|Message from Laurence Griffiths
I am a civil engineer and come originally from South Africa. I have lived in Australia since 1995 and have come to love this vast sunburnt land and its people. I now consider myself Australian.
I have also previously lived in New Zealand and Zimbabwe. I bought myself an Olympus OM2n in December 1980 and had it with me for most of the time I was in Zimbabwe. In September 2012, I bought a PlusTek slide scanner and started digitising my old African slides. As of December 2013, I am approximately three-quarters of the way through the 3,000 to 3,500 slides.
I first got into digital photography via a little Olympus MJU500. Sadly, that little camera is no longer operational. - An argument with a stretch of road I was inspecting! I replaced it with an Olympus MJU810, an Olympus E-300 and then, in early 2008, I bought an Olympus E-3.
I take all my E-series photographs in raw format and then used to edit and process them using Bibble Pro, but now use Olympus Viewer for processing images taken with my Olympus cameras as I grew tired of waiting for the final release of Bibble 5 and Olympus' new raw file conversion engine leaves Bibble cold. Now that Bibble 5 has been released, I am sorry to say that is still the case.
With the release of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 in late 2013, I was unimpressed with Olympus' lack of full support with their four-thirds system and my great series of four-thirds lenses. I decided that the time had come to "jump ship". It was a close call between Nikon and Canon, but I finally decided to go with Canon. In October 2013, I bought a Canon EOS-6D. I still take all my photos in RAW format, but now process them using Adobe Lightroom 5.
I haven't totally ditched Olympus. - My Olympus XZ-2 is still an amazing "carry everywhere" camera.
Below is a map of the countries that I have visited (in red):-
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