Hello from australia. Late to the party

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Pav, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Pav

    Pav Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2014
    Hi all!

    I live on the gold coast, australia, i've been a film shooter for quite some time.... then moved to a nikon v1 kit which i adored for the fast focus, but... it just never quite felt right in the hand. so i have just picked up a Panasonic Gx1 body for next to nothing i plan to use with some manual lenses, and possibly pick up the pancake 20 and power zoom for a little travel combo :) (minimal investment to foray into a new system)
    hope to be a regular poster here! been browsing for a while and seems like this is a very active forum, which is great!

    i like to shoot life around me, some wildlife, people, places, nothing professional, just for fun. Just documenting my life and the life of my friends and family :)

    anyway, a big hello to you all!
  2. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    Welcome to the party - don't think of it as late, think of your arrival as fashionable ;-)
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Welcome aboard - feel free o jump right in!
  4. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Welcome - seems to be a few Aussies here, so I'm sure you'll fit right in. you'll love your new camera - manual focus lenses are a joy on MFT, I think...

  5. NoTan2

    NoTan2 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 16, 2014
    Newcastle NSW Australia
    For a country with a small population, we do pretty well, don't we? :smile:

    Welcome, Pav.
  6. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    G'day mate!
  7. Pav

    Pav Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2014
    Cheers everyone! Good to see quite a few of us Aussies on here. Where I'm from I Don't see that many m43 users. Mainly canon and Nikon DSLR boys...
    I certainly don't envy them. Carrying all that weight!

    Sent from my XT1033 using Mu-43 mobile app
  8. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Welcome! There is a strong Aussie contingent here on Mu-43, and all are a friendly bunch!
  9. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    I think there must be at least some μ43 users on the Gold Coast - I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of shelf space given to Olympus at the camera shop at Pacific Fair when I visited last year. I reckon they had every current Olympus μ43 body and lens on display.:2thumbs:
  10. Pav

    Pav Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2014
    Yeah a few camera shops here have lots on display which is great :) but outside in the real world I don't see many people shooting them here? I suppose that's because they are easier to tuck away and carry when not in use than a bulky SLR :-D

    Sent from my XT1033 using Mu-43 mobile app
  11. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Giday Pav. Welcome 'ere. I'm from near Toowoomba way, few Queenslanders represent!

    Looking forward to seeing your photos.