Hello from Japan

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by IloveTLRs, May 22, 2007.

  1. IloveTLRs

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    Hello from another foreigner in Japan. :smile:

    I originally started on film (didn't we all) then moved to digital in 2001. In March of this year I got tired of digital and came back to film. I'm having MUCH more fun than I ever did before.

    It's funny - I've been looking for a film-only discussion place for a while now. Everywhere I go is digital-this and digital-that. It's good to see a film-only place.

    My latest passion is 1950s Japanese TLRs like Yashicaflex, Richoflex, etc. I try to get the results I want with the least amount of money so no Leicas or Rolleis for me :D

    Nice to meet everyone here!
     
  2. papagene

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    Welcome from western Mass, USA. Glad you found us here at APUG.

    gene
     
  3. IloveTLRs

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    Western Mass is almost home. I'm from Brookline, originally. :wink:
     
  4. Curt

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    Yashicaflex, Richoflex, now that's some heavy name dropping.

    Welcome and hello, film - digital - film. It's a journey isn't it?

    Curt
     
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    Welcome from Hawaii.
     
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    Hi from rural Japan. :smile:
     
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    Hello from England.

    I love TLRs as well!

    Steve.
     
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    Hello from Tokyo:smile:
     
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    Hello from North East Japan!

    Gary
     
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    Welcome from Aussie land, and welcome back to film! Just got a Minolta Autocord - very nice, maybe they are cheap in Japan.

    Tony
     
  11. IloveTLRs

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    I just picked up a Walzflex this evening, making three TLRs (Primoflex & Diacord, too.)

    It has been a journey to digital and back, but I'm home now :smile:
     
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    Another TLR fan welcomes you

    Yes, its film, film film, here. I shoot a Mamiya C330, but when I want something lighter than The Brick to carry for a bit of a walk about, I take a Yashica A. Yes, the optics are not the greatest if openned up, and the limited options of shutter speeds are a challenge as well. But a well composed and exposed film, that yields a good print when you have to think, and sometimes plan as well gives so much more satisfaction than click click click ala digigizmo print outs.

    Currently I am using up a dozen rolls of (from long term frozen storage) Ferrania Panchro B&W 120 made in the 60's, and it makes you think as well. I shoot it at asa 12, and develop it d-76 1:1 for about 18 minutes - and if you want a sharp scene , stop down to f16 or f22. So even on the exposure side in the shadows on a sunny day there can be a few seconds spent with the shutter open. Digigizzmo that.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from NYC.

    Many here have used digital and come back feeling a need to reconnect with "real photography". You'll find folks here using all vintages of all kinds of gear using all kinds of film formats. This site is a wealthy storehouse of traditional photography information - enjoy it.

    Oh, and there are some great pics in The Gallery too!
     
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    Give me your Natura 1600, or I shall take it from you.
     
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    Welcome to mars! I think TLRS rock too:smile::smile:
     
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    Welcome from St. Louis, Missouri.