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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:02 AM   #1
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hi all, i just signed up for the olympus digital slr school event in pittsburgh on mar 13, i was wondering if anyone has attended any of these events and what they thought about them. i am not holding my breath at learning a whole lot but am more interested in how olympus handles itself in a consumer environment. it would also be nice if they had some top end glass there for trying out, again though i am not holding my breath.

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hi all, i just signed up for the olympus digital slr school event in pittsburgh on mar 13, i was wondering if anyone has attended any of these events and what they thought about them. i am not holding my breath at learning a whole lot but am more interested in how olympus handles itself in a consumer environment. it would also be nice if they had some top end glass there for trying out, again though i am not holding my breath.

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I, for one, would be interested to know how you fare and what the curriculum/agenda shoots for. I tend to shy away from things like this because more often than not, they're masked sales/promo events.
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They had one in the Dallas area last year and I considered going until I saw the $99 price and the location was the Dallas Arboretum where I go all the time and have a membership.

Let us know about your experience afterwards. It would be interesting to know how they work.
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i will be sure to let everyone know how it goes, gary i know they like pushing products at these events, a necessary evil i guess. i would just hope that they have actual products to see & handle, as 99% of the time when i order equipment, it is sight unseen.
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Being able to see new equipment is definitely a plus if they do. I know a few years ago I attended a seminar conducted by Rick Sammon and Canon had a table there with a lot of their line for people to fondle during the breaks. Holding a 1Ds body and feeling 8-10 frames a second being fired off is quite a feeling of power...
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I would like to go to an Oly dslr class if they ever have one in this area. Sometimes seeing someone elses expertise helps a whole lot if it's hands on. I would love to get my hands on the 300 F2.8 lens just once and try it out : )
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hi charles,

I too, would love to know your experience at the school. To me, the ability to use and evaluate Olympus' high grade lenses would justify the price of admission.

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hi charles,

I too, would love to know your experience at the school. To me, the ability to use and evaluate Olympus' high grade lenses would justify the price of admission.

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or hooking you with a financial burden for many months.
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Keep us posted on the school.. I think everyone here on the firum would be really interested to know what it was like and what little tips and tricks they have kept up their sleeves.

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