New thread idea for photo-hacks like myself.
About a year ago, I bought my first digital SLR camera. I have an Olympus E-410. It has been a great hobby and I wish that I had this camera on some of my earlier expeditions (while USAF Active Duty).
As I learn more about the camera and photography I'm starting to do things on a more "manual" level. I have always used "Aperature Priority" with auto focus but have started to lean toward a manual mode with manual focus.
I have 2 lenses right now which give me coverage from 28-300 mm (14-150mm not considering the crop factor). I'm finding myself wanting more lenses for wider angles, bigger aperatures and longer reach. The problem is that I don't have much disposable income (too many hobbies and the full carbon road bike comes next).
I have the perfect solution. When my dad was younger than I am right now, he was studying to get into medical photagraphy. He ended up having to support a family instead, but still has all of his old equipment. Olympus OM-10 and several lenses. This is NICE gear, all manual stuff. Olympus makes an adapter to fit OM lenses onto E-series cameras.
Here's the issue: When I was a kid, that camera was among the "forbidden fruit." Touch it and promptly recieve my ass, handed to me by my father. I've talked to him and he's willing to let me "borrow" his glass. I still haven't gotten over the stigma of touch the gear and getting a beatdown.
Anyway, I'll be heading up to my parents' this weekend (if I can get the adapter ring) and will have some nice glass for future pics.
Post up some pics if you have legacy glass on a digital SLR!