Hello from the Chicago 'burbs!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Bob T, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    Hello all, the name is Bob...

    Picked up a Pany GH2 with the kit 14-45 a couple months ago and trying to learn this whole still picture thing.

    Not totally new to stills, had an AE-1 back in the late 70s, early 80s...and of course I've had numerous pocket digital cameras.

    But video has been my hobby...
    Started playing with 8mm video years ago, got serious about 8-9 years ago with a Canon GL2.
    Finally a Panasonic HMC-150 which I used for a couple of years...
    However, most of my vacations and trips are by motorcycle and I just can't pack a large Prosumer video cam...
    So this summer I sold my HMC-150 and picked up a GH2, based on recommendations at my video forums...
    Added several old Canon FD lenses and now I can pack a quality video camera on the bikes.

    But as I have discovered over the past couple of months, this thing takes pretty darn nice stills...
    Picked up a Lumix 20mm f/1.7 and the 45-200mm panny lens, and I find I am using it more for still work, than video...
    So I hope, using the resources here, and other places, to learn the art of taking digital stills...

    And that, ending a longish story, is why I am here.
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the forum, Bob!

    Look forward to seeing both your video and stills.

    Are you going to hack the GH2?
  3. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    Thanks! And I already hacked it...

    I have no problem with the geeky side of photography, just the artistic side...:smile:
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    From one Bob to another, Welcome to the forum! :biggrin:
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Welcome Bob!
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Welcome to the world of Digital Photography! I had almost lost my interest in photography until the Digital SLR fixed that problem for me. Then the new digital Non-Reflex cameras (ie, the Olympus Pen) re-invigorated my passion for photography all anew again.
  7. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
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    David Dornblaser
    Welcome from Glen Ellyn!
  8. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
    Thanks everyone...:smile:
  9. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
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    Hi Bob!Welcome to the forum!