Ralph46

Ralph46

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Chemical Engineer
Joined on Nov 14, 2005
About me:

Aussie in exile. Since the 'sixties I have used almost all formats from Rolleiflex 6 x 6 cm to Minox 8 x 11 mm. I Love taking photos and playing with cameras but hate carrying camera bags.

I first went digital in 2002 with the Canon Powershot S45 and planned to give up SLRs and heavy, conspicuous camera bags permanently. Following that there were an S80, a G7, G9 and an S95 that I use today. I have no problems making prints of 12 x 16 inches(30 x 40 cm) for my local club exhibitions from the files of any of these compacts.

2009 I was bitten by the DSLR bug again and had first a Canon 450D and then a 60D. I liked the gain in IQ and bought some nice large and heavy lenses. When my bag once more topped 4 kg I remembered my original dislike of lugging heavy and conspicuous equipment and sold the whole lot.

My search for comparable IQ with less weight and bulk has now (December 2012) taken me to the remarkable Sony NEX-6. Everything I need for now. Running mate is still my trusty Canon S95.

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