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Old 16th January 2014
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Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Hi,
I am still at the finding out stage of all this small camera stuff, having been (and currently still am) a Canon 5d2 user with a heavy bag of lenses.
Way back in the day I used an OM1 and 2, still have the 2 but it is slightly battered - the lenses I sold off at a stupidly low price when I discovered digital, much to my shame.
I am looking at shifting my Canon stuff and getting an EM1 soon, but it is a big decision - being so far from places where I can handle a camera doesn't help either - a 5 minute fondle of an EM1 isn't enough to be sure, though I feel it is the way for me to go.
Anyway, I shall enjoy reading all the wisdom on here and hope to be able to contribute a little at some stage !
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Welcome Steve you will be joining quite a few ex CanIkon'ers here who also lost the back ache and hunchback posture
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Thanks guys !
I have hardly used my Canon gear over the last year or so as it is just too big and conspicuous - I take portraits or at least pictures of people mainly and like to try to be slightly like Jane Bown - nothing posed or formal, and a small camera may help. I am also not claiming to be anything like as good as Jane Bown, but I like her gentle approach.
My Canon 70-200 f2.8 is a massive intrusion for this sort of thing, so despite it being a great lens I rarely use it. I just need to find a good way to sell it all - my local (65 miles away) camera shop offered me what seemed to be derisory prices and would not get any Olympus gear in unless I paid up front though they did have an EM1 in stock and I do want to feel how the battery grip changes the feel before buying (my hands feel too big for a naked body though time may change that.
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Hi Steve, welcome to the forum, you've seen the light :-)
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Steve, a warm welcome.
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Thanks fella's !

Currently spending a lot of time reading old threads and trying to learn....
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Welcome Steve and you will enjoy the Olympus family of people and cameras. Out of curiosity, where in Cornwall are you...I visited Cornwall twice and stayed in Penzance wit busing it to Mousehole, other small towns or villages, Lands End, the Scilly Islands and St Ives that has the most gorgeous beach, great pub at the end of the road and I really did fall in love with that part of Cornwall.
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Hey Steve.. you'll love the group here. We are a friendly welcoming bunch. Shout if you need anything.

Go on.... buy it... ya know ya want to!!
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Re: Hello, Steve from Cornwall here !

Hi there Steve!

As well as a friendly forum we also have camera / lens rental through the site organised by Ian - perhaps a loan of a E-M1 and a 12-40mm lens for three days would help you decide? The best bit is I believe that if you do buy the camera from an olympus uk supplied dealer you get the rental costs back!

I hope you enjoy our friendly forum and lets see some images soon!

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