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Hello from the UK

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Ben Casper, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Ben Casper

    Ben Casper SC Regular

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    I'm Ben from Kent and would like to introduce myself as a senior member in years only. I've always had an interest in photography, graduating to Nikon in the '80s with all of my cameras and lenses picked up used ending with an F3 and F4 which I still use occasionally. These days I'm retired from business and treated myself to a Nikon Df as it was close to what I had been used to in the film days. I also use an Olympus em10 when I need to carry a light camera and enjoy using it as much as my Df. My other interests include current affairs, rugby, art, music, Stepnen King and Scandinavian Noir in all its forms. I look forward to enjoying this forum and reading posts from other members.
     
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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hello Ben :Welcome:
     
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  3. taqtaq

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    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    Tuukka
    Welcome Ben!
     
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ben! Where have you been!? ;)

    Another warm welcome from Sunny Frimley!
     
  5. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Hi Ben. Watched "In order of disappearance" the other day. That was a fun bit of noir
     
  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hi Ben, welcome to the lounge from soggy Herefordshire
     
  7. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    ... and from dark Marlow.

    -R
     
  8. Ben Casper

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    Beautiful county which featured in one of my favourite childhood books "Three men in a boat". Always makes me smile when I think of it.

    Ben
     
  9. Ben Casper

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    Thanks Martin
     
  10. Ben Casper

    Ben Casper SC Regular

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    I haven't come across that one, but it sounds good. BTW I'm also into French crime e.g. Spiral and Braquo really hard hitting, though I don't get much tv time. Braquo is unbelievably true to life.
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Excellent - we need more Df users. I love that camera's output.
     
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  12. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Welcome from Amsterdam! Good to have you here :)
     
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  13. Ben Casper

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    Glad to add to the numbers, though I must use it more. Taken today and hoping to become a barista :)
    23432000221_f27c6fb543_c. Hario drip coffee kit by Ben Casper, on Flickr
     
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  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    If I HAD to have a Nikon camera, it would be the Df.
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Welcome Ben. I like the output of those Nikons. You're in good company here.
     
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  16. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Welcome Ben! I am sure we will see each other in the Df threads frequently.
     
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  17. Ben Casper

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    Thank you Antonio....I look forward too
     
  18. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Welcome Ben (actually, a second welcome after having done so in the Df thread).
    Enjoy your time here and your Df!
     
  19. Ben Casper

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Kent UK
    Ben Casper
    Thank you Pniev and thanks for liking my coffee pic. I am beginning to enjoy myself and will be using my Df much more.
     
  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Ben and a warm welcome from Australia.