Film enthusiast from Croatia

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  1. Antonov

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    Hello everybody!
    My name is Anton, 25 years old from Croatia, small city of Vinkovci, located in eastern Croatia.Well, just to mention, I "discovered" analog photography 1 1/2 ago, and since then I wanted to buy myself modern analog SLR ( I had Praktica LTL ).So, recently I bought Nikon F80.Now I'm planing to go to medium format, and buy Yashica Mat 124 G.I want to buy some equipment, as long is still cheap if you're maybe asking why beginner is buying cameras :smile:
    I'm a beginner in this area, but I'll try to do my best. :wink:
     
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    Welcome to APUG! Always good to have another local informant around to tell us what's going on at Efke.
     
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    welcome aboard

    There are heaps of us here from all over the world, who at some time in their life have done what you are doing.

    Just take care to remember that the camera is a tool. Yoo make the images.

    Try not to get caught up in what we call here 'gear acquisition syndrome'.

    Try this question out: Buy the new x that you covet, use it for a few weeks, then look at the pictures - and ask yourself: would I have been able to create this image before I owned x?

    I myself am on a bit of an anti automatic camera kick at the moment, and am having fun with a yashica A TLR circa 1959 auto nothing, and am feeding it a stash of film from the 60's. I love the images I am getting. The work at taking them though, is also another thing to watch out for. The viewer could care less how much work you put into the picture; they want to just evaluate the end result.

    I still love 'wasting time' creating the images though, and hope you do too.
     
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    Thanks! :wink:
    Couple of days ago I called Efke, to buy films, but luckily, I found Efke store in near city of Osijek, so I bought two KB50 :wink:
     
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    You're right about that. :wink:



    I know what you mean. :wink:
    One of reasons I bought new camera is because I'm railway enthusiast also, so sometimes I really need AF, motor rewind and gadgets like that for pictures of trains.Also, I wanted new camera, as they say, new is new, but I will not stop taking pictures with this old Praktica, don't worry. :wink:
    And yes, I tried P ( automatic mode ), just to see how it works, but now I'm on M ( manual ) mod, and will stay on it. :wink:
     
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    Welcome here, Anton!

    I started with a Praktica LTL too, but that was back when they were new...
    It's a good camera, and at the time the price was irresistible to a young enthusiast who would rather spend money on film than on cameras.

    I have no experience with Nikons, nor with Yashicamat 124G. Only with about 100 different odd cameras - I have terminal GAS. :smile:
     
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    Welcome, Anton. I'm visiting your country in July and looking forward to it.

    Where is Efke based?
     
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    Praktica is very good camera for me.And Nikon and Yashica world I'm entering now.
     
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    Very good.Croatia is a beautiful country, or how our motto is "Small country for a great holiday." :wink:

    Efke is based in city of Samobor, about 30 km from capital Zagreb.
     
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    Hmmm....I'll be based in Dubrovnik. I wonder if there's a way I can take advantage of the proximity...you know...save a bunch of money by shipping some Efke home to myself...
     
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    You can go directly to factory and purchase film for yourself, with no problems.Then, you can send all that to your home adress, if is that convenient for you.
    But, don't you have Efke dealer in USA, at www.efke.com?
     
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    I join the others and say "welcome." And I loved my Praktica as well. Many of my most rewarding images were made with it and the 100 mm. Meyer Orestor.
    We shall all depend upon you to make sure EFKE stays in full production supplying good black and white film for us dinosaurs!! (vbg).

    John Cahill, aka Anscojohn, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA
     
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    He he :smile:
    I also hope, that Efke will stay in production till judgment day.:D
    How is with distribution of Efke in USA, is it hard to find, or...?
     
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    Freestyle is Efke's US distributor.
     
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    Welcome from New England...

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    Anton,

    Welcome to APUG from NYC. Enjoy the site - there lots to see and learn here.
     
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    Yes, I know that, but, how is with buying Efke products?Are them hard to find, or you buy all directly from internet?
     
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    Thanks. :wink:
     
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    Welcome, Anton!
     
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    Drago mi je ;

    My father is from Zadar and my uncles live in Sali and Zagreb.

    I buy efke in NYC at B&H Photo or order from Freestyle in Los Angeles.
    Very nice film.

    Do videnja

    Victor in New Jersey
     
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    I go almost every summer in Zadar on vacation. :wink:
    In fact, half of my city population goes there on vacation. :D

    Glad to see that Croatian film is popular in the world!

    Do viđenja Viktore. :wink:
     
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    Welcome from South Carolina, USA! Glad to have you here, Anton!
     
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    Thanks! :wink:
     
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    Welcome to apug, Anton!

    You'll find a wealth of information here....

    Denis iz Varaždina