After a hiatus from this site due to moving back to another format to be unnamed, I have a few personal observations. Keep in mind this my own personel OP-ed I got into :43: because I wanted a lighter but competent alternative to my DSLR gear. I purchased an e-pl1 with 14-42 kit and was happy with the IQ, but not the performance. I set it aside, but didn't sell and continued to use DSLR. I eventually sold my DSLR gear and bought my wife some nice jewelry with it. After a couple of years I picked up the e-pl1 again and discovered that since I wasn't really shooting anything more then snaps and scenery it was fine. Then the I had som GAS (excuse me). At first it was all good, it caused me to purchase a 14mm...great lens for cheap! Then a huge wave of GAS hit me, and I found myself purchasing a 100-300 for BIF photography. That was when my the stomach pains from GAS hit me. I grew frustrated, search my posts here, you will see. I eventually convinced myself that is what I wanted to do, so I sold my :43: gear, at a bargain basement price and went all out with DSLR again. Guess what, I did BIF outings twice, and both times they were lackluster. I got out my e-photo album to figure out what went wrong. I was shocked to discover that someone had stolen all my BIF photos from over the years and had only left me with about 10 that I thought were great! What happened to all those wonderful BIF photo's . We all know what actually happened, I puffed myself up in my memory a lot more then what actually happened. Perusing my albums, I discovered that almost all of my shots were 50mm-100mm with most of them being 50mm or shorter focal length. That's right, all of them that I kept, thousands good or bad. I had a come to Swampduck moment, and decided that since it had been over a month since I even took my camera out, never mind BIF's, that it isn't what I needed. I took my :43: everywhere, it fit in my center console, or slipped into my backpack and I took lots of pictures, truthfully, mostly bad ones, but still a lot. I am selling my DSLR equipment, and re-purchasing :43: . I have purchased another G5 from a user here, and a Sigma 19mm from ebay. I will add a flash and either the Sigma 30mm, or the Oly 45mm and a small travel tripod, and that will be it. The point here is, take time to stop and smell the roses, and guess what, you're close enough to take a photo without the need for big long glass and expensive setups. And you will probably come out a few dollars ahead.