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    Talking Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    Hi Everyone in 4/3's Land,

    My names Ray and I live in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia with my wife and two children Samantha and Anthony. We have a large house block that backs onto farmland and bushland. I'm an electronics engineer by trade, but due to health issues I now am a stay at home dad. Both my wife and I come from farming families and therefore love the outdoors and what nature has to offer.

    I'm only a new comer to the Olympus 4/3's Standard. I have had an Olympus C-770 with lots of extras which I've been using since September 2005. Prior to that I had sever old very ureliable SLR's which I bundle up and got rid of on eBay when I purchased my C-770.

    The C-770 is a magic little camera that has never missed a beat having taken close to 60,000 photographs. With close-up lenses and a SunPak Ringlight I took thousands of very acceptable images. But I still longed for a good DSLR and macro lenses and began filling the piggy bank until I was able to achieve my goal. I have passed my C-770 onto my wife, who should get may years of satisfaction and service from it.


    C-770, 20mm Baby Geocrinia laevis Frog on a Paper Daisy Bud

    My new Olympus DSLR kit is as follows;-

    • Olympus E-510
    • Olympus FL-50 Flash
    • Olympus STF-22 Twin Flash
    • Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6 lens
    • Zuiko 140-150mm F4.0-5.6 lens
    • Zuiko 50mm F2 Macro lens
    • Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 Tele Lens
    • Olympus EX-25 Extension Tube
    • Wolverine 60G Photo Storage
    • 4Gb 133x Kingston CF's X 2
    • 512Mb Olympus xD's X4
    • Crumpler "Karachi Outpost"


    I really enjoy Macro and general wildlife photography. The macro world really interests me. I love all those creepy-crawlers that most people run from. I spend a lot of time chasing frogs to get their portraits. Many of which were breed in our large disused in ground swimming pool.

    I'm also a plant lover at heart. I breed Liliums (Lilies) when I'm not photographing them. I also run a couple of Lilium Websites, www.liliums.org, Tasmanian Lilium Growers site and Test Tube Lilies, a Lilium Tissue Cultue how-to website.

    I have a keen interest and love of birds. With the Bigma 50-500mm lens I should be able to further that interest and with my birding knowledge capture some great images I hope.

    I still have heaps to learn about the E-510 and without forums like this one, I would have been a long way towards the bottom of the learning curve!


    C-770 & +2 Close-up Lense, Bumbe Bee & Blue Cornflower
    regards

    Sparra Mc
    • Olympus E-510
    • Olympus FL-50 Flash
    • Olympus STF-22 Twin Flash
    • Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5/5.6 lens
    • Zuiko 140-150mm F4.0-5.6 lens
    • Zuiko 50mm F2 Macro lens
    • Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 Tele Lens
    • Olympus EX-25 Extension Tube
    • Wolverine 60G Photo Storage
    • 4Gb 133x Kingston CF's X 2
    • 512Mb Olympus xD's X4

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    Default Re: Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    welcome to you ... you are in a particularly nice part of the country too .... i stayed in launceston about five years ago (for the national band championships) and have visited tasmania for a week or so each year since ... off there again in several weeks time

    regards david
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    (Nightboss was one of my dogs)

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    Default Re: Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    Welcome Ray,

    There are quite a few Aussies here.

    I too have a Bigma and an interest in electronics - working on a little micro project at present.

    I envy your STF-22, its on my list.

    See your round.

    Cheers Rally

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    Default Re: Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    Welcome, Ray. I love that frog image! I came from the C-770, too, and I still use it. It's an amazing little camera, and shooting with it was a great preparation for using a DSLR. I look forward to seeing your 510 images soon.


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    Default Re: Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    Hi Ray, welcome to the forum, will look forward to seeing your photos, I'm due a trip down to Tas in the next couple of years, as an old friend has moved there, not far from you I believe as well.

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    Default Re: Hi from the Land of the Tasmanian Devil, Taz!

    Welcome. I haven't had the pleasure of visiting Tassie yet. Fantastic images. Hope you enjoy the forum.
    Alex H.
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