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Hello from Mumbai, India

Hi, I am Ram Rao -- a software engineer by profession. I was born in Bombay, India in 1957 and have lived there since, aside from eight years spent in USA and Western Europe.

I started photography in 1984 with a 1959 Exacta Exa version 4.2 SLR camera, my late father bought during a 1961 visit to Berlin, GDR.

My motivation to learn photography was, so that I could take pics of my newborn son, born on 26th September 1984.

The 1959 Exa SLR did not have a meter. Actually it was designed to have a optional detachable reflex pentaprism.
Not having that option, I had instead the focusing screen with folding reflex finder hood and folding magnifier. Missing the pentaprism, one saw a mirror-image on the ground glass screen.

I had a separate handheld Selenium cell (batteryless) meter. This had a galvanometer needle to indicate how much light was incident on the selenium cell. The face of the meter had a slide-rule dial-in-a-dial.
You set the Film speed (ASA/DIN) on the inner dial, and rotated the outer dial which moved a pointer.
When the pointer aligned on the galvanometer needle, you could read-off exposure value, shutter-speed and aperture reciprocals.

The Exa had 1/150, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25 and B settings. It had two separate flash sync terminals marked F (for regular flash) and X (for Xenon flash) The lens was a very good prime 50 mm f/2.8 Tessar by Carl Zeiss Jena. It could stop down to f/22.

My first automatic was a Minolta 110 zoom SLR Mk II purchased in December 1984. This thankfully had a built-in meter. It had fully automatic as well as aperture priority match-needle autoexposure. The lens was a Minolta 25–50 mm f/4.5 two-touch zoom (equiv. to a 50–150 mm zoom lens on a 35 mm format camera) with macro focusing down to 28 cm.
It accepted Kodak Instamatic-type 110 format drop-in film cartridges.

My first travel outside India was to California, USA in January 1985. In that visit, I purchased a Nikon FE2 with a Vivitar Series 1 28mm-90mm f/2.8-3.5 Varifocal (non-zoom) lens at San Jose Camera Video, Campbell, CA.
Over time I added useful accessories. In June 1986, I added a Nikon SB-16B flash and Nikon SC-17 TTL remote cord, in 1987, a Nikon MD-12 motor drive and in 1997, a Nikkor 70-210 zoom lens and Nikon PK-13 Macro extension tube.

My first digital camera was a 2002 Nikon Coolpix 4500 purchased in August 2002. It had a swivel-body and a 4 megapixel sensor, with 4.1x Optical Zoom and 1.5 inch LCD Screen. Sensor size was 7.18 x 5.32 mm (0.38 cm²)

My first mobile cameraphone was a Nokia 3230 (1.3 megapixel Carl-Zeiss Tessar, no flash) purchased in March 2005. It was followed by a Nokia N73 (3.3 megapixel Carl-Zeiss Tessar, LED flash) purchased in September 2006 and a Nokia N85 (5 megapixel Carl-Zeiss Tessar, Xenon flash) purchased in December 2007. This is my current everywhere point-and-shooter.

In March 2010, my son -- the one whose birth inspired me to learn photography -- gifted me a Canon SX20IS. This has a 12 megapixel (4000×3000) 1/2.3" CCD sensor and excels at HD video.

My first hundred or so mediocre pictures, taught me that the photographer -- not the camera -- makes the picture. Geniuses with very simple cameras sometimes take award-winning photos.
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Welcome to Pixlao Ramrao

Great introduction there

Congratulations on your new Son Looking forward to seeing some of your pictures.
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