Howdy from Texas

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by chalkdust, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    I began using my new A7ii two days ago so I am still early in the learning process. I used micro 4/3 several years ago and switched to a Leica M8.2 about three years ago. I inherited that M8.2 from my father along with a bunch of lenses. About a month ago I realized that I NEVER used several of those lenses (mostly the very wide angles and a few duplicate focal lengths) so I sold them to fund my A7ii.

    I have been dabbling in photography for over 40 years. I learned from my first boss, a former WWII army photographer when I worked in a photo lab in college. My first camera was a $20 pawn shop 4X5 Speed Graphic.

    I have posted on the Mu-43 and the LeicaPlace forums before (and learned much at each). I look forward to growing even more here.

    My first name is Bert. Chalkdust is a reference to my many years of teaching high school, one of my several careers.
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Welcome along Bert and congrats on the purchase :)
  3. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Welcome to the forum Bert! now where are those pics? :)
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Howdy yourself, Bert! And what Gary said! I'm sure we'd all love to see some of your ยต4/3 and Leica photos.
  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Hello Bert. Welcome to the forum. :Welcome:
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Welcome from a former Texas resident.
  7. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Hi! Make yourself at home!
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Welcome, Bert!