Name ONE positive that you have got from mu-43.com since you joined

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by BillN, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Name ONE positive that you have got from mu-43.com since you joined

    I joined on the 19th Jan - so less than 3 weeks into it

    Mine is appreciating and shooting B & W images more and more

    thanks S Mod - you are doing your job
     
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  2. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    203
    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    Am I limited to just one thing?

    If so, then I'm going to say tremendous motivation. I bought my GF1 because I wanted to get back to having fun in photography. I felt like I was in a rut before and mu42.com keeps me motivated to go out and shoot and have fun with it.
     
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Like minded interest


    For me it is the comradeship of like minded people who enjoy a shared passion for a hobby that brings joy to many.

    We have here a new and rapidly evolving and growing site that has a mix of people with many different skill levels who all have one common goal - to enjoy and improve our photography.

    Lets all contribute and help it grow.:2thumbs:
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    I thought that it would be useful just to stick just to ONE thing - to start with - so as maybe to focus for others and to add impact
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    The one positive thing that I have learned since my join up date of January 13th is that I am still a "colonial".:rofl:

    OK, but seriously now. Limiting it to one thing - I've learned that I can return to the joy and obsession of photography with a great little camera.
     
  6. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    236
    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    Well my EP2 and panny 17 have inspired me to go back to basics and think more about compostion and light, I intend to Photograph new challenges and areas that I have not delved into yet.
     
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  7. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    A suggestion for my wife when she told me she wanted a new camera and wasn't there something better than the Kodak 8MPixel P&S...

    BTW: how good are the batteries in the Olympus cameras...
     
  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Brian, I usually have 1 spare battery in a pocket when I go out with the E-P1/2... they last me a few days of light use between charges. I'm sure there's a number of shots figure floating around... about a couple hundred shots?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  9. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    That alone will sell my wife on it. She's tired of the P&S going dead on a day's outing. I've tried several different makes of NiMH batteries on it. A common complaint that I here a lot at playgrounds, parks, and such is "Oh! my camera is dead".
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    One of the things I got from this site is an appreciation of it's members to help one another and....
    I have a funny kinda humor......no one gave me any crap....yet.....
    This is HOME...
    shooter
     
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  11. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    One positive for me is meeting polite people who all have the same ultimate goal...to be better photographers using great equipment, in my case the E-P2 with a Pan telephoto lens!! (haven't got the pana lens yet but it is ordered)
     
  12. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    Did I tell you "I'm in love with Abi"....she is simply gorgeous!! Where in Essex are you?
     
  13. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I love the camaraderie of the place; how I can post photos and receive insightful comments without having to worry about getting my head bit off...:smile:
     
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  14. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    236
    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    Hi Bill

    I am in Romford, but previously Chelmsford for most of my life.

    Abi made contact with me for images for a portfolio, she had aspirations of becoming a model. She turned up with a suitcase full of cloths and jewelry.

    She was a lovely girl and fun to work with


     
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  15. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    the chance to banter and share information with a group of people who love this new format as much as i do , and thats worth a whole lot

    ep1 .......gf1
     
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  16. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    I've gotten a hell of a lot of inspiration and support from being exposed to the work/thoughts/opinions/advice of people here!
     
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  17. BartonFlyer

    BartonFlyer Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 21, 2010
    Bolton, UK
    I'd got really bored and "stale" with what I was doing previously (Sony/Minolta DSLR gear and too much of it) so the ideal of MFT was a real re-start for me, and I've found it just encouraging and useful to be here.
     
  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Allright...All right....

    Time for a Group Hug.....:grouphug:
     
  19. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Don, a kiss will do!!!

    but not at this time in a morning!
     
  20. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member


    Er, let's discuss this guys :biggrin: