Oh, it's so bad...Hopelessly obsessed and I haven't even shot a roll!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Pipyr, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Pipyr

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    Actually, I mean I haven't shot a roll of film in about 7 years, but that isn't exactly true either. I did recently get my hands on a friend's rb67, but the mirror was sluggish (discovered after, of course!) so my shots didn't come out. Such a pity. I really wanted to play with that beast.

    Anyway, hi all :smile: I'm a hot glass artist up in Maine and I'm getting back into photography after a long hiatus. I'm into portraiture, mostly of kids, but I'll really shoot anybody. I just like people. I do have a digital camera (canon 5d) but I've recently had an intense desire to start shooting film. This then turned into an intense desire to develop that film, which turned into an intense desire to print in a darkroom, lol. I can see this is going to be a snowball effect.

    I just bought & received a mamiya C3 in the mail today. I had never seen one in person before, and the second I flipped open the wlf I was totally hooked. Wow, that screen is so bright and easy to focus, even with my poor eyesight. I also discovered a community darkroom right here on the street that I live on! Talk about luck! And right below my apartment is a great local lab who develops c41 and scans. It must be a sign.

    All that to say I hope to be joining in soon!! Thanks to everyone here who shares all this great stuff that I have discovered over the past couple of days. I think I'm going to like it here :smile:

    Pipyr
     
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    Welcome aboard! Isn't nice when things just fall into place together?! What fortunate luck indeed!
     
  3. Chrismat

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    From a fellow Mainer: Glad to see you've gotten bitten by the film bug (As opposed to the regular bugs like mosquitoes and black flies).
     
  4. papagene

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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts!!!! Another New Englander into film... wooo hooo!!! :D
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff
     
  6. Mahler_one

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    Ah....hooked for life...check you wallet, and then your bank account....:}

    The very best of luck to you! Have lots of fun, and much success.

    By the way...start looking for a 4x5, then an 8x10...careful....
     
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    Welcome Home Pipyr !

    Enjoy The Weekend !

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    Welcome to APUG Pipyr!
     
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    Welcome to APUG!

    Now you are ready for serious GAS!
     
  10. Diapositivo

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    How do you infer that the OP is from New England? (Apart from the fact that he shoots anybody :wink: )
     
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    Welcome to the group!
     
  12. BrianShaw

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    "... Hot glass artist froom Maine..." In post 1. But, yes, could be a transplant or other kind of outsider like those dreaded 'Summer people'. :laugh:
     
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    Welcome to Apug. How did you get into hot glass? I've always been intrigued by the art.
     
  14. Terry Christian

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    Welcome from Memphis! I have a Mamiya C3 myself and it really is an awesome camera... heavy as heck, but awesome. Mamiya's TLRs are some of the only ones that can take interchangeable lenses, so you're in for a treat.