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Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Kamala Peura, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Kamala Peura

    Kamala Peura New Member

    Hi, I'm new to this forum, but not new to photography. Closing in on three years now I have been doing photography, only using one beat up, old camera (Nikon D3100), and the kit lens (18-55mm). Nice to meet you all.
  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Enjoy it! Taking photos is the important bit. The more the merrier.
  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    By the standards of many Forum members, a Nikon 3100 is not an old camera. As long as it works and does what you need, consider spending any spare funds on secondhand lenses so that you can use it to its full potential. If you want to do this, this is also a good place for suggestions about secondhand lenses and where to buy them.

    Have fun, and consider uploading some of your favourite images to the Gallery page so that we can see what you do (don't forget to resize them to 1000 - 1200 pixels on the longer side first).
  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Wise words!
  7. Kamala Peura

    Kamala Peura New Member

    Thank you for the welcomes. And I do agree the camera may not be old by most standards haha.
  8. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Arguably, this applies to some of the Forum members too. I met a young man this summer who was using a 1950s Kodak Retina rangefinder just like the one an elderly relative loaned me for a few weeks when I was 15 (1971), when I first got interested in serious photography and wanted to find out if I could understand and use a real camera. After we talked about his camera for a few minutes, he told me that he enjoyed using a camera older than he was, but his friends though he was mad. I expect he dreams of owning an old MGB too.
  9. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Many years ago I used to own an MGB and thought it great. My niece just bought a refurbished one and let me drive it. I thought it truly awful - horrible by modern standards.

    It would not surprise me if I wrote the same thing about cameras. I certainly wouldn't want to go back to the first SLR I owned (a Praktina - not a typo for Pratika) and I'm perfectly happy with my more or less modern Nikon.

    Welcome to Kamala!!


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