Hello APUG. :)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by numberoneoppa, May 16, 2009.

  1. numberoneoppa

    numberoneoppa Member

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    I never knew about this site until recently. I was talking to a bud about selling an enlarger, and he said I should come here. One google search after, here I am, and this community really seems great and knowledgeable.

    I'm only 19, myself, and not an active film shooter (yes, blasphemy, I'm sure), but would definitely like to get back into it one day. I've got several Nikon 35mm cameras, a Rolleiflex, and a similar Yashica-mat, which I never plan on getting rid of. I used to shoot a lot, my stepdad used to take me out to places in the Everglades very often. Back then my bathroom was converted into our darkroom. Was really cool. Hell, we still have a freezer full of film in our garage. ;D

    Sadly, though, those times are over, and my parents have delegated the responsibility of selling the darkroom equipment to me. It's somewhat of a painful experience. Someday, though, I know I'll make my own darkroom...

    Ramble, ramble, blah blah. Anyways, happy to be here, you might see me in the classifieds in a few days when I get my stuff all organized and cleaned up.

    ps. Anybody know how much a beseler 45M goes for with a 45s colourhead?

    Cheers!
     
  2. SuzanneR

    SuzanneR Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome, and think long and hard before you sell that enlarger. You may regret it!! Especially if you hang out here!!!!
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

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    Welcome to APUG! I agree with Suzanne, don't sell your engarger you might regret it. I had an 1967 Mustang which I sold many years ago and I've been regreting ever since.

    Jeff
     
  4. Welcome to APUG; I too, am a new member. You'll love everything this site has to offer. By the way, I concur with the above postings... hold on to your enlarger!

    Cheers!
     
  5. numberoneoppa

    numberoneoppa Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. About the enlarger, I wish it were so easy as just keeping it, but we have no space for it here. Not exactly a small object, as I'm sure you guys know ;D.
     
  6. delphine

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    As the French say, when there is a will there is a way. Hang on to the enlarger :smile:

    Welcome on APUG!
     
  7. numberoneoppa

    numberoneoppa Member

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    Well I've got a Beseler 23C (II) that I'm also planning on getting rid of, so maybe at best I'll only get rid of one of them.

    Thanks for the welcome. :smile:

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    cute, ain't it?
     
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  8. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

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    Ah, such a young soul with all of the G. A. S. material sitting around just waiting to be fed. You could always send me the YMat to give it some TLC in the meantime. ;p

    Welcome to APUG.
     
  9. numberoneoppa

    numberoneoppa Member

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    Hehe, I don't think I'm letting that one go right now. ;D

    Thanks for the welcome, Chris. :smile:
     
  10. Konical

    Konical Subscriber

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    Good Afternoon, numberoneoppa,

    Keep the enlarger! Even if you have to dismantle it temporarily so that it can be stored more compactly, you'll eventually be thankful.

    Konical
     
  11. numberoneoppa

    numberoneoppa Member

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    I've never thought of dismantling it, that may even be a viable option. Thanks, Konical. =)
     
  12. mike c

    mike c Subscriber

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    WHOOOO!!!!!!!!! that was a close one,that's a nice enlarger numberoneoppa. If your going to stay with analog photography keep that enlarger.

    mike c.
     
  13. MattKing

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    I kept a dis-assembled Beseler 67 with an XL column in my parent's storage area/crawlspace for years - it works fine now in my bathroom/darkroom:smile:.

    Welcome to APUG from the south-west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

    Matt