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Hello from another Canuck (Vancouver BC)

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Darren, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Darren

    Darren New to SC

    6
    Dec 11, 2012
    Hey Gang,

    Just wanted to drop in and say hello and see what I can learn/share.

    Recently I aquired a Samsung NX1000 camera with standard 20-30mm lens. Right now I am building this kit with the thought in mind of a compact high image quality kit that I can use on the bicycle when the wife and I go (hopefully) to Italy next year. Currently, for the whole kit I have the following: adapters for L39, M42 and Rollei which I will use with my Jupiter-8, Jupiter-9, Industar-26M and 50mm Planar. For new lenses I have the Samsung 30mm f2 and a Samyang 8mm fisheye (which seems to work well with RectFish for less dramatic views when needed). To that I have ordered some flash triggers that are supposed to work with the NX1000.

    Along with the camera I plan to use my Galaxy 2 Tablet in conjunction with the EyeFi X2 Pro 8Gb SD card - it allows me to shoot (sort of) tethered as well as use the endless memory function to dump the pics from the card.

    Hope to chat with you in the future.

    Take care
    Darren
     
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  2. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Hello and welcome!
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Darren

    Cycling around Italy, that's pretty romantic :friends:
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Darren and welcome - please share some photos with us especially next year from Italy.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I would NEED to cycle around Italy to offset all the eating I would do. Enjoy your trip and welcome aboard!
     
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  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Sounds like it will be a great adventure. The Samsung 30mm pancake is a cracking little lens.
     
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  7. Darren

    Darren New to SC

    6
    Dec 11, 2012
    Thanks Gang,

    I will certainly share what I can for critique etc. We've been talking about this trip for a couple years now so I think, barring any work disasters, we're going to try for a September time frame. I haven't been to Italy for several years now and my wife never has and we both thought the idea of pedaling throught the country side and eating without guilt would be perfect :). Last year we took a few days and rode around the San Juan Islands and the year before some of the Canadian Gulf Islands. Don't know what it is but cycling seems to slow things down and you get to see the country side a little more and meet more people, not to mention food seems to taste so much better for some reason.

    Anyway, looking forward to the occasional visit here and maybe I can get some more picture taking time in.

    Have a great day!
    Darren
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Darrne, a belated welcome and can't wait to live vicariously via your photos!
     
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  9. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello Darren, welcome here, plse take a seat.