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Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questions

Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questions
From: "James N. McBride" <jnmcbr@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 18:30:34 -0700
Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questionsWell now, I would be a
bit naive if I didn't think some people bought equipment for the wrong
reasons. And 4WD won't get you just any place....but when you get one stuck
you may be really stuck. I just get a little upset about general
condemnation of all who use 4WD vehicles. They are much safer,  and
sometimes, the only way to get there for some of us. I also have winches,
deadman anchors, come-alongs, cables, chains, shovels, and large nylon tow
slings for those rare occasions when I do something stupid and get stuck.
I've been stuck in some monumental ways in a variety of media and stupidity
is usually a factor. Can I get some points if the frequency is decreasing?
/jim
  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of andrew fildes
  Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 3:44 PM
  To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questions


  We don't do snow. A bit of sand here and there. Occasionally there's a
death or two - usually someone who thinks an SUV can go anywhere and only
wimps take enough water. 800f Australians live in cities and suburbs (not
me). And yet the city roads are clogged with mums driving the kids to school
in Land Cruisers that never get muddy.
  I need 4WD just to get out of my driveway and yet, somehow, I suspect that
I'm still a sad bastard.
  HoHum.
  AndrewF
  (Well, it was the first blood heat day of spring - 39deg.C - so I went a
bit troppo and decided to revive a classic topic, OK?)




    Do you really drive a 4WD vehicle to portray an image? Those of us that
need to drive in deep snow certainly don't. The choice between a good 4WD
and the average Hyundai econobox is a no-brainer in this country. All winter
I see small econoboxes buried in the snow along the roads and sometimes the
people in them have died. Hell, I see them stuck in plowed parking lots. I
don't care if I look like I mean business........I just want to get to my
destination. The same thoughts apply to Olympus cameras. /jim

      -----Original Message-----
      From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of andrew fildes
      Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 2:09 PM
      To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus E1 - Some impressions and questions

       << snip

        It's not designed for tourists. It's designed for us sad bastards
who want to look as if we mean business - that's why we drive 4WD's, not
Hyundais.
       <<snip

       AndrewF




      <<snip

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