Lurker conversion # 986

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by CM_SK, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Having scanned this forum for a while, and appreciating not only the solid and deep knowledge members have here, but also the fact that discussions are positive and do not degenerate into insult-slinging (well done mods), I have now joined - thanks to all for creating this lively site! I live in central Canada but travel fairly widely, mainly to Australia/New Zealand, Central America and Europe, so photo interests are fairly broad. Did a fair bit of shooting for 3 years with a Lumix LX-3, but at the moment my main tools are my Pentax K-5 (+2 primes and 2 zooms), and I recently added a Leica X2, which I'm enjoying a lot as a carry-everywhere camera (the point of this site). So I seem to have arrived at a spot where I have skipped the M4/3 phenomenon, and at least while I'm fit enough to convince myself that the K-5 is a reasonably light system, I prefer it for most shooting, sometimes with the X2 along too as my wide-angle lens. It has equally fine IQ, gives less lens-changing, and so far I am finding that 35mm is plenty wide for most of the shots I like to take.

    Once I figure out posting of pics I will eventually add some to the forlorn X1-X2 thread... meanwhile I am off to Paris for 2 weeks (taking the K5 + 2 lenses) and should have lots of fun in this fabulous city.

  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    welcome aboard, Colin. I can't wait to see your photos of Paris!
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I joined for much the same reason: great community. I'm also a member at the which is similarly blessed. Much more diversity of gear over here though which is interesting.

    I have an LX7 which I love, as well as various micro four thirds cameras. I sold all my digital 35mm but I still have a ton of film gear because I collect a bit.

    Welcome to the group! Looking forward to seeing your shots as you travel.
  4. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    No only do the moderators to a good job, but it seems most people attracted this this site - and Amin's other sites - simply aren't flamers. What's more, when trolls arrive, they understand pretty quickly that they are not welcome. A lot of us are members of several of Amin's forums. I'm signed up on all of them but participate the most on Serious Compacts and It's a great community. Also... look at the upper right corner of your screen. Look for the red LP in a box. That will take you to Amin's Leica forum. I'm sure you'll enjoy posting your X2 images there as well. Jump right in!
  5. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Thanks Biro and also for pointing out the link to the L-forum; I had missed that. Have posted a few X2 images on this site's X1-2 gallery for starters.
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Colin.