Hello from Devon, UK

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Sapphie, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Sapphie

    Sapphie SC Regular

    Oct 8, 2011
    Devon, UK

    I have lurked here for a while and finally decided to join in - it seems such a friendly community. I am based in Devon UK and most of my photos are taken locally, including Cornwall as we holiday there regularly. I shoot landscapes and scenes etc, anything that doesn't move very fast!

    I have been taking photos (on and off) for years and have moved through an embarassingly large set of cameras over the years including film based Pentax K1000 and Mamiya 7 to digital Minolta Dimage 7, Sony R1, Panny G1 and Pentax K5.

    When the Fuji X100 was announced I thought 'oh yes another souped up expensive piece of glamour cam' that I could ill afford let alone justify. Initial reviews, test shots, etc were compelling though and once I accidentally found myself holding one in a local camera store that was it. That was May this year. The K5 has hardly come out since then and I don't think the G1 has at all.

    I think I want to say that the X100 is the best camera I have ever had - I love it. I do not find the fixed lens limiting, in fact it is quite liberating. It saves me precious time and money too because there is no LBA to be had with it! The images are clear, have great colours and are usually in focus and plenty sharp enough. It is the first time I have trusted an auto-ISO facility on a camera too. I have always been a RAW shooter but with the X100 find that the JPGs are often as good, if not better. Fuji seem to know what they are doing here so why not trust the camera if it gets it right? I still usually go for RAW+Fine though, for now ...

    Enough rambling from me, I think I have probably overdone the welcome bit! I hope to be able to contribute more here and am certainly looking forward to seeing all your X100 and other shots too.

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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Hi Lee, welcome from the Netherlands! Thanks for your introduction, not overdone at all!
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Lee, your introduction is not overdone at all, in fact it's the opposite. I know I'm not alone in saying how helpful it is to get to know new members by their initial introduction. We're a broad community from across the world, and I think it helps to know where we each hail from - if people are comfortable sharing. Your photographic path is certainly well traveled and I'm glad you found your way here to SC! I'm also rather biased towards the X100, myself.:biggrin:

    Looking forward to your involvement across the forums, Lee!:drinks:
  4. Hauki

    Hauki SC Regular

    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
    Hi Lee,
    Welcome aboard, look forward to seeing some of your images in the Gallery
  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Hello from the USA, Lee!
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Lee - or G'day as we say in Australia.
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Welcome aboard Lee! I think we may have crossed paths on that other forum ... I haven't been there for a while ... and I forget the name ... GetDPI ... I think.

    It was on the Pentax subforum for the most part, if I remember correctly. Welcome aboard!!!

    Yeah, my K5 has been gathering dust for a while too ... :(
  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Kyle Krug
    Hello and welcome!
  9. Sapphie

    Sapphie SC Regular

    Oct 8, 2011
    Devon, UK
    Hi Armanius

    Indeed that was the place. I guess I need to think about selling some kit in the New Year now that the X100 is my camera of choice :)

  10. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
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    Welcome to Serious Compacts Lee.
  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hello Lee, I've seen your Pentax pics on get DPI too :smile: Welcome to SC, don't get too close, I have a stinking cold !
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Hi Lee, welcome from another Devonian.