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Hello from Texas

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by jackchalat, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. jackchalat

    jackchalat New to Mu-43

    Jan 22, 2015
    Texas, USA
    Hi all,

    I've been reading through this forum for a while for the tips/tricks on MFT gears. It has been very helpful since this is a relatively new system compared to the Canikon. Hopefully I can help others who is learning about MFT system as well. I will try to be active on this forum. But I'd rather go take photos...

    My name is Jack for short. Graduated from college not long ago, currently working as a programmer. I was born in Thailand. English is a second language to me.

    Before using MFT, I used superzoom bridge like Panny FZ150. Olympus E-PL1 is my first MFT camera. I was in college and was naturally too poor to buy a good DSLR. The $150 E-PL1 was very attractive. Now, I use E-M5 and GX7 mostly with lenses ranging from manual prime to fast zoom. I like MFT as a system overall. The only thing I dislike is the lens price.

    Texas isn't known as a photogenic destination compared to the other states in the US. Still, here are some highlights.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackchalat/15962365166" title="Desert Sunrise by Jack Chaiyakhom, on Flickr"> 15962365166_6b238dc2e0. "500" height="375" alt="Desert Sunrise"></a>
    Mount Davis: E-M5 with Oly 12-40mm f2.8

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackchalat/15816254049" title="View from Skyline Drive by Jack Chaiyakhom, on Flickr"> 15816254049_aa48ffb1e0. "375" height="500" alt="View from Skyline Drive"></a>
    Mount Davis at Night: E-PM2 with Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackchalat/14861909804" title="Alligator in Ghillie Suit by Jack Chaiyakhom, on Flickr"> 14861909804_99c08e6c16. "500" height="333" alt="Alligator in Ghillie Suit"></a>
    Alligator roaming in a park: G5 with Panny 100-300mm f4-5.6

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackchalat/9940708006" title="MD at Dust by Jack Chaiyakhom, on Flickr"> 9940708006_4fe4e36739. "500" height="400" alt="MD at Dust"></a>
    Library at U of Houston: G3 with Minolta MD 50mm f2

    Is there anyone from Texas here? I hardly see anyone use MFT here. It's like that saying "Everything's bigger in texas."
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  2. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    hi jack, Welxome. nice photos. there are a few of us out there. I am in houston also and shoot with an EM5 too. it's not a particularly exciting landscape but I think there's a lot to shoot as you've apparently found already.

  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Welcome aboard! I love the gator, keep shooting!
  4. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Also in the Houston area now, welcome! This is a great site to come to with a friendly environment, hope to see more of your shots!
  5. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Born and raised in Texas, notice how I spell "TEXAS" . With big Letters since everything is bigger here....:smile: :rolleyes: 
  6. jackchalat

    jackchalat New to Mu-43

    Jan 22, 2015
    Texas, USA
    Do you all know any other interesting places near Houston? Feel free to point me there. Gas is cheap right now.

    @chipshot713: Except for our camera's and lenses
  7. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Jack, Brazos Bend State Park, Houston Zoo, Houston Rose Garden, Museum of Natural History, Armond Bayou Nature Center, Nasa, Kemah Boardwalk, San Jacinto Monument and surrounding salt marshes, Battleship Texas, Houston ship channel, Lynchburg crossing and of course there is Galveston and Boliver peninsula when its a little warmer. Just a few that I can think of now. But you know Texas is so big its hard to remember all the photogenic places. If anyone else knows of other spots please chime-in. Cheers all.
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    CPTKILLER Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2014
    Austin, Texas USA
    Jim Phipps
    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
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