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09-23-2021, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hello from Limburg, the Netherlands

Hello there!

I'm new here, started my "career" in photography with a Sony A35 with a Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.0 en a lot of old Minolta stuff. Stupidly i made the mistake to make the switch to O-MD E-M5. We never became friends, to small for my big hands, to many expensive lenses and to few good cheap ones unless you're willing to go full manual. I've sort of lost my interest for a few years.

Recently I've moved to another house and (almost) every morning i see the sunrise above the river Maas from my bedroom window. For a year now I've been thinking what great pictures i could take from there if i still had a decent camera. So this week I've decided that would buy myself a new toy. Also i want to do some macro and wildlife.

So Canon and Nikon were no option because to mainstream (I'm the idiot that always does things different type of guy). So i ended up with a K-70 body. This weekend I'm going to shop around my first lens, probably second hand. Maybe i need some help from you guys. I also came across this forum al lot when still in my Sony days when shopping for lenses. Always good reviews and i nice, friendly community.

Ernie C.

09-23-2021, 01:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Although opposing ourselves to “mainstream” is not always the best choice, I tend to do it too. But we surely did get the best out of it this time. The K-70 is a great camera. Hope we see some photos soon!!
09-23-2021, 01:44 PM   #3
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Haha, As long as we don't take ourselves to serious, there is nothing wrong with a little opposing. But at the and of the day i still have to work with that 'mainstream' Ricoh copier at my job.

Of course the good reviews of the k-70 were also a big part in my consideration. I can't wait to get started.
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Hello Ernie, welcome from Australia.
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Welcome, Ernie. My guess is doing the opposite to others will be quite common here. If I see a herd of people going one way, that's decided it for me: I'm off in the other direction. Enjoy your new toy ...

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