Hi Everyone! Excited new a6000 owner.

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by WNG, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
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    Hello from the desert Southwest of the USA! I'm glad to have found this forum! I just got my alpha 6000 last week and thrilled with it. I used to shoot with a Canon DSLR system. But it was stolen, along with all my possessions and home. But that's another story awaiting to become a screenplay for a movie. :)

    I'm an EE from back East. I did some DSP development for digital imaging. And Q/A-ed on some in-house digital camera designs. Before digital, I used a Minolta Maxxum 5000, and a range finder before that in the 70s.

    Anyway, I tired of hauling a big backpack of L lenses, tripods, and speedlight all over in order to shoot some nice photos.
    So, I elected to try mirrorless as my replacement camera. I am also an avid cyclist, and enjoy documenting bike trips with memorable photographs. I desired something better than a P/S. And it came down to m-4/3s or Sony APS-C. The new a6000 won me over. It looks to be well reviewed and feature-rich. I hope it will be my ideal trip camera.

    It will accompany me on a Pacific Coast bike tour this month. It and I will be put to the test.

    I have both kit lenses....the powered zoom, and 18-55mm, the E55-210mm zoom, 50mm f1.8, and added a Sigma 19mm EX DN.
    A compact Manfrotto pistol grip tripod for my travels. But I have still yet to acquire a speed light.

    I probably will only take 1 or 2 lenses due to constraints on how much I can pack.

    Hope you folks don't mind my pesky questions as I get up to speed. :D

    Here's a recent effort with my new camera that I'm happy with the results......

    [​IMG]The Lost Dutchman is Restless by WNG555, on Flickr
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  2. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
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    Welcome, and a great shot there.

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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Welcome from me too!!!
  4. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Welcome. Many of us love the portability of the NEX line.
  6. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Welcome! I'm sure it's going to be your favorite camera! ;-)
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    Yes, welcome. It's always great when an introduction comes with a great image. Here's hoping for more soon!
  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, folks! And happy the photo is well received. There will be a lot more available via my flickr link.... once I figure out the avatar/signature set up. ;)
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  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Welcome Will. That is a killer photo with which to introduce yourself.