Sad to say I haven't received any message through the post (email) about the forum closing. Just got the notification of a new post to this section...
However... hearing that there are more 'spam' posts than actual posts from members I guess it was only going to be a matter of time
I'm going to
add my thanks to this also... Thanks to the present and past admins for their time spent looking after it... thanks to those that contributed with guidance, help of all types and information. Thanks to ALL that shared their shots and those that gave comment - very much appreciated by me and I'm sure others also
In one of my last visits I mentioned that I'd come away from SONY... Only just about a year but... after years with the Minolta 7000i AF slr, 50mm f1.7 and 70-210 f4 Beercan from 1985 until an A700 in Aug 2008 when I joined this great forum - Nine and a half almost years!!!. Then to the A77, A77ii and ending with the A7Rii - - - lifetime with #7 it seems
and quite a few lenses, many used.
Now find myself with Nikon which seem to suit me now although I've not ruled out a return to SONY if carrying a bag full of lenses round with me gets to be cumbersome - not getting younger
The Sony RX10 iv (or next iteration of) may well be the next - and final - camera at some point...
Those that want to catch up, my Instagram is: franketchells (https://www.instagram.com/franketchells/
) , Facebook is: http://facebook.com/fetchells
and I'm building a (work in continual progress with adding images etc.,) webpage at http://franketchellsphotography.co.uk/
Wish everyone the very best for the future as well as my sincerest thanks to Ascot and chappo1 for their time spent here