Greetings from the suburbs of Atlanta

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by zing, May 12, 2008.

  1. zing

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    Greetings, I actually joined in Sept 2007 after picking up a couple of cameras to add to my small collection. I've been lurking and finding most of my questions had already been asked and answered plenty of times in the past. The search function here is like a trip to the library.

    My father had collected interesting looking cameras and was pretty good with one himself. I was hooked after I picked up a couple of TLR cameras from a popular online auction site. About the same time, one of my sons started photography class in school and after we hit the pawn shops and local camera haunts, we found a nice canon A1. He started bringing home some of his completed assignments and I knew I had to get some film and start shooting.

    My favorite camera is the minolta srt101. I do have a weakness for old folding model medium format cameras and TLRs. I now have a learners model 4 x 5 view camera that I am learning to use and I am waiting for delivery of a mamiya m645 today or tomorrow.

    The darkroom is next!

    At any rate, I figured it was time to actually post and say hello!

    Bill
     
  2. bobwysiwyg

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    Welcome. Just curious as to what your "learner's 4x5" is. My experience thus far is limited to 35mm but am interested in moving to 4x5. Even acquired another enlarger that has 4x5 capability in preparation.
     
  3. Whiteymorange

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    Welcome aboard, Bill, from the western suburbs of Boston.
     
  4. snallan

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    Hi Bill, welcome from the UK.
     
  5. zing

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    Thanks for the kind welcomes! I hope to meet more members on this thread !!!!!!!

    Bob, My learner view camera is a Calumet 4 x 5 with a Caltar 210 lens in A COPAL # 1 shutter. It extends 18 inches.

    I've been picking up pieces for my darkroom as I find them on a tight budget and I've been lucky so far.

    I just need trays and thermometers and a few more items!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good to meet you guys!!!!!!!

    Bill
     
  6. papagene

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    Bill... Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

    gene
     
  7. TheFlyingCamera

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    Welcome from Washington DC. Enjoy all your cameras, and keep on shooting that film! Large format is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.
     
  8. MattKing

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    Welcome from the south-west coast of Canada.

    TrayS? f you are in the USA, try Walmart or Target for cat litter trays.

    For about $4 - $5 each, they'll do 11x14 in a pinch.

    Matt

    Edit: Just noted your location in the thread title :smile:
     
  9. Uncle Bill

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    Hi Bill from the suburbs of Toronto. You will be hooked once you get the darkroom set up:smile:. Keep using the SRT 101, I am fan of older 35mm SLR's and I shoot them a lot.


    Bill
     
  10. rkmiec

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    welcome zing,i also live in ga so be sure to check out the us southeastern thread.
    as for a thermometer i found a lovely one at bed bath and beyond that has a stainless lead and a built in timer,i like it alot.
     
  11. winger

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    Welcome from southwest PA! My learner view camera is pretty much the same as yours. It's not that tough to use, though it definitely takes longer and weighs more. Enjoy!
     
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    Welcome from Roswell, Ga. Any help you need give a holler!
     
  13. zing

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    Thanks for all the welcomes. Gary, I sure could use some help with my Calumet!

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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    maybe we should organize a get together here help you with your 4x5.do you have holders and film,check the southeastern regional forum and let us know.
     
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    rkmiec, I ordered some b7w film today. I have 5 or 6 untested holders.

    I'll check the regional forum

    Thanks
    zing
     
  16. Christopher Walrath

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    Yeah, I have a sr-T101 as well and I'm taking it along this weekend, leaving the M645j behind. Love the convenience of having the ability to take along a smaller camera. Welcome to the group.