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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by SpaceManSpiff, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Howdy!

    You all seem like a friendly bunch.
    I recently picked up a NEX-6 that I can't stop shooting with. Compared with the bridge cameras and P&S that I am used to --there are so many more creative opportunities! I have so much to learn about photography and the camera itself...but I am excited :).

    Some of my pics even turn out OK!
    DSC01562-M.

    I experiment with a small (and growing :blush: collection of 'second tier' legacy lenses.
    Getting everything right with the manual lenses is tricky but rewarding when it all comes together.
    DSC00971-M.

    Cheers,
    Eric
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome to the forum and very nice photos :thumbup:
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Hi, hope you enjoy your time here.
     
  4. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    916
    Aug 22, 2012
    The first shot is fabulous, and love your nick!
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Welcome Eric. Nice shots, and legacy lenses are indeed addictive.

    Tony
     
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Welcome, Eric. Great first post!


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  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    They surely do! Welcome and looking forward to more of your work.
     
  8. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!

    Yeah, I am especially pleased with the first pic myself. The train tracks made it work.

    @quezra: the Spaceman Spiff episodes in Calvin & Hobbes bring back fond memories of my childhood
    @WoodWorks: I think I have seen you on ADVrider, right?

    @TonyTurley: yeah totally addictive little jewels. I just like the feel of these lenses. I am not sure if I am helping or handicapping myself by shooting with these, but I enjoy the process regardless.

    @ad: thanks for your words of encouragement, I won't be shy about posting more.
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Yep, I very much enjoy the tactile experience of using a manual lens. The only time I've felt handicapped was when trying to take the rare people photo . . . I don't do that very often, and it is a lot different taking my time to get the best composition on a waterfall or a turtle crawling across the ground, as opposed to people. That's why when I do people pics, I try to get candid, non-posed shots where the people aren't aware of the camera.

    Tony
     
  10. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Right you are, Eric! Small world, eh? There's another new member here named Snowy, and I was certain he was the inmate Snowy from AdvRider. But no.

    There's a Show: Motorcycles thread here somewhere, so why not post some pix of your bike?
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Somehow I expected your name to be Calvin... ;) Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  12. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    I hear you Tony. I find that I end up approaching the shot differently when I have one of my manual lenses on --more composing the shot and less snapping and hoping the camera sorts it out. I think that the combo of unassuming (non-DSLR) camera and the tilty screen has helped me get a couple of candid shots that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
     
  13. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Ha! When interests converge...

    Posting pictures of my bike is going to have to wait...don't have any keepers yet taken with the NEX.