- Aug 24, 2010
Please post your mu-43.com suggestions and requests in this thread.
I felt is an exclent thread. I hope I didn't Hijack it, and if I did, I appologize.I tried in the discussion forum about progressing your photography.
I got very personal and then felt that the thread got hijacked.
I felt that opening up would inspire others to also do so.
Now I wish I didn't.
There is potential here but it will take time for members to build that potential.
I think the mFT format needs[/i] a forum like this. Dpreview has been for a long time, the defacto for the exchange of photographic and equipment ideas. However, along the way, especially in their mFT forum, the goal of the forum has been lost. Instead of being an educational forum on photography and mFT cameras, its become a place of debate about which lens or camera is better. I think some discussion about equipment is useful. For example, there was a user who kindly gave his own thoughts/experiences regarding filters on the OLY kit lens. However, I had to sift through much of the clutter to get to it.It's good to see familiar faces and new ones trickling in to join this new forum .
With :43: gaining momentum as a system and few sites focused on building a :43: community, I think we've got a fantastic chance of building a thriving site and would like to get some ideas from the early members here as to how we can improve things towards that goal.
Are there any features you'd like to see? Suggestions for how to spread the word? These things take time, I know, but I'd like to help it along in any way I can!
Not to Hijack this thread, LOL, but photography is something for many very personal. I don't know if I personally would be as vested in it(which I'm not really, when it comes to money. I am however, when it comes to time and the nagging of loved one's while trying to get the right shot) if photography wasn't. All hobbies are personal. For example, I've gotten into astronomy the last year. Got a decent scope for christmas last year and started to learn and view the heavens. I'd have to say, one of my most memorable and personal experiences was seeing the Orion nebula for the first time in sub 15 degree weather.DJ,
The opposite is what I meant my friend. I felt I hijacked the thread by posting very personal.
I felt this forum was somewhat different and hopefully that will remain true in the future.
We shall see.....
Not to Hijack this thread, LOL, but photography is something for many very personal. I don't know if I personally would be as vested in it(which I'm not really, when it comes to money. I am however, when it comes to time and the nagging of loved one's while trying to get the right shot) if photography wasn't. All hobbies are personal. For example, I've gotten into astronomy the last year. Got a decent scope for christmas last year and started to learn and view the heavens. I'd have to say, one of my most memorable and personal experiences was seeing the Orion nebula for the first time in sub 15 degree weather.
To the real point, don't discount the idea because its personal.
how cool you mention the astronomy hobby --- I also did the same thing last January, I bought a telescope and was about to view the Orion Nebula for the first time myself. It is a very good experience and it makes you realize how small our little planet really is. In fact I have been waiting for the clouds to clear and to get back out there looking for more stuff in the night sky. Also on the same note this past summer I was able to find the Whirlpool Galaxy which was also good eye candy. By the way I did not get one the auto finder type scopes --- I just use my star maps and try to find stuff the hard way. Which when it is below freezing i sometimes question my logic.
i was able to find this summer with a 6" SCT and I was out in the middle of no where ( I would never be able to find it from my home -- too much light pollution ). To be honest it was a pain to locate it and it was not very bright or large, but it was worth the effort for it is etched into my feeble brain now. I may try to locate a t mount adaptor for my ep-1 so i can try to get a photo of the orion nebula this winter.I have yet to find the whirlpool galaxy. I have a smallish scope(5 inch reflector) and tons of light pollution.
oops --- sorry for the hijack with regard to the astronomy stuffDon, I know how you feel - but just to thank you for sharing your personal views here... I'm confident that we can create and maintain a very positive vibe on this forum.
Amin, patience is the key... along with consistent activity over time.
As for dpreview, it's a hugely popular gear focused site - but I won't be trying to discuss Photography to any depth there... I hope this forum will be completely different in that regard.
We've even got a smiley for that :grouphug: .Thanks everyone for the emotional support.
Is this when we do the group Huggy thing?