Hello, my name is Mike

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  1. mjsneddon

    mjsneddon TPF Noob!

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    Greetings all-

    I joined a short while ago but have not been able to spend much time here. I hope to change that as I have enjoyed reading the various threads, articles, etc.

    I got interested in photography a long time ago. My first real camera was a Yashica SLR which I purchased in Vietnam in 1969. I had a darkroom for a while in the 1970s. Got away from photography for about 15 years (during which time we raised our two boys). I got back into it in the mid 90s.

    I eased into digital by continuing to shoot film but using a film scanner to have a "digital darkroom". My first digital camera purchase was actually a gift for my wife on the occasion of the birth of our first grandchild (Canon S230, March of 2003).

    My first digital camera (for myself) was a Canon G5. It took excellent photographs but was frustrating in its "slowness". I sold it and bought a Canon 20D (I had a Canon film camera and lenses already). The 20D is a great camera. Eventually I acquired a Canon 5D which is just excellent. It allowed me to fall in love all over again with wide angle photography! Both of these have superior low light / high ISO performance.

    Later still I purchased a Panason LX2 to have a compact camera. It also makes beautiful images but I am still trying to come to grips with its not having an optical viewfinder.

    My wife of almost 39 years and I like to travel - mostly by car, taking the back roads as much as possible and eating in the "mom-and-pop" restaurants, seeing all the different kinds of beauty that God has provided. In addition to photography and travel, I consider eating food my third hobby - which fits in with travel nicely also.

    I look forward to being a contributing member of The Photography Forum.

    Respectfully,

    Mike Sneddon
    Mattoon, IL, USA
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Zoso

    Zoso TPF Noob!

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    :salute: hi mike
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Mike, glad to have you with us. Welcome!
     
  5. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    welcome mike! :)
     

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