Hello from Houston, Texas, USA!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Armanius, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Hi everyone! Got invited by BBW to join Serious Compacts, so finally decided to join! Used to frequent MU-43.com as well, but not as much lately, because I haven't been using my m4/3 stuff as of lately.

    I got into photography around 12/2008 and it has been quite a fun experience. I was just looking for a hobby and now I have a passion. Before then, I'd owned one fixed focus film camera from Walgreens, one Canon Elph with APS film, and one of the first digital Canon Elph (2 megapixel camera). Photography has also given me a chance to bond w/ my father and my sister, who are both avid photographers.

    One of the biggest negatives about photography for me is that I am a gear-head, gadget-freak, and/or just a plain tech-junkie. So I keep buying more stuff. Probably have more than stuff than I'll ever need. Maybe they'll find a cure for gear-lust one day. Let's hope so before I go bankrupt!
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Real Name:
    BB
    Hey, Armanius, glad to see you here! My you do have quite a list going there of current cameras.:wink: Next stop here for you is to post some photos with each!:biggrin:

    How do you like that little Leica VLux-20, by the way?
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    VLux? Eh .... Highly ... Not recommended. There's nothing on it that the ZS7 does not have, other than the red dot and Photoshop Elements.
     
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  4. 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 Armanius - that's a serious collection you have there.
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Real Name:
    Bill
    Hi mate, and welcome

    There is a Leica image thread on here - I'm a Leica fan, (M8, M6 and M4), - post some with your M9 to keep us all "arguing" - seriously I mean some of us (the more enlightened), won't - I love my, (bought used a few months ago), M8, (now needs a sensor clean) - but the IQ on the M9 is just something else - amazing I mean

    Post some of yours - I would really like to see them and then we can start to compete with GetDPI
     
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  6. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Hello and welcome here from Holland !
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    BB
    :thiagree: Please do post some Armanius!
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thanks Bill! Yes, it's quite the collection. Makes the girlfriend cringe everytime I get something new! I need to sell some of my stuff off for sure. To fund more stuff that is! How is Perth at this time of the year? I'd love to visit Australia sometime in the near future. Alas, I'm still stuck in Houston.
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thanks for the welcome Bill. I remember your avatar from the Mu-43 site. Is that a photo of Michael Caine? The M9 is indeed pretty amazing. Spent entirely too much for it when I was infatuated with Leica. I'm actually pondering whether or not to sell it, so that I can fund more gear of other sorts. I had a M8 for a few days, and thought that the photos from it were a bit sharper than the M9. Maybe the whole IR-filterless thing. I like the M8's 1/8000 max shutter speed too. Kinda silly that the M9 tops out at 1/4000. Makes shooting wide open during daylight difficult.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thank you for the welcome Herman!
     
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  11. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Colin
    Welcome Armanius, and Hello from Scotland. Glad you've joined us :smile:
     
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  12. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome!
     
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  13. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Yes....I too remember you Armanius though you may not remember me from MU43, I was just plain Pete over their. Funny how we have trickled over to this great little site.
    Cheers,
    Pete
     
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  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
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    Thank you Fiddler! Scotland, another one of those places that I have always wanted to visit!
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thank you Alf! Why is it that every member in this site seem to live in really cool places, except for me?
     
  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Thank you Pete! BBW recruited me to come over. Great site. Everyone is so friendly. Big change from DPreview! Love your bio. Congrats on 37 years!! :) And I love those plate lunches too! Only been to Hawaii once. But got to experience about half a dozen plate lunches. Sure beat eating at the fancy restaurants. My biggest unexpected yummy experience was eating spam and Portuguese sausage with rice at McDonald's.