Heelllloooooo, new to film, new to APUG.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by SandyPhimester, May 18, 2011.

  1. SandyPhimester

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    I've been shooting digital (Canon 5D Mark II) for about 2 years now, that's about it. Before that I had a measly 400D and just messed around, pretty boring stuff, just taking abstract photos, friends, family, stuff like that. But eventually I wanted to do more, I liked it, a lot. So I started on digital.

    After a while I wanted more, and I want to explore the real in depth light and culture of photography. I wanted to go deeper into the personal journey... just explore. So I decided to get into film. My first few rolls were on a 35mm Canon SLR. I liked it, a lot, but I also wanted to shoot more higher quality portraits, and 35mm film felt too small.

    I got a Mamiya RB67 (from one extreme to the other?) and two lenses, the 90mm f/3.8 and the 180mm f/4.5, I love them. But mostly use the 180mm. It really became an addiction.

    Now I have a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 80mm f/1.9 and a 150mm f/3.5, both are excellent and I love this camera. I shoot both Mamiya cameras equally, as they both offer advantages over the other.

    I do my own scanning with an Epson V600. I've been getting better with color scans, but it's still a bit of a struggle. Tempted to start sending my work to pro labs such as RPL in the USA (even though I'm in Canada), but for black and white I feel pretty confident.



    Anyways, I prefer portraits and such, this is my life, and my obsession. :wink:



    I look forward to contributing to this community.


    Regards from Edmonton, Canada! Any places I should head to first, or take part in first on the forums?

    Cheers!!!
     
  2. papagene

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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. You have two great cameras. Enjoy your visits to the land of film.
     
  3. SandyPhimester

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    Thanks! I'll try!

    I should maybe upload some photos to the galleries? Haha. Cheers!
     
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    Definitely upload all you have, go to all the forum threads, dive in the deep end! This is a great community of people who love film- made all the better by another eager photo-nut. Welcome aboard, SandyPhimester.
     
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    Hey! Welcome to APUG from a Canadian expat living in Japan. You're welcome on all the forums and after a while I expect that you'll find where you're most comfortable. Cheers!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from a fellow Canadian! (Toronto, via Montreal, Saskatoon and Kitchener-Waterloo)
     
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    Welcome to the asylum from another Canadian inmate. Have and enjoy both the Mamiyas you shoot. You'll enjoy hanging out here. Anyone else from Edmonton speak APUG???
     
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    Hi! and welcome to APUG. I have an RB67 myself. I have a 50, 90, and a 180 lens.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to APUG!

    Steve
     
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    Welcome! I shoot with a Mamiya RZ. Scanning is great, but you should print the negs when you get a chance. 16x20 prints are beautiful and grainless.
     
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    Welcome to APUG! I too am a newbie to Film and migrating over after shooting a 450D for a couple years.

    Good to see more Canadians about!
     
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    Welcome to APUG. Have fun with medium format!
     
  13. Klainmeister

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    Don't you mean aboot? :tongue:

    Welcome to APUG and I look forward to seeing some shots!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from an EX Edmontonian. I still have family who still live in your city and surrounding area (Wetaskiwin & Pigeon Lake) Here you will find more information than you need (for me anyways) and overall a great group who only deal with FILM and all the necessary tools you will need to print. And thanks to the classified ads here I have WAY too much equipment than I need. :smile: :laugh: :laugh: :cool:

    Maybe just one more lens and a couple of tools and I will quit buying...... :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Welcome from another Canuck!
     
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    Haha! Thanks guys/gals, it's great to be here, amazed at the welcoming committee, but hey! So far I've found that film shooters are quite the welcoming bunch!!! I don't know of any other current Edmonton people who are members here, I see some of you have lived here before, or have been here though!

    I look forward to posting and chatting about this great visual adventure we call film!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from a non-Canadian ;-)