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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by raider, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. raider

    raider New to SC

    6
    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi,

    Howdy everyone :)

    I have been lurking around in this forum but only decided to join as a member a couple of days back. Me and wife are both Pentax DSLR users. I have the K-7 and she has the K-x. But we are finding that we need a good compact camera (actually we need 2 :-> ) when we do not want to bring our gears with us and this forum is dedicated to serious compacts :) Love this forum :)

    Cheers
    raider
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello raider and welcome to the forum. Lots of info to browse here and feel free to ask questions.
     
  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello and welcome.
     
  4. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi, welcome to Serious Compacts.

    Our enquiring minds will be interested to read which serious compacts you and your wife decide on, and, of course, seeing your photos!
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    raider, thanks for your intro and welcome to you - and to your wife, in abstentia. Who knows, perhaps your wife will join us here eventually, with her own photographs?

    Very glad to have you here!:drinks:
     
  6. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Hi Raider,
    like yourself I was a lurker, and also found the need for a "serious compact". To be sure I recently purchased a Panasonic LX2 on ebay. (Aus $140). Love it and keep it in the car. For my special needs I use a Panasonic G1, GF1 and three lenses (20mm, 14-45mm and 45-200mm) Also a bag of Canon FD legacy lenses. Might you consider a Panasonic LX5 as your "serious Compact"?
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  7. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome!
     
  8. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

    275
    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Hi.... where about in Oz are you?
     
  9. andrewh973

    andrewh973 SC Regular

    132
    Mar 13, 2011
    NYC metro are
    Hello, raider!
     
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    G'day Raider...and welcome. Mal I assume with a moniker like "Raider" that his from around the ACT? :wink:

    Great forum mate, with top folks and great advice. Good luck in your search for the ideal serious compact...it's quite a field you have to choose from. Having said that, do remember that a few folks here shoot with the smaller Pentax K's and pass them off as serious compacts....so feel free to use images from them to show your style.
     
  11. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

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