I really didnt know where to post this as it covers a few different things and could have been in a few different forums.
First off I would like for us all to reminisce a little bit and remember how this place know as the dingus den became our home. What common bond did we have? (besides the love of photography) That is right, most everyone here should be thinking about their trusty tank like Olympus E-10. A whopping 4mp 3.5 frame a second with a 4 frame buffer that took 45 seconds to clear, useless RAW ORF files, 35-140mm 2.0-2.4 lens, 1/640 max shutter speed, 1/640th flash sync speed, split prism viewfinder, battery sucking E-10. Today I finally bid you good buy my old friend along with ALL your accessories like the LiPo grip, FL-40 flash, T-Con 14b, and numerous other little widgets. I had debated it for some time and finally got up the nads to send it off to KEH.
At the end of last week I accepted their meager offer and used those funds to purchase a new tool that after taking 10 pictures with I feel is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, until I can afford it's bigger brother. I am the immensely happy new owner of a Nikon 85mm f/ 1.8. This is by far the sharpest lens I have ever used, with awesome bokeh, and quit frankly I dont know how I ever took a decent portrait without this lens. LOL This was the last shot I took with it today.
Original resized for web.
100% crop no other PS work.
So, with that I bid my old friend the E-10 good-bye, and welcome my new friend. It really was a hard decision guys, but it is one I am glad I made now.