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Back to the future

Back to the future

I'd been toying with the idea of getting some sort of decent point and shoot for some time.
Much as I love my DSLR, it's heavy and bulky. Not ideal for lugging around on a family
holiday or for tucking away in a handbag.
The Olympus Trip was my first decent camera and even after I got the OM10 it was
still the camera I took on holidays with me. When I saw the Olympus PEN-1 last year
it was love at first sight - apart from the price tag. I checked the reviews and looked
at galleries by users here on Pbase and marked it for future reference. So, when I
found it heavily discounted as it has now been replaced by a newer model, I
decided to buy it. Of course, when I went to the camera shop this morning, I got
distracted by the 'all singing all dancing' P&S' and had to consider my options
over a cup of coffee and some texting to Máire. Finally I bought it, but not before
spotting a pretty summer dress as well! All in all a successful shopping trip.

Nikon D90
1/80s f/6.3 at 50.0mm iso500 full exif

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larose forest photos27-Jun-2010 04:32
Interesting story and lovely photo of the two very different cameras. V
slhoornstra26-Jun-2010 00:41
Congrats on your purchase. I hope you will enjoy it for many years.
routerer23-Jun-2010 23:44
You had a good day Mairead, good luck with the new toy.
Know what you mean about the bulky DSLR's too.
laine22-Jun-2010 20:53
Okay so it's 4 days since the purchase...what's holding you back? ;)
Patricia Kay21-Jun-2010 20:04
Sounds like my kind of shooping trip Mairead...I love a bargain and something new to wear...Enjoy your new camera.....Great shot by the way!....BV
Betty Vlasiu20-Jun-2010 17:51
Beautiful Lovely ! v
John Reynolds20-Jun-2010 17:46
Hope you enjoy the new camera!
globalgadabout20-Jun-2010 17:16
it's confusing looking at the many cameras on sale these days...this was an excellent first digi-cam was an Olympus compact with a sharp lens and great metering...look forward to your initial tryout with this Pen-1 in Italy...buon viaggio...V
pkocinski20-Jun-2010 15:39
Great story!
Walter O. Koenig20-Jun-2010 14:37
Very nice capture of your old friend and new. Sounds like a very successful shopping excursion. I look forward to seeing images with your new camera.
Neal Nye20-Jun-2010 11:08
I bet you will do wonderful things with it. A great camera to carry around.
Kevin Chester20-Jun-2010 10:46
LOL You ladies. You just have to get one more thing than what you set off for. Hope it serves you well on your travels.
Phillip Normanton20-Jun-2010 05:50
The new toy's looking retro-chic :o) I hear they're pretty good too - should be lots of fun!
LynnH20-Jun-2010 00:06
I think you will be happy with the spontanaity!
Alan K19-Jun-2010 21:24
Nice "brochure-style" shot. I'm a bit wary about P&S's; they give extra usage flexibility but it can be at a considerable cost in performance. I'll be interested to see how yours goes.
tinkerb19-Jun-2010 20:59
Jealous - mind I bought an Olympus Trip a few months back, I always wanted one but at the time couldn't afford it
Keith O'Brien19-Jun-2010 20:27
Read some good reviews about the Oly PEN-1, look forward to seeing some photos!
Colin Storey19-Jun-2010 20:03
Congrats on the new toy..hope you take lots of great pics with it.
Máire Uí Mhaicín19-Jun-2010 19:46
:)) Now I'm dying to see what your first pictures will be ....
Johnny JAG19-Jun-2010 19:43
Nice one, I look forward to seeing the results.
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