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I'm a photographer that shoot Canon. I studied photojournalism in college, but never actually did any journalism haha. I've mostly done sports, portraits and product photography. I now work as the studio manager/photographer for a digital ad agency.
 
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I have been doing photography as a hobby for years now. I shoot mostly landscapes on various hiking trips. Nothing spectacular, I would say I fall very much into the amateur category. I have shot Canon since the late 90s when I started but I picked up a Sony nex-6 a couple of years ago and I really like it. I find I take it more places than larger canon gear. I'm to the point where I am seriously considering trading-in/selling all my Canon gear in order to buy a Sony a7 II.
 

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The Sony a7 is picking up steam. I've seen a BUNCH of photographers with that body. It's amazing to have full frame in that tiny body.
 

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Both my parents shot a lot of film when I was growing up, and my paternal grandparents were professional photographers and had a portrait studio and dark room in their house for a long time. They shot Kodachrome and because of their meticulous organization (everything on slide trays by chronological/topical order), it made my dad's years long project of digitizing them them all not quite as long as it otherwise would have been. When it was complete, everyone in the family got an external hard drive with half a century of photos on it.

The following year he gave me and my sister Nikon DX format digital cameras, with a couple of lenses (18-55 and 55-200), to kind of carry on the family tradition. I picked up a 35mm prime a few months ago, too. My family was partial to Nikon, so the choice of Nikon over Canon or other options is admittedly somewhat sentimental. I'm somewhere between amateur and enthusiast, would like to learn more

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Both my parents shot a lot of film when I was growing up, and my paternal grandparents were professional photographers and had a portrait studio and dark room in their house for a long time. They shot Kodachrome and because of their meticulous organization (everything on slide trays by chronological/topical order), it made my dad's years long project of digitizing them them all not quite as long as it otherwise would have been. When it was complete, everyone in the family got an external hard drive with half a century of photos on it.

The following year he gave me and my sister Nikon DX format digital cameras, with a couple of lenses (18-55 and 55-200), to kind of carry on the family tradition. I picked up a 35mm prime a few months ago, too. My family was partial to Nikon, so the choice of Nikon over Canon or other options is admittedly somewhat sentimental. I'm somewhere between amateur and enthusiast, would like to learn more

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Nice. Anyone in the family planning to share some of the archives online? There's a fair amount of interest in that.
 

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I shoot 98% Fuji now, except for my film experiments which use a wide range of old cameras. Until 3 years ago I was a Nikon guy. This panorama was stitched together from a series of handheld shots I took with a Fuji X-Pro2 last month. The software has really improved to the point where you don't need a tripod and special panoramic gear to take the shots to create this result.

You can also see this in better resolution here. I'm considering getting this printed on a 5-foot wide canvas for my office.
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I'm a photographer...I'd say semi-pro, since it's not my only gig, but I do get paid. Things are different nowadays in terms of equipment. There is too much good stuff being rolled out to be tied into one brand. I have been using Sony a lot lately...in particular a RX1R II for pics and A7S for video. I've pretty much used every system/brand out there. They all have their pros and cons.
 

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I shoot 98% Fuji now, except for my film experiments which use a wide range of old cameras. Until 3 years ago I was a Nikon guy. This panorama was stitched together from a series of handheld shots I took with a Fuji X-Pro2 last month. The software has really improved to the point where you don't need a tripod and special panoramic gear to take the shots to create this result.

You can also see this in better resolution here. I'm considering getting this printed on a 5-foot wide canvas for my office.
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Nice shot...is that where our SSS is going?

I had the X-Pro 1 with all it's quirks. Been day dreaming of the 2 for a few months now.
 

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Nice shot...is that where our SSS is going?

I had the X-Pro 1 with all it's quirks. Been day dreaming of the 2 for a few months now.
Thanks. I never had the X-Pro1, but have had X-E1, X-T1, and x100/s. The Pro2 probably has the best images, but I prefer how the T1 handles. The Sony is tempting but I don't see myself investing in another system any time soon.
 

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Nice. Anyone in the family planning to share some of the archives online? There's a fair amount of interest in that.
Not sure that any of us considered. I should clarify that close to all of what is scanned is personal/family stuff, although some of the aerial photography my grandfather did is pretty interesting and just generally photos of Alaska around the time of statehood in terms of historical importance. And because they always had cameras with them, mixed in with the usual family things, are things like

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I shoot 98% Fuji now, except for my film experiments which use a wide range of old cameras. Until 3 years ago I was a Nikon guy. This panorama was stitched together from a series of handheld shots I took with a Fuji X-Pro2 last month. The software has really improved to the point where you don't need a tripod and special panoramic gear to take the shots to create this result.

You can also see this in better resolution here. I'm considering getting this printed on a 5-foot wide canvas for my office.
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One of my visions for my company office (if/when my company has enough employees for a larger office) is to decorate with photography of people I know. I might someday come asking you for my own 5-foot copy of that photo. Very nice.