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    Default Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    I hate goodbyes.

    So it's nice to see a lot of familiar faces here!

    Like some, I've visited Four Thirds Photo in the past and decided to join in following the recent debacle on the dpreview forum that led to several infamous bannings including but not limited to (ah, names withheld to protect the guilty).

    I currently have my eye on, in random order:

    1. Nikon D200 + 18-200mm VR lens
    2. Sigma's Bigma
    3. Olympus' E-1 replacement

    I'm very much enjoying the E-1 and E-300 along with the outstanding Zuiko lenses. I have absolutely no reqrets to report ... ok, well high ISO noise. I prefer shooting the lowest ISO I can and with a tripod that's usually auto or 100. The colors and exposures are the best this way. And with the careful framing a tripod encourages, less post processing.

    However I enjoy using Photoshop CS2 a lot. I learn something most everytime I use it ... and that's generally immedately after each shoot.

    This is from my dpreview profile:

    --- Tools ---

    35mm: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic, Nikon FE2, Nikon N70

    APS: Canon Elph 240, Canon Elph 2

    Digicam: Olympus C-7000, Canon Elph S110, Olympus C-2020

    dSLR: Olympus E-1 w/SHLD-2, Olympus E-300 w/HLD-3
    Lenses: EX-25, EC-14, 11-22mm, 14-54mm, 50-200mm, 50mm/f2.0 Macro,
    14-45mm, 40-150mm
    Lights: FL-36, FL-50 w/Stroboframe Quickflip
    Support: Manfrotto 055MF4 MagFiber Tripod w/Gitzo G1276M Mk2 Offset Ball head,
    Manfrotto 679B Monopod w/3232 Swivel Tilt head
    Bogen / Manfrotto 3299 Quick Release Adapters with 3157N Plates (RC2 Syastem)
    LowePro bags mostly, including the SlingShot 200 AW

    So, re-reading this list I believe I'm a tooled up fool (apologies to Lord Coe).

    To quote OzRay, cheers!

    -jts

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    Do you go back & forth between the two states?

    Ann

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnF
    Do you go back & forth between the two states?

    Ann
    Hello Ann.

    Yes, of course. There's so much information there and it's well organized. I also like the camera reviews and rely on them for insights.

    -jts

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    Default JTS - great to see you here

    John:

    Now I am surprised. I looked at all your gear and I was taken aback (pleasantly so). Here I assumed when we communicated via email that you had just a few instruments to play with and that the C7000 was your latest acquisition. Wow...you've got some gear there. Could it just be a thing for us "older" folks that we need to have this stuff? Anyway, really glad to see you posting here. I think you will fit in perfectly!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Bernd (Ben) Herrmann
    Fuquay Varina, NC

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    jts: I was referring to Kentucky & Texas.

    Thanks,

    Ann

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    Ann, excuse me for not reading your post carefully.

    The answer is yes, however I've been in KY most of the time the past two years and have been working there exclusively during that time. I am originally from KY and my folks are there too.

    -jts

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    Default Re: JTS - great to see you here

    Quote Originally Posted by benherrmann
    Could it just be a thing for us "older" folks that we need to have this stuff?
    Yes, that's right. However in my case I've needed it for a long time! I bought the Spotmatic in 1970.

    -jts

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    Default Re: JTS - great to see you here

    Hey, another hillbilly! I live near Lexington...

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    Quote Originally Posted by jtsmall
    Ann, excuse me for not reading your post carefully.
    That's ok. Say, I have a friend in KY. Her name is Mary. Maybe you know her

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    Default Re: Hello from Kentucky and Tejas

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnF
    ... Mary. Maybe you know her
    Tell me more.

    -jts

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    Default Re: JTS - great to see you here

    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJohn
    ... another hillbilly!
    You're cracking me up ... I hope it's not too far east of Lexington near the falling off place just past my cabin!

    -jts

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