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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Lee Brown, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Lee Brown

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    Hello Everyone.

    I've been lurking here for a month or so, and thought I should probably introduce myself.

    I'm a newbie to film and darkroom ( 2-3 Months ) and enjoy it greatly. A guy across the road saw me shooting with the DSLR and gave me an old Minolta he had sitting in the garage.

    In that time I've started developing B/W film and in the last week or two printing with an enlarger I have picked up on the cheap.

    It is great fun being hands on with the analog processes compared to the digital world.

    Thanks.
    Lee
     
  2. M.A.Longmore

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    Welcome Home Lee !

    Which Minolta Did You Receive ?


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    Hi Lee,
    Go and give that darling man across the road a hug! Everyone should have someone so sweet to bring back some magic into their lives :smile:
    Welcome to APUG!
     
  4. Lee Brown

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    Thanks everyone.

    Ron. It was a SRT-101, with the 58mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/3.5 lenses, plus a 2x teleconverter. The meter seems to work well and the photos come out pretty good. I just have to get used to the focus.
     
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    Welcome to APUG Lee!
     
  6. M.A.Longmore

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    That's A Sweet Package !
    Tell Your Neighbor I Said Thanks, For Setting You Up So Well !

    Hurry Up, And Become A Subscriber, So That We Can See Some Great Photographs !!!

    Ron
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    Lee - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. An SRT-101 was my first real camera, a nice outfit... sometimes I wish I still had it.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Lee.
     
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    Hello Lee and Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Hello Lee and a warm welcome to APUG. I hope you enjoy being here.

    Jeff
     
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    You can proud with your camera , your neighbor is a great man and would be a good photographer or someone who knows the hardware part of this art. Minolta have always close ties with the German Leitz and Leica always supported their optical designs. If I am not wrong Leica R3 and R4 bodies manufactured by them also. You have a hardware which you dont need to look elsewhere for a long time.
    Its summer at there and you can shot excellent concert hall pictures to ship pictures at harbour with your 400 mm without handshake.

    Welcome to APUG from Istanbul.
    I agree with Molli , bring your pictures with you and let him discuss them.

    Umut
     
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    Lee,

    Getting used to manual focus is a big step. Once you're used to it, you'll think that allowing a machine to decide what part of the scene to focus on is not a good idea. Autofocus is probably a good thing for sports and wildlife, but for slower-moving subjects it's not a good thing.

    Kevin

    Blog - http://kevinthephotographer.wordpress.com
     
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    Hello and welcome @APUG Lee :smile:

    jp