Hi all from Reading.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by RichardMd, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. RichardMd

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    Hi All.

    Checking in to introduce myself, originally I was shooting 35mm and 'Super 8' back in the early 80's and the 90's shooting the steam engines at crofton beam engines, where I was a volunteer along came redundancy in 1999 and my foray into digital with a coolpix 990, and a canon EOS late 2000's. After clearing out my late fathers house in 08 I came across my grandfathers kodak box brownie model c.

    Anywho on this round of redundancy I been thinking of going medium format when funds get better, I fancied the look of the Kiev 88cm, done a lot of researching on it, got some mixed feelings from certain sources but have decided on saving up for a used hasselblad 500.

    With that all said and done, I respooled some 120 film so I can try out my grandfathers box brownie, it was nerve racking to say the least trying to get it done in pitch black, but I now have a 'brownie' with a No1 showing in the little red window, so only time and nerves will see what the results are like.

    TTFN

    Rich :D
     
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    Hello Rich. I hope you your Brownie!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Rich. There's another member here from Reading but I can't remember his name. I visit Reading every now and then and I always pop into the little camera shop near the station and buy some films.
     
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    Welcome to apug and good luck with your Brownie.
     
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    Hi Jeff.
    Thanks I will, I'll have get used to composing the shot rather than chimping then deleting a useless pic. The videos on u-tube make it look too easy to re-roll for a brownie.

    Hi Steve.
    I know the one you mean 'station cameras' I was in there today, getting my roll of 120 and talking to an assistant about the kiev.

    Hi Jesper, thanks.

    Rich.
     
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    I used to live in Reading, until my now-wife stole me away to California some 12 years ago...

    I'm impressed that Station Cameras is still going. At one time there was three shops in the town, Station Cameras, LCE, and Jessops.

    Graham
     
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    Graham,

    There still are. All on the same street.
     
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    Hello Rich and welcome to APUG from SE WI.
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Welcome to APUG Rich. I used to live in Maidenhead and work in Reading...
     
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    Hi and welcome from Southampton :smile:
     
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    Rich - hello and welcome to APUG from western New England! :D
     
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    Welcome to APUGland and good luck with the Brownie!