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Hans S.


Alameda, CA

Member since:

December 22, 2012


What is your experience level as a photographer?

I did some professional work several decades ago. I got interested in photography in the mid 60s when I got my first 35mm camera (Zeiss Contaflex) and was offered to take team and game pictures for a professional soccer team. I used mostly monochrome film, which I developed in my own darkroom. Zeiss stopped making those cameras and I switched to Nikon. My first Nikon was a Nikon F, later I added a Nikon F3 and FA. When photography switched from analog to digital, I stored my cameras and lenses, rather than fight trying to find paper and chemicals. Only when Nikon came up with an affordable and useful camera for my old lenses did I get back into taking pictures. That was the Nikon D7000, by then the best digital camera Nikon had ever come up with. Later I was fortunate to get a Leica M9P, together with various Leica and Zeiss lenses. While the Nikon camera is an SLR, the Leica is a range finder camera. It requires a different "photo-taking-temperament" than the Nikon.

What are you looking for in a photography club?

Learn from others and see other people's work. Allow them to critique my efforts and to give me advice.


A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams

What Hans S. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great program, expert reviewers, nice people all around.

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