first of all, hi to everybody

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by apeiron, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. apeiron

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    Happy to have find this forum totally dedicated to analogue.
    Mine is a particularly love for MF, for Pentax 67 now, but before for hassellblad (500 CM, bought used and sold after many years). I use 35mm too: Nikon F6 and my first camera which is canon F1 new.
    From years I say to myself that time for a film-scanner is arrived but I still am without it because anytime that I have enough money for it,unfailingly, I choose to buy a lens. My last purchase: canon FD 85/1,2. Incredible lens!
    Am I sick?
    Apeiron:smile:
     
  2. clogz

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    Welcome, Apeiron, there are many like you on this forum :smile:

    Hans
     
  3. Dave Miller

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    Welcome from England. If you are sick, it is a good sickness.:smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Apeiron. Yes, you are sick, but you are amongst fellow sufferers.
     
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    Thanks. What a plaisure then to meet all you, friends:D
    Apeiron
     
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    Absolutely right. Screw the scanner, buy that lens instead. The scanner won't make the photograph for you, but the lens will. :smile:
     
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    Welcome from New England....you sound quite healthy to me.

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    Apeiron... Welcome from western Massachusetts USA. No you are not sick, but are very healthy. It is the rest of the world that is sick! Enjoy your visits to APUG.

    gene
     
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    Welcome from chicago !
     
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    Welcome from Japan!

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    Hi Apeiron, welcome from England.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC.
     
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    welcome aboard - from the GTA

    I hear you - you have landed in a place of many like souls.

    I look at the gallery, and think "I should get organised and put some of my stuff up there for feedback". I then get too many other 'opportunities'.

    I was all set to buy an Epson in March 07, and then in April I bought and rehabilitated a roller processor.

    Then I was about to in October 07, when some mad money cash accumulated. I started shooting portraits more steadily, and was growing weary of 4- aa cell flash units dying, or taking forever to recycle. So I spent some money rehabbing some 'potato masher' type flash units that live on robust lead acid batteries. I also bought some real stands and backdrop supports about a month later when the duct taped solutions were no longer portable enough.

    Then the mad money cash was building again around Christmas. Finallly, I thought; and then I was gifted a whole whack of 4x5 film among other gifted supplies (totalling $2K-3K), and the free use of a studio camera and lenses from another friend. That drove the nail into my unfullfilled lust for a 'real' flash system. I went out scrounng for a deal, and found on Craig'slist a 2400w/s speedotron black line pack and three heads.

    Now I am working on cleaning up , finishing off, and creating 'overflow' darkroom space in the laundry room for a future 4x5 enlarger, since the dark room I work out of will not ever have room to fit such a beast in it.

    Ah what a mad middle age compulsion I have. I'm glad I get such pleasure out of it. And here at APUG there are others who can understand me. In a way it can function akin to an Alcohlics Anonynmous. Only here we call our complsion GAS - Gear Aquistiion Syndrome.
     
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    Welcome to the group.
     
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    Welcome. You are sick. It is an epidemic here. There is no cure. Don't want one.