began impacting my health. So I invested in the Nikon 1 V1 and have not been satisfied with that camera. I'm sure it is the perfect tool for some, but even with my late devotion to Nikon, I could not find a good use for the V1. In the meantime I met a fellow photo club member that was shooting with us at the National zoo. He was shooting with the OM-D E-M5 and I was very impressed with the little device. I took the big step (although not that big compared to Nikon standards) of ordering my own Oly OM-D E-M5. I should have it in a couple days and in the meantime will be anxious to learn about lenses and lens adapters that fit the Oly, as well as its strengths and limitations. I fully trust that users here will help me answer those questions.