August 26th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Pennyann, thanks so much for registering and becoming a member. I agree "your never to old to learn" and am very thankful for that myself! When you have the time, it would be wonderful to see some of your photos. You can add them to one of the existing appropriate threads or start a new one anytime. Very glad to have you here!
September 11th, 2010, 03:28 AM
photography has always been a favorite hobby for me. As I don't like heavy loads, 3 months ago I sold all my DSLR equipment (Pentax k-m body with 3 lenses and a flash) and bought a PEN E-PL1 DZ kit. People, I couldn't be happier. The best thing about the Oly is not the size like I thought it would be - it's the out of the camera JPEG. It is good to know that when you come back from a trip and has taken about 1000 images you don't need to process that many RAW files.
September 11th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Hello Alex and welcome here. Nice to have someone from Sofia (Bulgaria) here at this forum.
Have a nice day, Herman
Username Twitter: @hermandijkhuis
September 11th, 2010, 04:35 AM
Hi, Serious people!
I "stumbled" into this website by chance, but found it very interesting indeed and hope it will thrive and further develop.
I very much agree with those who say "the best camera is the one you have with you when you need it". So, of course,
compact ones are my favourite, and I will never buy anything that - lens included - would exceed 500 grams.
I would actually propose this one - if you can agree - to be the limit for a camera (+lens, for camera systems) to be considered
at all on this website. With anything under 250 grams being highlighted and stamped "pocket camera".
Both limits, of course, are to be stated in "pounds" and "ounces" as well, for those Neanderthals who still measure things by their feet and hands ... :-)
This way you could also contirbute to improving the current situation, where most camera-websites (and camera producers !!!)
make it difficult to figure out "all included" camera weight for SLR and interchangeable-lens models in any of their possible "operational"
I also suggest you to cover the very best camera-phones on the market (for their purely photographic use, disregarding the rest):
in spite of all the hyperboles, none of them looks par with a decent camera, yet. But that shouldn't last long ...
It just takes the strategic decision to add a phone (= a few grams) to any of the existing fine compacts ... Marcus
Last edited by MarcusGR; September 11th, 2010 at 05:27 AM.
September 11th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Welcome Alex and I have to agree with you about the E-PL1's jpegs - they really are super. I'll be looking forward to seeing some of your photographs soon, and to your involvement on the forum.
September 11th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Marcus, good morning and thanks for your introduction. Being somewhat of a Neanderthal, I'm very glad for conversion tables available on the Internet. Thanks for your thoughts, and I hope you'll post some photographs from one of your compacts, soon!
October 2nd, 2010, 10:31 AM
I have been following Serious Compacts for sometime. After ruining a sensor on my Nikon D100, I committed to staying with a good compact. No more changing of lenses was my new way to go. Instead of a DSLR, I now have two compacts: Canon G6 and a Fuji S2550 and I couldn't be happier. I hope to be an active contributor to the site with you all.
Originally Posted by Amin Sabet
October 2nd, 2010, 01:28 PM
Priority1, glad you've taken the time to introduce yourself and to share your taste in cameras. I'm not familiar with the Fuji S2550 - but it looks like a very handy camera with that astounding zoom range! Wow! As for the G9, I know that Canon's G series has always held up very well and has many admirers.
I'll be looking forward to hearing more from you and seeing some of your photographs when you have a chance to post them. Welcome!
November 30th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Re: Welcome to Serious Compacts!
I have a canon eos 20d, but I am looking for a more portable camera that will take great pictures. I have been considering the canon g12 or nikon p7000.
November 30th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Re: Welcome to Serious Compacts!
I'm an amateur photographer with little knowledge when it comes to manual settings. I have stuck with point and shoot cameras due to their ease of use and size. Over the past year I have been looking to switch to a SLR camera but decided on Sony NEX-5 for its size and quality. Seems like everything in one and has made taking pictures a lot of fun. I look forward to learning from everyone here and exchanging pointers.
Tags for this Thread
This site uses affiliate programs and referral links for monetization.