Newb from Fort Worth Tx

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by chucka, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. chucka

    chucka TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Fort Worth TX
    just bought my first NEX this week and look forward to learning the ins and outs of it.

    my photography hobby started with a Sony a330 and about a year later upgraded to the a55. Took a couple photography classes at a local college and really enjoyed it.

    This is when I sold all my Sony stuff and bought a Nikon D7000 and a couple lenses. and maybe I was just lazy but I couldn't get a hang of it.

    So my search for another Sony began. I had narrowed it down to an a65 but was just waiting on the right deal to buy one. (i'm cheap)
    As I was waiting I did a little research on the NEX cameras. and after the last few weeks I finally decided to buy the NEX-6 when I saw the price drop this last weekend to $899. Plus add on top the 10% student discount Sony gives I got it for $809.

    not ever holding one in my hands I decided to go to best buy to check them out. they ended up matching the price of Sony Educational Online price so I didn't have to wait for it to be shipped. Also I got the 16mm pancake lens for the bundle price of $150 (even though sony doesn't offer that bundle anymore)

    Another big decision maker in this was that my wife and I are expecting our first child later this year, so I wanted something smaller and easier to handle than a typical sized DSLR.

    Hopefully I'm happy with it, and looking forward to learning all about it on this forum. and maybe after a while I can help out some new people soon too.
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Welcome to the forum and the NEX chucka. You have followed a path that many here have taken before you- had a dslr, now own a NEX. :)
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome and enjoy!
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome from me too and congrats on the baby ;)
     
  5. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Welcome mate
     
  6. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Hawon
    Congrats! I wish I knew about student program before I went to best buy

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome :Welcome:
     
  8. chucka

    chucka TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Fort Worth TX
    Thanks for the welcomes! I'm really enjoying the new camera.
     
  9. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
    Richard
    Welcome to a great forum, and hope you enjoy the 6. :cool:
     
  10. Brandon DuBois

    Brandon DuBois TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 31, 2013
    Welcome - I just moved from downtown FTW to Houston!
     
  11. rcksil

    rcksil TalkEmount Rookie

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    Mar 5, 2013
    Long Beach CA
    Rick
    Welcome to the Forum!