Hello from Mid-Michigan, USA!

twokatmew

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Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret
Hello, my name is Margaret, and I've been spending time over at Mu-43.com during the last few months, as I recently sold my Pentax gear after getting an LX-5 and discovering this comparatively tiny camera can take great pics. :) Finding I often needed better high ISO performance, I added an E-PM1 for that and its IBIS. I won't give up my LX-5 though. :)

My dad gave me my first camera ~1975, an Agfa 110 (the Pocket 2008 I believe), with "flipflash." ~1981, I upgraded to a 35mm manual SLR, the Fujica STX-1 with a 55mm f/2.2 lens. I used the Fujica till I purchased my first digital camera in 2001, a Nikon Coolpix 880. Sadly I replaced it with a Canon SD630 in 2006. :wink: I'm only a snap shooter, but I live to photograph pets indoors, so I'm forever chasing better high ISO performance and faster lenses. I still get better shots using manual mode -- providing my subjects sit still long enough for me to fiddle with settings -- which unfortunately is a rarity. :p

Now that I'm retired, I'm able to make more time to resume my photography hobby and (I hope) to become a better photographer. :)
 

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
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bart
Welcome Margaret, and thanks for your introduction! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your shots. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you have 2 cats? :p
 

twokatmew

Regular
Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret
Welcome Margaret, and thanks for your introduction! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your shots. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you have 2 cats? :p
Thx! I had two cats when I began using "twokatmew" some years ago. Now I have three, but I always have at least one. :) Three is my max though!

Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
 

twokatmew

Regular
Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret
Thx for the warm welcome everyone! I forgot to mention that I took the shot I use for my avatar with my LX5. I used macro mode and cropped heavily. My now 12-yr-old Ben posed for the shot, and he was half asleep at the time. :)

Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
 

twokatmew

Regular
Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret
Hi Margaret! I, too, am an ex-Pentaxian with an LX5... and I love shooting my cats!

Glad you decided to join up. :)
Hey Yeats, didn't you used to frequent PentaxForums? I think I remember seeing you over there. :) I was sad to leave such a great forum, but I'm very happy to have found this forum and Mu-43 ... also great, friendly, helpful places. :biggrin:
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
Margaret, thank you so much for your jumping right in and introducing yourself - now, please, please share some of your photographs with us!

Love your avatar shot - what an incredible eye color!:drinks:
 

twokatmew

Regular
Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret
Margaret, thank you so much for your jumping right in and introducing yourself - now, please, please share some of your photographs with us!

Love your avatar shot - what an incredible eye color!:drinks:
Soon, I promise! Life's caused me to set the camera down for a bit. But I'll post a few from the last few months till I can get back to shooting. :)

Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
 

twokatmew

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Aug 19, 2012
68
Lansing, Michigan, US
Margaret

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