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Olympus Steps Forward

Today I received from my Benalla camera club a Newsbrief announcing the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc. Convention of which Olympus is the preeminent sponsor.

Keynote speaker Karl Ludik is currently the Olympus Australia Professional Photography manager and will be presenting a keynote presentation on Macro photography.
Along with Aaron Harivel, the Olympus Australia product and Education specialist they will run a portrait workshop on Saturday afternoon and a Macro hands on workshop on Sunday afternoon.

This is a three day event of which only one or two segments of the program are of interest to me. It is a long way from home, so I shall have to think about it.

Should you be interested in perusing it, at the foot of the VAPS NEWSBRIEF there's a nice big ad for OM-D E-M1X. I suspect that this event will be focused a lot on Olympus' entry into the pro market.
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Of course I do realise that for most of you this Convention will be of limited if not entirely non-existent interest.
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I know you're old, but Victorian??
Mark maybe old numerically but has the superlative brain and wit that could compete successfully with anyone 50 years younger. He also still recognises a shapely, pretty female leg when he spots one through the viewfinder...... and frequently does

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Mark maybe old numerically but has the superlative brain and wit that could compete successfully with anyone 50 years younger. He also still recognises a shapely, pretty female leg when he spots one through the viewfinder...... and frequently does

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That's not misogyny John, that's simply an expressive appreciation of the female form
Precisely Mark, I couldn't agree more.

The fact that some here don't recognise the difference between an expressive appreciation of the female form and crude misogyny speaks volumes.

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I know, Mark, my comment was tongue-in-cheek. That word does get overused at the moment and not always accurately.
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Your right, John. As we know, there's a global conversation going on right now and we're the bad guys! It's hard to know where it is heading.

One could expand upon this to the point where humanity turns totally gay, no heterosexual liaisons whatsoever. That would end the feminist argument, once and forever!

It's just going on midnight, way past my bedtime.
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Exactly, Mark. At my age it's like looking through a lolly shop window without any money.

Anyway, I took a nice picture this morning at a different location to my usual walk. I was using the SWD 12-60mm F2.8 with adaptor on the M5 Mkii
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Nice photo Mark, and keep looking...(me too)
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Thank you Mark, and 'til the day they bury us!

btw, shot at f/3.5 … what was I thinking. (f/7.1)
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Re: Olympus Steps Forward

I see on the news that a couple got lost for three days in your neck of the woods, Mark.

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