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07-11-2006, 07:02 PM

hi guys! I started taking photography seriously just this January and bought myself an E-500. Around the end of Feb, I found a good deal with a Nikon D70s and decided to buy it, thinking I would just sell one that I liked the least. Just this May, I sold the D70s (with a VR lens, an SB-600 flash and some primes) and got myself an E-1 ;D no regrets! happy to be using the E-1 for more than a month now! and yes, the E-500's still here. most of the time my fiancee uses it. :D was planning on getting a good lens last month, but splurged on a mac for post processing instead. :D

hope to learn lots of things here!


Garry Frankel
07-11-2006, 08:29 PM
You are going to have so much fun. I too started with the E500 and then got the E1. Love using them both. Post us something sometime.

07-11-2006, 08:58 PM
will do! thanks! :D

07-11-2006, 09:42 PM
Welcome, Dex. I've been partial to Oly systems for almost 30 years. I got 2 E-1s and an E-300, but use the E-1s the most. I'm also used to the menu options on the E-1. I will probably end up giving the E300 to one of my daughters and keep the other two (maybe). Would be hard to give up any of them.:rolleyes:


07-11-2006, 11:44 PM
Hi Anne! Thanks for the welcome. I'm sure the E-500 will permanently be my future-wife's as I love the E-1 control. It's a lot easier to use than the famous D70s. hehehe! I also am happy to have installed the FS-2 on the E-1 as the grid view finder is the only thing I wouldve missed on the d70s.

07-12-2006, 05:48 AM
I now have both an E-500 and E-1. When I go on serious shooting outings, I take both. I usually keep a long lens on the E-500 (where the extra MP gives me extra cropping room for really distant subjects) and the 14-54 or 35mm macro on the E-1.

I prefer the E-1 myself, especially with the battery grip installed, but I find it so handy not to have to change lenses all the time that the E-500 will still get a lot of use, I'm sure.

Enjoy the cameras, and post some pictures!


07-12-2006, 06:43 AM
Hi and welcome! I too have an e-500 and a recently aquired used E-1. Happy shooting and I look forward to seeing your photos. :D