G'Day from a Kiwi in Sydney Australia!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Tonto, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Tonto

    Tonto SC Rookie

    Can't have you guys thinking I'm an Aussie now! :biggrin:
    Some may know me from the Pentax forum but don't worry I'm not blind to other brands, I have been involved with Sony in the past in particular, have an Olympus Superzoom and quite partial to Panasonics new GX1.
    I like cameras that don't follow the herd are the underdog. Hence why I probably got into Pentax and why I would least likely get into Canon! (everyone has them, Boring!:tongue:)
    I love the feel of a nice camera so I appreciate old film bodies aswell as expensive Boutique cameras like M9s and the Pentax Q! :eek:

    Look forward to speaking with you all.

    BTW anyone who likes shooting around Sydney would like to get a group shoot going.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Tonto, welcome aboard from New York!

    Glad you found your way here and I look forward to seeing some of your photos very soon!:drinks:

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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Hello Tonto and welcome from the West.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
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    If Sydney weren't on the exact other side of the planet from me, I'd join you for a photowalk. You sound like a kindred spirit. Welcome aboard!
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Hey Tonto... I'm just up the road in Newcastle, but theres PeterB who is a Sydneyite. I also migrated from Pentaxforums but still hang out there too :) Welcome!
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Hi buddy

    Welcome from south of the border (Melbourne) I travel to Sydney regularly, might catch up for a pint or a coffee and take some shots :drinks:
     
  7. Tonto

    Tonto SC Rookie

    Wow, friendly lot you are!
    Definitely give me a bell if anyone is in the area.
    I do get around a wee bit (even internationally) so you never know! Kyte, I have a buddy in Newcastle I have been meaning to visit for ages so will let you know if I'm around there :)
     
  8. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
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    Hey Tonto, welcome aboard from a Brisbanite. :smile:
     
  9. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Hi Tonto!!!

    I'm in country South Aust, nice to meet you! If I ever get to Sydney for a holiday I will definitely catch up with some of you guys for pics and giggles!! hehehe
     
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Welcome to the forum. Being (amongst other things) a Canon owner, I have little understanding of the the pain and suffering you must endure as a Pentaxian, but please accept my deepest sympathies all the same.
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Welcome Tonto! Love your enthusiasm!
     
  12. Tonto

    Tonto SC Rookie

    Thanks all, in terms of Serious compacts I have a bridge/superzoom Olympus SP-550 UZ
    Olympus SP-550 UZ: 18x ultra zoom: Digital Photography Review

    It pretty much kicked everything off for me when I got it as a wedding present-it went to Singapore and Cambodia with us and is currently a backup camera with my wife in Antarctica!!!

    I also have an old Agfa Silette that my Grandmother in-law gave us, it still has film in it I have to get developed! It has a light meter as well. Coming from a digital background abit of a head scratcher to use :)
    Looks abit like this but extra dial on right side of camera (case and meter are identical)
    Agfa Silette Pronto 35mm 1953 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
  13. Tonto

    Tonto SC Rookie

    Haha, yup it is a trying existence but things are looking up! As for Canon don't get me wrong I wouldn't turn one down if someone gave me one but then the re-sale on them is so good I would probably hock it off and buy some more lenses! :p

    Those X100s I see in a few of your pics are VERY intriguing but my budget this year will probably be for a Flash and Tamron 28-75.