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willo
28th July 2009, 10:34 AM
........Iím a Olympus convert coming from D90. I was never really happy with the pics that came out from my D90 so was looking to change to a D700 or possibly a 5D mk2 seeing as I would need to sell my kit and convert to full frame. But what swung it for me was a holiday in Hong Kong, lugging my kit around in a back pack when the heart was in the mid 30ís in not the nicest experience. So I had a look at four thirds and havenít looked back.

Last week I picked up my new Olympus gear and been really impressed with it so far. I do miss the high iso of the D90 but I imagine Olympus will rectify this within a generation or 2. My kit is:

E-620
HLD-5 grip
9-18mm
14-54mm mk2
70-300mm

Howi
28th July 2009, 11:31 AM
Hi and welcome, I am sure you will not regret your move to 4/3, every system has its advantages and disadvantages, none is perfect, but 4/3 sure cuts the mustard for most of us here...*chr

EH1
28th July 2009, 11:50 AM
Welcome Willo. Not the norm to hear of people changing from Nikon to Olympus, however I am a full-time professional photographer & find Olympus gear so good I would never even consider anything else! I have had a quick look through your work on the Flickr & like what I see*yes. I hope you enjoy it here;).

Chillimonster
28th July 2009, 12:16 PM
Not the norm to hear of people changing from Nikon to Olympus,

Been there, seen it, done it (d700) and got the t-shirt. :p

But i'm now back :)

willo
28th July 2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks guys, look forward to contributing to the forum.

jonesy
28th July 2009, 03:52 PM
Welcome to the forum Willo, some great photos in your Flickr page.

EH1
28th July 2009, 04:04 PM
[QUOTE=Chillimonster;47921]Been there, seen it, done it (d700) and got the t-shirt. :p

There is always one smart **s*!:p:D

Jonesgj
28th July 2009, 04:47 PM
Welcome Willo.

beyond_words
29th July 2009, 07:05 AM
Hi Willo,

Welcome to the group! I, too, like your photos on Flickr, particularly the ones with the 9-18mm lens. I'm in the process of downgrading my equipment to something smaller and more portable; the E-620 ticks a lot of the boxes in the things I'm looking for. As much as I liked my E-3 -- apart from the lack of exposure mode dial and an ON/OFF switch that I could never properly find by feel after a year of use -- it was just too big.

Good shooting,

Graeme

--
Graeme Pow

willo
29th July 2009, 07:32 AM
Thanks Graeme, the 9-18mm is a mighty fine lense. What are you "downgrading" from?

Chillimonster
29th July 2009, 07:47 AM
There is always one smart **s*!:p:D

:p

Sometimes you need to sample the 'opposition' to realise how good things were in the first place :)

beyond_words
29th July 2009, 07:51 AM
Hi Willo,

From an E-3 with 12-60mm and 50-200mm lenses (all sold recently here on the forum). I'm about to sell my 7-14mm as it stays at home more often than not. I'll miss them, but I still have my E-1 and 50mm macro to keep me going for now.

Graeme

Zuiko
29th July 2009, 08:00 PM
Hi Willo, welcome to Olympus Land. :)

Hi Chris, welcome back. :)

Chillimonster
29th July 2009, 08:10 PM
Hi Willo, welcome to Olympus Land. :)

Hi Chris, welcome back. :)

thanks, it's good to be back

Graham_of_Rainham
29th July 2009, 10:37 PM
I've been following your 365, which I think is one of the best there is. Not only is it a great set of memories for you, some of the shots are really inspirational.

Good to see you back.

*chr

chrism_scotland
29th July 2009, 11:37 PM
Willo,

How do you find the 9-18?
Just ordered my E620 and trying to pick between the 9-18 or 11-22

Chillimonster
30th July 2009, 06:42 AM
I've been following your 365, which I think is one of the best there is. Not only is it a great set of memories for you, some of the shots are really inspirational.

Good to see you back.

*chr

Thanks Graham, your comments are really appreciated, and it's nice to know you've been following it and, more importantly, enjoying it :)

Jonesgj
1st August 2009, 08:36 AM
Willo,

Enjoyed your shots posted elsewhere on this forum. I hope you don't mind: I have added you as a contact on Flickr so I may view more of your work.

Kind regards

Graydon

willo
1st August 2009, 05:40 PM
Willo,

Enjoyed your shots posted elsewhere on this forum. I hope you don't mind: I have added you as a contact on Flickr so I may view more of your work.

Kind regards

Graydon

That's fine, the more the merrier!

jonsey
3rd August 2009, 07:15 PM
some v nice shots there fella,

new myself, but hello from me....

JackBenedict
4th August 2009, 12:36 PM
Hi Willo - welcome to a very lively and interesting forum.
I just had a look at your flickr,some nice pictures there. I just love Danbo,reminds of that gnome that was stolen a few years back and then the owner started getting pictures of it from all over the world. perhaps Danbo is its replacement!

Have fun on the forum*chr