Hello from old-school amateur

Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by oldexplorer, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. I'm a little bit nervous about posting on this forum, even after 35 years in photography (film, wet darkroom, digital and 3 years learning film photography at college). I still have a lot to learn, as I'm embarrassingly reminded sometimes.

    Currently have:

    Lonsdale Brothers (British) mahogany half-plate field camera, about 1895, Fujinon W 135mm f5.6 in Copal 1, shoot on 4x5
    Mackenstein (French) Walnut 18x24cm tailboard, about 1900, Rodenstock Sironar-N 240mm f5.6 in Copal 3
    RB67 Pro S with 65mm f4.5 Sekor C
    Canon EF with 28mm f3.5 & 135mm f2.5
    Fuji S9500
    Nikon D70
    Nikon D100 x2
    Nikon D5000 x2
    Nikon 18-70 kit lens x2
    Nikon 18-55 VR
    Canon EOS 10D x4
    Sigma EF 17-50 f2.8 OS

    & Gandolfi Minor tripod - carries everything, although the huge "Big Mac" wobbles a bit due to weight.

    ...so not much variety there then...
     
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  2. Why be embarrassed? Most photo.net members will admit that they have a lot to learn, even though they have been "at it" for more years than many would care to confess to. Just put your head above the parapet and wait for the flak.
     
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  3. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome.
    No Idea why you should be nervous. You've got heaps to give.
    I spent 4 years at college learning Photography - and I am still learning stuff from members here.

    The point is: no one knows everything.

    WW
     
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