Greetings from Sydney

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by flash, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Real Name:
    Well, actually about 1 hour north...

    Just wanted to say hi. I've been reading some of the old posts and thought that I should at least register.

    I have had my EP-1 since just after release. I wasn't going to get one but I just somehow, ..... did. Now I've got the 17mm and Panny 45-200 I picked up off "the bay" last week. I'll be picking up a wide as well but Id mostly do stitches than single shots, so it's not a priority. That's why i originally came looking, to see what to do about the conflicting IS systems, when I got the 45-200.

    The EP-1 is the latest in a long line of "personal cameras" (X-pan, Mamyia 7II, Linhoff 617, Olympus XA, Leicas etc..) It's a camera that's there for fun, not work. I'm a wedding and commercial photographer and I average around 100K shots per year. But I like to have a camera that's just for fun but more serious than my Canon G10 etc.

    I've really enjoyed the EP-1 and I'm having an absolute blast with the 17mm. 35mm equiv, is not normally a focal length I go for, but I think the optical finder is bringing back what I feel when I shoot with a rangefinder. (I love rangefinders.) I'll probably add a body before the end of the year. An EPL-1 if there's nothing else that can take a proper housing by the time I get around to it.

    Anyway, it's nice to be here.

  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Gordon, many thanks for becoming a member and introducing yourself here. I do hope you'll post some of your E-P1 photos soon, too. Glad to have you on the board. You've got some fellow Aussies, here as well.:thumbup:
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Hi Gordon, welcome and thanks for joining the discussion!
  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    welcome to here
    from nyc
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome from the West.
  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Gordon, good to know we got some more Aussie's in the boat. Welcome aboard! I'm up near Toowoomba in Queensland. He far would you be from Camden?
    Anyway got to get back to cotton picking.
  7. DavidB

    DavidB Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Welcome from further south!
  8. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Real Name:
    Welcome Gordon, from another Sydney-sider.


  9. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Gordon.
  10. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Real Name:
    I'm the other way. Terrigal if you want to google it. Camden's about 1 hour south west of Sydney.


  11. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Real Name:
    May as well start with this one.


    It's a 7 shot stitch from the South Coast of NSW.


  12. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 27, 2010
    SO CAL
  13. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    good to see a few australians using the forum