Sunday, September 02, 2007

new toy

Up till now I've been using a fixed lens digital camera (Panasonic Lumix FZ20), but recently H and I have been talking about me upgrading to a Digital SLR. And here it is - my new toy! We're calling it my early birthday present even though my birthday is still a couple of months away! I've got a lot to learn but I'm looking forward to trying it out once the cooler weather sets in. H has the E-410 so we should be able to share lenses a bit, although he did also get me my own macro lens. Woot! One of the main reasons I'm glad I waited for this version- the Image Stabilizer built in to the body. I don't always have the steadiest hands so that was a great feature on my old camera. Anyway, just had to share and I hope to have some pictures to show soon.

See the Olympus website HERE and read a review of the Olympus E-510 HERE.

11 comments:

  1. Neat little camera there. I do hope you take some great pics with that camera. I like your web site even more thank you for stopping by my little corner. I will be back to read often.

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  2. omg, I am so jealous! haha I splurged a few years ago and I have a really nice 'old-fashioned' film camera that I absolutely love. It was my first big purchase with my own money when I was a kid. Okay, so it is getting a bit out-dated, time flies! Anyways, I have been eyeing your camera, well, not yours, but the type of camera you have for a while. I just can't switch from film to digital unless I can get a good digital camera. I'm spoiled, I guess. Anyways, I look forward to hearing all your thoughts on it. And, happy early birthday!

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  3. Nat, what a fabulous early birthday gift! I know you're going to have a wonderful time with your new toy...I can't wait to see the results, don't keep us waiting too long! :)

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  4. That's an awesome camera. I bet you already have ideas of what you want to shoot, don't you? Can't wait to see the pics.

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  5. Ooooh, I like it! ;) I guess mine doesn't have the Image Stabilizer, but so far I haven't noticed the need. Of course, I say that now...

    Have fun!!

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  6. Oh, what fun! I can't wait to see the photos you take with it! Your photographs are always beautiful, so this will be fun us as well. Enjoy!

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  7. Sanjay,
    Nice to see you here. :)

    Kailana,
    Thanks. You can get some pretty good digital SLRs these days. I can't imagine taking film pictures anymore, I just love how easy digital is. Well except for all the new buttons I have to learn about..

    Lotus,
    LOL! I'll try to take some soon. :P

    Kookie,
    I am really looking forward to taking macro pics. My old camera would only let me get so close. Plus the fall leaves in a few months will be fun to shoot.

    Les,
    It's not so noticeable or necessary in daylight or for scenery shots. I think it's useful though for close-ups, low light situations, etc.

    Robin,
    Thanks. I'm sure I will after I've played around with it a bit and got used to the settings.

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  8. congrats :-)
    hubby gave me the E 400 for my bday this year.

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  9. Thanks. I look forward to taking some nice pictures with it. :)

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  10. Nat,

    I'm so jealous. My camera has an image stabilizer, but it's really already outdated - digital camera technology is changing so fast!! Can't wait to see the photos!

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  11. Nancy,
    The technology really does change too fast- they're always releasing new models. But this one has quite a few features that I liked from my fixed-lens camera so I decided it's time to try an SLR. Now I just have to figure out what all those buttons do! :P

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