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Hey, people Smile

Ok, so it was 3 weeks between uploads the last time. Now it’s down to 19 days. I’m improving!

All’s well over here and I have news. Some weeks ago I had won 250 pounds in a lottery and had decided to spoil myself with a new cam. ‘Spoil’ as it’s something I didn’t ‘need’. And certainly something I felt I didn’t deserve, whatwith there being SO many pics in my archives I have yet to attend to…and me just being photographically slack this year, s’all.

Long story short, it was down to two choices.

Nikon L120 for its superzoom (175 pounds)…and that would’ve been soooooo fun with 500+ mm at the far end. Being able to get pics of the sunbirds, etc. BUT, the keyword was ‘fun’. It’s still a compact with a compact’s sensor and was not a step forward.

The other option was a step forward…something I fell in love with when it first came out but I couldn’t afford it. They’ve been clearing stock everywhere last month and it’s been going for 280 pounds. I got it for 270. I finally took the plunge after LOTS of reading up online (on the two cams) and deliberating and tormenting myself…

…and got myself (as a birthday present) the Olympus Pen E-PL1 (with the 14-42 kit lens). Not quite a DSLR but the sensor size and full manual control and being to shoot RAW are a huge step up from my two compacts. And I have to say that I LOVE this cam. [Although I think deep down I’m still a digital compact camera and a film SLR guy]

Here are some clouds I took from the driveway. Taken in iAuto mode at various focal lengths and all straight from the cam (apart from V1 cropped top and bottom).

By the way, thanks for the birthday wishes PM, Andylea Smile

Andrew

PS Sorry for the long ramble everyone!

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus E-PL1
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Scenes from a new instrument
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:8 Nov 2011 - 5:12 PM
Tags:Blue, Clouds, Cloudscape, Landscape / travel, Sky
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 5:22 PM

the new camera works a treat andrew wonderful set super colours brilliant detail v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 5:30 PM

Welcome back, Andrew, and what a marvellous toy you have, I'm so enviousSmile. Great name, too, being an Olly fan myself, though at the bottom end of the scale to youSmile. Looks like it's going to give you some great images, judging by this first set. Carol

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 5:37 PM

Congratulations on the win, and on your new acquisition. The pictures are a good test, the clouds are amazing, pity about the wires. Enjoy your new toy.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 6:33 PM

Big congratulations on the new acquisition, Andrew! The first results are ultra-promising and I lve the crop in V1.
Regards
Bill

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 7:05 PM

Belated happy birthday Andrew - and wow! a lottery win to buy camera equipment. Now that's really exciting! Smile The images look sooo clear - and I like the v1 crop best of all. Look forward to some more now.... Smile
Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 7:24 PM

Happy Birthday Andrew and congratulations on the new camera--These are wonderful images--boy! are you going to have fun!
JEnnnnn

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 7:45 PM

hope you are having fun.lesley

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 8:20 PM

Wonderful colours and pin-sharp details. Looks like you're all set to "win" again with great images from the new toy!

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 8:27 PM

Enjoy yourself.SmileSmile
Joan.

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2011 - 8:38 PM

Belated birthday wishes and congrats on your win Andrew! Always been a fan of Olympus so you should do well with the Pen. Have fun. Oh and I love the images!!!

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 11:57 AM

Good for you.....

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gingerdelight
9 Nov 2011 - 12:18 PM

Congratulations on your win and on your birthday! And also on your new acquisition! It looks to be able to take some stunning shots, and with your talent I cannot wait for more!!!
Carol

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 5:49 PM

It looks like you are on cloud nine with your new addition Andrew, I hope you had a very Happy Brithday my friend. Oh for a sky like this over here, it's been grey, dull and wet over here these past few days

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 10:24 PM

It looks as though you have a good camera here, Andrew. See PM.
Brian

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
10 Nov 2011 - 4:13 AM

excellent set Andrew, Hope your birthday was splendidSmile
Tammy

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evelen  9 England
10 Nov 2011 - 3:12 PM

congrats on your win, three great captures and wonderful colours.
eve.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 9:28 AM

big congratulations on the new acquisition......

great captures!!!!

ATB


ollie

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