Greeetings from the Cheddarsphere

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Bill E. Pilgrim, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Bill E. Pilgrim

    Bill E. Pilgrim Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 30, 2012
    NE Wisconsin
    Hello all. I'm a long time photographer new to micro 4/3. Started shooting with my dad's Retina as a kid back in '66. Worked in a photo lab as a high school student '72-'74, shooting with a Mamiya-Sekor 1000DTL. Went to Nikon a few years later. Had a F3 and FM2n and a bunch of nice glass which I liquidated about 8 years ago, while it was still worth something. Suffered with a 35mm point and shoot for a few years, got into digital with a Nikon P80. Micro 4/3 caught my eye when it hit the market.

    Took the plunge last week with a GX1, LVF2, 14-42 and a 45-150. It sure is nice to have a serious camera again, I'm really pleased with my new gear.

    I've been looking around here for a few days, this is a great forum and I look forward to hanging out with you folks.
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Welcome. Wow, a Retina. That beats my SP500 by a few years. You'll like mu43; it's getting to be a reasonably mature system.
     
  3. Bill E. Pilgrim

    Bill E. Pilgrim Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Nov 30, 2012
    NE Wisconsin
    My dad bought the Retina IIa in the navy, 1951. Dad's gone but we still have the camera. Works fine, but probably could use a CLA. I should shoot a roll with it one of these days.
     
  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Bill, welcome aboard.

    But you're making me feel really old :biggrin:.

    Great to have you with us.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome aboard! :43: is really becoming a solid system - lots of good lenses and some fine cameras. Enjoy!
     
  6. Bill E. Pilgrim

    Bill E. Pilgrim Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Nov 30, 2012
    NE Wisconsin
    Thanks, guys. I've been working overtime lately and haven't spent as much time with my new camera as I'd like. Got to dig into the owners manual and try some things today and every minute spent convinces me that my decision to go mu43 was a good one.

    A new bag and tripod arrived this week, some of my overtime dough will be set aside fore a couple more lenses. And so it goes..
     
  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    It is a great forum and you are very welcome!