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Hello Amateur Photographer members

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Nikon_Peter, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Nikon_Peter

    Nikon_Peter Well-Known Member

    Hello all.

    As you can see from my forum name, I'm Peter and a Nikon user. I'm 29 and have been into photography since I was around 10/11. For the past few years photography has been on the back-burner, only just about being kept warm :(, until I finally upgraded to a DSLR two years ago which has reignited my passion. My enjoyment of photography as a hobby is because it combines science, e.g. the technical understanding of exposure, with art, e.g. the innate creativity of composition.

    My camera history:
    1st - Centon K100 with Centon 50mm f/1.7, and Centon 28-70mm f/3.4-4.8 - all of which I still have sat on a shelf.
    2nd - Nikon F55 which I bought as a kit set with a Nikon 18-55mm and 70-300mm. I dropped the 18-55mm breaking the internal workings. I replaced it with a Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6.1.
    3rd - Upgraded in 2016 to DSLR. My current kit comprises a Nikon D3300, Nikkor DX 35mm f/1.8G (I really like this lens) and Nikkor DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G.

    I also use SanDisk SD cards, Cokin P series/M size filter system, Lowepro bags and a rather cheap (it's usable but definitely shows its price :eek:) Hahnel tripod plus other little items.

    My photographic interests are landscapes - broad vistas and detail focussed, wildife - particularly birds although I don't currently have a long enough lens to really make a go of it; I am in the market for a longer lens for which I've posted a couple of questions on the appropriate forum, and astrophotography.

    So with that, glad to meet you all :D
     
  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Hello Nikon Peter!

    Look forward to seeing your pictures.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard, even if you picked the wrong horse to back.
     
  4. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    No, he can still go back to film instead of digital.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  5. Nikon_Peter

    Nikon_Peter Well-Known Member

    Wrong horse?! Hmm, I'm guessing Tony is a Canon man. Nikon forever! :D
     
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Or better still Leica. Or if you don't like cheap cameras, Alpa.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I was thinking Pentax, then it illiterates nicely. Pentax_Peter (or Pentax_Penelope). Anyone called Colin or Carole should use Canon, Canon_Carole and only Nigels and Noras should use Nikon, Nikon_Nora :)
     
  8. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Alpa 'Arry? Bronica Bruce? Gandolfi George? Leica Larry? Linhof Louise? Robot Robbie (obviously). Exacta... um...

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  9. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. I've racked my brains and the only one I can think of for me is Carl Zeiss Jena Jeff.

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  10. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Ieff,

    Ihagee of Dresden is sometimes written Jhagee...

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  12. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I take broad approach to cameras - a quick look in the cupboard showed I have 11 brands of SLR in there.....all film. No Nikons there, though. My DSLR is a Canon 60D.
    Welcome, Nikon_Peter.
     
  13. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    We all have our crosses to bear...........How about Praktica.....or Olympus?

    Lynn
     
  14. Nikon_Peter

    Nikon_Peter Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for the welcome. Already finding this to be a useful forum to be on. Should have joined ages ago.
     
  15. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Lynn,

    And don't forget the Sigmoids!

    Cheers,

    R.
     

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