Hello from the Netherlands

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by DigitalHeMan, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. DigitalHeMan

    DigitalHeMan Member

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    Just joined APUG and wanted to introduce myself.

    I have been involved with photography for a long time, used to run the darkroom and teach processing when at university around 20 years ago, but moved to digital in the late 90s. 2 years ago I got bitten by the film bug again and started shooting with a Leica M6, later adding a digital body as well, and have just purchased a Bronica SQ-Ai which I will hopefully be receiving in the next couple of days.

    For anyone interested, I update my Leica blog at http://leica-m.photography, and will hopefully be able to post some MF images on the forum soon.

    Simon
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
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    Hello, From sunny and smoggy central valley Modesto California! Happy photography! -a.rodriguezpix aka aRolleibrujo
     
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    I liked the bw images too much but color ones looks wrong or over processed or you use ektar film. I dont know but its strange looking colors.
    But bw is very successful , color images seem to me created to get lots of colors and synthesized , not good. We do process the color images but to overcome of not fresh film , out dated developer or scanner glass. I used 8 leicas in 20 years and not get such colors , even close to it.
    Forget your digital habits , use portra and trust your lens. Leica creates excellent colors but not Summilux also. Buy an Summicron and try again.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Simon.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand? Are you talking about my photos, or about Leica in general, or are you accidentally replying to the wrong thread?
     
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    Ignore the above. :cool:

    Welcome to APUG. I hope to visit Holland some day soon!
     
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    Hello Simon and welcome to the APUG site. Glad you found your way back to film usage, both B&W and color too.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Hello Simon,
    Welkom op APUG ;-)
    You'll have fun with the Bronica. I use a Bronica SQ-B for several years now and it's a fine piece of equipment.
    Quite something else if you compare it to the Leica (just don't and use both). I love the square format.
    Try some Ilford FP4+ and some Fuji PRO-400H (formerly: NPH400) roll film and you'll be a happy shooter.
    http://www.colorutrecht.nl is one of the last decent prof labs to develop and print film in Holland, but maybe there is still someone left in/near Amsterdam for you?
    Bert from Holland
     
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    Welcome to Apug; I have 3-4 undeveloped films shot this year with an M6 but never found the time to get into the darkroom:sad:
     
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    Thanks all for the welcomes!

    Bert, thanks for the tip. For the 35mm film I've mostly used Hema (scratches and all) but I've just switched to http://www.fotokiekie.com/ in Amsterdam as they will also do medium format, and have a 24 hour turn around.
     
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    Welkom hier op Apug!

    Hans