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timdelaney

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Hello from Canada!
« on: June 16, 2024, 11:30:27 »
Thank you for welcoming me into this group! My name is Tim Delaney and I live in Nova Scotia, a small province on the east coast of Canada.

My photographic journey started as a kid with a cheap, fix-focussed twin lens reflex camera and by my teens, I had bought a second-hand Olympus OM-1 in 1977. I kept that camera until I got my first decent digital camera, a Nikon D40 in 2007. This was a game-changer! I've still got it, and have taken many lovely pictures with it, but in 2019, I wanted to upgrade and got my D700 from a professional photographer. I absolutely love the D700! It is a far better camera than I am a photographer!

In terms of lenses, I've been leaning toward older, AI primes for the most part, but have a mix of stuff, either bought for the D700 or for the previous D40. They include: 20/4 AI, 28-70/3.5-4.5 AF-D, 28-80/3.3-4.5 G, 50/1.8 G, 50/1.8 E, 70-210/4-5.6, 105/2.5 AI-S, Micro 105/4, Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 (someone's home-made AI job), 135/3.5 AI-S, 180/2.8 AI, and a Nikkor-Q 200/4 with factory AI ring.

When my father-in-law died last year, I wound up with an EM, the 135/3.5, the 50 E and a 28/2.8 E. The lenses were all heavily infested with fungus. I disassembled and cleaned the 50 and had a pro CLA the 135 (which is now a beautiful lens) and haven't dug into the 28 yet. But the EM is teasing me with dabbling in film again, to the degree I bought an FE and hope to shoot a bit of film once in awhile.

Thank you once again for letting me in the group and than you Nikon, for such a broad range of quality photographic equipment!

Tim

While I like to take general landscape subjects, especially when travelling, my wife and I breed and show Beagles, and a great deal of my shots are of the dogs (by the percentage of shutter actuations!)

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Re: Hello from Canada!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2024, 12:19:41 »
Welcome to our friendly place on the web.
Looking forward to se your dogs.

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Re: Hello from Canada!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 14:28:36 »
Welcome, Tim. If I remember well, we do not have a dog thread, yet :)!
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Re: Hello from Canada!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 16:43:22 »
We have a 'dogman' and can easily accommodate another :)

Welcome to our peaceful corner of the cyberspace.

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Re: Hello from Canada!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2024, 21:50:01 »
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It all begins to come together here.  The dog, the D700 with 50/1.4 Nikkor-S, taken with a D700 with 35/2 Nikkor AI-S by Dogman!  Welcome from me and from Christie who just roused from a nap to say "hello".

"If it's more than a hundred feet from the car, it's not photogenic."--Edward Weston

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