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Long time photographer, serious compact user and lurker on SC

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by El Guapo, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi all,
    I've been taking photos since the late 60s, started with an Instamatic.
    Like so many I dabbled with a DSLR but it got left home often so I use compacts, serious compacts.
    Like many of us, I suffer from GAS. I've been a Leica R4s and MP user in the past.
    I've been a long time Ricoh GRD user, I still have the GRD 1 though to current GR.
    I've also been a foveon fan and still love the output from my DP2.

    I currently tote a GR or DP2m in rotation with a EM-5.
    I am a prime guy, my EM-5 options are the Pana 14 / Pana 20 / Olympus 45.
    Although I am going to sell the 20mm for a OM 25 f.18 real soon.
    This replicates the 21/40/100 that I am used to from my OM4 days in the 80s/90s.

    I hope to post some pics and annoy you all with stupid questions and comments soon. :wink:
    Cheers.

    PS: I am enjoying the SC podcasts in my car.
    PPS: I really enjoyed Ray Sach's run down on the GR and Nikon A
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Tell me ElGuapo.....would you say I have a PLETHORA of serious compacts? :wink:
     
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  3. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    haha, yeah I do. Its a funny film and you got it right, its where the tag El Guapo comes from.
    El Guapo has been a bit of in family gag. My eldest brother taunts me with it from time to time!

    Tell me Luke, do you know what is a Plethora ?
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm sorry El Jeffe (spelling?). I don't purport to have your superior intellect. But if you say if you have a plethora..... (that was off the top of my head.......Three Amigos is one of my all-time faves, but I don't like to watch movies over and over again...probably haven't seen it since '92 or so.)
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    for the benefit of everyone else......
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Welcome El Guapo :) Seems like you are well equipped :)
     
  7. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    Thanks for the welcome from a Croweater.
    I have more cameras than I need but not as many as I want.
    Been many moons since I've been to Newcastle. 1970's I think!
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Glad to have you, El Guapo - and now, thanks to you and Luke, I know what movie I'm going to watch next!:biggrin:
     
  9. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

    123
    Jan 23, 2014
    Brighton, UK
    Hi El Guapo, looking forward to seeing your photos.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Its a very different place now, and you wouldn't recognise Kooragang Is. All coal and coal loaders. And they got rid of all the figs in Laman Street, above Civic Park... dreadful.

    More cameras than you need and not as many as you want? You're definitely in the right place :)
     
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  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

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