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Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby Fred_Bear » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi

Just a quick intro from Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

I have bought an A65 with Sony 16-105 and Tamron 70-300 lenses. Hopefully the body will be ok for me to grow with and I can upgrade the glass as finances allow. It was a bit heavier than I really wanted but if I only want light weight i might as well go for a bridge camera, the A65 (hopefully) is about quality.

I am in my mid 50's and take photos of a range of things from wildlife to buildings and holiday snaps. If there is anyone local to me drop me a line.

I must say that one reson for joining was i was fed up with the dpreview forum where it is either talking about the next A99 or points scoring off others views. Not my cup of tea!

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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:29 pm

Welcome aboard Fred.
I assure you, you'll be quite comfortable here. We are not a big community, but all the active ones here are superb people.
Glad you're with us.
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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby Birma » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:24 pm

Welcome from me as well Fred. I look forward to seeing some pictures from Southend :) I don't think we've had many A65 contributions so it will be interesting to see the pictures and also to hear how you find the camera.
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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:59 am

Welcome to you Fred. You'll feel right at home here I'm sure. Your gear will last you a life time if you take care of them. The a65 is a good piece of equipment from what I,ve read, so is the 16-105. Don't know the Tamron, but you'll should be fine with it.

What are your shooting interests?

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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby bakubo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:18 am

Welcome to the forum, Fred. Feel free to post photos. There are always a few photo threads going or you can create your own.

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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby Fred_Bear » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:59 pm

Birma wrote:Welcome from me as well Fred. I look forward to seeing some pictures from Southend :) I don't think we've had many A65 contributions so it will be interesting to see the pictures and also to hear how you find the camera.


Hi Mark,

I did consider going with the A35 rather than A65, but less weight was one of the few positives, everything else pointed to the 65, if i want just lower weight i might as well get a bridge camera instead.

My photo interests cover everything from emergency vehicles to landscapes, portraits, etc. I tend to see something and think 'that would make a good photo', rather than look out for something in particular.
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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:41 pm

Fred_Bear wrote:I tend to see something and think 'that would make a good photo', rather than look out for something in particular.


As a true photographer would! :-)

Looking forward to see your images Fred.

Mark

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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby [SiC] » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:17 pm

A big welcome from me as well! :-) Is this the "old" Tammy 70-300 you bought or the recent USD-version?

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Re: Hello from Southend, UK

Unread postby Fred_Bear » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:12 pm

[SiC] wrote:A big welcome from me as well! :-) Is this the "old" Tammy 70-300 you bought or the recent USD-version?
/Zeb!


Hi

It is the non usd version, it was just over £100 new so i thought it would be ok until I can afford a better lens. The 16-105 is on the camera normally and I am pleased with it.
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