A breather and Perspective ( A bit OT )

Started Dec 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
CollBaxter
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Re: A breather and Perspective ( A bit OT ) Continued.

I hope every one enjoyed their holiday. I have been taking a bit of a break from a lot of stuff although still working. I have been giving the whole photography thing a lot of though . Especially whee I see myself in a year or 2.

I spent Christmas with family away fro home for a change ( So no cooking, scrubbing , shopping and being servant, I did miss the left overs though. ) . Any way I had the E-620 and 18-180 at the event and was again amazed at the stuff I was able to get out of the camera without a flash. Again I asked myself what so bad with these pictures or these cameras.

But

Ieeesh you have to hold your nerve on this one ( Camera systems) .

I was looking in the window of a camera shop and they had a D5100 , 2 lens kit , grip going for about $800 (For SA prices this is a fire sale considering VAT and duty and the 5 year warranty) My wife who is aware of the Olympus DSLR situation said to me " If you want to start a new system here is the opportunity to start small , buy it if you want to. " Hell I had to think long and hard on this. And then I reminded myself of what I have .

It was not the camera per say but the uncertainty system as a whole and of the long frustrating path. I also played around with the OMD again and it confirmed my decision not to buy. I also had a good look at the kit lenses specifically the 40-150 kit lens . Well it confirmed my dislike of tacky silver lenses. This a cheap , really junky looking lens and was shocked at the poor build quality . Even the 17.5 - 45 is better built than this.

Hell the nikon kit lens where  better built and the canon about equal if not slightly better. But I suppose I must get with the program as this is the new Olympus. One thing I don't have a problem with though is having to buy a lens hood for that lens as I would never buy such cheap looking lens in the first place .

I have given myself until summer next year ( November/December ) but I think until then I might put a moratorium purchasing any system specific equipment. Until then I will be boring you lot with my ramblings.

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