Just like the good old days

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by idris, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. idris

    idris Rookie

    Apr 26, 2012
    My first photos were taken with an old Kodak something-or-other that used to be my Mum's. Probably form the 1960s.
    My Dad was an accomplished photographer and I still have his Leica M3 and multiple lenses.
    I graduated to a Nikon EM.

    For about 5 of 6 years I became notorious for always having a compact in my pocket, and somewhere around 1990 I had a beautifully small camera which I can't actually remember (but I think might have been a Konica), which was replaced by an Olympus Mju (35mm), and then one of the first generation of Cannon Ixus (APS).

    I loved the spontaneity of a compact but always felt hamstrung by their features. So just before the world stopped using 35mm, I bought a Cannon EOS300 and a couple of lenses. I think I ran no more than 20 films through it. DOH! Then I had a child and paradoxically stopped taking photos.

    About 6 or 7 years ago I bought my wife a small Nikon digital compact, and have used it from time to time, but still felt it couldn't do what I wanted it to.
    So I am now the very happy owner of a Olympus XZ-1. It still doesn't have the capabilities of an SLR, but it has some, and makes me want to take photos.
    And some of them I'm actually quite pleased with.

    I am back to taking photos, and enjoying it.
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum, Idris! Look forward to seeing your ZX-1 images.
  3. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    And that's what really matters! Welcome Idris :smile:
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome to the forum and welcome back to enjoying your hobby.
  5. elsie350

    elsie350 Regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi Idris, can't wait to see your pictures
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Welcome, and thanks for the introduction to you - context is great in understanding where you are coming from. :smile:
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Hello and welcome Idris.
  8. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    G'day Idris and welcome aboard. Got an eye peeled for your first images...
  9. Welcome Idris, anotehr XZ-1 user here :) Can't wait to see your stuff :)
  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Welcome Idris and great intro. If you have time get involved in the May Prompts Photo Challenge. That is being set up now. You can read about it Here. It's a good way to get involved with others here and a no pressure fun and friendly project.
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  11. Neiltluck

    Neiltluck Regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    Derbyshire, England
    Neil Luck
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy your revitalized hobby!


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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Idris, thanks so much for your introduction - it's always interesting to read about someone else's path.

    A big welcome to you - and I look forward to your contributions here at Serious Compacts.:drinks:
  13. idris

    idris Rookie

    Apr 26, 2012
    I think my contributions will largely be a barrage of questions, but I'll do what I can.
    (Sounds like convention would have me link to some photos. To do list.)
  14. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010