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11-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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testing the waters

Hi! I am currently shooting with an Oly EP1, and before that had a Nikon D70. Overall I have been pretty satisfied with the Oly, but it's definitely starting to show it's age- both in terms of what it can do compared to current systems, and also just the body itself is wearing out. With that in mind, I'm thinking about going back to a traditional DSLR for the faster AF, bigger sensor, and more robust construction, though I have to think hard about giving up the really compact size.

In order to see how I like it without actually buying a new system, I have rented a K-5 and 21mm f/3.2 lens for the week, and am looking forward to seeing what it can do. After I return the K-5, I'm considering renting the D7000 for comparison.

My main interest is in landscape and travel photography. If I were to buy the K-5, I am thinking that I would go with the 15mm f/4 lens along with the 35mm f/2.8 macro, and perhaps a longer lens down the road.

My pictures are all posted up at my SmugMug page, and attached is a random image from a walk this morning.

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11-23-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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Welcome! Testing the dslrs sounds like a good idea, I'm sure you'll like the k-5 a lot

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