Hello everyone!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by zensu, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. zensu

    zensu Rookie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Montgomery, AL
    Hello everyone, new to compact cameras, used to shoot DSLR's with heavy lenses but my arthritis has caught up with me so I thought I was giving up as a serious amateur when I gave my DSLR gear away to my niece who is just starting college. Then I happened to run into an old friend who just happened to be carrying an Olympus XZ-1. I borrowed his camera (he has others in his gear bag) and in a couple of days I was having fun again and my joints weren't killing after a few hours! I ended up getting my own XZ-1 which I've been using for the last year and still enjoying this tiny little gem of a camera.
    As an amateur I've been used to some very adaptable gear from my first Nikormat 35mm film camera up to an including my D90 digital camera and the options that it provided I began missing a little. Not all of the options but a few I'd like to have again. So I've been looking around and reading forums like this and just so happened to run across an Olympus E-PL2 with a VF-2 and Olympus M. Zuiko 9-18 zoom lens for sale locally. I snatched this little package because I love the feel of the E-PL2 in my hands and love the quality images it captures, I love the VF-2 (it also works on the XZ-1) and I am a wide angle lover so the 9-18 zoom is like a normal zoom to me. Besides the XZ-1 has a fantastic lens for moderate wide angle to short telephoto.
    I'm a very happy camper right now and look forward to learning from you guys/gals! Who knows I may end up with a nice telephoto for the E-PL2, I've already found an adapter which takes my AI Micro Nikkor that the E-PL2 seems to work great with.
    Hope you all have a great weekend!
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Bobby!
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    that little cameras just keep getting better and better. Share some of your photos when you get a moment.
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bobby, congratulations on finding yourself the proud owner of those two Olympus cameras and finding your way to Serious Compacts!:biggrin:

    Definitely share some of your photos - we've got an image forum with existing threads of all kinds, or you can start your own thread.:thumbup:
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Bobby.
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hi Bobby, welcome to SC!
    Congrats on your two very nice cameras, I'm a wide angle fan myself too, I'd love to have something like the 9-18mm one day. Love your comment about it being a normal zoom to you, I know what you mean!
  7. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Welcome Bobby!!! Good choices with the XZ-1 and E-PL2!
  8. elsie350

    elsie350 Regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi Bobby welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing your pictures
  9. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Welcome Bobby, I hope you'll enjoy the forums, and please post some of your photos.:smile:
  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hi Bobby, welcome to the pack.

    Get posting your pics!