Greetings all :smile: As the title says, I've been photographing for some time. Began in high school as a way to show my parents why I just had to be "out there" ... Be it in the mountains, desert, along rivers, or the ocean. Three decades and change later I've put a lot slide film through various cameras, and over the last 3 years or so have had the opportunity to borrow or own a number of digital cameras to see what all the fuss was about. The switch to digital has been a somewhat fussy one for me; odd ergonomics, pictures that just didn't look at all as I had envisioned them, dirty sensors, etc. Of course there have been positives: not having to carry and change rolls of film; the immediate gratification the lcd screen affords. However, the biggest trial has been post processing. As a former slide photographer, I relied on the film to handle the bulk of the 'processing' duties; I handled (or tried to :tongue: ) the composition, light, and exposure. After a time of futzing around with various cameras and means of making their files look decent on my computer monitor, I came around to thinking that I wanted to keep things simple, using a camera with adequate - to me! - manual controls and some sort of built-in viewfinder. But also with more modern attributes like an articulated screen and either a body or a couple of lenses with image stabilization. I thought it would also be cool if I could easily use some of the old glass I had laying around or stumble upon. I also decided to get a bit more serious on the pp side and purchased Lightroom. Within a week of that Lightroom purchase I came upon a Panasonic G2 with kit lens, battery & charger, and what turned out to be a fried SD card at a multifamily yard sale. For a grand total of $85. Camera looked new, so I went home and grabbed one of my SD cards and found the camera to work just fine. Paid my money, and now here I am a couple of months later. A slowly worsening physical ailment doesn't let me get out and do the things I used to enjoy so much, but every so often I get the chance to shoot a few images, and the Lightroom process is even beginning to be fun! I hope to be able to share a few pictures now and then, and of course to peruse everyone else's work! TL, DR - Hi there!