Hi from France

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Fred49, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    My hobby is hiking, but i was disappointed by the photos i was bringing back.
    Thats why before going to hike 3 weeks in Iceland i bought an Olympus E420, that was a HUGE weight investment ( more then 600g :eek: , when we dont bring a real tent to save weight and sleep in a 830g floorless shelter )
    But i didnt regret it and i now have A4 and A3 printed books from this hike and the following ones in Scotland, Greenland etc..




    I am totaly unskilled and i started very recently doing non IA photos.

    I now have EP2 + 14-42 + 20mm.

    And in one month i am leaving for a 3 weeks hike in south Patagonia :)
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  2. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    Hello Fred and welcome to mu43. You will find loads of tips, how to's and some fine instruction via newly made videos that show how to use the ep cameras. And above all the people here are first rate...Including me :)


  3. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    And a hearty Bienvenu! from me, a twentieth-rater, too!

    Here are some photos I like of Iceland; perhaps you'll like them too.
  4. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

  5. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
  6. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Fred !

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Kind regards, Hernan
  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Welcome Fred :friends:

    you should have a wonderful record of your hiking trips with that setup... I hope you'll post more in due course!


  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome Fred - how wonderful to be able to go on these trips. I'm really going to be interested to see how you enjoy this E-P and will look forward to some of your photos, upon your return.
  9. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    thanks for the welcome messages
    and for the link Rax, i really enjoyed browsing them.

    i am into Brian videos atm, and good news i can understand you when you speak.
    Ii learned english 30 years ago reading Gary Gygax Dungeons and Dragons so if i can read it fluently and write usualy what i mean, my hearing / speaking is quite impaired, once i asked for "two half" pints in a London pub and they thought i said "twelve"...
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  10. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Welcome, I'm new here too:smile: You've taken some great photos already. I have an Olympus E420 and got some great photos in Morocco last Autumn with just the 25mm pancake lens for travelling light. I found I only missed the zoom a couple of times. I'm using a Panasonic GH1 now but it's not that much smaller than the E420, on the plus side the viewfinder is amazing for my aging eyesight :biggrin:
  11. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    If you're at all interested in photo books I can recommend Rax's Faces of the North. I ordered my copy directly from Iceland (a very simple process) and this made its arrival even more welcome.

    And if you're not at all interested in photo books then you should be, so that (like me) you can enjoy the pleasure of tiptoing around the piles of them that grow on the floor once all the bookshelves are full.

    Wikipédia nous dit qu'il existe une édition en français : Visages du nord: Islande, Féroé, Groenland (Reykjavík: Mál og menning, 2005. ISBN 9979-32593-3).

    Please don't worry about your English. It's clear that your English is not as atrophied as my French.
  12. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010

    You'll like it here.
  13. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    beautiful shots ...

    safe trip and welcome.
  14. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Welcome Fred from France....I have been there as well....

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  15. Enrique

    Enrique Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Wellcome Fred. Beautifull shoots. I´ll wait for your Patagonia pictures¡¡:smile:
  16. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Hello from another new member!

    Are you going to Argentina?. I was born there. I hope you enjoy your trip.