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09-08-2006, 09:12 PM
Hello all!

My name is Aaron and I am located in the Phoenix area of Arizona. My first DSLR purchase is the E-500 dual lens kit. I have purchased an IR filter but have yet to successfully take a picture with it. I am looking into buying a flash (more than likely the FL 36 due to budget) and hope to also add a macro and eventually a telephoto.
My "other" camera is a Canon AE-1 of which I have several lens. Either that is a double negative on this site being film and another brand or it should wash out.
I store my pictures on several CP Flash while shooting and then use a MacBook and I photo. No photoshop here, at least not yet. My good pictures are then up loaded to my smugmug account for the world to see.
Looking to learn more about this camera, lens options, and build some relations with fellow Olympus shooters.


09-08-2006, 10:43 PM
Welcome to the site, you'll find a lot of great, friendly people here. You have some stunning photos in your gallery, I really enjoyed looking at them, although I confess that I didn't get through all the pages :D

This was one of my faves though



09-09-2006, 12:49 AM
Welcome Aaron. We also have a monthly photo contest you might like to check out in the other forum.:)


James Pilcher
09-09-2006, 10:48 AM
Hello Aaron,

Very nice photos on your smugmug account. This one caught my eye:


Keep posting here. FTP is a very good place for the intelligent people who have decided on 4/3 photography. :D

09-09-2006, 08:37 PM
Hi Aaron! I just went to the E-500 from an AE-1 and AE-1program. I loved those cameras, but couldn't afford the film developing and the amount of film it was going to take me to finally learn the ins/outs of manual photography.

I got lucky on Ebay and bought a "used" E500 with the 18-180 lens. It was so used that most of the cords hadn't even come out of their original wrappers.

Gotta admit, I'm stunned that someone would spend full price on a DSLR and not even used it enough to unwrap the cords, but hey- her loss, my gain!

09-09-2006, 10:47 PM
Welcome, Aaron. Those pictures on your smugmug site look promising.

09-10-2006, 12:04 PM

You'll find this a very friendly and good natured resource where pictures are important, not what you shot them with.