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Intheswamp
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Sep 18, 2013 11:03 |  #1

Howdy from a rank newb to DSLRs. I was a hobbiest back in the late 70's thru 90's using an old, but trusty manual Minolta SRT201. When film started giving way to digital I had to move to the point-and-shoot realm of things due to economics...I went with Canon's the whole time. A couple of weeks ago I finally managed to purchase my first DSLR.... just a T2i with an 18-135mm EF-S and battery grip. Man it feels good to have a substantial camera body back in my hands!!! :D But, moving from a camera that basically had about as many settings as I have fingers on one hand to the T2i...WOW, talk about a learning curve...but I'm enjoying it! :D

A side note is that I first got interested in photography back in the early 70's when I received an old Kodak camera from my grandmother's belongings. It was an old "Six-20 Kodak". No such thing as the internet or email (to commoners, anyhow) so I penned a letter inquiring about the camaeras history, stuck a stamp on it, and mailed it to Kodak. A couple of weeks later I recevied a very thick package from Kodak that required six or seven dollars worth of postage (1970's postal rates!). Inside the package was a nice letter telling me that the camera was a pre-WWII camera, etc.,. But, what they did was include probably 10 or 12 of the "Here's How" series of booklets...a goldmine for a kid!!! I actually used the Six-20 to start my photography hobby...light leaks and all! That seems like a hundred years ago, now. :)

Anyhow, I've got a LOT of catching up to do. I'm down here in south Alabama, USA, so we don't really have mountains and waterfalls or ocean fronts or big open vistas...but I'm sure I'll come up with something! ;)

Best wishes,
Ed

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Sep 18, 2013 15:31 |  #2

Welcome to POTN, Ed!

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Sep 18, 2013 15:35 |  #3

Welcome to POTN Ed.
Have a look at the following thread, these guys do good stuff with a T2i/550d
http://photography-on-the.net ...p?t=1276930&highlig​ht=T2i

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Intheswamp
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Sep 18, 2013 17:03 as a reply to DutchinCLE's post |  #4

Thanks for the welcom js and Dutch.

:shock: Dutch, that isn't a thread...that's an epic camera saga!!! Ok, I'm inching my way through the Tamron 17-50mm/f2.8 thread so I'll add this one to it....who needs sleep! :lol:

I've got a 50mm/f1.8 metal mount and an 18-135mm zoom to start out with. I purchased a bag of Nikon stuff from a guy right at the end of my film camera days (great timing, eh? :rolleyes:) and it has an old but clean Nikon 35mm/f3.5 and a Tamron 500mm/f8 SP telephoto in it. I'm really interested in the field of view of the 35mm Nikon...not sure how the speed will work out, though. I did try the 500mm last night with a quick, walk outside and handshoot the moon...it worked pretty good, I'll try it again when the moon starts waning and with a tripod. The abilities of the T2i amaze me. This is gonna be fun! ;)

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Sep 20, 2013 14:50 as a reply to Intheswamp's post |  #5

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