Hello from Blackpool, England

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  1. John Orrell

    John Orrell TPF Noob!

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    I'm an enthusiast of older Olympus manual-focus OM equipment and rangefinder gear. I live in Blackpool: a cheesy holiday-resort in North West England (it's not too bad a place once you get out of the touristy-places)

    I have the following kit:

    SLRs:
    Olympus OM4T(i);
    Olympus OM10 Quartz (a hand-me-down I can't bear to part with);
    Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, 28mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 primes;
    Tamron 'Adaptall 2' 70-210mm f/3.8-4 zoom;
    Tokina RMC 28-70 f/3.5-4.5 zoom;
    Olympus T32 flash
    Olympus Winder 2

    Rangefinder/Viewfinder:
    Olympus Trip 35 (later model with the black button);
    Olympus 35 SP (very early model, s/n 185936)

    Digital:
    Kodak 6490 4-Megapixel 'creative compact'

    My primary interests are landscapes, but when my wife gave birth to our twin boys 2½ years ago I kind of grudgingly succumbed to family portraiture :roll:

    I just found this forum out of pure accident and I'm looking forward to spending some time looking through it for useful tips on how to improve my technique, and get inspiration from everyone's great photos. Perhaps one day I'll take a photo that I think is good enough to submit for public critique :D

    All the best
    John
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum!!!!!
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum! You have a nice collection of gear.

    bah! You gotta get over that. :wink: Post some of your stuff in the regular photo gallery if you want to avoid actual critique, but you'll find this is an interested and helpful bunch of folks. No one's here to rip anyone's work.

    Have fun! :D
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    Howdy and welcome to the forum yo!


    Zach :D
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum from another DX6490 user! :D :D
     
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    Niki TPF Noob!

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    Hi John, welcome to the forum! :)
     
  7. John Orrell

    John Orrell TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all your best wishes

    Yeah...great camera, let down by the fact that you can only save your materpieces as a JPG, and you don't even get to choose the extent of compression :!: :roll: What I'd give for a software upgrade, though I doubt if any will be forthcoming from Kodak: no money to be made from it.
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I was just talking about that yesterday. I think that is the thing I like the least about this camera. They don't have to give us the ability to shoot in raw...just a better compression. I've sent lots of emails to them about it. All in all though... it takes some fantastic pictures.
     
  9. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Welcome John!!! Lots of great folks huddled in this neck of the web...take yer shoes off for a bit and stretch them toes!!! :wink:
     
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    Welcome aboard John!
    (Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!) :lol:
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    At last. An Olympus fan - and one from Lancashire to boot. This forum just gets better and better. Welcome aboard John.
    And Blackpool is much nicer than Skeggy....
     
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    Welcome matey!
     

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