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What a long strange trip it's been...

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by dixeyk, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I was thinking about how many cameras (digital) that I have had up till now and I am surprised at how many and how much I spent for them. What the heck was I thinking? :eek:  I actually liked almost all of them for various reasons.

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    Olympus D500L (a whopping 850K sensor for $700 BABY!!!...and I still miss that camera some days)

    Olympus C-2020

    Canon S10

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    [B]Nikon Coolpix 800[/B]

    [B]Fuji 700[/B] (coolest looking)

    Fuji 4900z (loved the way this thing looked)

    Fuji 6900z (they made some cool looking cameras)

    Olympus 2100UZ (one of my all time favorites)

    Fuji S602

    Fuji F20 (current)

    Fuji F45 (twice...son still has one)
    Fuji F50 (only camera I ever really hated)

    Panasonic ZS3 (three times...still have a blue one)

    Canon 10D
    Olympus E-500
    Nikon D40
    Olympus E-520 (with Olympus 14-45 mkI...was awesome)

    ---START OF M43 ERA---

    Olympus E-PL1
    Olympus E-P1 (twice...still have a soft spot for the E-P1)
    Olympus E-PL2 (currently at the lab)
    Panasonic G2 (twice...my favorite with legacy glass)

    Panasonic LX3 (yes...I had a silver one)

    Olympus E-PM1 (kinda small in my hands)
    Olympus E-P3 (lovely, fast and fun...it was black)
    Panasonic GF2 (twice...one was red...I LIKED the red one)
    Panasonic GH2
    Panasonic GX1 (current...wonderful UI, fast and a real pleasure to use)
    Sony NEX-C3 (current)
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  2. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Now we dare you to try and list out all the lenses you had. Go!
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  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010

    That'll take a while.
  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Dude you have serious camera A.D.D. I have never owned a camera
    Multiple times and for the amount of time m43 has been around..... Wow :0 . That's all just jealousy talking probably, lol.

    typed on my phone, sorry.
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I'm like a crow...drawn to pretty shiny things :eek: 
  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    BTW...Next up? Anyone?
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Canon ps
    Sony ps
    Sony super zoom
    Lots of film stuff
    Oh and I think u still have rebel xsi and lenses in the bottom of my office closet.

    Where is Gary?

    typed on my phone, sorry.
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  8. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Short simple list for me:

    Fuji A..3series. From like 2003. Whopping 3 megapixels or so.

    Borrowed the family Panny ZS3 (wonderful travelzoom cam) that is still going strong. Too hard to go back after using my current cameras.

    E-P1 (collecting dust)

    G1 (lent out, but highly functional to this date)

    Olympus X-Z1 (at 150$ was an impulse buy. Good social pocket cam)

    G5 (highly capable but not exactly drool-worthy)
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  9. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    My list started as digital (I'm a young-in)

    Canon A410


    Canon S50


    Canon Rebel XTi


    Panasonic TS2


    Panasonic LX5


    Panasonic GF1
    Olympus E-PM1
    Panasonic G3
    Fuji X10
    Olympus OM-D E-M5
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  10. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I started late (2005), but I've been making rapid progress since:


    I still have the last 3 in the list.

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  11. The first step in finding a solution, is admitting that you have a problem in the first place :smile:

    P.S. I don't have a problem, honest...
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  12. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
  13. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I only really started taking pictures in 2003, and the camera and glassware bug came later (along with moar monies).

    2003: Minolta DiMage F200, in blue. Made great pics, got me hooked

    2003: Canon 300D/Digital Rebel. First affordable DSLR, properly bitten.

    Bought it with a cheap 28-90 plastic lens (the 18-55 kit was sold out). Added (in order):
    - Canon EF 17-40L
    - Sigma 105/2.8 Macro
    - Canon EF 50/1.8 mk I
    - Canon 70-200/2.8L IS

    Early 2009: upgraded to the Canon 5D mark II kit with 24-105L
    Canon PowerShot E1    ---    11mm    f/3.5    1/320s    ISO 200

    Added (in order):
    - Canon EF 35L
    - Contax/Zeiss 50/1.4, 35/2.8
    - Canon EF 15 fisheye
    - Canon EF 100-400L
    - Sigma 50/1.4
    - Canon EF 135L
    - Pentax 50/1.7, 50/2.0
    - Leica R 50/2.0, 28/2.8, 70-210/4.5

    2012, around March: GF2 with 14/2.5, followed a few weeks later by the OM-D E-M5 as a semi-impulse purchase at the duty free store at Schiphol airport. Then added the 20/1.7, 7-14, 100-300. And sold off the Canon 70-200 and am considering selling off a few more bits of canon glass to upgrade the MFT stable. I may end up with 'just' the 24-105 and a couple of good, fast primes (35, 50, 135) for the fullframe.
  14. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Wow, you went through quite a number of cameras in a very short time span. Out of all the 4/3 cameras that you've used, which one do you like best (or non), and why? I am seriously considering picking one up if the price is right so that I can take full advantage of my 50-200 SWD until a phase detect m4/3 camera is available...
  15. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2011
    Here's my list since I started reading photo forums. (Yes, I blame the forums.)

    • Olympus E-510
    • Olympus E-620
    • Olympus E-P1
    • Panasonic G1
    • Panasonic GH1
    • Canon G11
    • Canon S90
    • Sigma DP1
    • Olympus E-PL1
    • Canon T2i
    • Canon 7D
    • Panasonic G2
    • Panasonic GF1
    • Panasonic GF2
    • Panasonic GH2
    • Panasonic G3
    • Panasonic GF3
    • Olympus EM-5
    • Olympus E-P3
    This doesn't even include the L glass, Zuikos, m43 glass and whatnot. Although I immensely enjoy taking photos, sometimes it's fun just to experience using different gear. One thing you learn quickly though is how little the camera matters in getting the photos you want.
  16. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Two different questions really! :smile:

    I liked the E-420 the best. Size was just right. Simple controls, good battery life, never any problems with dust. Just a great outdoors camera. On paper, I should have loved the E-620 - similar size, better specs - but mine never AFed reliably. In fact, it's probably my least-favorite of the lot...

    But for the 50-200SWD, you probably care about AF performance, so I'd recommend the E-30 if you can find one. It's not a small camera, but the ergonomics are fairly good, especially with larger lenses, as is the speed.

  17. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina

    :eek: :eek: :eek: 

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