I've come full circle.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by powasky, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. powasky

    powasky Member

    Messages:
    129
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Location:
    Delaplane, V
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I began shooting eight years ago with a Yashica Electro 35. From there I transitioned to digital, with a 30D (gave it to a friend), a 7D (sold it), and now an EM-5 (which is currently up for sale...go figure). With each progressive "upgrade" to my kit I was feeling more and more detached from the photographic process and the images I was capturing. I missed the intimacy I felt when I was using my Electro.

    So here I am. I've signed up for a darkroom class at a local college, and picked up an F3. A family friend recently gifted me 90 rolls of 135. And not two months into my analog adventure, I'm resurrecting a Pocket Kodak and learning to shoot 120.

    It feels good to be back.
     
  2. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,824
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Film is a lot more of fun, isn't it. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Oxleyroad

    Oxleyroad Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,007
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Location:
    Ex Oz, now USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome. I did a similar thing, spent 5years in the other world before migrating back to wet side.

    You'll find us a very easy going community with so many people willing to share their knowledge. You only have to ask.
     
  4. mooseontheloose

    mooseontheloose Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,517
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    Currently in Finland
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome to APUG!
     
  5. thegman

    thegman Member

    Messages:
    623
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Yes, I tried for a while to move to digital, simply because it's so much easier, no ongoing costs, easy backups etc. I've now accepted though, that film is for me, it's not perfect, but just so much more fun, and the cameras are simply beautiful by comparison. Digital ticks all the boxes, but leaves me cold inside.
     
  6. kbrede

    kbrede Member

    Messages:
    273
    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome to APUG! I switched from digital to film about 6 months ago. Now I'm contemplating selling my digital equipment. Film is a lot more interesting and challenging than digital.
     
  7. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,967
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome back for sure. I've been shooting for close to 33 years and while I've never got serious as with a DSLR I do have a few P&S digicams over the years, latest a fairly high-end one (Sony NEX-6). It's used mostly for family snaps and such, and mostly by my wife. I do have adapters to use my old Leica, Nikon and Contax/Yashica glass with it too and although its fun to use those lenses and see the digital results it just does not click with me. So 98% of my work continues to be traditional B&W with older Leica, Nikon, Rolleiflex and LF cameras. Such a completely different process shooting film is to digital not only in the quality results but the mentality too.
     
  8. ToddB

    ToddB Member

    Messages:
    1,136
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Great.. welcome to APUG. I know what you mean as far as having an intiment relation with taking photo with film. For me, I found that having a limited amount of exposures (120/12 ex) I found I had better quality images as far as composition. You have to think.

    ToddB
     
  9. dazey

    dazey Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    I am new here and starting to do a full circle too! I started off on B+W film many decades ago, finishing film on a pentax SLR. I have been shooting digital Nikon for a while now and also have a Nex body with a collection of rangefinder lenses. I have decided to go back to film for a while to get a full frame body that I can shoot rangefinder lenses with (Leica M9 being out of budget). I also miss Tri-x! Unfortunately all my old film processing kit got sold, so that I will have to buy again but I do have a film scanner this time. Looking to get a Bessa or a zeiss Ikon at the mo.
     
  10. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome home
     
  11. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

    Messages:
    6,930
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Location:
    Richmond VA.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome to APUG, hope you enjoy being here.

    Jeff
     
  12. Sirius Glass

    Sirius Glass Subscriber

    Messages:
    20,648
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Welcome to APUG!
     
  13. papagene

    papagene Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    5,304
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hello and welcome to APUG!