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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Ramesses, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Ramesses

    Ramesses TPF Noob!

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    Hi:

    I joined the forum yesterday and this is my first post. I’m not new to photography, but haven’t taken a serious photographs in over 20 years. Therefore, I’m new – forgot almost everything.

    I learned to take photographs with my father’s Zeiss Ikon Super Contaflex film camera – great camera and what a lens! Later in life I got excited about SLR’s and got the Canon AE1, which I considered a comedown, and probably it was, until now! After evaluating the different alternatives for a digital camera, I came to the conclusion that I want my AE1 back! I still have it, but it is film - forget it!

    At the present, I am evaluating different Nikon models but zeroing in on the Nikon D50 for many reasons (this is probably a topic for a different forum.) To make my story shorter, I am basically a photographer without a camera. I have no idea where the Contaflex is and the Canon has not worked in 20 years and seems to be in a deep sleep, probably in a coma.

    One final observation. I always thought of myself as a fairly good photographer (well…compared to my friends) until I saw the photos in this site. Fantastic photographs! Wow! I now realize that I’m an old baby in diapers, but willing to listen and learn. That’s it!

    Thanks for allowing me in.

    Best regards,

    Ramesses

    PS: Why Ramesses? Why not? I might be Ancient but certainly not Egyptian. I’m a lover of Ancient Egypt. One word of caution. Do not get me going on this subject, I won’t be able to stop talking about it J.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum...and welcome back to photography.

    The D50 is a great camera, as are most of the currently avaliable digital SLR cameras. The best advice I can think to give you, is to go into a store and hold the different models and brands. They are all very capable tools so the fit and layout that suits you best, is probably the right one for you.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Forum.
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    welcome to the forum :)

    just to celebrate your arrival .....

    ;)

    Ramesses II:

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    Tangerini TPF Noob!

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    Hello :)
     
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    hi!
     
  7. grafiks

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    Hello Rasmesses. Now aren't you glad you joined? I told you the people were nice here.

    Have fun and I will let you know how the D80 is working out!
     
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  9. Ramesses

    Ramesses TPF Noob!

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    Hi Everyone:

    Thanks for your warm welcome. Sorry, I did not get back sooner, but I have been busy especially looking for a camera.

    I really liked the marble photo of GrandGrandGrand…Grandpapa Ramesses II J. Hey, what I’m told that I descend from a long line of very distinguished and accomplished brigands and horse thieves, one has to create our own ancestry. Ramesses II is a good start!

    I ordered a camera today – brand new Nikon D40 – from “The Imaging World” – in New York (I hope the transaction goes smoothly.) They are an authorized Nikon dealer. Since I live very close to El Segundo (Nikon’s West Coast Service and Repair Center,) I can always drive there it if something is wrong with it (I hope not!)

    I know what the D40 is and what it is not – it is not a D200 or D80. However, it is hard, really hard, to be a photographer without a camera. I have to get back into photography and this is a good start.

    Now I can participate here.

    Best regards,

    Ramesses
     
  10. Ramesses

    Ramesses TPF Noob!

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    Hi Grafiks:

    I agree. This is a great forum and I know I’ll have a lot of fun here. Thanks for pointing me in this direction.

    I finally took the plunge today and ordered a D40. I really wanted the D80, but finances led me in the D40 direction. Now I need the 50-200 lens, and… J Oh well, one thing at a time. I really have to learn how to work that thing.

    Best regards,

    Ramesses
     
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    Cool. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I have not done a serious shoot since I bought the D80. I will do that soon and post some pics.

    You know, this forum inspired me to create a new, unrelated forum. I am almost ready to start promoting it. I used some free forum software called myBB. It's very similar to the software this forum uses.

    Cheers!
     
  12. Jim Gratiot

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    Welcome to the forum.

    BTW, what's the weather like there... we're going to attempt a Disneyland trip next week.
     

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