New to APUG, new to Australia

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  1. Joachim_I

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    Hi,

    I recently moved from Europe to Melbourne. Found this regional group and thought it might be a good idea to join. My main interest is landscape photography for which I use 6x7 cameras. For everything else, I use 35mm rangefinder cameras. I only shoot slide film since I like to see my results projected.

    I am always interested to join any group meetings in my area. It's a pity I missed the Melbourne large format meeting. I could have contributed with a small Linhof 6x9 technical camera which I use with a 6x7 roll film back.

    Hope to meet many of you soon.

    Joachim
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

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    Hi, Joachim, and welcome from Melbourne. :smile: There are quite a few of us here in Melbourne and we try to meet reasonably regularly.
     
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    Welcome Joachim. Hope you brought lots of film with you, it quite dear here..... :smile:
     
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    Thanks, Kevin and Shane. I knew about the film prices. Therefore I brought plenty of film from Europe.
     
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    G'day Joachim, from another APUGger.
    Remember always that film is cheaper than a return trip, but if both are equal or competing, keep going until you exhaust one of them! :smile:
     
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    Hello Joachim, hopefully you'll find a suitable niche, camera wise, in Melbourne.

    Plenty to see and do and the day trips, let alone weekend trips, are really easy to do for landscape.

    Are you north, south, east or west from the centre?

    Mick.
     
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    Hi Joachim!!

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    Hello Joachim, welcome to APUG! Even though I'm not from Australia (I love to visit there one day) I hope you enjoy this site.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Joachim.
     
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    Hi Joachim, welcome
    Mike
     
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    Thanks a lot, everyone!

    Mick, I live south-west from the centre but I work in Carlton.
    I can reach many places without too much driving.
     
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    Welcome from SE Wisconsin.
     
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    Welcome from the oldest mountain chain in North America (Ozarks).

    Mike
     
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    Hello Joachim. Welcome to Melbourne and to APUG. I'm also a landscaper but I use color neg. on a 5x4 camera.
    We'll have to pursuade Poisson Du Jure into leading us to another waterfall in the Otways. There's a thread on the subject on this board.
    Cheers, Peter.
     
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    Get a move on, Pete. That mentioned "another waterall in the Otways" should read waterfalls, plural, and it is this Sunday!
    Ah, and I am not the leader. I chose a Drill Major for this walk to make sure the troops keep up! :D :D
     
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    Gidday mate,

    Kiwi here currently working in Melbourne (Jersey Boys)

    So far have done Nth Fitzroy, Northcote and am now in Albert Park

    'Go the Saints!' I think might be appropriate ? heh heh
     
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    Oh, really now! :surprised:
    The Cattery is primed to strike. Go the CATS!!!!! :D
     
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    Thanks again. Peter and Garyh: the waterfall walks sound great. Once I have settled down a bit more, I am ready to join. At this moment I am still waiting for all my belongings to arrive from Europe by sea container. This includes essentials like film magazines and my tripod and less important things like furniture and clothes :wink:
     
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    We'll wait. Plenty more walks planned over Spring-Summer. Good recent rains mean the falls are flowing at their best since the Winter of 2003 and 2007.

    Let's hope those "less important things like...clothes" arrive very soon. You can't wander around the Otways in a loincloth! :tongue:
     
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    Don't worry, I had some luggage with me in the plane.
     
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    Welcome from Sydney. There's a little island to your south which is also worth a visit!
     
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    hello from western Melbourne (Altona), Joachim.
     
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    Hi Joachim, and welcome from Qld. Judging by APUG activity, I think there are only 2 or 3 people in Brisbane who use film anymore, but we are bravely flying the flag nevertheless!
     
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    What!? Disgusting. What are they using if not film? Oh, don't tell me. :mad: