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Once you find it, go get the piggy bank and the cookie jar. Bash them into fragments, collect the saved-up money inside, and head to Camera Electronic today. They've got a special deal on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkII and three lenses - you'll get them and a spare battery for just under $ 1200. It's the best money you'll spend all year. This, coming from a dedicated Fujifilm user, is high praise indeed. The camera and lens combo means that nearly any photoshoot you want to do is within your grasp straight away. The results from the Micro 4/3 sensor on the Olympus are superb - I've tested these cameras in the Little Studio and would rate them equally as good, if not better, for my close-up specialty. The inclusion of the 14-42mm zoom lens in the kit means that your travel shots are taken care of and the dedicated portraiteur can leave the 45mm prime on the camera forever. Sporty types may elect to do the same with th 10-150mm lens. Whatever, you have them all there ready to go today. Make...

Watching clients persuading themselves to spend large amounts of money was always a fun thing. Even if you were not the sales assistant directly concerned with the sale - standing there with visions of commission dancing in your eyes - you were cheered and encouraged by the enthusiasm of the buyer. I’m happy to say that many people who had the money…spent that money…and I hope they have had a wonderful time with the camera equipment they bought. Funnily enough I also experienced a thrill of achievement when I saw a person doing the opposite - persuading themselves to be frugal and to only buy what they needed. I admired people who knew what they wanted and who knew why they wanted it. It was the best indication that they were going to be successful with their photography. Technical matters can be mastered - artistic ideas can be learned - but inner knowledge is something that is more valuable than either. So…This is the start of a sales pitch. Put up your catcher’s mitt for the next couple of posts and watch...