Hello from Virginia, USA

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by scott, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Nov 15, 2010
    Hi, everyone--

    My name's Scott (surprise!). I just found this forum while I was searching for info about the upcoming Panasonic 100-300mm.

    I'm 43 and have been a photographer for most of my life. I've mainly been into landscapes for a long time, but I also do some wildlife photography in the places we visit. These days I'm mainly using a pair of G1s.

    I still have my favorite film cameras (Nikon FM2 and Fuji GW690ii), but have switched over entirely to digital for the ease of processing and of showing photos to people. Once I got over the need the put huge prints on the wall (which I could never actually afford to do :), 12Mp seemed liked plenty.

    Anyway--enough about me. I'm looking forward to checking out the forum and seeing other peoples' pictures.
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Hi Scott, welcome to the site. Looking forward to seeing your photos. Make yourself at home!
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Scott, thanks so much for your intro and welcome aboard! And I will second Amin's wish for seeing some of your photographs, as well.:thumbup:
     
  4. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Ah Scott - another FM-2 fan. That was definately my all time favorite film camera. I now have both the G1 and the GF1 and they are my new all time favorite cameras. In fact, when I am holding them, I invariably think of the FM-2. Now doesn't this look familiar?
     

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  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Welcome! The Fujica G690 was one of my favorite cameras (the interchangeable lens predecessor to the GW690).

    Where are you from in Virginia? I'm currently in Midlothian (formerly from Herndon and Arlington).
     
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Scott - I'm also waiting on that long zoom.
     
  7. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Nov 15, 2010
    Hi, everyone--thanks for the welcome.

    Narnian--I'm in central Virginia, in Charlottesville.

    Pjohngren--how about this:


    [G1 with Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 and M2 extension tube :) ]
     
  8. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    One of my favorite places to visit - though I am usually buried in one of the used book stores there.
     
  9. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    Yeah, that's a tempting but expensive hobby. :) But it's nice to be in a place that has good book stores.