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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Xuereb, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    380
    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    It is a joy to find this quiet corner where civility and good taste is cultivated.

    I return to image making after 20 or so years thrilled by the way an LX5 etches an image and easily taken everywhere. Landscapes and features of nature draw me more than other subject matter and so I am destined to walk over hill and dale in Western Australia.

    I have much to learn about what can be done with software. The seductive qualities of a fine print continue to appeal and at some stage I must learn how to make them on a digital printer.

    At the risk of immediate expulsion I have a confession: I now learn that an old half-plate camera saved from a dustbin 25 years ago, when I lived in East Africa, has a reducing back for 4x5 film. The quality of a print scanned from 4 x 5 film is breathtaking and I shall explore this path in parallel with the LX5 and Fuji X100.

    Lurking thus ends and to all kindred spirits I give greeting.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Xuereb, welcome and thank you for the high praise of your compliment. As with any site with a discussion forum, the members who make it up are the biggest asset it has - not to lessen the leadership provided by Serious Compact's creator and owner, Amin Sabet.:biggrin:

    I'm so glad you took the time to introduce yourself the way you have and can't wait to see what you bring to us here with your LX5. And as for that confession about the old half-plate camera - that sounds fascinating to me. And as for the LX5 combined with the upcoming Fuji X100 - well, I'm with you on that one, too.:wink:
     
  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome here ! Plse teak a seat and enjoy this great community.
     
  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    G'day Xuereb from a fellow Aussie - albeit a world away on the East Coast....well close enough - near our Hallowed Capital ACT.

    You're spot on, this is a quiet little corner of the web where some very nice folks reside and abide. Unlike many fora, this one is a safe place to share your photos and grow together without the pretension that plagues many other format- or brand- specific places.

    So kick back and enjoy. But most of all share more of your photos and any wisdom that you've gained over your years....as there sounds like a bit to learn from your previous discipline.

    Welcome and look forward to our many exchanges into the future.
     
  5. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello and welcome Xuereb
     
  6. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Welcome!
     
  7. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    380
    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Thank you all. You are most kind. I had forgotten the detail of this introduction.

    The X100 didn't arrive because I can't justify that cost for a fixed lens camera. The LX5 now has a new home. My digital tools now are a stalwart GF1/20mm and an NEX-5N/kit. Both await their manufacturers making and distributing lenses (respectively 45mm & 50mm f1.8s) announced some time ago but still unavailable.
     
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  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome from another Sandgroper.
     
  9. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    652
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome!
     
  10. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Welcome to Serious Compacts Xeureb!
     
  11. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome from Holland.