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Hi from South Wales

Hi all

Just purchased Olympus om-d e-m1 mkii , OLYMPUS 40-150mm 1 : 2.8 PRO LENS and 12-40 2.8 pro lens.

Mostly I have been a Canon user, but am looking for something lighter, I have read good reviews of this system so looking forward to using it.

Roy
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Re: Hi from South Wales

noswaith dda

(good evening to the non locals)

You're one of a growing band who are moving over I am sure that you will be pleased with the system - like anything there are lessons to learn, but you will find this a good place for advice and support

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Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome Roy,

From another South Wales man...……………..

(Well since 1974...………..)
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Re: Hi from South Wales

Thank you both

Looks like a steep learning curve is about to start

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Thank you both

Looks like a steep learning curve is about to start

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I am sure you will cope, but this forum is a mine of information if you need...………..
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Re: Hi from South Wales

G'day from New South Wales.

You've got a nice kit to start with now. Hope you enjoy it all.

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Re: Hi from South Wales

Hello, and welcome to the Forum

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Re: Hi from South Wales

Thanks both

Ross...love the flying foxes.

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Welcome Roy,

From another South Wales man...……………..

(Well since 1974...………..)
And from another.......
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Thank you seems like a great forum
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Ross...love the flying foxes.

Roy
Thanks Roy. When they're somewhere easy to visit it's great to be able to get photos of the fascinating animals (especially since we cared for an orphaned baby a few decades back).

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Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome from me too.
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Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome from another South Walian

It's a great forum which I am sure you will soon find
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Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome aboard Roy.

I’ve only been here a few days but have already learned a bit. I also bought the same as you in January (plus the 1.4x teleconverter) and until last week my frustration with the awkwardness of the camera had grown so great that I was about to sell up. But then on one trip, it just fell into place.

As a result in the last week I’ve reinvested pretty heavily into the system: I’ve added the 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro, bought an additional E-M1 mk2 body (which came with the battery grip for zilch!) and purchased an additional three genuine BLH-1 batteries. On top of that I also bought a new TG-5 tough camera, not because it is Olympus but solely because it was the best camera I could find for snorkelling to replace my heavily used Ricoh/Pentax WG-4.

I also HIGHLY recommend another purchase I made a few days ago: a spiral-bound print of the full E-M1 mk2 user manual from http://www.camera-manual.com
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