My name is Jeff Impey and as a kid I grew up watching my dad taking slides and developed an interest in photography by seeing all the memories he captured over the years. I purchased my first camera as teenager. It was a plastic Diana 35mm camera that I got for 99 cents and two cereal box tops. Later my dad bought me a Yashica rangefinder with a 1.4 lens and my interest in available light photography began. I graduated from school in 1970 I decided I wanted a better camera and went to the local camera store and ask them to sell me a camera that would make me happy for a long time. The owner set a Nikon F with an FTN meter and 50mm f2 lens on the counter and said this should keep me happy for a long time. I added lenses, flashes and other equipment and used this until 2004 when I decided to go digital.
In 2004 I retired and wanted to spend much of my time learning more about photography and trying to make some spending money off my long time hobby. I tried a Kodak digital camera and quickly realized its limitations. This prompted my interest and purchase of my first DLSR. After purchasing a Nikon D80 with lenses and using it for a couple of year I have added a D90 and other equipment to the list. I like taking photos of all kinds of subjects but seem to enjoy shooting landscapes, night photography and older buildings the most. I joined Photography Review in February of 2004 and have been learning a lot from fellow members over the past years.
I am a moderator in the "Camera Dealer Feedback Forum" and try and give members and guests helpful information on Internet sites so they will have positive experiences and help them avoid sites that will cause them avoid problems.
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