I want a new camera.

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  1. B_Hickboy

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    An Olympus E-600 with 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 Lenses for starters, Zuiko glass please. I have everything else, good flashes and all, just the camera, please and thank you. I've been shooting Olympus cameras for over 30 years and still have the two original bodies I bought way back when. They are still excellent, but I want some good digital cameras and these look like they'll do the trick. They make a couple of fancier, more expensive models, but these will do everything I need and I can't see why I should ask you to spend more money than necessary. Please PM me for my Paypal account so you can send the money.
     
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    Never mind. I found the money and bought one. I'm enjoying it.
     
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    Sounds like a lot of trouble and expense for taking pictures of your butt.
     
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    I'll show you my butt.
     
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    Don't point that thing at me! It might go off!
     
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    I want this, hickboy.
    You seem to have the magick touch.
    No rush, but the summer solstice would be a nice date to receive it.
    I'll werk on sumpin I call Lennie's Song.
    My face is very expressive when I play.
    You could take pix.

    Wouldn't he need a fish-eye?
     
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    How much are those hybrid pianos? I bet you could get an 88 key Motif and a really nice amplifier for the price of an AvantGrand.

    BTW, you cain't fool me with Chopin. I may be a rube, but I ain't no dang furriner.
     
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    If I said the check was in the mail, would it be one of the greatest stories ever told?
     
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    American price for the 'grand' version: $15,000.
    The upright: $10,000.

    Far more than you'd pay for the Motif and a nice amp ... but probably a far closer approximation of a really, really phyne acoustic piano.
    (It actually has a grand piano keyboard, and has, among other things, speakers that send sound directly to the pianist, so that you get some of the physical sense of playing an acoustic piano. This goes waaay beyond anything in the Clavinova series, for example.)

    Hey, I'm the rubes ... let's keep that straight, hickster.

    Yes, oh yes ... yes, it would, Nick ... Yes!!!:yup:
     
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    Ah. So you promise not to come in my mouth, then.
     
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    Anything you say, Nick.:biggrin1:
    Promise.
    :yup:
     
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    Didn't your mother caution you not to speak with your mouth full? :tongue:
     
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    Hmmm.
    This worries me.
    What are you saying 'bout my muther?
     
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    I know some good photogs who use Olympus.
    (But dang, I hate the turnover in new digital models. It's exactly like computers. You can't keep up. Anything you buy is getting outdated within weeks.)
    I notice that the camera/lens combo you have in mind has a street price of around $550. Not bad at all. Tempting, in fact.


    I know you've only had the camera for a few hours, but you must keep us posted on how it works out.
     
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    I'm pretty passionate about my G10, and Canon hasn't been changing that range very often. I previously had a G7 and that was great, too (till it got stolen).
     
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    My best friend has a G10, and it's a wonderful refinement of the point-and-shoot.
    I love the size of the screen, and his shots just seem to turn out better than those he had taken with his earlier camera (also a Canon, but I don't know the model number).
    You know that there's a G11 now, don't you?
    It has actually fewer pixels than the G10, a fact that may actually confer a slight edge in sharpness for reasons I haven't quite grasped yet.
    Both superb cameras, I'm sure.
     
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    Yeah, and an "anti-red eye" function.
     
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    Refurbs can be had for even less.

    Actually, it came Wednesday and it's rained for three days hand running, so I've taken a few shots of the dog, the TV, and my feet. I'm going out to the country for my father's birthday Sunday, so I'll take a few exteriors. I may even post a few of them.

    There's a thunderstorm passing, so if I can get to the top of a nearby hotel on the riverfront there may be some lightning shots.
     
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    Congrats Hick on the new machine.

    I still have my OM-2. I guess I bought it in 1979 and before that I had a OM-1, which I gave away to a friend. The machine still works like new. I gave it, no LOANED it to my talented daughter. I'll probably never get it back.

    The thing about digital is that it so much cheaper to use than. Since 2001 I must have taken 5000 picts. What would they cost in film and developing?

    I've used 3 Canon point and shoots and have a G9 now. It's a nice machine, but I used a DSLR over Christmas and there is just no comparing the images between the two. The sensor in the even the cheapest SLR is 4 or 5 times larger than the G9. Not in pixels, but in actually sq cm. It means the pixels are larger and less crammed together which makes the sensor more sensitive and less error prone.

    I was so impressed, that my new Nikon is in transit from Hong Kong right now :smile:
     
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    Nikon.
    Yikes.
    I would love to have one.
    May I ask which one you chose, vince?
     
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