Hello From Plainfield IL

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by exaktamoment, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. exaktamoment

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    My name is Lou Lohman. I collect Exakta, Ziess Ikon and Konica - but I collect to use, not for the sake of collecting.

    I run a web site for a group of Exakta Collectors at www1.exaktalist.org . The site has been down a couple of weeks now since we got hacked - I should have it up again in the next day or so. I also run a 'no fee' auction site for cameras and related equipment at www.camera-auction.com . As far as I know, it is the only site on the Internet that is strictly User-supported (through voluntary contributions) and devoted entirely to cameras and camera stuff. There are absolutely no fees associated with any activity on the site - you can join, list, bid, relist, set reserves and all the other things you can do on the 'other site', but there are no fees to pay. All we ask is that if you sell it at a good price, or buy it right or just cruise the site frequently to see 'what's going on', that you consider making a contribution to the site. The minimum contribution we ask is One Dollar, because of PayPal fees.

    Lastly, as I have always said, I don't think I have ever taken a 'good' photograph, but I know one when I see one. That being said, I love photography - I have for as long as I can remember. I just wish I were better at it.
     
  2. BWGirl

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    Hey Lou, welcome to APUG.
     
  3. Flotsam

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    Hi Lou. My first "real" camera was an Exakta VX1000 with a Travemat prism and an CZ Jena 50mm. What a great camera to learn photography with.

    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. Konical

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    Good Afternoon, Lou,

    Welcome from southern Illinois.

    Konical
     
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    Hi-de-ho from a longtime Kankakeean...now in So. California.
     
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    Hello from NE Illinois.
    Richard
     
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    Welcome Lou.
     
  8. Mark Schumann

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    I like your site. I'm not far from you - Naperville.
     
  9. exaktamoment

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    Thanks - my other site is back online now (www1.exaktalist.org) and I am preparing another no-fee auction site, so I have been busy. But Mark - if you like my site, sign up. My next site is going to be www.photograph-auction.com, where folks will be able to buy and sell Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, CDVs, Calotype and any other 'type' that people might collect. I am also working on a portal site that will be (there is a primitive page there now) www.no-fee-auctions.com where all of the no-fee auctions I will eventually have running will be findable and reachable.

    But thanks, I'm glad you like my site.

    Lou
     
  10. Mike Kennedy

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    Salutations from eastern Canada Lou,
    I just checked out your 2 web sites and they look wonderful.When I have some free time I,d like to log onto the exaktalist and find some information about the two exakta,s I was given this winter.
    Mike
     
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    Welcome Lou,

    I will let people know about your web-site's!

    Carol
     
  12. exaktamoment

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    Thank you Mike. There is plenty of expertise in our group. If you have questions, I'm sure there is someone in our group that can give you answers.

    Lou
     
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    And thank you, Carol. I need as much help as I can get getting the word out. Watch for my next effort at www.photograph-auction.com.

    Lou
     
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    i did a double take when i saw the subject of this thread -- i grew up in plainfield, indiana!
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Glenn in Sydney, Australia.

    Enjoy your time here!
     
  16. exaktamoment

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    Thank you all for your expressions of welcome - I'm glad to see such a world-wide group on this site.

    I am amazed at the number of camera-related sites and groups on the Internet - but then, I suppose I shouldn't be. The problem is wading through all of them to find the ones that are worthwhile. This is one, I think.

    Lou
     
  17. Claire Senft

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    Welcome Lou. Iam a acheesehead. Is it any wonder my photography is constipated?