Hello from Calgary

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by pawzitiv, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. pawzitiv

    pawzitiv Regular

    Hi, my name is Arie Intveld. I've been lurking here ever since Amin started this forum and now that I've been shooting with micro4/3 for 2 years, I thought I might have something to share.

    (Ian .. no, I'm not stalking you on the photo forums :eek:. Seems those of us have the same ethos end up in the same places).

    Even though I shoot with a pair of GF1 bodies, I had to find out if the new GX1 lives up to Panasonic's claims. I picked up a black GX1 body this past Tuesday and I have some thoughts and observations about it. Rather than cross-post between forums, here's the link to my post on mu-43.com, if anyone cares to look:

    GX1 initial impressions and a sample ISO 1600 image - Micro Four Thirds User Forum
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  2. adanac

    adanac Veteran

    Sep 30, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    Welcome fellow Canadian westerner!
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Arie and welcome to this 'side of the hall'.
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum from a fellow mu-43 transient. Thanks for sharing the GX1 image (thought I kinda resent you just a bit for the G.A.S.) - where did you get that bad boy? Available in Canada already?
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  5. pawzitiv

    pawzitiv Regular

    Thanks, Bill.

    Definitely an atmosphere of civility and helpfulness here, just like on 'the other side of the hall' and on getDPI. Very much the opposite of what we see on that site 'at the end of the hall and down in the basement'.
  6. pawzitiv

    pawzitiv Regular


    Thanks for the welcome. If it helps, I kinda feel bad for being such an early adopter. When it gets dark and cold outside and I can't shoot very much, I get the itch. I think it's an OCD problem.

    Yes, the GX1 was in stock at The Camera Store here in Calgary as of this past Monday.
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Arie, I'm very glad you've thrown aside your lurkdom and come into the SC light - welcome! Looking forward to your photographs and involvement here. Now I'll have to read up on your new camera.:wink:
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  8. pawzitiv

    pawzitiv Regular

    Yes, I've 'de-cloaked' now that I finally have a bit more time to call my own.

    Ms. Walden .. your reputation precedes you and I can't think of a single person I'd rather have moderating this wonderful forum. :hail:

    Thanks for the warm welcome.:grouphug:
  9. Hauki

    Hauki Regular

    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
    Welcome aboard
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  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hi Arie, welcome from the Netherlands! Sounds like your ancestors, or maybe you yourself, were / are from the low countries?
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  11. pawzitiv

    pawzitiv Regular

    Hello! Do you go by Bart or Bartje?

    Yes, I was born in Rotterdam .. my family emigrated to Canada when I was four years old. Where in the Netherlands are you located?
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Hi Arie, welcome from the USA [Chicago area]. I'm new here too but thus far this seems to be a great group of people.
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  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    my name is Bart but for some reason people start calling me Bartje within days of knowing me :tongue:
    I'm from Rotterdam too, lived there all my life so far!
  14. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Hello and welcome Arie
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  15. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Morning Arie! Welcome here. Arie? You're dutch!