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New to ILC systems and MFT

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by maritan, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    Oct 30, 2014
    Hello all,

    My first "serious" camera purchase was the Fuji X100 a year or so ago. Loved that little thing, but I wanted something with a bit more flexibility. And weatherproofing. As the saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted. In my case, I'm still parting with my money. I ended up with an E-M1 and the 12-40 f2.8 pro. New to interchangeable lens cameras, and to the MFT system, I have a lot to learn - from composition to post processing. I usually end up just lurking and looking at other people's pictures to soak up whatever I can. I have varied interests as far as photography subjects go. From landscapes,

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    to macros,

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    to dogs (portrait usually of my own and action shots of other dogs when herding or doing agility),

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    and milky way pictures (preferably over landscapes)

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    Looking forward to learning from a lot of you. :thumbup:
     
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Good start :smile: That combo of the x100 and the em1/12-40 is a nice kit.
     
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  3. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Welcome! Are these with the EM-1? If you are still learning, after seeing your pictures, than you are a natural. These are beautiful pictures!!! Are these raw or Jpegs?
     
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  4. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    Oct 30, 2014
    Thanks drd1135. Unfortunately, I do not have the X100 anymore. A friend of mine who was a professional photographer in a previous life wanted it.

    50orsohours:
    These pictures are all taken with the E-M1. The landscape pictures (including the Milky Way shot) were with the 12-40 f2.8 lens. The macro pictures were taken with the 60mm f2.8 macro lens. The dog pictures were taken with the 75mm f1.8 prime.

    All pictures were taken in RAW. I used Lightroom 5 to process them - usually no more than cropping, highlights/ whites, shadows/ blacks. What you see here are jpegs exported from LR5 via flickr.

    No one has called me a natural before, so thank you much. I know I have a lot to learn (isn't it a never ending proposition anyway?), but thanks for the compliments. :)