re-entering hobbyist

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Bender, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Bender

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    Hi,

    I used to really be into photography back in my high school / college days (1970s, early-80s). Kind of got out of the hobby until recently. Been doing the "point & shoot" digital thing (I assume 'digital' is a bad word here? ha ha). Anyway, I inherited my dad's Pentax SP1000, and his Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, and a bunch of old poloroids from the 60s to the 80s. I also have a Hi-Matic 7 and a Canon A-1. I probably shouldn't say, but I also just bought a Canon dSLR (XTi).

    I'm interested in acquiring a couple classic cameras (pre-war, post-war). I have way more fun shooting and learning with the old cameras.

    I just shot my first roll with my Hi-Matic 7 and the pics really came out excellent. Had a few blurry pics, but that is my crappy old eyes trying to focus with a rangefinder... not easy. I got the Hi-Matic 7 on ebay for $9.99. My dad's Hi-Matic 7s ... the shutter doesn't work, but other than that it is in excellent condition.

    I processed my own B&W photos back in my younger days, but I don't want to do that anymore.

    Anyway, I hope to learn about the classic stuff here...!
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you found us.
     
  3. SuzanneR

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    Another welcome from Canada!
     
  5. Andy K

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    Welcome to APUG. We'll get you developing those negs soon enough! :wink:
     
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    Welcome from a fellow Texian. Don't be afraid of the dark! We can help. :wink:
     
  7. Bender

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    thanks for the welcomes.

    I'll probably hang out in the antiques / collectors forum...
     
  8. Christopher Walrath

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    Welcome to the group, Bender. And check out older Zeiss Ikon Contina III's on eBay.
     
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    Another Texas hello! You have found a great place here.
     
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    Welcome, from western Massachusetts!! :D

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