- Jul 3, 2018
Hi, Andy! . You know, it didn't occur to me until today that, hey, I was already a member of this forum and had popped in a few times, posted a few times but really hadn't been all that active. I had it bookmarked and just hadn't been looking in on here recently. It dawned on me that this is the place where I can hang out and share my excitement about my new camera and lenses and learn more about them from experienced users here, etc, etc. It really is more appropriate to do that here than it is on Nikon Cafe. That said, I'm still going to be participating in the Cafe as well, as it's been part of my life since its early days back in 2005 and I've made friends there, it's kind of "family."I actually signed up for an account on this forum after seeing your departure from the Nikon system, knowing that I may someday follow. For now, I'm a highly interested observer.
It took me a long time to get the point of going beyond just being a "highly interested observer" to the day when I traded in my Nikon gear and brought home the new Sony gear.... For each photographer, there are many decisions to be made, things to be taken into consideration, especially when making a total shift from one system to another. It really pays to take the time to think about everything, to read reviews, user comments and study their images, to look ahead to the future and think about what types of shooting are most important to you and which gear will best fit your needs and desires.