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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Stillsky, May 30, 2008.

  1. Stillsky

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    Boy am I glad I found APUG. It's hard to find a place to chat about film photography without a horde of people encouraging me to get with the times and shoot digital.

    Anyways! I'm Stephen, a hobbyist of about three or four years now. I started digital and worked my way towards film. I found that with digital, I was using all that automation as a substitute for knowing how to use ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to arrive at a creative exposure. And because I'm a sucker, if the camera has that automation, I have a hard time switching it to manual. So I went and got a Mamiya M645 and Pentax K1000 to really learn about exposure without the temptation of letting the camera do all the work for me.

    I really enjoy shooting film and I'm looking forward to hanging out here.

    See you around :smile:
     
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    Stephen - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. APUG is a great place to learn and a friendly place to visit.

    gene
     
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    Good Evening, Stephen,

    And welcome from southwestern Illinois, near St. Louis.

    Konical
     
  4. Drew B.

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    Welcome Stephen....I'm glad you've joined our group!
     
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    You're among friends. Welcome!
     
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    Hey Stephan. Nice to have other people appreciate what you're trying to do, isn't it? Welcome aboard from another New Englander.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
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    Greetings and welcome from northern Indiana.
     
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    Welcome Stephen, from the south-west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

    You'll like it here.

    Matt
     
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    Hi Stephen, welcome from across the water.
     
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    Welcome Stephen, enjoy the forum.
     
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    I have a Mamiya 645 as well and have used it for years, welcome to the site.

    Curt
     
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    Welcome from just over the border in Bergen County.

    Dan
     
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    Welcome Stephen from the Pacific Northwest.

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    Hi, Stephen. Nice choice in cameras. And welcome to the forum.
     
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    Stephen,

    From Northern California, welcome to APUG.
    Indeed the 645 and K1000 are good cameras. Question: Why the Pentax K1000? Was it the price point, features, reputation...? It just in my day, the early Pleistocene, the K1000 wasn't that popular and now there seems to be a growing demand. Just curious that's all.

    Terry