Hello from Ukraine

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by stratokaster, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    I became interested in photography fairly recently (in 2003, to be exact), when my family gave me a lightly used Casio QV-3000EX as a New Year present. Its image quality quickly became limiting factor for me. In 2005, I acquired Sony DSC-R1 for travels and thus began my struggle with high quality, but fairly bulky cameras. I also used to have Pentax DSLRs (K-m, later K-x, both now gone). I sold my Pentaxes when I noticed that they're basically sitting on my shelf and gathering dust while I was busy shooting with a cheap Panasonic point-and-shoot.

    My search for a high-quality and relatively compact camera ended when Olympus introduced E-P1. I loved this camera and still think it's great. Later I gave it to my sister. Now I'm going to get Panasonic G2 as a Christmas gift for myself. I know it's not as compact as E-P1 but I need its video mode for some of my projects. It's still tiny compared to my old trusty Sony R1, though.

    I think this site is great. Many think that 'good camera' = 'large camera'. I guess we need to spread the word about serious compacts to help people get rid of bulky DSLRs.
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  2. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham SC Regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    Привіт та вітають

    Hello and Welcome from the USA
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  3. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    welcome strat
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome.
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hello and welcome from Holland !
  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
  7. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Welcome from England :)
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Stratokaster, many thanks for stopping in to introduce yourself. I know you've already made yourself at home and look forward to your continued involvement here. Your sister is very fortunate to have such a generous brother! Looking forward to more from you in 2011!
  9. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    She is indeed lucky because my wife has no interest in photography whatsoever and I hate selling things when I can just give them to friends/family (unless I really need money).
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