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Old Sep 9, 2011, 10:04 PM   #11
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Hi Steven,

Thanks.... but, my wife discovered "Quiken" sometime ago and now, that she's retired, has altogether too much time on her hands. So, she spends countless hours coming up with all kinds of reports about my spending habits.

Funny.......she never shows me reports on her spending habits.

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LOL.. this is a nice threat and funny also.

I understand your frustration with Olympus limitations and I think what you are doing is just improving your photography using another system that offer what you need.

I had the opportunity to play with a D90 and the AF is just amazing, I don't think the E5 is that fast.

I love to do portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, macro and Olympus for me is just perfect but every year I do 3 or 4 weddings and in this field is when I see the limitations of my camera and lens... it is just frustrating.

Sometimes I make numbers and calculations about how much will cost me to have the same number and quality of lens I have now and jump to Canikon... it is too much money for me and I am not going to spend it for my hobby.

My wife is extremely busy in her work and she can't recognize if have in my hands an E1 or E5 but all my hobby expenses are coming from my photography work.

Cameras are just tools and you have to use the right one to obtain the results you are looking for, what makes the difference is the passion and the skills you have to capture the light.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Old Sep 9, 2011, 10:21 PM   #12
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I'm not sure if I've answered your question or simply went off on a tangent.
Let me know, if i've missed the mark.

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No, you've hit the nail on the head. Thanks for your reply. Exactly what I was looking for.

If you want, I'd be interested in knowing more about the ratios of shooting with each body. Just trying to get an idea about how you're using your combos. I'm also trying to make my mind about switching (I won't be able to keep both combos I'm afraid). Sort of trying to get out of the gray and onto white or black
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 6:06 AM   #13
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No, you've hit the nail on the head. Thanks for your reply. Exactly what I was looking for.

If you want, I'd be interested in knowing more about the ratios of shooting with each body. Just trying to get an idea about how you're using your combos. I'm also trying to make my mind about switching (I won't be able to keep both combos I'm afraid). Sort of trying to get out of the gray and onto white or black
Hi Dan,

That's a tough question to answer at the moment. Basically, what I use is determined by what I've been shooting and lately, I've really been shooting birds. As a result, the 70-200mm mounted on the D90 is what's been in my hands most of the time.

Another factor that comes into play is that I've been trying to get more comfortable using the D90 in general and experimenting with various settings.

I also have been using the E-P2 on Monday mornings when I lead a photo walk for the local art association here on the Cape. The people who sign up for the walks are folks who like to take pictures but mostly use P&S cameras.
I found that using a Pen camera is less intimidating for most people.

Lastly, it's between seasons right now here. Not much in the way of interesting scapes to photograph at the moment. When the colors of Fall arrive, I'm sure I'll have the E-30 with the 12-60SWD in my hands.

As for multiple systems. I know that I'm vey fortunate in being able to hold onto more than one system. AND, based on what I've seen Olympus equipment being sold for on sites such as fourthirds.com, I'd rather keep the equipment I have than sell it at give away prices.

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Old Sep 10, 2011, 6:11 AM   #14
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Hi Marcelo,

Lucky you that your wife is too busy to notice.

As for weddings, I've never wanted to do weddings. Retirement takes too much of time already
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