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alert_bri
23rd February 2009, 04:38 PM
Hello everyone,

members of the Olympus Photo Safari Group, have been invited to a special session with Olympus tomorrow, Tuesday 24th February... if you're not already a member of the Safari Group, and would like to join us for this very special event - please register here for details.

Click on the Blue location pin here. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=106478543555192071681.000451a5a3d65746758d7&ll=52.45057,-1.701164&spn=0.174922,0.528717&z=12)

If you can't make the event, we'll be producing a special report tomorrow evening - register here (http://www.ukphotosafari.org/ukpsg-reports/) to get notice as soon as it's available to download.

I was down there yesterday to discuss the event with Olympus and to visit the stand - here are a few snapshots with the E-520 + 9-18, shot wide open at f4 and 9mm

Who needs small? buy a cannon for your canon!
http://www.pbase.com/bmosley/image/109470481/original.jpg

I was curious about this stand... sensor cleaning? what's that for?
http://www.pbase.com/bmosley/image/109470486/original.jpg

Couldn't get anywhere near the model... what a rugby scrum! ah well, with 9mm you can wave in the general direction and get a reasonably framed shot
http://www.pbase.com/bmosley/image/109470487/original.jpg

...and if that doesn't work, think laterally and shoot between the scrum's legs
http://www.pbase.com/bmosley/image/109470488/original.jpg

Do you do trade-ins?
http://www.pbase.com/bmosley/image/109493807/original.jpg


...and yes, for me - small is beautiful. I had a really good feeling shooting with the E-520 + 9-18 all day... really lightweight, stabilised and more than happy with the quality of these shots, all taken at ISO 800 / 400.

Kind Regards

Brian

Invicta
23rd February 2009, 05:54 PM
Good to see some the photos from the HP stand, for some reason the HP stand was a major improvement on last year's.

alert_bri
23rd February 2009, 05:57 PM
They had a large format printer on the stand - some lovely quality prints there, and some superb deals on the HP B9180 at the show - even cheaper than the HP staff discount apparently!

Cheers

Brian

Invicta
23rd February 2009, 06:19 PM
They had a large format printer on the stand - some lovely quality prints there, and some superb deals on the HP B9180 at the show - even cheaper than the HP staff discount apparently!

Cheers

Brian

Resisted the B9180 on Sunday but I am weakening today. Like the Borg say "resistance is futile". Can I hold out until Wednesday?

Hope the Oly session on Tuesday goes well.

alert_bri
23rd February 2009, 08:42 PM
I'm sure it will... and don't worry, they'll probably have sold out by Wednesday :D

To be honest, mine spends most of the time burning electricity plus doing it's cleaning cycle... doesn't get used enough to justify the space. I should really just get a laser printer for the kids and use ProAm for 16x12 colour prints.

Cheers

Brian

photo_owl
23rd February 2009, 09:05 PM
concluded the same thing re prints Brian

sorry I can't join you tomorrow - I have tried twice to resolve diary issues and have been fighting a loosing battle this time.

regards to Mark - I spy him in the pics!

Duncan

alert_bri
23rd February 2009, 09:09 PM
Everyone was keeping busy - the Oly stand was working hard! lol

Sorry, we'll miss you tomorrow Duncan, hope you're staying well... everyone is working hard right now - being busy means you're getting paid :)

Cheers

Brian

Ian
23rd February 2009, 10:46 PM
(Tuesday morning, early)

Can't say any more than that...

Ian

alert_bri
23rd February 2009, 11:14 PM
Thanks Ian,

see you tomorrow?

Kind Regards

Brian

Ian
23rd February 2009, 11:48 PM
Thanks Ian,

see you tomorrow?

Kind Regards

Brian

I'm going to Amsterdam early tomorrow morning for a Panasonic event.

Ian

alert_bri
24th February 2009, 06:07 AM
Well, is 6.05am too early? no sign of any news yet Ian... How early is early?

Kind Regards

Brian

alert_bri
24th February 2009, 08:12 AM
Hmmm... in Amsterdam with Panasonic, on the biggest release day of Olympus' history? lol

Olympus E-620 release preview. (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09022401olympuse620.asp)

Kind Regards

Brian

alert_bri
2nd March 2009, 07:55 PM
Ian, you look lost! lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3311398396_6a3b71360e_o.jpg

Hope you had a good trip :)

Kind Regards

Brian