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Hello from south Devon

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by grebeman, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Hi, having posted a couple of replies to threads I thought I had better introduce myself here. On and off photographer for the last 40 years, re-awakened interest when I was invited onto a natural history photography course in 2001 as a reward for my volunteering efforts on a local nature reserve. The course featured some digital work and my eyes were re-opened using a borrowed Coolpix 800. Went through a Coolpix 880 and then 4500 before finally settling on an Olympus E-1 bought cheaply at the end of their production run.
    Recently obtained a GF-1 with 20mm and 45mm lenses, now have ordered a G-1 body to have the facility of a decent viewfinder for macro work.
    Looking forward to using the GF-1 with the 20 mm lens to replicate happy days spent with my original camera, a Voigtlander Bessa roll film camera taking 8 on 120 roll film.

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  2. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Barrie ! Nice to have you here !
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Welcome Barrie! Did you keep the lens for your Bessa? Would be perfect for your GF1 now!
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Hi Armanius, the Bessa referred to was a pre WW2 folding roll film camera, so sadly not applicable to the modern era, but built by the true Voigtlander company. Am contemplating getting some modern Voigtlander lenses since I do like the old manual style, even if the f stops for setting DOF have to be converted in ones head for use on :43:
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome to the board, Barrie - very glad you found your way here. Very interesting intro about how you ended up in the digital photo world, too. I hope you'll become involved in many of the discussions.:smile:
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  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Welcome Barrie, make yourself at home :friends:


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  7. NeilP

    NeilP New to Mu-43

    Mar 19, 2010
    Cornwall, UK
    Hi Barrie from another SW member (Cornwall).
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  8. Enrique

    Enrique Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Wellcome Barrie¡¡:smile:
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