Greetings from Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by JonK, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. JonK

    JonK New to Mu-43

    Jan 13, 2011
    Hong Kong
    The arrival of the Pen 1 brought me back into the love of photography after years of indolence having given up film and my B&W darkroom.

    I was very frustrated by the focussing limitations in the early days and so added a Leica M9 with an selection of lenses to my bag; the Pen languished...

    Then with the firmware updates' improvement in the Pen's performance plus big increases in my processing abilities, I have happily welcomed back my PEN as a viable alternative to my M9, being lighter, cheaper and smaller! I use the pancake 17mm plus the Pan 7-14 and am considering getting a tele-zoom for those times when the M just can't do the job.

    I've been reprocessing some of my earlier shots with LR3 plus the Nik Software plugins and been pleasantly surprised!

    I look forward to posting and chatting with other members
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  2. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Welcome to the forum. I have the Panny 7-14 too and love it, here's a pic I took last year inside the Man Mo Temple in Hollywood Road. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

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  3. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Welcome Jon and Hello from Scotland. Glad you decided to join us. I have an e-p1 too, and I like the images I get out of it. I use it with the 17mm Oly or 20mm Pany, and legacy lenses. Enjoy your photography!

    All the best,

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  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    I love your photo, Glenn!
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Hello and welcome, JonK, from wintery and snowy New York! Thanks so much for your introduction. It is interesting isn't it what a difference a firmware improvement can make - and how much Lightroom and those nice Nik plug-ins can do. It took me a long time to come around to using both, and I am very glad I finally did.

    Glenn - beautiful light in that scene of yours!

    JonK, I look forward to your involvement and to your photographs!
  6. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Hi Jon,

    I'm a new member here too and usually go to HK once a year if we can. I love the place so look forward to seeing some of your photos when you get some up here!

    Over the years, I've been there with a Sony Cybershot P200, Canon S3iS, 350D, Canon G10, 500D and a Holga. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting over there this Easter with my GF-1. Looking forward to walking around fairly lightly loaded, compared to when I've been lugging around a DSLR the past couple of times!

    Don't be shy in getting some links/photos up! :)
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    A big California welcome JonK.

  8. briandforever

    briandforever Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    waiting to see your hongkong pics :)
  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Jon - you have good taste in cameras.
  10. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2010
    A big hello from another HK-er.

    That 7-14mm is the perfect lens for the territory.

  11. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Thanks, just booked my next trip to HK in May:smile:
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Welcome aboard... I'm sure you'll enjoy the level of quality discussion exhibited here. I know that I have.

  13. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Damn you, I knew it would be and it's looking like I'll be coming over again at beginning of April. It was already on the shopping list but i can see it moving up towards the top! Lol

    Do you have any shots in an online album anywhere :smile:

    Edit: Whats the 7-14mm retail for in HK anyways? Might be worth my while holding out until I get there!
  14. Rob1975

    Rob1975 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 31, 2010
  15. shoturtle


    Oct 15, 2010
    Welcome, I was just there, had a nice time on vacation.
  16. mking

    mking New to Mu-43

    Feb 17, 2012
    Perth Australia
  17. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    Welcome to the forum. I was in HK 3 weeks ago. I met up with another member as well.
    What a nice place for camera gear.
  18. mking

    mking New to Mu-43

    Feb 17, 2012
    Perth Australia
    Thanks David,

    Really looking forward to the trip!