New member here
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vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

Hello all,

I wanted to introduce myself a bit, if you do not mind. I joined in for the Buy and Sell forum, but have found myself posting/exploring a whole lot more of this website. I am a Canon guy and bought my first DSLR last November. I went with a 60D w/18-135mm kit because it "cost less" than a 7D and I was a hesitant putting a lot of cash in something like this coming in from a point-and-shoot (Canon SX30 IS).

Well since last november, I added 4 more lenses including a new 24-105 L. The first L lens was probably it, and now I am looking around for a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. No guilt at all, photography has become a great hobby now. Here's to looking forward to knowing more people here and contributing as well



Wobble
Registered: Nov 30, 2011
Total Posts: 723
Country: United States

Hello and Welcome to FM. Update your profile with the gear you have so members can recommend upgrades/trades/help. What type of shooting do you like? I understand that the 70-200 II is a wonderful tool to have.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

Thanks! I will update my profile as soon as I can.

I am an international student doing my PhD in Houston (does not mean I will be scamming people and running back home) and hence I am not allowed to earn money off from photography. This is quite fine with me, as it is just a serious hobby for me. I get to photograph a lot of events for the university as well as for personal events. The 24-105L helps as a personal walk around lens, whereas my 50mm F/1.4 and (soon) my 70-200 II will be mostly for events. I have also modded my old SX30 IS to take IR pictures, and I occasionally use a Tokina 11-16mm for landscape/HDR photography.



omarlyn
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 4066
Country: United States

vsg28 wrote:
Hello all,

I wanted to introduce myself a bit, if you do not mind. I joined in for the Buy and Sell forum, but have found myself posting/exploring a whole lot more of this website.


That's the BEST way...some members ONLY use the B&S forum (that's fine, nothing wrong with that) but when I buy or sell something here myself, I always reach out to those that are active across the entire site than those that are B&S only. OBTW...welcome!

Omar



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

Yup, I know what you mean. It also helps that this website is so active. Thanks for the welcome!