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A Lancashire Lad in Scotland

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by StephenL, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Hi - having just joined this forum I thought it might be appropriate to say hello.

    I've been an active member on the Olympus UK E-system user group for a while, but now that I've gone completely micro-four-thirds, I thought I'd better join here also!

    I now have an E-P2 and a G2, and a plethora of Olympus, Panasonic, and third-party lenses in various mounts, and have rediscovered the pleasures of manual focus, which became very difficult when I moved to digital in 1999 but which is now ridiculously easy with the advent of EVFs.

    I will probably lurk a lot while I find my feet here - bear with me!
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Hi Stephen,
    like you I moved from the E system to m4/3, having begun my photography many years ago before auto focusing and the like, so it's been a great pleasure to go back to what you so correctly describe as the pleasures of manual focus.
    We'll be keeping an eye out for you lurking somewhere, but hey, don't stay lurking for too long, jump in and enjoy.

    Barrie
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Stephen - you have followed a familiar path.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Stephen, glad to have you here! I'll look forward to seeing some of some of your photos, soon.
     
  5. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Hello and welcome, from near Edinburgh!
     
  6. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Thanks - how near? I'm twixt Aberlady and Longniddry.

     
  7. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Other side, West Lothian
     
  8. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Used to live in East Calder, 20+ years ago!

     
  9. dko22

    dko22 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Didn't know there was anything much between Aberlady and Longniddry! I quite often go for a potter on the Aberlady Bents or a bit further along the coast.

    David
     
  10. Briar

    Briar Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Bonnie Scotland
    Hi Stephen, welcome to the forum. Finding your feet is easy, just look down! :smile: Now that that is sorted, I'm sure you will find yourself at home in no time here, everyone is so helpful and friendly, and we are always keen to see each other's photographs. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
     
  11. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Ever heard of a small cottage called Gosford House? We live (and work) on the estate.

     
  12. dko22

    dko22 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Oh, that's the large estate you can't really see from the road isn't it? I'm sure I've seen the entrance. I rather suspect that it's a bit more than a small cottage!?
     
  13. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hello Stephen, welcome here !
     
  14. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    That's the place. I work in and around the Big Hoose. Open to the public Thurs-Sun, 1-4pm, till mid September. Guided tours by the wife! (and others)

     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Stephen, I see you've already made yourself at home. Glad to have you here.:biggrin:
     
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  16. StephenL

    StephenL Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Thanks. Seems a friendly set of locals here. :2thumbs:

     
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