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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by P.H, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Hi, found this site while looking for LX5 information a few months back and now having had one to play with for a couple of months thought I'd pop back to see if I can actually learn to use it:redface:
    My main leisure activity is cycling, as a tourist rather than racer, and it'd be a shame to cycle to so many nice places and not take a few photos.
    My digital camera history is Olympus Camidia C-2000Z, Olympus C7000 and now the LX5. The Olys were good cameras but it's only the LX5 that's made me want to do more than point and shoot... which is why I'm here.
     
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  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Welcome :)
     
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  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi PH

    Welcome to serious compacts.

    I can't agree more!
     
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  4. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    652
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome!
     
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi and welcome here!
     
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome PH. The LX5 has a lot of followers here so share some of your shots with us. Any questions just ask.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    P.H., I'm so glad you came back and thank you for introducing yourself here, as well. The LX5 is a great little jewel of a camera, but I am rather prejudiced since I have one myself.

    Welcome and please make yourself at home, P.H. Take a look around at the different forums and don't hesitate to start a new thread (topic) or add to an existing one. We're a pretty friendly group and very glad to have you here.:th_salute:
     
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  8. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello and welcome to SC
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Welcome P.H

    we lived in Poles Road, Kirk Langley from from 1978 to 1983 - I worked just down the road in Burton-on-Trent for a printing and Mail Order Company, although most of my time was spend helping to look after their companies in France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Austria.

    You will enjoy it here_lots of fun
     
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  10. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

    131
    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Well, thank you all for such a warm welcome. I'm trying to find my way around, but keep getting led down a different route, there is so much on here. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions, I'm no stranger to the way of forums, though the others are cycling ones. I know how the same question gets asked every week, I'll try and see if the information is already here, I've already found plenty to be getting on with.
    I've posted three of my favorite photos in the members gallery, to show I get lucky sometimes...
     
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  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Very nice photos P.H. They don't look like "lucky" shots to me! Now I'm really looking forward to your photos :smile:
     
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  12. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi PH

    Post them here ... your photos will get lost into oblivion if you just hide them in the gallery! What kind of bike have you got?
     
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  13. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

    131
    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Thank you, that's very kind.
     
  14. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

    131
    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    It took me a while to work out what you meant... I'll try one...
    big_moon.
    How simple is that!!

    I've just set up a Flicker account with a few more, including photos of my three bikes.
    Flickr: P.H.bike's Photostream
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow! Wonderful and thanks so much for your Flickr link, too!

    When you wrote "bike", I just naturally assumed....:wink:

    P.H., you're definitely doing more than getting "lucky".

    Please take a look at the various image threads in the Photography forum: https://www.photographerslounge.org/forum.php#image-threads where you'll see different subjects that you may want to add, too, etc. Within the different camera forums we also have some camera specific image threads, as well.

    So glad you're finding your way around in here!

    P.S. If you'd like to, please add your Flickr link to your signature line - via your Profile settings.
     
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  16. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi PH

    Thanks for sharing your pictures ... love the one you posted above. Look forward to seeing more.
     
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  17. expressmart

    expressmart New to SC

    5
    Mar 18, 2011
    Hello and welcome ,thanks for your introduction
     
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  18. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    316
    Sep 14, 2010
    Welcome PH and what a stunning photo, well done!

    As others have said, there are plenty of LX5 users here like myself and BB. If you have any questions just start up a thread and we'll all do our best to help. We may also have a few useful tricks depending on the photography you're interested in.
     
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  19. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

    131
    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Hello again

    Hi again. I've been away so long I thought a re introduction was in order.
    I think I may have lost the plot a bit about a year and a half ago. I was so blown away with the upgrade from my other P&S cameras to the LX5 I wanted to take it even further. After owning three cameras over seven yeas, I went through three in under three months:redface: LX5>Samsung NX10>Panny GF3> Panny GX1 which I've now had for a year. I'm getting on great with the GX1 but there are times I think I'd have been better off sticking with the LX. I can't think of a single criteria where the GX isn't vastly superior to the LX, so I can't figure why I ended up keeping more photos in the year I had the LX than I have in the last year with the GX. It may be mental, in that I just have higher expectations with the better camera, or it may just be that I understood the LX's abilities and limitations better... time will tell.
    Oh dear, I only meant to say hi again and thanks to those who've been thanking my posts in my absence. .