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Scenes from a new instrument

By ChiliMan
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


PS Sorry for the long ramble everyone!

Tags: Sky Blue Clouds Cloudscape Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, CarolG, mrswoolybill and 20 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 5:22PM
the new camera works a treat andrew wonderful set super colours brilliant detail v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2011 5:30PM
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
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 5:37PM
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.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 6:33PM
Big congratulations on the new acquisition, Andrew! The first results are ultra-promising and I lve the crop in V1.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 7:05PM
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
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Nov 2011 7:24PM
Happy Birthday Andrew and congratulations on the new camera--These are wonderful images--boy! are you going to have fun!
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
8 Nov 2011 7:45PM
hope you are having fun.lesley
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Nov 2011 8:20PM
Wonderful colours and pin-sharp details. Looks like you're all set to "win" again with great images from the new toy!

9 10 10 England
8 Nov 2011 8:27PM
Enjoy yourself.SmileSmile
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 8:38PM
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!!!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
9 Nov 2011 11:57AM
Good for you.....
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 12:18PM
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!!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Nov 2011 5:49PM
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
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
9 Nov 2011 10:24PM
It looks as though you have a good camera here, Andrew. See PM.
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
10 Nov 2011 4:13AM
excellent set Andrew, Hope your birthday was splendidSmile
evelen 13 5 England
10 Nov 2011 3:12PM
congrats on your win, three great captures and wonderful colours.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
17 Nov 2011 9:28AM
big congratulations on the new acquisition......

great captures!!!!



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