Greetings from Central California

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Mogul, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Hello to all. My "name" is Mogul. This has nothing to do with either my financial status or my skill at Monopoly. In addition to photography, I have a passion for trains. Mogul happens to refer to the wheel arrangement on one of my favorite "toys", a full-size 1873 locomotive (currently in a local museum). At this time, i have no Micro 4/3 gear, but am hopeful of obtaining a body, lenses and related gear in the near future. I look forward to learning from the members of this forum. Thank you.
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  2. Nonnit

    Nonnit Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    I just started in M43, cheap body (used G1) some lenses (oly 45 - samyang 7,5) and I like the results!
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello Mogul and welcome - lots of good info and advice here.
  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Real Name:
    Hi Mogul!

    Welcome aboard.


  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Welcome aboard Mogul. Collecting full size trains is ... well astounding and just cool. Here's an image I took, of a collector who built a station and platform in his backyard.



    PS- As you have yet to acquire a ยต4/3 camera, feel free to ask questions about the right camera for your needs and desires. While I doubt you'll receive a unanimous opinion from the forum members, you'll at least get a lot of information and pointed in the right direction.
  6. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    Seriously? You own your own steam engine?
    How cool is that!!:cool:

    Of course you must post pictures of said engine...:smile:
  7. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Whoa! Let me back up. I do not collect or own any railroad gear. I deeply apologize for the misunderstanding. It is true that I have a passion for railroads and trains. I grew up in a railroad town and spent much of my youth hanging around the yard. But now I indulge my passion as a very active docent at a museum and, whenever possible, a member of a local railroad crew. I also take (generally horrible) pictures of just about anything having to do with the railroad. The engine for which I expressed a special affection is the V&TRR #13 Empire, a beautifully restored 2-6-0 (designated as a Mogul, hence the user name).

    I have just ordered a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 kit, which I hope to be the basis of a "needs specific" kit. I can't handle a DSLR because of weakness in my right arm.

    I thank you for your welcome and offers, and again apologize for having misled anyone.
  8. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Real Name:
    Hi Mogul!Welcome to the forum!
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome Mogul, great place to learn about all things :43:. :cool: