Please welcome me aboard!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Duane Pandorf, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    I've got the Ricoh GR Digital III fever and found this forum as a place to help me get acquainted with my new hardware when it arrives.

    I've been lugging a DSLR around for a few years now and have finally decided it was time to buy a "decent" compact camera.

    I have a major hiking trip planned in June and the DSLR is not going on the trip. The hiking trip is over 11 days and 80 some miles in the mountains of northern New Mexico in June. There will be 13 of us in our crew, 2 of us adults and the rest Boy Scouts.

    I've got permission from the "boss" to give B&H Photo some of my business and hope to have the camera in hand later this week when they reopen.

    Duane
     
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  2. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    olli
    Welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing some of your shots when you get the camera. It sounds like a fantastic trip. Good luck.
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Duane. You have picked a good camera for the hike.
     
  4. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    You can't believe the time I've spent racking my brain trying to make a decision. The GRD came out of left field. Knew nothing about until the last couple days. I work a 7 on 7 off schedule and fortunately this week at work I've had time in the hotel to do some research. I've about bought a G-12 twice, the P7000 3 times. I think you get the picture.

    From everything I've read and a couple emails back and forth with others I think I'm making the right decision. I've wanted a "travel" camera for a while now but none of them have done anything for me.

    I'm jazzed about this one!
     
  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    Mark
    G'day from Down Under Duane. Top choice with the GRDIII - regret selling my GRDII most days. Great place to help you get acquainted with your gear and share the fruits of your hike on your return.

    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    BB
    Welcome Duane - I can feel your excitement! B&H reopens tomorrow I believe so get ready - and promise to let us know what you think once you get her fired up and take some photographs!:biggrin:
     
  7. PeterB666

    PeterB666 SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

    Welcome on board, Duane.
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Hello and welcome here Duane !
     
  9. Wouter Brandsma

    Wouter Brandsma   S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Welcome to see you here too Duane after the mail exchange of last Eastern.