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Re: [OM] Does it have a zoom?

Subject: Re: [OM] Does it have a zoom?
From: "Gordon J. Ross" <gordross@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 19:13:45 -0700
Hi Charlie:

You might be the next Ann Landers- A column called "What Would Charlie Say?"
giving your responses to your spouse on a variety of topics,  unlike Ann
Landers we would all do the opposite!

A wise cOMic once said, There's only 3 things a man has to say to have a
happy marriage, only 3 things and you can say them in any order-
-I'm sorry
-yes, right away
-You are right

Also you should occasionally bring home flowers- You won't know what they
are for but she will.

Happy New Year
Gord
---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geilfuss Charles" <Charles.Geilfuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] Does it have a zoom?


> PS This brings up another point. After looking through the viewfinder of
the
> Epic she also wanted to know why the viewfinder was so much brighter in
the
> Epic as compared to the Stylus 120. A good question since the lens has
> nothing to do with the viewfinder image. Why couldn't Oly use the same
light
> channel as the Epic which is MUCH brighter than the one used in the Stylus
> 120? Is this just an example of "cheapening down" of another great little
> camera?
>
> Charlie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geilfuss Charles [mailto:Charles.Geilfuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:59 PM
> To: 'olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: Re: [OM] Does it have a zoom?
>
>
> I can second this in spades. I recently bought my wife an Oly Stylus
> 120 to replace her aging P&S (some of you may recall the "stinky" flash).
We
> were both taking photos over the Xmas festivities, her with the new camera
> and me with my Oly Stylus Epic. She picked up the prints from both rolls
and
> immediately questioned why mine looked so much better. My pithy comment
was
> "Because you wanted a zoom". Thanks for listening...now I will return to
the
> doghouse.
>
> Charlie Geilfuss
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hermanson [mailto:omtech@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 9:50 AM
> To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [OM] Does it have a zoom?
>
>
> That's sad.  You started a great pitch.  If they were to see how sharp the
> Epic results are compared to "zooms" , they'd be
> jealous..............atleast she didn't demand panorama.
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Lama-Jim L'Hommedieu" <lamadoo@xxxxxxxx>
> To: "Oly List" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 9:51 PM
> Subject: [OM] Does it have a zoom?
>
>
> > A woman at work was talking about Christmas and cameras.  She said that
> between her mom, her sister, and herself, they had only one
> > camera.  She had loaned her camera to her sister and didn't expect it
back
> before Christmas.
> >
> > I went home and got the Stylus Epic QD that I bought to resell and gave
it
> to her.  I said, "Here's the camera, a fresh battery,
> > film, the box, the strap, and the instructions.  It's even
splash-proof."
> >
> > She said, "It's so tiny!  Does it have a zoom?"
> >
> > "Well, no.  But Sharon, the thing about zooms is..."
> >
> > Her phone rang and took the call.  Right in the middle of her phone
> conversation, she turned to me and went, "How do I open it?"  I
> > showed her but she lost interest in the camera, turned her back towards
> me, and talked to her sister.  I stood patiently for awhile
> > but another call came in and she took that one too!  End of discussion.
> So I shrugged and went back to my office.
> >
> > She came upstairs later to return the Stylus Epic QD.   Her words were
> very telling.  She said, "I think it's sweet that you went
> > and got this for me but... here.  I'm going to buy something with a
> zoom....  Because... <pregnant pause> I just want a zoom."
> >
> > Riiight.  I never got to the selling point of loading the Stylus with
800.
> I never got to explain that the Stylus is small but it
> > lets in EIGHT TIMES AS MUCH LIGHT as an f8 zoom.  I never got to say
that
> she can have 10 years of snapshots without a single flash
> > exposure if she chooses her camera wisely.  No red eye for 10 years
worth
> of snapshots!
> >
> > She has it in her head that she needs a zoom so she can hold her head up
> when she shows it off.  All the other Moms have zooms, I'm
> > sure and I'm sure the stink of being a hand-me-down didn't help.
> >
> > Joni Mitchell said, "*HIP* is a herd mentality."
> >
> > BTW, Sharon drives herself and her two children in a mini-van.  She's
> "herd mentality" the whole way.  She'll probably get a digital
> > with an underpowered flash (3/4" away from the lens), and a compromised
> f11 zoom.  She'll be happy though, because her pictures will
> > look JUST LIKE all the other redeye-infested ones taken by the other
> soccer moms.  When her hard drive dies, she can moan about how
> > she should have taken better care of her children's memories.  She'll
have
> lots of company.
> >
> > I hate my life,
> > Jim
> >
> > PS, My apologies to you, my friends.  Because I didn't have the "last
> word" with her, I had to have it here.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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