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Old 20-03-2009, 12:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

It's a lovely day

Just thought I'd pop my head round the door and say hello.

By way of introduction I'm just a normal guy with wife, kids, job, mortgage, live in beautiful rural Wales etc. About to get a lot poorer if I keep spending money on camera stuff.

I've recently bought my first proper camera (not counting the FED5 rangefinder my parents bought me when I was a kid) so I am a bit new to all this. I'm trying to absorb as much information as I can so I've got books out of the library and been reading various websites etc. There's a lot to take in.

I went through a month of deciding what stuff to buy and after going through the whole "which is better superzoom or entry level SLR" debate decided I didn't want the hassle of changing lenses etc and went to the camera shop to get my Panasonic FZ28 and came out with a Sony Alpha A200!! And so far, I love it to bits.

So, I feel like I'm just taking the first steps on a path which disappears over the horizon - this is such a huge topic. At the moment I'm just taking pictures of anything and everything just to play and see what comes out, and maybe soon I'll be brave enough to switch from the "A" setting!

In a minute I'm going to ask a question about photographing sunsets (it's going to be a beauty tonight) - should that go in the General or Landscape threads?

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Old 20-03-2009, 12:34   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hello!

Welcome to Pixalo Slowpoke Rodriguez

The Sony Alpha a200 is an excellent camera - did you get the 18-70 lens with it?

As regards your forthcoming question, you will see that the Landscape Forum is in the Photography Feedback section of the site which is intended for people to post their pictures to get feedback on them. This is where you can post the shots of tonights sunset!

Your question will be best placed in the general Photography Questions and Answers Forum.
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Old 20-03-2009, 13:17   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hello!

Thanks for the welcome Dabhand.

Yes, I got the 18 - 70 kit lens (I think I put it as 28-70 in camera gear - I'll have to change that) and treated myself to the 70-300 as well. I'm finding plenty of uses for both!
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Welcome, and nice to see a fellow Sony Alpha user
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