Hello from Valleyboy

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Valleyboy, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy New to Mu-43

    Jul 31, 2013
    Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, as I'm new to the boards.

    My name is andrew, and I'm something of a recovering DSLR-lugger. I've shot Canons for about 6 years, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. However, the last year or so I noticed my photography really starting to wane, and realized that I almost never actually shot photos because the thought of lugging around 900 lbs of gear really turned me off.

    I have no doubt I'm not alone in my reasoning for trying out micro 4/3, and look forward to sharing experience, knowledge and photos with everyone else here.

  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome to the site! Small and light is definitely a plus, enjoy!
  3. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
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    John Griggs
    Wow, you came to it quick. It took me until my mid 50's to start to get that, lol. I got rid of two Nikon bodies and a ton of huge lenses and now have micro four thirds and a Fuji X100.

    Lovin' life and my back loves me more!


    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
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  5. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hi Andrew-

    WELCOME to you (and your back) from NYC! Like John, it took me nearly 30 years of lugging around Nikons, Hasselblads a Sinar or two and that damned Pentax 67 kit to finally "get" that SMALL and LIGHT was for me!

    What did you replace the Canons with?

    Looking forward to seeing your M 4/3 pix when you're up for it.


  6. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the user group, Andrew!
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Andrew.
  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Welcome aboard, Andrew!


  9. Mix

    Mix Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2013
    Welcome! :smile:
  10. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy New to Mu-43

    Jul 31, 2013
    Thanks for the welcomes, everyone. I'll try to get some pictures up soon.

    Thanks W, I'm wading into the M43 world with an OM-D coupled to a 45 1.8 and the kit lens. So far, very pleased with the IQ! (on that note, I haven't found the 12-50 to be as bad as I've heard people say, I'm quite satisfied with it as a general zoom)

  11. desleyjane

    desleyjane Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi Andrew, I'm new here too and also have the OMD (which I love!).
    Looking forward to hearing more and seeing your photos.