Let me introduce myself with some first pictures...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Pim, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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    Hello all from The Netherlands! I have been a member of the M43 site for some months (using Oly E-PL2 and E-PL3), have learned a lot and seen some great pictures. Just out of curiosity I bought a NEX 5n today to see what that can do for me...so decided to join this site as well. My favorite subjects are landscapes, architecture, cityscapes etc.. and preferably in black and white these days. I thought I would post some of my recent pictures as a start (still taken with the Oly camera's, hope to give the NEX a good work out soon).

    For all the NEX owners out there, how do you rate the kitlens? I am not sure yet if I want to keep that one (bought it because I found a very good deal on the body plus lens, basically paid only 30 euro or so for the kitlens vs body only) or maybe have a look at the new Sigma lenses, they seem to get very decent reviews. I was thinking of maybe getting the Sigma lenses to make a compact NEX outfit, and keep my Oly zooms for the M43 gear...

    Anyway, and now for the pics...:) Taken during a recent trip to London.

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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Welcome from Rotterdam, Pim! Some nice shots you have there, Looking forward to seeing more from you soon :smile:
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Pim! Great images of some very interesting architecture.
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Pim and welcome to SC. Great architecture shots.
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Welcome to the forum Pim!!

    No longer have the NEX, but I thought the kit zoom was vastly underrated, just like the 16mm. I've seen some wonderful photos from both lenses.
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  6. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your pictures
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Nice work Plm :)
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  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Pim
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  9. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    The nex kit lens is great for a kit lens , but as i've read on various sites, the silver version of the lens is quite a bit better then the black one from the nex 7

    I too come from micro 4/3 and prefer the nex 5n quite a lot more, esp. with the nice lenses coming now (50mm sony, sigma 19 & 30mm, ...) and the GREAT iso performance
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  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    G'day from Down Under mate and welcome aboard :thumbup:

    With images like that Pim I reckon you're going to like it in these parts. mu43 seems more about the kit while this site is more weighted towards the images. Just avoid some of the recidivist GAS junkies on here :wink:

    Hope you join in the Weekly Challenges...
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  11. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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    Thanks Wolf, I will go out today and give the new NEX and the kitlens a bit of a try.. I am thinking maybe that will actually make a nice combo for when I just want to travel light and take the one lens. Most of my pictures are within that particular FOV anyway (from light wide-angle to light tele), and I am sure it will beat the PEN plus Kitlens in that respect, as they are about the same as far as specs go, but of course I can benefit from the Sony sensor. I could keep my PEN kit for when I don't mind taking some more equipment, the NEX line up does miss something there at the moment (like my favorite UWA 9-18 or light and small telezooms).

    Anyway, hope to post some first NEX images soon...:)
  12. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
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    Welcome, those pictures make for a great introduction! :smile:
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  13. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Love your images, they are really powerful & gritty and are a great way to introduce yourself to the forum.

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  14. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Welcome here Pim, please take a seat aboard.
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Great shooting. Welcome! I love your wide angle shots...

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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Pim, welcome!

    Your third and fifth images are my two favorites - very otherworldly and a bit reminiscent of Close Encounters of the Third Kind...or maybe that's because I caught a few minutes of that movie last night? Either way, they're very powerful and intense - which I like. :drinks:
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  17. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    I love your pictures.

    I bought the kit lens fairly recently from another forum member and I've barely had it off the camera since. That said I still play with a lot of Canon FD glass when I want to do things manually rather than using the 18-55. I did a night shoot which the kit lens just couldn't cope with but the FD was magnificent and allowed me to concentrate on the shot, not the camera.

    Look forward to seeing more of your stuff
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  18. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    Wow !! they are some great black and white images !
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Hey everybody.....play around with scrolling screen and stare at the first image. It looks like the ferris wheel is spinning. I'm gonna try this again tonight after a couple beers.
    btw, welcome!
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  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome from Chicagoland Pim. Really like your work!!!!
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