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Old 17th August 2019
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Hi from Bedfordshire

I'm new to Olympus, having swapped all my Pentax apsc gear for an M1 mkii, 300mm pro, 12-40pro, 60mm macro and an ED 14-42. Its all brilliant. So easy to use with really good focusing. I changed to get a lighter system, that turns out to be heavier and bigger than the Pentax dslr kit that I had previously, but so much better to use that I don't mind - much to my wifes' amusement.
I've only been taking photos for 59 years, so I still have a lot to learn and thats why I have joined the forum.
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Hi -

Welcome.

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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Welcome.
So in the next 59 years, you might get the hang of it.
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Welcome to the forum. Is it really bigger! and heavier!! than the Pentax gear? if you weren't joking that is a surprise, to me anyway. Glad you are liking your new gear though.
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Hi Phil,

Yes, my Pentax DA* 300mm f4 lens is 1/2lb lighter and 2 inches shorter than my nice new Zuiko 300mm f4 Pro. I'd still rather use the Zuiko though.
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Hi,

Another newbie here, just saying "Hi", and glad to note I'm not the only one that still thinks in Imperial units!

The members on here have been really welcoming, and it is heartening to see how willing they are to share knowledge & experience.

Cheers.
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Hi from Wales
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

Hello and welcome to the Forum.

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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

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Hi Phil,

Yes, my Pentax DA* 300mm f4 lens is 1/2lb lighter and 2 inches shorter than my nice new Zuiko 300mm f4 Pro. I'd still rather use the Zuiko though.
Welcome from another one-time Pentax user (a Spotmatic from only 46 years ago), although I came to Olympus via Nikon DSLRs.

I do feel that Olympus missed a trick when they launched their 300mm f/4 since, just after I changed systems, Nikon launched their remarkably small and light 300mm f/4 PF lens.

Everything else about Olympus won me over and, for most uses, there is a major size and weight benefit. I've never felt any urge to go back
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Re: Hi from Bedfordshire

A warm welcome LongShot.
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