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The standard introduce yourself thread
« on: September 10, 2004, 07:53:33 PM »
I'll kick things off:

I'm Garry and live in Oldham, UK. I've been into photography for just three years when I got my Minolta Dynax 5. In those three years I feel I have learnt a lot, and gathered a reasonable amount of equipment. Along the way I think I've come up with some good images too  :D

I am mostly interested in Macro, but I also like wildlife and a bit of landscape photography. I'm not really into taking pictures of people so very few of my images have people as the main subject.

I now feel the time is right to go digital. Film companies seem to be falling by the way side and, for me, the advantages of going digital far outweight any negative points.

I've been eagerly awaiting the Dynax 7 Digital since it's official announcement in Feb 2004 and can't wait to get one.

I'm also the owner and admin of this site, so be good  :wink:
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004, 08:31:16 AM »
I'm Trev from Reading, Berkshire, just found this site today when reading Garrys topic on ephotozine earlier.

Got seriously into photography last August when I bought a 500si, after using a 2meg Sony digital and being dissapointed with the results after a while, and also wanting to learn more about photography.   Got my Dynax 7 in April and never looked back.  I've got some reasonable kit now and don't mind staying with film for a while, but I'll be in the shops checking out the 7D next week (if the release date is correct).

I mainly shoot close up/Macro, and abstract, but want to try some landscapes and sport photography as well.

Have a look at some of my pics here
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004, 09:05:50 AM »
hi Trev / snapperT and welcome to the Dynax Digital Forums

I'm a macro fan myself and am just about to go out to try and get some shots for a challenge I've set on another website - www.macrophotography.org

I had a quick browse through your images and was impressed. One of my favourites was bench perspective. Very simple, very abstract, but a great image. Nice one!

I hope you find this forum useful, as more people join up it should become a great place for Minolta Digi Dynax/Maxxum users to exchange thoughts, tips and ideas.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2004, 09:19:14 PM »
Hi,

I live down is Sunny Devon (well wet at least) been into photography since high school. In fact got my only "O level" in photography.

I mainly enjoy studio work but its always been off and on depending on funds and the biggest problem lack of studio's and models down here.
I have just began moving over to digital decided to stick with minolta so bought the 7d.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2004, 09:27:00 AM »
hi Andy, welcome to the forums. I hope you find these forums useful and enjoy your shiny new Dynax 7 Digital

edit: just seen your site and your studio work  :wink:
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2004, 10:54:07 AM »
I've been here a few weeks already, but better late than never:

I'm John Stäck, I live in Stockholm, Sweden. Been photographing for 10 years or so, mainly using Minolta SLR:s. I currently use a 505si and a brand new 7D.
Photography topics vary, but what usually turns out best is macro and landscape.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005, 01:28:34 PM »
My name is Scott Lewis I live in southern Germany, but was bourn in Australia and grew up in New Zealand. I have been using Minolta SLR?s for about 10 years and have an office full of ?camera crap? (as my wife likes to call it)

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005, 08:15:32 PM »
Hi I'm Glenn Ivens and I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. I began photography about 15 years ago with a Minolta Maxxum 5000. After 2 years I changed to a Maxxum 9000 of which I had 2 bodies and got quite serious about photography as a living. I did a few coroporate jobs and decided at that time the fun of photography was gone when I had to meet deadlines and shoot stuff that really didn't interest me. I became an electrician and continued to shoot for fun. I now work for the Local daily newspaper (in production) and am getting back into my photography with the new Maxxum 7D (not sure what to do with my Maxxum 9).


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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2005, 06:19:03 PM »
Hi my name's Alan and i live in Avon.

I've been into photography for almost 20yrs, i've been using Minolta cameras for the past 14yrs.

I enjoy shooting landscape and sports/action.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 09:34:58 AM »
Hi alan, welcome to the forums. I hope you find them useful. If you have any questions or suggestions, just let me know.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2005, 03:17:55 PM »
Hi, my name's Akshay, but you probably figured that out from my login name :P.
I'm from Mumbai, India. I've just recently taken up photography professionally, but I've been an amateur for over a decade, mostly with Minolta equipment.
I still use my XG-1 and 50mm Rokkor (other lenses too, but that's my most preferred) every now and then, but for everything else it's the 7D. I have a couple of other Minolta film SLRs as well.
Up until a short while ago, I used to be a web developer/graphic designer. Unfortunately, India's gotten a little too darn competitive in the IT industry, so I just decided to change careers now, rather than 10 years down the line.

Nice to meet you all, and I'm glad to be a part of this forum.

Cheers. Keep shooting!
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2005, 03:28:04 PM »
Hay Akshay you think it competitive in the It industry in india. I would say you are right as we are all losing our jobs to firms outsoursing on the subcontenent ;)

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2005, 07:15:24 PM »
Hi Akshay, Welcome to the forums. You seem to be doing a fine job of contributing already which is appreciated.

Sometimes I wish I could change from being a web developer.... but I don't know much else and can't afford the time to learn something new..... yet
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2005, 08:38:22 PM »
I'm from Worcester and have had Minolta cameras for about 15 years, starting with a Dynax 3000i, then a DImage5, Dynax 5 and  finally the 7D.
Mainly do car shows for a car club but will be looking at other stuff with the new cam.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2005, 08:46:50 PM »
Hi Kevin, Welcome to the forums.

What sort of cars to you take pictures of, just out of interest?

edit: ah... should have checked your profile  :D
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