Hi! I was going to start my first post with a few pictures, but since no one else has posted them here, I figured there must be a good reason. I'll save them for another section of the forum. Anyway... I am Chris. I've been a hobby photographer since I was about 14, and I am 27 now. I started off with an old film SLR my father had, then moved on to digital photos when I was about 17. (I am 27 now). For the past four years, I have been using a Nikon Coolpix 4600 point and shoot, but I figured it was time to get back into something more serious. After looking around and reading all kinds of reviews, I have my next camera all picked out... an Olympus Evolt E-510. I'll be picking her up next week. The Nikon has served its purpose very nicely, and I have been happy with most aspects of it, but there are just too many things you can't do with a point and shoot. Anyway, that is all I have for right now. Time to go make a post with pictures!