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Hello from Mid-Michigan, USA!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by twokatmew, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Hello, my name is Margaret, and I've been spending time over at Mu-43.com during the last few months, as I recently sold my Pentax gear after getting an LX-5 and discovering this comparatively tiny camera can take great pics. :smile: Finding I often needed better high ISO performance, I added an E-PM1 for that and its IBIS. I won't give up my LX-5 though. :smile:

    My dad gave me my first camera ~1975, an Agfa 110 (the Pocket 2008 I believe), with "flipflash." ~1981, I upgraded to a 35mm manual SLR, the Fujica STX-1 with a 55mm f/2.2 lens. I used the Fujica till I purchased my first digital camera in 2001, a Nikon Coolpix 880. Sadly I replaced it with a Canon SD630 in 2006. :wink: I'm only a snap shooter, but I live to photograph pets indoors, so I'm forever chasing better high ISO performance and faster lenses. I still get better shots using manual mode -- providing my subjects sit still long enough for me to fiddle with settings -- which unfortunately is a rarity. :tongue:

    Now that I'm retired, I'm able to make more time to resume my photography hobby and (I hope) to become a better photographer. :smile:
     
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  2. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Welcome Margaret, you have a couple of great cameras, look forward to see some of your pet pictures soon!
     
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Margaret!
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome here Margaret. Thanks for joining this wonderful forum.
     
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Welcome Margaret, and thanks for your introduction! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your shots. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you have 2 cats? :tongue:
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    welcome from another midwestnerner
     
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  7. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Thx! I had two cats when I began using "twokatmew" some years ago. Now I have three, but I always have at least one. :smile: Three is my max though!

    Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
     
  8. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Thx for the warm welcome everyone! I forgot to mention that I took the shot I use for my avatar with my LX5. I used macro mode and cropped heavily. My now 12-yr-old Ben posed for the shot, and he was half asleep at the time. :smile:

    Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
     
  9. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Hi Margaret! I, too, am an ex-Pentaxian with an LX5... and I love shooting my cats!

    Glad you decided to join up. :smile:
     
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  10. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Welcome, welcome. I started with the LX5 myself and it's been downhill ever since.
     
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  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Hey Yeats, didn't you used to frequent PentaxForums? I think I remember seeing you over there. :smile: I was sad to leave such a great forum, but I'm very happy to have found this forum and Mu-43 ... also great, friendly, helpful places. :biggrin:
     
  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Downhill? I was perusing the cat thread last night, and I saw lots of great photos over there, many from you! :biggrin:
     
  13. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Shhhh... don't tell anyone! :flowers_2:
     
  14. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome to SC!
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Margaret, thank you so much for your jumping right in and introducing yourself - now, please, please share some of your photographs with us!

    Love your avatar shot - what an incredible eye color!:drinks:
     
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  16. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    Soon, I promise! Life's caused me to set the camera down for a bit. But I'll post a few from the last few months till I can get back to shooting. :smile:

    Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
     
  17. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

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    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret