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What is your age group?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Clint, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. 12-17 years old

  2. 18-24 years old

  3. 25-34 years old

  4. 35-44 years old

  5. 45-54 years old

  6. 55-64 years old

  7. 65-74 years old

  8. 75 years or older

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  1. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    I was just watching some Olympus OM-D marketing and it got me wondering what the dynamics of age for those using OM-Ds.
     
  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    There aren't enough choices. I'm old enough to know better, but young enough not to care. ;)
     
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  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Younger than I thought. The old guys must have fallen asleep.
     
  4. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    548
    Dec 19, 2013
    Australia
    William
    I'm 25.

    I haven't seen many teenagers go for Olympus ILC but the people in my age bracket certainly do. But then you get to "parents age" like 35 and above and they don't know either. They're the ones usually buying their kids their first ILC.
     
  5. bumblebee

    bumblebee Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Jan 20, 2014
    Vancouver, BC
    The results are pretty much what I was expecting. Most people my age (mid-twenties) I know with Olympus ILCs have a PEN. Common reasons are that they wanted something small and fun. The OMD users I know are either older or my age but have previous experience with DSLRs. They cite wanting top-quality images and/or just have a bit more money to burn :p
     
  6. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    I'm predicting 35-44 to win - young enough to leave Canikon lands and old enough to run with just a phone. And no hit yet from kids college and medical bills.
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I suspect that there are quite a few 'veterans' on this forum.
     
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  8. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    985
    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    Me a young 67 1/2.. :) I feel like buying a new camera tomorrow..
    Like Ben Franklin said "if you didn't know how old you were, how old would you be?"
     
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  9. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    You didn't give us enough time to finish our naps before chiming in.
     
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  10. Mr Moo

    Mr Moo Rocket builder, collector of vintage air guitars

    299
    Sep 17, 2012
    SE Virginia
    Mike
    Don't know why I'm still hanging around at 65 with the alcohol abuse I've put my body through all my life, I should have been gone 20 years ago. But I'm loving photography in the digital age and hope I can enjoy it for a few more years.

    Cheers, everybody!
     
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  11. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Don't stop, as soon as you do, that's the end of it. That's my philosophy. :)
     
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  12. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Wow, nearly perfect bell curve...
    Edit: not any more!
     
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  13. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    819
    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    We're a bunch of old farts. Over 50% over 45.
     
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  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Nothing wrong with that.
     
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  15. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Mar 17, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Dan
    Very odd results at this point. Each age group between 25-64 is about 20% of total users. So apparently, Olympus' target audience is between 25-64? How do you market to that crowd :laugh1:
     
  16. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    You market to intelligent people that are genuinely interested in photography, not fads and seeming.
     
  17. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    Adam
    Maybe the older folks were offline using their kit rather than online.:p It was too good a weekend to spend at home.
     
  18. jime

    jime Mu-43 Regular

    107
    Sep 3, 2012
    Jonestown Texas
    To help bring up one end of the bell curve, I'm 69 and have had my EM5 for over 1 year. Been SLR-ing since my army days in the early 70s with a Pentax spotmatic.
     
  19. SolPix

    SolPix Mu-43 Rookie

    22
    Jun 27, 2013
    New Mexico
    This is my last year in my 50s. I think learning new things is healthy and it keeps life fresh, and there is nothing much fresher than tech. I started in photography in my mid-teens when my grandgpfather gave me an already old 35mm camera and also my first darkroom because he also built an enlarger for me (probably from a Popular Science Magazine project). My first good 35mm was a Canon Ftb in the very early 1970s. I had a sense of déjà vu after getting my silver EM5 and so I googled it, and what do you know, they look very similar.

    Current thought is that exercise keeps the brain healthy. Walking to take photos hits the sweet spot for me. :)

    How did you all get started in photography?
     
  20. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    57 here. The numbers look pretty evenly distributed across the income generating years to me.