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Hi From Rome!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by avidone, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Hi All-- I am sure I know some of you from mu43, but also decided to join seriouscompacts as well since I am diversifying a bit-- now waiting on a Ricoh GRD1 new-old stock Anniversary Edition
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    You are very welcome here.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    avidone, congratulations will soon be in order! In the meantime, welcome from across the hall, to Serious Compacts.:th_salute:
     
  4. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello and welcome.
     
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hello :smile:
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Ciao Avidone! Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Anniversary edition? Does that mean that you bought the cool blue fairy model?
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome here from Holland.
     
  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Welcome, good choice of camera!
     
  10. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Hi everyone! Thanks for the welcome! Special greetings @Lili-- I keep seeing your pics and posts from years of GRD all over the place-- you are the Grand Mistress of GRD, I think.

    @Luckypenguin-- yes, it is the G.D. Screaming Blue Fairy Princess Smurf blue model. Cool? I don't know... maybe I will change my mind when I see it "live", but I would have preferred black; the good part is that it is new, with warranty and at a good price. I don't think it is easy to find all that in black. As I said on mu43, at least there is no danger of people on the streets taking me seriously carrying something that looks like it came out of Barbies's lunchpail. In Italy, where people are not always of good cheer about being in random photos, I need all the help I can get. Since I already tend to dress in "comfortable" clothes, rather than stylish ones, I figure add the silly blue camera and they will just pity me as some really dorky specimen of a tourist. I already have a general strategy when someone tries to say something to me in Italian that I don't want to deal with-- I look confused and answer in Hebrew (much more likely to stump them than English or German). Nonetheless I am still a bit timid about street shooting, but trying to do it more...

    I was, in fact, out today shooting from the hip with my E-PL1, though I am now fighting my "upgraded" Aperture 3.2 which is crashing repeatedly, so not sure when I will get any out on Flickr
     
  11. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi Avidone

    Welcome to SC! I'm trying my hand at street photography with my new GRD3. I know there are a few others here keen to learn that genre so you are not on your own. Looking forward to seeing your street pics.
     
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Alright!!! You've gotta post an image of it when it arrives! I'm thinking it will look awesome, but I guess screaming blue fairies might be an acquired taste to some.
     
  13. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    It's here! In only four days, which is warp speed considering the Italian Post... and it does not look so bad; feels really solid and well-made. And it seems WEE-tiny compared to my "compact" E-PL1. I used up a pair of AAA batteries just update FW from 2.2 to 2.4 and making basic settings. As soon as the regular battery charges I am hitting the streets.


    20111014-_A143573.jpg by Asher Berry, on Flickr
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congrats Asher! I think your blue skies GRD1 might just be the ticket to photographing under the radar just because it doesn't look stealthy. Seriously!

    Now it's time to update your signature line.:biggrin:
     
  15. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    @BB-- signature updated! and I think you are right about not needing stealth. I went around this afternoon shooting sometimes from the hip and sometimes stopping and aiming and I am SURE I did not get as many funny looks as with my E-PL1. Also, with sounds turned off, and even with spot focus but for sure with snap focus it is SO silent that I kept having to check whether I had taken shots or not. Today I set it on P for most shooting, just to not worry too much and slow myself down... only slight difficulties come from just how small it is and sometimes accidentally pressing the exposure comp button or on/off button.

    I will post some miscellaneous test shots here and then some others in the Street Thread
     
  16. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
  17. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

    32
    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy