Hello from India

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Boid, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Hi, I stumbled across this website quite by accident and have been lurking for a while. It seems like a great community and I would definitely like to be a part of it (if that's ok). I'm a practicing architect and hobbyist photographer, shooting currently with two cameras. A Lumix LX5 (its been a love/hate relationship for me with this camera, as I hate the JPG in camera processing) and the gorgeous Sony DSC R1 (a fixed lens APSC sensor camera which Sony yanked off the shelves as soon as they launched the Alpha DSLRs a few years ago).

    Currently mulling over buying a X100 but am as yet undecided. I rely heavily on zooming in to compose images and the idea of not being able to do that is both exciting and a bit daunting.

    Happy shooting everyone!

    Some pictures I took of mostly buildings in Spain this October - http://www.flickr.com/photos/architected/sets/72157628574604471/
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Boid. The X100 can be very beguiling but you do have to 'zoom with your feet'.
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    G'day Boid. Welcome from Down Under mate. So how solid are you on buying the X100...not tempted by the X10? :wink:
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  4. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bold, welcome to SC from me, over here in New York.:biggrin: I'm so glad you "de-lurked" and look forward to getting to know you and seeing some of your pictures.

    Please make yourself at home. If you haven't seen this forum yet - Site Information - there's a lot of good information in there from how to use the gallery to posting images in the threads and more.:flowers_2:
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  6. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    It's the sensor, innit? ;)

    Everything is just a stepping-stone to when "better-sense-loses-out-to-a-full-frame-Leica" sometime in the future, when I'm rich and haven't a care in the world! So for now the X100 with it's APS-C.
  7. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Thanks BBW. I shall diligently peek into the "site information" link. Thanks for having me. Keep up the good work!
  8. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    That is precisely what I'm afraid of. Maybe I should just get the X100 and cancel the gym membership... hmm...
  9. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    welcome, I had a job in Udaipur a couple of years ago, an amazing experience
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Welcome. I spend about six weeks in Mysore a while back and did some touring around Karnataka. I have fond memories (and many pictures) of that part of the world.
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  11. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Greetings Boid!
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  12. Xuereb

    Xuereb Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Boid, welcome. I only ever used the LX5 with raw and found it greatly rewarding.
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