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Hi from the Netherlands
« on: May 17, 2017, 18:57:18 »
Hi,
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Hans ans I live close to the oldest City of the Netherlands, Nijmegen.

My first Nikon I bought about 38 years ago, a Nikon F2A.
This was a huge investment in that time. I cost me more then two month saleries that time. Anyway it was worth all the money.
Then I figured out that instead of Nice girls in front of the camera they are much more fun next to you on the couch or even more comfortable places  ;)
So I decided to sell it and use the money for more boring but neccesary stuff for house keeping.

With my marriage my wife gave me a new camera, an Olympus OM-2 SP. very nice camera but drained lots of batteries. Then I went to digital, a c....n, but never got the touch this F2A gave me.
A few weeks ago I was looking on a marketplace and there it was, screaming to me, hello, here I am!
An almost mint Nikon F2AS. When I picked it up, it felt good again, everything in correct places and intuitive.
I didn't negotiate about the price as it was not high. Happy as a child I arrived home and now I'm shooting nikon again.
Next step now is to add some nice glass to it as only 50 mm is not enough. But about that I will open a new thread in the correct sub.
I'm sure I will gather lots of information over here and do my best to join discussions when possible.

Kind regards
Hans

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 19:37:44 »
Welcome to NG, Hans, and have fun shooting your new acquisition :)

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 22:06:09 »
Ah, another Hans.

Welkom Hans.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 22:36:43 »
Welcome Hans! I am looking forward to your images :)
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 06:59:29 »
Welcome aboard Hans! I hope to see your images someday.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 08:03:25 »
Hans welkom hier op ng ;)
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:22:29 »
Interesting introduction.  Welcome, Hans.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 09:09:47 »
Welcome Hans. Have fun!

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 09:45:17 »
Welcome to NikonGear! Enjoy :)
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 09:58:05 »
Old or new hands in photography - here at NG they are all embraced equally :D

By the way, I had the Nikon F2 my firm favourite for many years until the age of digital dawned. I used all versions including the F2 Titan, a camera the robustness of which newer models unfortunately never matched.