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    Cool Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    I didn't seem to see an introductions forum, and I think this one is the closest.

    Have looked through the site and really have enjoyed what I have looked through thus far. There seems to be some very knowledgeable people here and is a friendly place.

    Regardless, a bit about me... I've always loved photography, though haven't really done a whole lot of it until the last couple years. Mostly point and shoot snapshots here and there (film and digital.) Also took a B&W photography course 3 semesters ago. *REALLY* *REALLY* enjoyed that. As it turns out, my g/f for Xmas got me a Canon Digital Rebel XTi (can't complain at that )

    So I'm relatively new to the hobby, though the interest has been there for a long time.

    Anyhow, looking forward to talking/chatting/learning/sharing with everyone.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    And now that I've posted this, I now see the "introduce yourself" link...

    isn't that how it goes?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Welcome, Greg! Always happy to have a new, excited photographer here :-)

    I have been using an XTi since it was first introduced. It was my third digital SLR. I am very, very pleased with it. It's a very underrated camera.

    Besides introducing yourself, I also encourage you to visit our reviews section and post reviews for your camera and other photo equipment. Look at the main navigation at the top of the page for the "Reviews" tab or the "Write a review" link under the "Share" tab.

    Looking forward to seeing tons of photos from you!
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    Welcome Greg! It's always great to have another XTi user here! I love my XTi - it's truly an awesome camera and I've never been disappointed.

    What lens or lenses do you have? I have the Canon 28mm/f1.8 for indoor shots (it's great in low light situations), and for small groups. I also have the 50mm/f1.4 which at this point is my favorite. I had a couple of zooms but had to sell them because of the weight - I have acquired a neck/back problem from an accident. However, I'm hoping to get another (lighter weight) zoom one of these days.

    I look forward to seeing some of your images.

    Thoughtful girlfriend BTW!

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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Hi Greg - welcome from another (almost) local!

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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to PR. I'm sure you will enjoy that XTi, but if you want to relive your black and white class experience, we have a "Film Photography" forum on this site with plenty of knowledge to get you back under the warm glow of the safe light.

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    Welcome to the Forum Greg!
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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Welcome, Greg! Always happy to have a new, excited photographer here :-)

    I have been using an XTi since it was first introduced. It was my third digital SLR. I am very, very pleased with it. It's a very underrated camera.

    Besides introducing yourself, I also encourage you to visit our reviews section and post reviews for your camera and other photo equipment. Look at the main navigation at the top of the page for the "Reviews" tab or the "Write a review" link under the "Share" tab.

    Looking forward to seeing tons of photos from you!
    Thanks for the welcome John!

    I'm really looking forward to exploring the community further. I'll definitely get some comments in the review section.

    Cheers,
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    Hi, Greg. Welcome aboard.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Welcome Greg! It's always great to have another XTi user here! I love my XTi - it's truly an awesome camera and I've never been disappointed.
    I haven't got out as much as I would have liked, but that's the cost you return back to school. But thus far I am *really* enjoying it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    What lens or lenses do you have? I have the Canon 28mm/f1.8 for indoor shots (it's great in low light situations), and for small groups. I also have the 50mm/f1.4 which at this point is my favorite. I had a couple of zooms but had to sell them because of the weight - I have acquired a neck/back problem from an accident. However, I'm hoping to get another (lighter weight) zoom one of these days.
    Currently I'm with the standard lenses. EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-6.6 II and the EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III. Nothing overly fancy... Also picked up a couple UV and polarizer filter, IR remote and of course a tripod. I love night shots so the remote and tripod are a must, even though my g/f calls me a "geek" for carrying tripod around

    I'm keeping my eye out for some faster lenses. In fact, I've been eyeing the two that you mentioned. It's nice to hear that they work well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    I look forward to seeing some of your images.

    Thoughtful girlfriend BTW!
    Yeah, I'll be sure to get some posted right away. I always welcome comments, suggestions, questions, etc. And yeah, the g/f is fantastic.
    Quote Originally Posted by photophorous
    Welcome to PR. I'm sure you will enjoy that XTi, but if you want to relive your black and white class experience, we have a "Film Photography" forum on this site with plenty of knowledge to get you back under the warm glow of the safe light.
    Thanks for the welcome Paul. Yeah, I always head back to the photo lab at the college and just hang out and put in my 2cents here and there when people ask for opinions. So even though the digital is here, I will always have that love for the good ole' darkroom.

    *WOW* Quite a response! Thanks for all the warm welcomes everyone! I think that proves that this is going to be a great place to hang out!

    Now I better get going and get some pictures posted!

    Cheers,
    Greg

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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Hi Greg, welcome to the family.
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    Hiya Greg!
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Another Chicago member? If we keep this up this whole place will be ours. Orange and blue and Vienna Beef logos everywhere. And we can rename the off-topic forum to "The El." It's loud, obnoxious and everyone tries to ignore it until they need it.

    Anyway, welcome.
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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Hiya Greg!
    Hey there Jeta,

    where abouts in the Pacific Northwest? Victoria, B.C. was my old stomping grounds.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by xystren
    Hey there Jeta,

    where abouts in the Pacific Northwest? Victoria, B.C. was my old stomping grounds.
    I'm very close to the Seattle area.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Hello Greg,

    Welcome to PR.

    You have found the friendlist, most helpful photography forum on the world wide web.

    Enjoy and start posting those photo's!
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    Re: Just joined, wanted to say Hello.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Hello Greg,

    Welcome to PR.

    You have found the friendlist, most helpful photography forum on the world wide web.

    Enjoy and start posting those photo's!
    I couldn't agree more.... I've have a few posted already. More to come...

    Cheers,
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome and greetings!
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    Always nice to have another enthusiastic new comer to the site. I think you'll find this to be one of the friendliest as well as one of the most willing to help bunch anywhere on the net. I know I have over the last 5 or 6 years. Welcome aboard.
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    Welcome Greg, glad you found us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axle
    Welcome aboard!

    I'm one of the crazy Canadians that hang around these here parts.
    Always good to know there is a fellow cRaZy cAnUcK around!

    Cheers,
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    Cheers,
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    Greg-
    I am also Canadian - dual, actually. American born to a Canadian father. Canada can't keep me out. Excuse me - can't keep me oot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Greg-
    I am also Canadian - dual, actually. American born to a Canadian father. Canada can't keep me out. Excuse me - can't keep me oot
    Well, I guess there is no doot aboot it!
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    Greg. welcome to the forums. I have been here for a while now and have found this a very friendly, relaxing place to get my questions answered and when I can help someone with a comment or two, it is always received in a friendly manner.

    Cheers,

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