G'day from Oz!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by stillshunter, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    Hi all,

    Very long time lurker and now committed to a higher level of seriousness with compacts and this Forum. I already had the pleasure of bumping into BB on the Marketplace thread and so am already impressed with your Moderator!...always a good barometer to gauge a site.

    I am a daily on another brand Forum, so I feel a little awkward coming here behind their back :wink:

    Well as I said I lurked here for many many hours a few years back. And it was this site that was responsible for my years of pleasure with the GRDII. However, like anyone suffering LBA (lens buying addiction - sorry not sure if that's common nomenclature around these parts) I sold off my constant companion to consolidate some lenses for my Pentax. I still have far too many lenses to clip into my K, and after several frustrations I find myself, again, looking at compacts.

    Why?

    Well like many other frustrated working-class enthusiast, I dream of the M9 with a 35/2 Summicron plugged out front. I started with digital back in 2004 and a Nikon D50 - nice enough camera but the Gameboy controls got a little frustrating after a time. I then moved to an Oly E1....oh I have some regrets trading up from that baby, but that's another story. So I ended up with both the Pentax and the GRDII - and as I said I parted with my Sketchbook. Long story short - I still want the Leica, but it will not hapen until I can draw those 8 Lotto numbers - and maybe enter the draw :blush: Now I have myself an LX5 - an impulse buy on a work trip....and I am hoping to return to a Serious Compact (which is subject to my Trade ad).

    So a pleasure to be here. In the future I definitely see a Sigma DP2 and possibly DP1....and in six months I hope to be united with the Fuji x100.....hmmmm...

    So hello all.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    stillshunter, good evening to you from New York and thanks for your super intro! I had to laugh as I read through it - not at you, but with recognition. I'm currently using an LX5 which I have to say I'm enjoying, but I definitely have my eye on that upcoming Fuji, too. There are several here who will confess to this.:wink:

    Please make yourself at home and do share a some of your photos with us, when you have the chance.:drinks:
     
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  3. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
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    Kevin
    Welcome!

    LBA is certainly an apt way to describe it. Maybe there should be an acronym for the Leica craving ... FLW .. Frustrated Leica Wannabes.
     
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  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    :laugh1:

    Hey that could catch on...and you can certainly brand me with that iron! So they exist on this Forum too?....is there anywhere immune from that dreaded red spot envy? :wink:
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hello stillshunter, I'm saving for a Leica lens (the cheapest probably!) Can't decide between the 35s or 50s. I can use it on my NEX 5 in the meantime but then I will "need" an M9 :biggrin: Another thing that I thought of regarding the Sigma DPs, although LR3 now supports the DP1 (and maybe others) the Sigma software definitely brings out the best in the X3f files but unfortunately I've never been able to make it run properly on my Mac, even with the latest software update. If you have Windows then you would probably be okay :wink:
     
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  6. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Good to see you in here Stilsshunter, look forward to seeing your shots....
     
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    Happy to share a few street shots taken recently with the LX-5 - and would appreciate the C&C. Out of curiosity where is the most appropriate place to post them?....don't want to venture into a Forum faux pas this early in the game :blush:

    P.S., I've just stumbled onto the Member's Galleries, so I assume no-one should be offended with some early, naive uploads there...:redface:
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I'd say if you are really after C&C that you have two choices - either find an existing image thread that seems good as in Streetphotography or, better yet, if you really want serious C&C it is better post a new thread in the Photography Technique forum. Eventually we may start a members only forum space called "Image Works" or something similar where registered members can post their photos for constructive feedback and/or ask questions about specific things pertaining to their photos... Right now we don't have that more private venue, so I think the Photography Technique forum is the best place.

    If you're half hearted about C&C :wink:..as in you want it but it's not the main reason for posting, then an image thread is OK. Generally the Words/No Words threads are not for critiques...that is one of the reasons they're set up as they are, if you follow me?

    P.S. stillhunter, I promise you will not be run out of town on a rail for any faux pas, at least not "tarred and feathered".:biggrin:
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Here's an explanation I stole from one of our members here, Brian, who got me started on the Words/No Words style of image threads. I'm quoting Brian here:
     
  10. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 14, 2010
    "I'm currently using an LX5"
    Great choice Wylie :biggrin:
     
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  11. bilzmale

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

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome from another aussie.
     
  12. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Hello and welcome !
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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