When the Olympus e-420 recently dropped to $500 with the pancake 25mm f2.8, I was sorely tempted. Sorely tempted.
In fact, I’m still thinking about it, even though I’ve pretty much talked myself out of it for now. Reason? Even though it is the smallest DSLR out there (I am definitely a compact camera type of guy), I am looking for a different kind of large sensor compact camera. Something more rangefinder-like. Maybe the Sigma DP2, maybe something micro 4/3rds, maybe the Samsung NX.
I just gotta exercise some more patience. There are interesting new cameras on the horizon.
I was thinking that a new camera might be just the ticket going into SoFoBoMo; it certainly added to the experience last year shooting with a new camera. But there is also something to be said for going with old trusty this year and staying Zen.