I got a new camera

I’m pretty happy with it so far.

Fotohaus Zacharias has been running a special for about a month now on an Olympus E-500, two lenses (14-45mm and 40-150mm), 2 UV-filters, an extra set of rechargeable batteries, a 2GB compact flash card, a Samsonite-branded camera bag/pouch, and a somewhat goofy backpack (for what exactly? Not sure – it doesn’t seem camera-specific, but who knows – I can always keep it around as a spare) for the low-low price of 700€.

So, with Sarah’s permission and our upcoming cruise as motivation, I finally sprung for a new camera.

I like that on the first day, I was already able to jump back into SLR-mode, playing around with aperture and shutter-speed priority. I still gotta figure out how to get the ISO settings up above 400 — apparently this camera can do that, but I haven’t figured out how yet.

Here, fresh off the flash card are the first ones I’ve taken which seem worthy of posting:

zoomed in the Dom from our skylight skyline fossil the Dom, of course Everyone photographs the Dom Yuck zoomed in zoomed out zoomed in zoomed out zoomed out