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Name exzim (joined 07-Sep-2005) (pbase supporter)
Username exzim
Location Canada
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I started to take photographs in the mid 1950's, beginning with a box camera.

The vast majority of the Africa pictures were taken with a Pentax Spotmatic, the colour ones as Kodachrome slides. For a short time I also owned a Mamiyaflex C220, a superb camera and a few of its pictures are in the Rhodesia galleries.

The early Canada pictures were taken with a Pentax KX and later a Pentax ME.

The first digital photos were taken with a 2.1MP non-zoom Sony P&S, then with a Sony V1 or a Sony H1 I bought to get a longer reach. My DSLR pictures in 2006 were taken with a Fuji S2 Pro, but since 2007 I have used a Nikon D80 and a Nikon D40X.

To replace the Sony V1 I purchased a Canon G11, which I liked a lot, but in the last year the control dial became intermittent and not worth the money to fix. Luckily I read a fix that involved spraying a little special contact cleaner , and eventually it worked. I wouldn't recommend it, but it was that or throw the thing in the garbage.

I had purchased a Fuji 300EXR as a truly pocketable camera but found the results I got with it were mixed. So I purchased a 770EXR for a pocket camera, and like it so far, although the screen is useless in bright light. I like the fact that for a truly pocketable camera it has a RAW capability

Then I purchased a Nikon D5100 which I use for most of my more serious work. And I have bought a Fuji X-A1 to lighten the load when walking around.

All pictures are my copyright except where it has been accredited to someone else. Please do not copy or reproduce in any way, or in any format, any of the pictures without permission.

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