Greetings and Salutations from New Jersey

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Fotoguy20d, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Fotoguy20d

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    I've been enjoying the threads here for a week or so now and just wanted to say hello to y'all.

    I've been shooting for a bit over 20 years now. First "real" camera was a Leica IIIc my grandfather traded me for my Minolta 110 (I think it was a model 450 or something like that). A few years later it was augmented by a Canon A-1. then an Elan 7, then a couple of (spoken in a whisper so as not to offend) Canon D-SLRs. In the past few months I've picked up a number of medium format cameras on e-bay. I started with a Yashica-D, and quickly moved to a 2x3 Century Graphic (and a couple of weeks ago a Pacemaker Speed). I recently won a 4x5 Pacemaker Speed and my first HP5 sheet film is on its way from B&H today. Looking forward to getting used to it before some hiking trips out west later in the year.

    Dan
     
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  2. Konical

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    Good Morning, Dan,

    Welcome from SW Illinois. It looks as if you're already sliding down the slippery GAS slope!

    Konical
     
  3. Fotoguy20d

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    It's probably something too obvious, but I have to ask - GAS?
     
  4. MurrayMinchin

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    Hi there from another happy 4x5 hiker on BC's north coast :smile:

    Murray
     
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    Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It's not contagious as I've still got the same gear I got 25 years ago and don't feel a need to buy anything else :D

    (I'm talking camera gear here...the darkroom is another matter!!!!!!!!!!)

    Murray
     
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    GAS Gear Acquisition Syndrome.... it happens to us all eventually!

    Welcome from Texas!
     
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    Welcome Dan,

    I'm a newbie here too, also with GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) -- I have a Nikon F100, two Nikon FEs, three Minolta Autocords, a Yashica 12, a Yashica 124-G, a Horizon 202, a Holga, and a Gevabox. I would like to move up to a larger format (similar to the Century Graphics and Speeds that you have), but at the moment I'm focusing on darkroom work, so all my money is going there -- mostly for paper and chemicals.

    Rachelle
     
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    Welcome.

    Honestly, those cameras in my signature really need me. They'd be orphans if not for me...
     
  9. SuzanneR

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    My particular symptoms of GAS come in waves... gotta have something RIGHT NOW!! And then the whole thing will go into remission for a few months! :wink:

    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Hi Dan, welcome from the UK.
     
  11. Bruce Osgood

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    Welcome from Brooklyn-across-the-river.
     
  12. paladin1420

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    Dan,

    Welcome from a neighbor.

    I'm in northern NJ - Bergen County.
     
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    Hi Dan,

    Welcome from across the River De La Ware.

    DaveT
     
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    Hi Dan,

    Welcome to APUG from another Jersey resident! There's quite a few of us here. :smile:


    Best wishes,
    Sanjay
     
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    Dan - Welcome to APUG from the "other side" of the Hudson River.
     
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    Dan - Welcome from western Massachusetts. GAS... I ain't got no gas!!! :surprised: :wink: :D

    gene
     
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    Welcome from southern New Jersey

    HowardDvorin:wink:
     
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    Hi, Dan. Welcome to the group from Delaware.
     
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    Hi and welcome from an APUGGER who doesn't live in BC!:tongue::tongue:
     
  21. MenacingTourist

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    Welcome Dan. I currently keep it real in Central Jersey but I'm not real Jersey. If that makes sense :smile:
     
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    Welcome from a former (smart) Jerseyan (Jerseyite?) :tongue:
     
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    Welcome Dan. Great photography to be done in NJ. I once taught school in Hammonton.

    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA
     
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    Welcome from Utah, from another GAS sufferer. I also now have a complication of GAS- Galli-itis. It involves small packages that arrive on the doorstep. If it is evening, there will be a subtle green aura emanating from the box. During severe attacks, you will find yourself driving through Nevada blizzards, to pick up larger items. Be careful, its contagious as well.
     
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    Welcome! I too started in medium format with a Yashica D, then a century graphic, then large format with a 4X5 speed. While I have other med format, (Rolleiflex, Pentacon 6), I use the century regularily. I have a kodak 105/4.5lens from a Monitor that I use with the century. It is not as sharp as the 80/2.8 Xenotar or the 105/3.5 Colour-Heliar I have, but it gives an "old-time" look that the other two lenses can't match.

    This is a great place. Lots of really smart people here who have tried and/or screwed up just about everything photographic you can think of, and are not afraid to talk about it. Enjoy.

    Rick.
     
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    This may be the best quote I've ever read here.