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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Jenni, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Jenni

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    My name is Jennifer, that user name was taken so I had to go with Jenni, Just call me Jen :D
    Anyway I started out shooting film back in the 90's and got my first Digital camera in 2006, I used it a lot but it was always missing something. So last year I got a Pentax 645 for a good price and started shooting with it, then I realized what the digital lacks. Digital is very fast, you can just shoot and shoot and not think about what you are doing (that was a rut I was in anyway). With film each frame needs to be thought out and treated as if it were your last. Analog photography is much slower and more methodical. I find I'm much more creative and calm using the film then digital. Also I like the tangible aspect of it.

    I enjoy developing my own film, B&W and C-41 Going to do some slides next. I've not quite mastered scanning yet, any tips would be great. And I'm in the process of turning my garage into a dark room.

    I'm pleased as punch to see that there is a nice community of photographers still using film and I hope to share in the experiences from the forum!

    Good Lighting!

    Jen

    P.S. I now shoot a Nikon F4--- the Pentax 645 was not a good fit for me, so untill I can find a medium format I'm happy with, I'll stick with my F4 (It's awesome).
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

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    Hi Jen, welcome to APUG! I use my garage as a darkroom also.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome home Jen! Make yourself comfortable here .
     
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    Hello Jen,
    Greetings from Dayton, Ohi. Glad you joined APUG. Its a fine resource and a three ring circus too. I get a lot out of this site. You will too.
    Lee
     
  5. Jenni

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    From what I can see so far it's nothing like the digital photo forums I've been on in the past, that's a very good thing! I'm looking forward to getting deeper in touch with my roots :smile:
     
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    Welcome, Jen..and enjoy!
     
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    Agreed on all points, Jenni - and I love my F4 as well. The only thing I don't like about it is the weight! I argue to myself that the weight helps to stabilize it. Welcome to APUG; there's lots of great people here.
     
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    Dear Jen, I couldn't agree more with your words.
    Welcome to APUG and I wish you to find the camera of your dreams, BTW mine is a Rolleiflex.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Jen.
     
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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Welcome Jenn!

    Try a TLR some day. My favorite medium format camera by far!
     
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    Jen - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. I have way too many "Favorite" cameras... sometimes it takes to long to figure out which one is my favoritest!!
    Enjoy the site, it is a great place!
     
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    Hi Jen -- welcome to APUG! Like some of the others, my favorite medium format camera is a TLR, although I've since 'upgraded' to a Bronica SQ, which is better and worse in many ways. Hope you find a camera that you like!
     
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    Welcome, you have come to the right place. I've been shooting lately with a Bronica ETRsi. Very comfortable hand held. Good luck with the darkroom!
    Doug Schwab
     
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    Welcome, Jen. Always good to see more women here, and there are a lot of medium format options out there, I'm sure you'll find one that works well for you, but each system takes a little practice to start. Good luck finding your groove in film.
     
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    Jennifer ==> Jenni ==> Jen ?==>? J ??? :tongue:
     
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    A hearty welcome from the U.K Jenni on our queen's diamond jubilee weekend.
     
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    I know right! It's okay any form of "Jennifer" works for me.
     
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    Thanks guys. I've been reading all the subjects today during my down time there is a wealth of information here. I'm very inspired by all of you. :smile: I'm glad to be part of the forum :wink: I actually just put an offer in for a TLR, waiting to hear back. It's exactly like one I had 17 years ago. It would be nice to have one again. It's the Yashica-A.
     
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    Welcome Jennifer, from the south-west corner of British Columbia, Canada.

    Hope you enjoy it here.
     
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    Welcome Home Jen !

    Ron.