Hi from Brisbane, Australia

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by ozfoz, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Just a quick hello!
    I have an OMD and an EP-3. Mainly I'm trying to master macro at the moment, but building the courage to do some street photography. I have the body cap lens on order, and I'm hoping the PEN plus body cap will make an unobtrusive combination. Sorry, not such a quick hello!
     
  2. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    G'day ozfoz. Good to see another Aussie on here. For macro photos I recommend the new 60mm macro lens & am loving it. I've just posted a thread that shows a few photos & how nice the lens is here. https://www.mu-43.com/f54/unintended-swim-37637/

    :drinks:
     
  3. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
    Welcome :smile:

    Two great cameras, be sure to post some Body cap lens photos when you get it.

    There are some great macro togs on here, who I'm sure will help with any Q's you have.
     
  4. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    G'day Ross,

    Nice macro shots/story!
    Yes, I've been looking at the 60mm lens, but it might have to wait a couple of months.

    Our dog bowl doesn't seem to catch insects, so maybe I should put a few more around the place.

    My late father used to make the odd classical guitar, by the way.

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome,

    Cheers,
    David (but this is Oz, so everyone calls me Dave)
     
  5. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Thanks Savvy,
    Happy to post some body cap shots- never done street photography before so hope I get something worth posting. Bit hot out there right now- hope the cap arrives with a cool change!

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Mu-43 Regular

    hi
    what car do you drive?
     
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Just a quick Welcome Aboard!

    :biggrin:

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome! Still waiting for my body cap lens, but it appears to be a great lens for street photography. :cool:
     
  9. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Funny you should ask. My first car was ...
     
  10. lefty

    lefty Mu-43 Regular

  11. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Oh, sorry :I
    I thought it was a humorous comment about the amount of information I "vended" (a term one of my friends came up with, because supposedly they'd mention a topic, and it was like putting a coin into a vending machine, and out came the words!)
    I didn't know about the website, thought I'd come up with something original based on my surname :I
    However, and Im still being serious here, I would like to own a Forrester at some stage in the future! I nearly got one a couple of years ago, but couldn't afford one with a low enough mileage.
    Again, sorry for mid-interpreting your question.
    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  12. lefty

    lefty Mu-43 Regular

    no need to apologise, it was a strange question out of the blue :redface:. I know of at least 2 pro photographers who drive Foresters, my wedding photographer was one.
     
  13. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Thank you Jim
     
  14. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Thank you Bob. The pressures on now!
     
  15. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    No worries Lefty.
    Just looked at the time- getting late over here on the East coast so I'm off now.
    Thanks all for making me feel welcome,
    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  16. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome from another Brisbaneite. There are a few of us here, as well as some more from the surrounding area.
     
  17. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Dave. Don't forget the Olympus 20% cashback for this lens (& some other M4/3's lenses) stops at the end of January. I paid $533 (from CamBuy) for mine & after cashback will only cost me $426. Not a bad buy, eh? :smile:
     
  18. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Welcome ozfoz!
     
  19. lefty

    lefty Mu-43 Regular

    how about a nice unobtrusive pancake 17mm and VF1 viewfinder for your ep3?
    there's one for sale in perth (Shameless plug...:biggrin:)
     
  20. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Thanks David. Do people ever get together for shoots?