New guy with a serious compact! :)

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by IVN, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

    457
    Aug 27, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I'm the new guy with a Nikon V1 and N1 lenses. I've been shooting analogue for many years before lacklusterly switching ("part time") to DSLRs and going full digital with the N1 system some 9 months ago. This is the first digital camera that I feel is small and fast enough to make me no longer want to use my SLRs and Contax G1. I'm used to the form factor of the Nikon F3 and Contax G1, and thus I've had a hard time getting used to "huge" APSC-DSLRs. Where I come from "full frame" cameras are tiny. ;)

    Can't wait to get to know you all!

    Regards,
    Ivan
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    welcome Ivan...share some photos when time permits
     
  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Welcome,

    I sort of traveled the same road, although I'm sure the detours along the way, were quite different. At this point, the pace has slowed down almost to stop, gear wise. E-p3 and a couple MF lenses, gets the job done, Though, I plan another AF in to not too distant future. Enjoying my own comfortable photography style and pace.

    Beware, The tendency for chronic GAS, that is so prevalent on these forums! :smile:
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Welcome! Post many photos and don't be TOO "Serious", lol.
     
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    ^ what he said.
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Welcome aboard Ivan!
     
  7. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

    457
    Aug 27, 2013
    Thank you all for the warm welcome and kind words! :)
    Well, what can I say, I've had serious GAS, but I've gotten over it. In my analogue phase I used to buy a "new" (used, really) camera every other month. Since I've gotten the V1, I have only bought the Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 and two cheap C-Mount lenses, which cost me well under 100 bucks. I'm still waiting for those to arrive. That's like 250 bucks in 9 months. Not bad. :)
     
  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Famous last words. You say that now... :biggrin:
     
  9. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
  10. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    hello :)
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Welcome Ivan!:026::drinks:
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Welcome Ivan, always glad to see more shooters with the Nikon 1 cameras :)
     
  13. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Hi Ivan! :smile:
     
  14. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Welcome, Ivan. You've quite a history in photography!
    Have a good time here. Looking forward to your photos.
    Peter
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I just recommended that my sister get a V1 plus the 30-110 and try it for sports shooting. She was complaining about the heft of her 5D2.
     
  16. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    G'day and welcome to the good ship Serious Compacts
    Not sure you know what you've boarded though, as some passengers on here might not help you much with the motion sickness (a.k.a GAS) :wink:
     
  17. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I took receipt of a "new" Takumar today... :redface:
     
  18. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

    457
    Aug 27, 2013
    Thank you all! I'm also active on the DPreview N1 forum, and I must say, SC is much better, with far less arguing and bickering, as far as I can tell. You folks seem like a kind spirited bunch. :smile:
     
  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    It's nice in here.
     
  20. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the less time you spend on DPreview, the better off you'll be. Welcome, Ivan.