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Welcome from Iowa, USA

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by rklepper, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Just bought an Olympus OMD EM-5. Delivered tomorrow.

    I have shot canon for 50 years. I am just getting too old to carry all that kit on vacations anymore. Got the kit with the 12-50 and the 40-150. Ay recommendations on a light flash and a remote trigger?

    Hope to come up to speed on this quickly. :)
     
  2. brokken

    brokken Mu-43 Regular

    66
    Aug 25, 2012
    Well, the unit does come with a small detachable fill-in flash. Are you looking for more?
     
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  3. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Yes I am used to being able to do off camera flash. Is thenFL-600 a good one that is not too large?
     
  4. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

    137
    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
    The FL-600R has the best size/performance ratio right now. You can control it optically (w/ TTL) off camera with the little flash that comes with the OM-D
     
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  5. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Thanks. I ordered the 600.

    What do you recommend for a remote shutter release?
     
  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Welcome aboard!

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome from a former Iowegian, now living north of the border. I do make the I-35 run down to Ames quite often!
     
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  8. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    Did you receive your camera before they snow started?

    My oldest son lives in Boone, and called a while ago and told us that his part of the state has closed down because of the snow. I would find it a real bummer to be expecting my camera and have them unable to make it to your house. Or, to have the camera come, but no power to charge your battery. Boone had about 11 inches but so far it is to cold to go out and play. Welcome to our group it really is one of the best site online for sharing ideas. I hope to see some of your photos soon.
    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome! Nissin makes a nice flash at a reasonable price. :cool:
     
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  10. Boneyard

    Boneyard Mu-43 Regular

    186
    Oct 5, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    From a fellow :43: Iowan, welcome!
     
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  11. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    We only had about 8 inches here so it did not close down. We just lsoed down to 65 mph and took more time to get places. The UPS delivered it this afternoon instead of this morning. I have been giving it a play to get used to the new format, but I think I am going to like this camera.

    I ordered a FL0600R and an RM-UC-1 Remote. They are both supposed to be here tomorrow.


    I am heading to Arizona next week and will give the new kit a work out. I just hope that the lenses I bought are up to the task. I got the 12-50 and the 40-150.

    Thanks for all the welcomes and the info.


     
  12. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Welcome to the forum!