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Old Feb 8, 2012, 7:16 AM   #21
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Well the OM-D has been announced. It looks like a real beauty. The very first 4/3 camera that has ever tempted me.

And it looks fantastic. A perfect gift for your daughter I reckon!
If anybody in my house is going to get the OM-D camera system it will be me. Loved my old OM-1, used it for years. Don't see me getting one for me as the wife and I have way too much Canon gear and don't feel like starting over buying new gear again. Looking like the Sony NEX-3 is what we will be getting my daughter. It's a bit more than I was wanting to spend but she can grow with that camera for quite a while. Still going to take her out looking at cameras to make sure what she really wants in a camera.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 7:23 AM   #22
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Yep.. and that also tends to give photographers a bad reputation and we already have too much negative press about how photographers are invading privacy, with groups pressing to ban public photography over it.

Here's a good essay on the subject written by Petteri Sulonen, giving some of the reasons why using a telephoto lens is a bad idea:

Telephoto is for Cowards
Does this mean we shouldn't use those phony lenses that look like you're shoot straight ahead but really is shooting at a 90 deg angle?

No, I haven't figured out how to use multi quotes, yet.
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...No, I haven't figured out how to use multi quotes, yet.
Click on the "multi-quote" button that contains the original text you want to quote. It's the icon just to the right of the larger Quote button at the bottom of each post here.

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Old Feb 8, 2012, 11:41 AM   #24
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Thanks, Jim, I'll give it a try soon.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:12 PM   #25
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Here is a sample of what my daughter likes to shoot. This was a candid shot, which is why she wants to be sure the camera has fast focus.


This is also why I have to keep working at my photography all the time. She is one tough in house competition and I can't let her beat me.lol
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Amazon has the Olympus elp-1 on sale for something like $279.00. This includes the standard kit lens. For that price, it is a steal....
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Don't be a meany. Get her the OM-D.

Or if that's the kind of stuff she likes to shoot, then an X100.
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The nex-3 will be perfect. we fancy photographers generally downgrade a camera for lack of a viewfinder but p&s/iphone upgraders don't care. and for casual photography the lcd is less obtrusive. the aps-c sensor is the hidden bonus. and if she really takes to the game, you could get her an adaptor and some manual lenses and she'd be above the pack.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 7:46 PM   #29
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Going to have make a father daughter day and go look at cameras. Just not a lot of camera stores around town, so we will have to drive down to Hollywood, CA to check out some cameras. I better get a move on as she turns 21 in mid March, time is getting short like my pocket book.
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The OM-D is a really nice present if the price tag is with in reason. And since candid and some low light stuff. The ability to shoot a fast prime is another nice plus to the olympus line up. Now if the price of the OM-D is a bit steep, the ep3 is very. And you will have the largest lens selection in the mirror less option with the olympus/panasonic lenses.
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