Greetings from Australia (Melbourne)

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Craig Whittle, May 23, 2012.

  1. Craig Whittle

    Craig Whittle New to SC

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    May 23, 2012
    Hi everybody,
    My name is Craig I live in Melbourne/Australia, I have been shooting for 2 years now & really enjoy photography.
    I had a Canon 450D which I sold 2 months ago, I was starting to want more & more expensive gear until I read a little ebook titled "A Lesser Photographer" I was so taken by that ebook and decided to take a step back and have a fresh start I wanted a camera where I can't buy alot of accessories and be tempted to buy new lenses so I got a Fujifilm x100. I have had it for a month now & I'm enjoying it alot, I am trying to adjust to the 35mm lens I am use to a 70-200mm & 50mm.
     
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  2. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Hello Craig and welcome from Chicagoland USA. I have a 450D and can't seem to part with it, psst.. macro. But I also have a G12 and a few film cameras too. Good to hear you are enjoying your new x100. There are a lot of fans of that camera here. It'll be nice to see what you shoot, be sure to share!
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Craig!

    Melbourne is a great city and I look forward to seeing your images!
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Hi Craig, welcome from another Aussie :)
     
  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Craig, way to go! Hello from rainy Seattle Washington!
     
  6. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Julie-Anne
    Hi Craig, welcome aboard from another Aussie. I'm also a former 450D user (it's mainly just a backup cam now) and a recent convert to serious compact cameras. Looking forward to seeing some of your X100 shots - that's a camera I've been eyeing off lately.
     
  7. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    Welcome! That's an interesting experiment you're doing. I used the X100 almost exclusively for about a year, and loved it. Now I'm experimenting a two camera/lens combo with the X100 and a NEX-3 with something in the 50-85mm range (aps-c). We'll see how it turns out. I hope you'll enjoy your X100 as much as I do ;-)
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Craig - you're in the right place to pursue serious compacts although some of us still have multiple cameras.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Craig, thanks so much for your intro and welcome to SC from me here in New York. Please don't hold back on sharing your photographs because that's what this place is pretty much about.

    Looking forward to getting to know you and your work.:drinks:

    Another Aussie, eh? I think you all may have the corner on the member market.:biggrin:
     
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    G'day Craig and good on ya mate :thumbup: Big wave from out near the hallowed Capital (Canberra - the worlds most boring city?) of our great nation of Oz.

    Welcome aboard the good ship Serious Compacts. A great mob here and a perfect place to share in your adventures with the X100 with photos that both worked.....and didn't. Just beware of GAS dealers, we have a few on here, hold fast my friend or before you know it you'll have the XPro1 3 lens kit and Leica M9 as a back-up :wink:

    Yeeeessss excellleeeent. Our ranks are swelling. Keep them barbies warm and those stubbies cool cobbers. Our day it dawns and our objective nears the horizon! This place will soon be ours. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie....:polling:
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
  12. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

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    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi Craig, I ended up giving my dslr to my daughter so I have a g12 as well as an eos30 I picked up for pennies and a yashica rangefinder. I find I do more photography now with my compact than I ever did when I had a dslr and have fun using the others. Look forward to seeing your pictures.
     
  13. KVG

    KVG SC Regular

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    May 24, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Kelly
    Hey Craig I'm new too :0
     
  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Welcome Craig, I'm from Melbourne too.

    You going to the Digital Show at the exhibition centre? I'm heading there tomorrow.