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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2005, 10:03:16 AM »
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Mainly do car shows for a car club but will be looking at other stuff with the new cam.
Dude ive seen your site and there were many pics that took my eyes away from the cars :)

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2005, 05:25:28 PM »
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Quote from: kevinj
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Mainly do car shows for a car club but will be looking at other stuff with the new cam.
Dude ive seen your site and there were many pics that took my eyes away from the cars :)



I do tend to get distracted quite easily.  :)

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2005, 10:00:01 PM »
Hi all.  Just joined.  Been an amatuer photographer since 1987 ... been Canon for those years until end of 2004 when I posted all my Canon EOS stuff on eBay, got good/fair price.  Reason to dump it all - The KM7D of course, now have:
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Best set of tools I've ever had.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2005, 03:41:18 PM »
Hi dcap. Glad you have turned from the dark side :)

I hope you find this forum a useful place to drop into and contribute to.

Glad to have you on board
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2005, 06:08:37 AM »
Hi,

My name is Graham. I was born in Scotland and moved to Canada 35 years ago.

My first camera was a Voigtlander Vito B, purchased when I was 15. I continued for a number of years as an amateur, doing a few weddings, until the pressure of education and career pushed photography into the background. I really didn't take it up again seriously until 1988, and then strictly as an amateur. I replaced the Voigtlander with a Minolta 7000 and have used Minoltas ever since.

I presently own the Voigtlander Vito B, although I don't use it now, the 7000 which is in retirement, just like me,  :D  a 5 and a film 7 with VC-7 grip. (a fantastic camera, IMHO)

I took delivery of a Maxxum 7D Yesterday with a VC-7D grip.   :P  The 7D looks like it will be a great camera, however I don't see myself getting rid of my film 7 camera soon. I do a lot of close-up photography, but my favourite wide angle lens is now a moderate wide angle lens when used with the 7D.  :(

My lenses are a 24 -135 f 3.5 Tamron SP, Minolta 50mm f1.7, Minolta 50mm f2.8 with 1:1 macro, Minolta 70 - 210mm f 3.5-4.5 and a Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6. I also have a new 28-80 (D) lens which is never used as it's J--k.

All my films, positive and negative, are scanned to tiff files, using a Dimage scan Dual II and Vuescan and edited in Photoshop CS.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2005, 09:09:03 AM »
welcome to the forums Graham
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2005, 07:31:15 PM »
Hello All,

My name is Paul Coupland.  Was born in Hull, England  - and moved over to Rhode Island, USA about 13 years ago.  Got into photography in about '78 when I left school and bought an Olympus OM10 (which I still have).  Mostly did candid/family/holiday shots.
Got back into photography when my wife dragged me to horse shows (had to find something to do :wink: ).  The old OM10 weighed a ton, and was pretty slow, so I bought my first Minolta - a 400si - which promptly croaked the first picture I took of my daughter when she was born.  I had an extended warranty (phew!).  Ended up getting a 500si, then an 800si.  And now the proud owner (for all of 3 days) of a 7D.
Luckily no more horse shows (children are wonderful  :) ).  So I mostly stick to landscape shots/lighthouses, and of course family pics.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2005, 09:25:45 AM »
Great to have you as a forum member Paul. I look forward to seeing some of your (and everyone elses) images.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2005, 04:08:32 PM »
Hi. I'm Coralee and live in winnipeg.manitoba.canada. I don't recall how I found this site exactly but am glad that I did! I have had minolta's for about 11 years when I bought the 700si and have loved photography for a few years before that. I took a photography course about 15 years back at the tender age of 13 and never saw that world the same way after taking my first photo. I have been shooting professionally for about 3 years and shoot mostly weddings in the documentary style. No posing, just there to capture the moments as they happen. I find this style of shooting is less pretentious. I am the owner of a 700si, then a Maxxum 7 and now the 7D. My lenses are too many to mention. You can check out my website at www.redphotoco.com. ....coralee
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2005, 07:21:37 PM »
Hi Coralee, welcome to Dynax Digital Forums. Just been looking through your site and there's some great images. The wedding photos are great, especially the candid style you use.... I can never seem to get people pictures right so I concentrate more on insects and close ups :)

I hope you find the forum useful and if you have any suggestions about the site and what it offers, just let me know.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2005, 12:21:44 AM »
Hello, Im Glen and i live in Milton Keynes.Owned Minolta cameras for several years,i live round the corner from there factory at Newport Pagnell which is there Service and Technical centre.Currently own A 7D and a 700SI and various Sigma and Vivitar lenses.Mainly shoot motocross and motorsport events and have just orderd Minoltas 70 to 200 f2.8 APO G SSM lens.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2005, 09:44:42 AM »
Welcome to the forums Glen!
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2005, 10:19:10 PM »
Hi,
My name is Tony (no surprise there) I live in Bedforshire, I have been into photography for about 20 years I guess.
It started when i wanted to get a decent camera and ended up with the X700. Then as i got a bit older my eyesight started to go so that i needed to wear glasses and then I went auto focus with the 7000i.  I had that a few years and upgraded to the 800si when it came out.  I was never a digital fan as the quality was not as good as film, but now I think the quality has arrived and the costs are more reasonable so I have just brought the 7D, and i love it so far.
Since I use other forums on other topics I though I would search and join a minolta site and this is the one I have found first.  I hope to get some advice and tips from others and would like to think I might be able to help a few people too in return.
I think I have registered but don't seem to have received an email confirmation yet  :(  did i mess up  :?: anyway I can't log in yet
Cheers anyway and hope to chat soon

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2005, 10:35:28 AM »
Welcome to the forums Tony. If you haven't received an email confirming your membership, just let me know what username you chose and I should be able to activate your account for you.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2005, 09:13:03 PM »
Looks like the forum is growin'.... keep posting people