Hello from Maryland!

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Allan Cobb, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Allan Cobb

    Allan Cobb New Member

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    Equipment:
    EOS 7D Mark II
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
    AE-1
    50mm f/1.5 FD
    28mm f/2.8 FD
    Canon 7
    50mm f/1.4 LTM
    50mm f/1.2 LTM
    100mm f/3.5 LTM (Late Version)
    135mm f/3.5 LTM (Chrome)
    135mm f/3.5 Serenar LTM (US Army Signal Corps)
    Hi All, brand new here but I’ve been involved with (old) Canon gear for quite some time! First, my mom, who got me involved with photography while I was in my teens (the 70s) had Canon LTM lenses for her Leica IIIg. In the last 10 years, I acquired some excellent Canon rangefinder gear (a IIB, and a 7) and some LTM lenses, all outstanding and fun to use! Lately, my mom passed along to me her AE1 that she bought new in the 80s.

    Fast forward to this past month. Full disclosure, I’ve always been primarily a Pentax and Leica shooter, and my wife, an avid photographer herself, always used my Pentax gear for shooting wildlife and landscapes. Though not as big a deal to me, she was always frustrated by the Pentax’s autofocus limitations. Frequently, after missing some potentially great shots, she’d look at me and say, “I want a Canon.”

    So for a surprise gift, I did my research and lined up a Canon 7D II, a 18-135mm EF-S Nano IS USM, and a 70-300mm IS USM II. In the process I’m learning how to work it, so when I present it to her, I can pass along what she needs to know. We have a Yellowstone NP trip planned for August and I think she’ll be quite pleased! And in the process, I’m starting to wish it was mine!

    I love my Pentax and Leica gear and don't plan to give up either, but I’m starting to see for myself why Canon gear has the reputation it has! Who knows what might happen...?

    Cheers, Allan
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2020

  2. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    1DmkIII, 1DSmkII, 50d, 7d, 6d, 70d, 17-40 f4L, 24-70 f4L IS, 100 f2.8L IS macro, 200 f2.8L, 300 f4L IS, 300 f2.8L
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    Tasmania, Australia
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    60D, 10D, 50D 1dmark3, T70, AV1, lenses ranging from 28mm to 600 mm, canonet Junior, Canonet QL 25, Mamiya C3 and 3 lens sets, Pentax MG and various lenses
    welcome to the forum Allan, You will find a interesting group of people here on the site, there is a neat completion going at the moment, subject is green aimed at getting people out taking photos.
     
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  4. Allan Cobb

    Allan Cobb New Member

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    Equipment:
    EOS 7D Mark II
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
    AE-1
    50mm f/1.5 FD
    28mm f/2.8 FD
    Canon 7
    50mm f/1.4 LTM
    50mm f/1.2 LTM
    100mm f/3.5 LTM (Late Version)
    135mm f/3.5 LTM (Chrome)
    135mm f/3.5 Serenar LTM (US Army Signal Corps)
    Thanks for the welcomes!

    A forum profile question: I can see my equipment list on my profile page under the "Information" Tab, but can't find a way to edit it. Is there a way to access the list for editing purposes?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    5dMk4, 5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    Welcome to the forums Allen!

    Don't worry, once you have 10 posts I believe you should be able to fully edit your profile.
     
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  6. Allan Cobb

    Allan Cobb New Member

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    Equipment:
    EOS 7D Mark II
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
    AE-1
    50mm f/1.5 FD
    28mm f/2.8 FD
    Canon 7
    50mm f/1.4 LTM
    50mm f/1.2 LTM
    100mm f/3.5 LTM (Late Version)
    135mm f/3.5 LTM (Chrome)
    135mm f/3.5 Serenar LTM (US Army Signal Corps)
    Excellent, thanks johnsey, I think that should happen relatively quickly!

    Cheers, Allan
     
  7. JRS950

    JRS950 Member

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    On the road full time in the USA
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    EOS Rebel T6S
    EF-S 18-135; EF-S 55-250; EF 50mm 1.8,
    Speedlite 470EX-AI
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the forum.
     
  8. Allan Cobb

    Allan Cobb New Member

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    Equipment:
    EOS 7D Mark II
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
    AE-1
    50mm f/1.5 FD
    28mm f/2.8 FD
    Canon 7
    50mm f/1.4 LTM
    50mm f/1.2 LTM
    100mm f/3.5 LTM (Late Version)
    135mm f/3.5 LTM (Chrome)
    135mm f/3.5 Serenar LTM (US Army Signal Corps)
    Thanks Jim!
     
  9. GDN

    GDN Active Member

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    Hello Allan, and welcome to the forum from another Canon and Pentax shooter.

    Gary
     
  10. Allan Cobb

    Allan Cobb New Member

    Joined:
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    Equipment:
    EOS 7D Mark II
    EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
    AE-1
    50mm f/1.5 FD
    28mm f/2.8 FD
    Canon 7
    50mm f/1.4 LTM
    50mm f/1.2 LTM
    100mm f/3.5 LTM (Late Version)
    135mm f/3.5 LTM (Chrome)
    135mm f/3.5 Serenar LTM (US Army Signal Corps)
    Thanks Gary! Even though I'm starting to get into shooting the 7D2, I still reach for the KP (and others ;) ).
     

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