Hi Guys, new member from Lincolnshire, England.

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Flyingmariner, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Flyingmariner

    Flyingmariner New Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Hi everybody......
    I have just joined this fantastic forum after using the forum as a reference tool for sometime.
    The info on here is fantastic and I have particularly liked the articles written by Ray Sachs to name but one.
    I have a Olympus O-MD EM-5 which I love, particularly with the Panasonic 25mm f1.4. I have a selection of lenses and use the Panasonic GX1 as my "back up" m4/3 camera.
    I also use the Panasonic FZ150 and the Panasonic LX7. I love the fact you can use the LVF2 viewfinder with both the LX7 and GX1.
    Lately I have developed a big interest in single lens "prime" cameras so to speak and having purchased a Fuji X100 some months ago I am only now using it regularly and enjoying it immensely.
    Last week I added the Ricoh GR to my collection and find it simply stunning. From the size and feel to it's great button and menu lay out. It is my 1st Ricoh and I find it so easy to use.
    The extra appeal of the Ricoh GR was the availability of a 21 mm eqiv wide angle lens. I have only had time to use it briefly but my initial impression is it is fantastic. 21mm at f2.8 WOW!!
    My main interest is landscape photography, both from the ground and from the cockpit of my microlight (ultralight). I also enjoy portrait photography.
    Nice to be on-board.
    Best wishes.
  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Welcome aboard, and happy landings. I'm not sure we've seen much aerial photography on here, that should be something to look forward to.

  3. Flyingmariner

    Flyingmariner New Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Thank you Barrie....
    As Autumn is here now I am looking forward to some early morning low level flights. It is amazing how even the local area looks from 500ft above. The colours and texture of the landscape below can be amazing.
    Kind regards,
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  4. Pim

    Pim Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Welcome Wayne! Nice collection of camera's you have there. I also own the GR and am very interested to see some pictures taken with the 21mm converter. It seems very difficult to find in shops still and even more difficult to see some examples so I am sure I am speaking on behalf of a lot of GR owners when I ask for a few shots..:) Also how do you find it in real use? Does it balance nicely, does it feel sturdy enough?
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Welcome aboard, Wayne - and I can't wait to see your photos from above and below!
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  6. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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  7. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Welcome aboard, Wayne! England from the air - I can hardly wait!
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  8. Flyingmariner

    Flyingmariner New Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Hi Pim....
    If you can wait a couple of days I will be able to show some examples with the 21mm lens. It gets excellent reviews and although fairly heavy it balances well on the GR.
    We are very fortunate to have camera shops here with plenty of stock.
    Kind regards,
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Sounds like you have plenty of cameras to keep you busy. Welcome.
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  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome to SC, Wayne!
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  11. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Looking forward to seeing some interesting ariel photography samples. Ultralight sound cool too. Maybe show us a photo of your rig.
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