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DavidB 3rd November 2018 05:40 PM

Hello from Bucks.
I only found this forum several days ago, whilst searching for info on the forthcoming new 'high end' Olympus camera, not previously realising there was a UK Olympus forum. A few years ago I joined a m4/3 forum but never got involved as I only use Olympus products, found many (non-UK) suggestions irrelevant, plus disliked some the spats about technical details (m4/3 DoF?). After spending a few days browsing the threads here, I think I've made the right choice and found a friendly, relevant forum.

In 1974 (I think) I bought my first OM1, which I still have, followed by quite a collection of legacy glass, winders, flashgun, etc., (which I also still have). When digital cameras were introduced, I bought Olympus Camedia models, and still have my old c310 zoom (think it cost a month's salary at the time). In latter years I swopped allegiance to Lumix TZ 'travel zoom' but eventually ditched them due to continued sucking in dust problems.

To be continued (I've been evicted from the dining table ...

Ian 3rd November 2018 06:01 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
Sounds like you are going to be very much at home here - welcome!


Graham_of_Rainham 3rd November 2018 06:57 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
Hello David, and welcome to the Forum


DavidB 3rd November 2018 07:09 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
I then bought my Em5 with 'kit' 12-50 + 'free' 45mm f1.8 (plus adaptor for my old OM lenses), followed by a few other bits and pieces including my 14-150mm, 75-300mm and 60mm macro which then became my core lenses.

Which was followed by a Pen-F with a 17mm f1.8, then an OMD EM1 Mk2, followed by 40 -150 f2.8 + 1.4 TC, then 300mm f4, and have just purchased an EE-1 dot sight when the price dropped by 20 a few weeks ago.

Future purchases I'm now considering are the 12-40 f2.8, 12mm f2 and a square/rectangular filter system, and I'm really struggling to find the best option for the latter.

To be contd with the type of stuff I do ...

MJ224 4th November 2018 11:53 AM

Re: Hello from Bucks
Welcome David, look forward to seeing some photos from you. The Challenges are good to see others work, and put your own in......*chr

dnic 4th November 2018 01:00 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
Welcome, David.

Good to see you have finally found a group that meets your needs. the 12-40mm 2.8 is an amazing lens.

I too have a collection of OM 1 cameras, with a number of the original OM lenses.

Enjoy the e-group.

DavidB 4th November 2018 04:53 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks

Originally Posted by DavidB (Post 461843)
To be contd with the type of stuff I do ...

When I was successful in getting early retirement (I never wanted to work beyond 50) I didn't pursue photography as much as I thought I would, but recently what would have previously been purely fishing trips have changed to calling in an RSPB reserve on the way to (or way back) the coast, normally Dorset or Exmoor, exploring the local area, heading off to the other coast to do the samr, campsite for the night in season, B&B out of season, and perhaps get a couple of hours of fishing in somewhere. As I stay only a few minutes drive from dark skies locations I'm tempted to try some astro photography.

Locally, taking our dog out for about 10 miles a day, starting before dawn (except for summer) I usually take a camera if expecting a good sunrise/sunset. Where we take our dog nearly every day there's usually 2 Barn Owls around dawn, Kestrels, Red Kites, Buzzards,100s of Skylarks, Meadow Pippets, Geese, Mallards and an occasional Little Egret on the pond, yesterday there was a Peregrine. We regularly see Roe Deer in the fields and occasional Fallow Deer, lots of Foxes, up to 5 Buzzards at time (mainly over my veg plot). This morning there were 6 Red Kites on the village school's fields, but we've seen over 30 where they roost. All that within a 5 to 15 min walk from our house.

There's also a nature reserve only 5 miles away with a couple of hides and gets visited by Otters.

OM USer 4th November 2018 05:02 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
A warm welcome David - I still have all my "old" OM kit as well.

DavidB 4th November 2018 05:41 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks

Originally Posted by dnic (Post 461891)
I too have a collection of OM 1 cameras, with a number of the original OM lenses


Originally Posted by OM USer (Post 461900)
A warm welcome David - I stoll have all my "old" OM kit as well.

I must catalogue my old OM stuff - is there a thread for this?

Since aquiring the 1.4x TC I've been playing with using that in conjunction with my OM Zuiko to m4/3 adaptor as it can protude into it, enabling use with the old OM lenses.

MJ224 4th November 2018 06:01 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
I think you can add them to your profile, certainly your signature......*smash

Phill D 15th November 2018 07:58 PM

Re: Hello from Bucks
Welcome David. Not sure how i missed replying to your post earlier. I think i must have read it on the pc then got interrupted before getting chance to reply. Certainly sounds like you'll enjoy it here and thanks again for the help with that case *chr*chr

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