Well, I've been here for a while, but wanted to wait to introduce myself until I actually owned a Fuji camera. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye that Santa brought me when I was six, back in 1957. Two years later I got my first little darkroom kit with a plastic developing tank and a contact printer. By then, I also got a Kodak Brownie Regular 8 movie camera and projector. I also used my dad's Zeiss Ikon 616 folding camera. In 1964 I bought my first 35mm camera, a Sears Tower (Olympus) rangefinder I bought second hand for $25. This is the camera I took on a high school trip to Europe in the summer of 1966. It was on that trip that my future bride, who was 14 and I shared our first kiss. Our final stop on the trip was London, where the lens came unscrewed and fell off the camera! When I got home I bought my first SLR, an Exacta VX IIa. In 1967 I got a job at the biggest TV station in the market. I worked the weekends and the summer running audio and camera on newscasts and taped shows. I also developed and edited news film, as well as used Leica M3's for copy stand and other slide work. I decided to pursue photography and was accepted at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, from which I obtained a B.F.A. After graduation we moved back to Georgia and I returned to the TV station where I was a director of the prime time news broadcast and other productions. After three years, I became a full time commercial photographer, primarily doing PR and corporate photography for the industries with factories in town. I did portraits and weddings as well, but never advertised myself as such. When I was 34 I assessed the photo business and didn't care for the direction it was taking. I went back to school and earned a B.S. in Computer Science and I've worked in IT since then. My love for photography never waned and I had a dedicated darkroom for years. My wife and I have been travelling a lot recently, both for work and fun. I got tired of lugging my Canon 5D2 kit around and looked at Fuji as an alternative. My new X-E3 will take its maiden voyage to London and Paris leaving this Friday. That little 14 year old girl is now the director of a university's School of Nursing and we are taking a business trip to set up a Studies Abroad program. Here is my treasured Leica M3 and my new X-E3. You can see why I went that direction. As I discussed in another forum, the X-E3 is a great little camera and its just what I was looking for as a travel kit.