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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Hello My name is Paolo but you probably guessed that by my user name. I live in Sydney and do most of my photography here.

I'm tired of using monikers on forums cause people never really identify with you unless your pseudonym is something spectacular in which case they might be a little dissappointed if they ever run into you because they've conjured up an image akin to a super hero or a shadowy creature of the night, so I'll just go with Paolo this time around cause that's my name and you can think what you like once you read what I have to say.

Anyhow, I have a passion for photography which seems to grow the more I immerse myself in it. It's a severe addiction I must confess that is not long in the making but I get through it by buying beat up old rangefinders and giving them CPR then putting a roll of film through them and thinking what an awesome camera fixerupperer I am. LOL.

Thanks goes out to Camera Labs reviews (Specifically, Gordon) where I learnt an incredible amount about the various models out there and also pointed friends here whenever I was asked to advise on cameras. I figured there was nothing I could impart to my friends that could not be done in better detail and more informed than here.

Currently I use a m4/3 Panasonic GF1 mostly with the 20mm pancake lens due to it's size and manual features on the body but also I collect old rangefinder film cameras and like nothing more than to go retro for a day and pack a couple of my old Yashica Electro 35's around for some fun street photography.

I am also currently gathering information about full frame DLSR's and hence why I finally decided to join the forum cause although I love a compact body camera I do beleive it is time for me to scratch that itch for low light, extreme definition, fast shutters, Shallow DOF and everything a semi-pro full frame DSLR can offer. This was part of the plan when I bought the GF1. It is a trustly little soldier and no doubt it will continue to serve me as a 'compact camera substitute' with grunt but it's time to bring out the big guns now cause I am pushing its capabilities and want more now. Probably will look at aquiring something by August 2011. I'm hoping for a new Nikon or Canon large sensor release. D800 or 5Dmkiii perhaps?

Anyhow, that's me.
Cheers,
Paolo


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Welcome mate, nice intro!

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Welcome onboard, mate :)

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Welcome to the forum Paolo! :D

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Welcome on board Paolo! Hope you're enjoying your GF1 kit - it's a nice combo with that 20mm lens.


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Thanks for the Welcome guys.

Gordon, I'm extremely happy with the GF1 kit. The 20mm lens is top notch.


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A friendly welcome from this American :D

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Welcome to the forums, Paolo! I'm glad that you're enjoying your GF1, and hopefully you'll enjoy your full-frame camera when you upgrade!

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Again, thanks for the warm welcome everyone.


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