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02-06-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Hi!

Ahoy! I'm new to this, and honestly had no plans to get into SLR or DSLR photography (it's something I always thought was "pretty cool" but was never interested in doing myself.)

However, my father in law, who is awesome but more than a little bit cunning, figured out a pretty good scheme to get more pics of his grandkids. At first I thought he forgot his K20D when he was last visiting, but no, now it's mine. And now I have 3 lenses.

Anybody else doing the photo-nerd thing on Linux? Rawstudio/lensfun don't know about this A 70-210mm F/4, apparently.

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Hi evidone. Welcome aboard the forum. We like fathers-in-law like yours here. Looking forward to seeing some photographs soon.
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Welcome to the Forums. You have been given a great start with that gear. There will be plenty of info here on how to get the best from it.
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Well here's the father in law in question, along with some strange tiny human thing that I found.


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Welcome to the Forums. You have been given a great start with that gear. There will be plenty of info here on how to get the best from it.
I absolutely have; I need to practice more with the 40mm because the 21mm is just so easy to take good photos with!
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Welcome to the forum evidone! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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Hoping to see many photographs of that " tiny human thing " growing up over the years posted on the forum !!!
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Welcome to the forum! That's some great kit to be starting out with. The DA40 and DA21 Limited lenses are among the best!

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Hoping to see many photographs of that " tiny human thing " growing up over the years posted on the forum !!!
Luckily with the zoo nearby I can get out the urge to keep adjusting something until I get what I want with pics of animals, and just hit the darn shutter button when he's in focus!

At least, that's the habit I'm trying to develop
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some strange tiny human thing that I found...
... looks like it he is full of infectious fun and frolic - all the reason to enjoy your photography. Do post some photos when you get the chance.
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Welcome to the forum.
... looks like it he is full of infectious fun and frolic - all the reason to enjoy your photography. Do post some photos when you get the chance.
Oh, he is. And I will I've got a bunch of DNGs that I need to sort through from his brother's 4th birthday party at the zoo, I'll post them as I get through them. Switching jobs soon, so I'll have a lot more time for camera-nerditry (a 160 mile round trip commute hasn't been good for motivation as far as hobbies go).

That birthday party is how I got the 70-210mm lens; I just mentioned to the aforementioned cunning father-in-law "now I want a zoom lens" (I spent half an hour trying to get a decent picture of a duck from too far away), next thing I know I had a tracking number. He really screws up the time-honored tradition of disliking ones inlaws.
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QuoteOriginally posted by evidone Quote
I thought he forgot his K20D
Welcome, he can come and "forget" at my house whenever he wants.
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Welcome, he can come and "forget" at my house whenever he wants.
Sooner or later he's gonna ask me for a favor all godfather style I bet.
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he's gonna ask me for a favor all godfather style I bet
As long as both fish or horses are not involved... you'll be OK.
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got a new job will actually have time to be (more of) a photonerd

(i am letting the 4yo pictured above take the place of any dance emoticon)

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