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Very nice pictures.  I especially like the bird and plane shot.

I found this thread too late to comment about the camera choice.  I am most familiar with Nikon and APS-C sensors. 

My first digital body was a Nikon D40.  I still have it and it still takes great photos with 6MP.  My only lens at the time was the 18-55mm kit lens.  I talked with a pro photographer a few years ago and said I wanted to get a newer camera.  At the time the D7000 was brand new and I was lusting after it but a tight budget kept me away.  He asked why?  I answered to take better pictures.  A better camera must equal better pictures.  The photographer told me to save money on the new body and spend it on the lens.  In other words, my lowly 6MP D40 with an expensive lens would arguably take better pictures than my 24MP D7100 with a cheapo kit lens. 

Have fun with it and experiment with settings.  Deleting a bad picture is a lot easier and cheaper than developing a bad picture.  
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Appreciate the advice on the lenses and know what you mean about deleting photos.  I have it set up to take multiple frames when I press the button.  On our trip to Lake Powell, I probably took over 600 pictures with a lot of oops's in the mix.  Expect the keepers will end up being around a couple dozen but SD cards are cheap.

I was a little concerned with the Olympus being able to handle fast action shots but did just fine photographing a water skier and caught the bird.
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I take pictures for a krewe at Mardi Gras in Galveston and take roughly 1200 pictures over 3 days.  I end up scraping about 200 for various reasons.  Lighting and white balance still give me trouble.  The drunk photobomb too.
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Did anyone tried using GoPro? Seems like it can replace many others, don't you think?
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As a replacement for all the things a camera does, unfortunately no.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

As a replacement for all the things a camera does, unfortunately no.


Exactly.

Go Pros are nice, but they don't even remotely approach the capabilities of a good CSC or DSLR.
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But point and shoot is so mindlessly easy....
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You warning.


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Originally posted by bemsg4c0l bemsg4c0l wrote:

You warning.


This is your only warning. Follow the rules that you aggreed to when opting to join Optics talk.

Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

3.  Do not advertise other retailers selling the same or similar products as SWFA, this includes posting links to other retailers for products sold by SWFA.  SWFA does not provide this forum as a vehicle to redirect customers to our competition.

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I wish I had seen digital coming before I put 50K into film cameras darkroom and studio equipment. 
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