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Hello from the North West

Unread postby kaled_201299 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:44 pm

Hello there,
Just joined the forum, but have occassionally dropped by to check out discussions over the last couple of years.
I'm in my mid thirties and would describe myself as a bad amateur photographer, but love taking photos (obviously) and now in the digial age, developing RAW files within ACD Pro 5. I first got the bug when I was about 11 years old and the first SLR I used was a Canon that my Uncle lent me.
In the summer of 1988 I worked long and hard and saved up for a Minolta 7000AF with 35-105 lens (if I recall it cost me £288 on sale as the 7000i had just been released). This camera served me very well for 18 years to 2006 when I bought into digital and the Dynax 5D.
In turn, the 5D lasted until I replaced with with the A77 in November. I also bought a Nex-5, for the reasons most people have - compact, DSLR quality.
I only recently sold the 7000AF, along with a few old lenses, Dynax 5 (I bought for my wife) and Dynax 5D.
I now mainly rely on my 16-80 CZ and 70-300 G SSM lenses but have a 50mm 1.7 and will probably invest in 2 or 3 additional lenses in due course.
A77, 16-80mm CZ, 16-50mm SSM, 70-300mm G SSM, 50mm 1.7, F43AM, F20AM
NEX-6, 16-50mm, LA-EA2

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Re: Hello from the North West

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:15 am

Welcome! We must have been on good behaviour if you could resist joining in sooner...


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Re: Hello from the North West

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 am

Welcome Kaled and have a wonderful surf here.
A99 + a7rII + Sony, Zeiss, Minolta, Rokinon and M42 lenses


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Re: Hello from the North West

Unread postby Dusty » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:47 pm

Welcome, Kaled, and don't be afraid to post some pics - or state your opinions!

An a700 and couple of a580s, plus even more lenses.

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Re: Hello from the North West

Unread postby [SiC] » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:09 am

Big welcome from me as well! :)

Sony A700, A580, Nex-5t, KM D7D & VC-7D, M Dynax 500si
KM 17-35 F2.8-4 D, M 50 F1.7 RS, M 135 F2.8, M 28-100 F3.5-5.6 D, M 100-200 F4.5, T 70-300 F4-5.6 Di USD, S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 SAM, S 18-70 F3.5-5.6
Sony hvl-f42s, Minolta 3600 HS D
Sony Z1C & Z2

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