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#1 153380


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 09:11 PM

Very pleased to join your group and look forward to some interesting exchanges.of information.


I have been dabbling in photography since 1956 when I was with the Royal Canadian Air Force , stationed in Metz, France.


Very first camera was a Zeiss Contaflex 45mm. F2.8 along with a Zeiss selenium light meter.

I recall that both cost me about $50.- (big bucks back  then) in the PX store on base


In those days prints were exorbitantly expensive so slides were the way to go. Given the very tight exposure tolerances

for slides, I am l amazed at how good my photos were.(exposure wise at least)

I knew virtually nothing about photography but given  the rudimentary technology of the day, I had no choice but to take my measured time before each shot.......and it paid off.
Five decades later and I am still struggling to take the same thoughtful approach as I did back then.



My interest in photography lapsed upon my return to Canada and it wasn,t until somewhere in the mid 70's that dusting off my old photo album and looking at how well I had done with so little, my interest was renewed.


I went out and bought an FE and a couple of good lenses and I was away to the races.

I still have the FE(and it is still brilliant) and along the way aquired an F2AS, F3, and F4s.

As well I started a collection of vintage cameras from the late 30's up until the 60's.


Agfa, Voiglander, Contax, Konica etc etc. The only reqiuirement was that they had to be examples of fine craftsmanship.

Not unlike, I suppose,   people who collect old watches ,just marvel at the mechanical genius that produced them.


Anyways, after decades of film I am about to succumb to the lure of digital and hope that I can get some good advice 

from some of you.


Happy to be on board.



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 09:30 PM

Welcome !

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 09:34 PM

Welcome from Memphis TN we are glad you joined us! We have several members from up your way so join right in! :D



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:02 PM

Welcome from the west coast on Vancouver Island!





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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:03 PM

Welcome and have fun orbiting around the PalnetNikon.

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I photo-shoot with film, digital and medium format cameras, which includes the following:
Nikon D605, D200, F4E, F5, FE2 (Black & Silver), EM
Mamiya C330 Professional, M645 1000s, RB67
Bronica ETRSI

iPhone 8+
And I have some lenses.


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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:15 PM

Welcome 153380, nice to have you aboard. You have picked a very good forum to get advise and to get started.

The members here will all be very happy to offer you an opinion, if they can.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 03:37 AM

Welcomne aboard.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 07:30 AM

Welcome from Ottawa

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Taking pictures is a craft...Photography is an art
I strive to be an artist

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:05 AM

Welcome from Colorado

Thanks, Dennis.

Photography: 100 percent art, 100 percent technical. It takes a photographer to blend them into an image.

​Film: That tangible image that you can see and hold.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 11:25 AM

Welcome from The Netherlands!


I do hope that your interaction with PlanetNikon forum will be a little more personal than just displaying no. 153380.




Equipment: D810 | D300 | D50 | B700 | P5000 and some lenses.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 03:15 PM

Welcome from The Netherlands!


I do hope that your interaction with PlanetNikon forum will be a little more personal than just displaying no. 153380.





Welcome from wet and windy Vancouver, on the West Coast.


I'm curious about the history behind the number.  If you're ex-RCAF, would that be a service number?  I'd love to hear the story behind your choice.   :)


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 04:12 PM

Hi and welcome :) Greetings from Switzerland.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:56 PM

Welcome to the forum

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:03 PM

Greetings from Central NY State. 

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