a re-introduction, as i have been shamefully absent!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by nursenicole, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. nursenicole

    nursenicole SC Regular

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Boston
    hello again, SeriousCompact folk!

    I had originally joined both this forum and Mu-43 a few months back, after the purchase of my EPL1, and then quickly faded back into the ethers....as it turns out even the Micro-four-thirds format is too large a camera/lens combo for my liking. the EPL1 would be great with a prime lens, but I *LIKE* zoom. And I have spent most of the spring and summer NOT taking as many pictures as usual, and then I finally realized why: I never took out my camera anymore, even when I had it with me. Too big, or too cumbersome, or too time-consuming, or too SOMETHING. Just not right. It just felt like more of a hassle than a creative pursuit.

    So, after some deliberation and research, I purchased an Oly XZ-1. I have had it for only two days thus far, and I am enjoying learning my way around yet another camera, and definitely appreciative of the smaller size! Prior to the EPL1 I had been using a Sony Cybershot W90, and had it with me all the time. I am looking forward to having this new camera with me all the time as well.

    I am also reading the threads about GAS with great interest...I keep going back and forth in my head about whether or not to sell the EPL1! I don't NEED both of these cameras...but part of me WANTS to keep both anyway. I'm just glad to know it's not just me :smile:

    thanks for such a lovely community!
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    Welcome back Nicole - I'd hang on to both cameras for now unless you need to sell - good choice with the XZ-1.
     
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Real Name:
    Sue
    Nicole I know exactly how you feel. I have a bazillion cameras around here (and I want to add the XZ-1 and X100 to the collection as well, but I can't.) Sometimes, its OK to have them all. Keep the E-P, and make that your serious camera... then the XZ-1 for everything else :)
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    BB
    Nicole, I'm so glad you've reemerged from the ether!:biggrin:
     
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