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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

    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,



    to macros,



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



    and milky way pictures (preferably over landscapes)


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

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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

    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.

    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. :) 
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