I’m back–hopefully to stay!

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Over the last couple of years, I’ve really struggled to maintain any sort of photo mojo. It’s due to a variety of factors, both physical and emotional. I’ve been feeling a bit guilty and have started to miss going out on my photo adventures.

I think what really got me to thinking about it again was a trip to Daytona Beach the hubs and I took weekend before last. I generally like to take a camera with me, but I couldn’t decide between my Canon S90 or my Pentax K5 with the compliment of lenses. Obviously there is a great difference in size and features, size ultimately won out. I really do like my S90 as it does a lot of what a DSLR can, but the one thing I don’t like about it is that there is nowhere to mount a circular polarizer. I did use it, but at the same time, I was kicking myself in the butt for not bringing the Pentax. That got me to thinking…what about a micro 4/3s camera and lenses?

I started investigating my options and found an extremely good deal on a new Olympus E-PL2 + 14-42 kit lens for $299 at Adorama. Sure, it’s not the newest model, but it’s a good way to get my feet wet in m4/3 without too much expense. I finally pulled the trigger on Monday of this week and I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. 🙂

In the course of my investigation into the m4/3 mount, I discovered a site devoted to it:http://www.mu-43.com/. Of course I joined right away; I’m HeatherWB there. Since joining, I’ve learned that the m4/3s mount is one of the most adaptable mounts to other mounts, including Pentax. I’ve since ordered an adapter and I’m looking forward to seeing how well my Pentax lenses work with the Oly.

I’ve really come to understand that the best camera is the one that I will actually use. I’m hoping that this Olympus will be that “just right” camera–not too big, not too small and does the things I need it to do well.

In the meantime, I’m hoping to get out with the Pentax and do some shooting this weekend. 🙂

Now the waiting continues…

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About Heather

I am a hobbyist photographer who dabbled in photography on and off from the time I was a teen, but started getting more serious about it in the late summer of 2007 when I signed up for a photography class through the Community Education program at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida and really got to understand how cameras really work--the rest history. Being a spiritually-minded person, I'm always looking for ways to integrate that with the rest of my life, including photography.

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