It's that time again!

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  1. Whiteymorange

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    PHSNE Photographica is coming soon!

    Everybody moans about not being able to find stuff, but this show is always a great source of gear, advice and good fellowship with camera folks from all over the place. I always help a fellow with his tables and have never come away from the two-day event without finding something great. Last year I picked up a few goodies for $25 or less, including an Extreme Wide Angle Scientific Lens Co. lens for 8x10, a Wollensak "Sunray" projection Petzval for 4x5, and a Leitz 210mm projection triplet. The dollar table yielded two more Petzval projection lenses and a small pile of adapters, holders and a big box of rotary developing tubes for up to 11x14. If you want to see what a show is like, go here. That's me, along with Barry Dial, behind the guy in the red sweater (Dick Welsh.)

    I have been going to these shows now for about ten years. It's true that there aren't as many dealers as there used to be in the "old days" but there are more than you can imagine even now. Dealer space is completely sold out. Coming to this show can cause and cure GAS at the same time!

    If you need gear, need some advice, want to ask about service or something special– old or new you won't find a better place to be than the
    PHSNE Photographica
    November 5th and 6th
    Americal Center
    Wakefield MA
     

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    OOOOOOH, I might be able to make it this time! :D
     
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    I've been trying to save pennies just for this.
     
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    I plan on being there.
     
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    I really want to go but my friend and I live in the city and we don't have a ride in - does anyone wanna give us a lift? :smile:
     
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    It's really close to the Wakefield commuter rail stop if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    The PHSNE site (www.phsne.org) has public transportation info.

    I don't pass through Boston to get there, but there might be some folks coming from the South that might be willing.
     
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    And it's free admission for students!!!!!

    Just show a valid ID and you're in for free, all weekend
     
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    Oh my goodness, that's great to hear. Definitely going to show up :smile:
     
  10. Whiteymorange

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    Bump! It's time, folks... See you tomorrow.
    Whitey
     
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    I'll be there first thing, everyone look for the weirdo with the pink unicorn tattoo, who will be muttering and arguing to himself about what to buy.
     
  12. Whiteymorange

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    OK. Day one down. I got a great deal on a 19 1/2" Artar in shutter, sold some stuff and met MattxMosh and luvcameras. Good day. Come on by tomorrow.