Hello from Phoenix, AZ!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by bllarkin, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. bllarkin

    bllarkin Member

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    Hello from Phoenix, AZ! I am a primarily digital shooter up until this point, but I really wanted to try out 35mm film for some personal projects, so I have picked up a couple of 35mm rangefinders (Canonet QL17, Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Minolta Hi-Matic 7s) to play around with and see how it feels.

    I am a portrait and street shooter primarily, but I am still really finding my niche and, of course, still learning. My wife has even noted that she thinks I finally found a hobby I have a passion for and I am sticking with :smile:
     
  2. Ken Nadvornick

    Ken Nadvornick Member

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    Welcome to APUG. It's good to have you here. If you should find yourself in need of answers to film-related questions, there is probably no better place online to find them than APUG. The volume of film-based expertise available is truly staggering and those who have it are always very willing to share. Please don't hesitate to ask. Hopefully your wife is correct.

    :wink:

    The Canonet QL17 is a wonderful little 35mm rangefinder. I own one myself. I purchased it from a fellow member here for a very fair price. It has become my favorite 35mm carry-around camera.

    Ken
     
  3. waynecrider

    waynecrider Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm out there shooting every year or so as my parents live there. Must be getting a little hot by now tho to be cruising for shots.
     
  4. bllarkin

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    It is a bit warm. I'm going "home" to Michigan in the fall and I'm really planning on putting these film cameras through their paces when I am there for a couple of personal projects.
     
  5. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

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    Hello and welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
  6. Sirius Glass

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    Welcome to APUG
     
  7. gleaf

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    Welcome. And enjoy your exploration of film and its capabilities.