Hi from New Zealand

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by Chris, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    Hi all,

    I've been lurking in the shadows for a few months now, picking up valuable tips and info and have decided it's time to get a bit more involved.

    I purchased a GF1 in November last year, and have been having a great time learning about photography. This is my first decent camera, and I've never considered photography before, so this site is perfect as I am learning alot!

    So far, I'm using the panny 20mm, and I've bought a FD-M43 adaptor, plus a bunch of old prime FD lens's to play around with (28mm,35mm,50mm, 135mm). Using older glass has really helped me to understand the relationship between speed/ap/iso etc. So much so, that I prefer shooting with the old glass instead of the kit 20. Even though the 20 is infinitly sharper....

    Once I've figured out which focal length I prefer the most, I'll most likely splash out on a decent Prime, but for now, my $10usd FD's are good enough to play around with :2thumbs:

    Thanks for having me!

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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
  3. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    Hey chris and welcome. Love your country and beautiful people there. Ive know afew maori' and they were charming and a very humble sort.


  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Chris ! Take a seat in this forum.
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Hello Chris, I must have just missed you last night. I'm so glad you de-lurked and have decided to join us here at mu43.com. I'll be looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you, too.:biggrin:
  6. Enrique

    Enrique Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    hello Chris and wellcome to this nice place. I usually shoot with my legacy oly-lenses, a pleasure with ep1:smile:
  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Hi Chris, welcome and please make yourself at home :friends:

    I hope we'll see more of New Zealand through your lens.


  8. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    Thanks everyone! I hope to contribute as much as possible. I've got a lot to learn!
  9. Zakkattack

    Zakkattack Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 28, 2010
    Herne Bay, Kent, UK
    Christchurch lad ?

    Hi Chris,

    I'm new here too. By the photo's you look like you are from Christchurch. Is that New Brighton pier by any chance ?.


  10. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    Christchurch Pier indeed!
  11. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Welcome Chris !
  12. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hello Chris. Glad to see you here!:smile:
  13. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran