After some strong encouragement from my son,Steve,I did it.
I traded in my large cameras and lenses for a high quality smaller camera.
I now own an Olympus OM DE1. I still have a telephoto lens on it as powerful as the other one I had but a whole lot lighter.
Here are a few pictures I have already taken with this camera.It is a mirror less camera.
I am more than pleased with the quality of the images.Of course I had to get pictures of reflections.
Steve,Kai and I spent some time at the lake on Tuesday evening. Since at this time I have only the telephoto lens,I am somewhat limited as to what I can get pictures of.
Kai enjoyed playing in the water and would have got herself wet to the very top of her head,if only Daddy had given permission. This picture was shot at 1600 ISO and hand held.
We noticed the spider webs in the grass so of course we had to get pictures.
I am confident that with this new camera,even a little arthritis in my hands will not prevent me from pursuing my hobby of photography. My neck and shoulders will also thank me after a day of shooting.