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krisljungberg

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Hello! My name is Kris, born and raised in Sweden, and I'm a new Sony user. Sadly, I didn't become a Sony user purely by choice. ;) I lost my previous gear in a little water-related accident a few weeks ago and decided to take that as an oppurtunity to switch brand. Ever since I became addicetd to bird photography I've been eyeballing the Sony cameras and the Sony 200-600 lens.

Thanks to great insurrance I got a lot of money back since my previous gear was very new. I sold the lenses I had and started fresh. Here's what I bought:

- Sony A7 III (together with a Meike battery grip)
- Sony 200-600
- Viltrox 85/1.8
- Sigma 105/2.8 Macro

Besides birds, which is a fairly new hobby (since October last year), I love close-ups. So I guess that's what I'll be doing most.

I'm super excited to get started again! But to be honest, I'm a little nervous too. I'm not very keen on change in general and I'm 200% a creature of habit. Hopefully I'll learn to love my new stuff as well. :D But today it's been raining the entire day, so the real premiere will be in the upcoming days!
 
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FowlersFreeTime

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Welcome! There are many bird photography enthusiasts here, looks like you have the right gear for it too.
 

Timothy Mayo

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Welcome Kristoffer and thank you for joining up here! That sucks about your little water accident but great that the insurance paid out, there's always a worry that they will find an excuse not to! It looks like you have invested the money wisely as well! :) If you have any questions about your new gear or this site please don't hesitate to ask.
 

krisljungberg

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Welcome Kristoffer and thank you for joining up here! That sucks about your little water accident but great that the insurance paid out, there's always a worry that they will find an excuse not to! It looks like you have invested the money wisely as well! :) If you have any questions about your new gear or this site please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks a lot, Timothy! :D Time will tell! Haha
 

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