Room for an Aussie?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by two40, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. two40

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    Hello all,

    Just found this place today and I have ato admit it looks fantastic. The site features look unique and I'm hoping the content and users are just as good. :smile:

    I'm from Sydney in Australia and addicted to film. I started shooting last January with a 400D (some plastic thing) and bought a Canonet 19 with a bottom winder for kicks off eBay. The first roll I shot was enough to get me hooked and here I am about 15 cameras later shooting almost exclusively with film and just delving into MF with a pair of Yashica 124's and most recently (yesterday and still waiting for delivery) a Bronica SQ-Ai kit with 4 lenses and more backs and extras than I care to remember.

    I've been looking for a decent analog community and this place looks like it just might be it. Hope to stick around and learn from everyone and maybe some day to repay the favour.

    George
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Yes. This is it!

    Welcome from the other side of the world.




    Steve.
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

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    I'm glad you found APUG. I love this site myself. I hope you enjoy as much I do!

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome to the Mecca of analog photography. I pilgrim here regularly ;-)))K
     
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    omg
    stop following me around George
    :D

    but yeah, this place has an insane amount of info, have fun
     
  6. two40

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    ahaha

    I had no idea you'd be here but I should have expected it. Hi hi.

    Thanks for the welcome all. :smile:
     
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    Welcome. Oz is well represented here. :smile:
     
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    Welcome from New England!!
     
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    Welcome from South Carolina
     
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    Welcome from the U.K. I hope you enjoy your film photography as much as I do.
     
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    No Aussies allowed!!!...
    ...unless you know Uncle Dick... :smile:

    Of course you are welcome!
     
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    Welcome from Canada -- this is a great place to hang out!
     
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    G'day, mate!
    Stick around: the place is friendly and very, very competent in things analog.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! You are sure to enjoy it here.
     
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    Hey two40, i'm katunka89 on the OCAU forums. Welcome and enjoy- this is a great forum, full of good info.
     
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    Welcome to the APUG jungle!:D
     
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    George... welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA!! I am sure you'll find APUG a great place to hang out and make a lot of new friends.
    And Wow!!! You got a wicked case of G.A.S. in a seriously short amount of time!!!!!!! :D

    gene
     
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    welcome from the Sw coast
     
  20. two40

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    Thanks for the welcome all. I'm honoured and don't deserve this.

    Hey katunka :smile: any more clockers on here that you know of?

    What's a GAS? How do you know I've got gas? Is there something I should know... :confused:
     
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    Hi George,
    Welcome to the community. I just came home from Sydney on Sunday. I had to do some shooting at my stepson's wedding at Watson's Bay naval base. The weather was only 15 degrees warmer in Sydney than Geelong!!!
    Mike
     
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    Welcome. GAS - Gear Aquisition Syndrome
     
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    Welcome from just down the road in Melbourne.
     
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    Make sure to bring some Fosters and put some steak on the BBQ :smile:
     
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    Welcome to APUG from another Sydney-sider. I think you are going to like it here. Lots of friendly and very knowledgable folks here. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
    Regards,
    Thanasis
     
  26. patricia de roeck

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    Welcome to the fount of all analogue knowledge George, this site is a sanity-saver when you get to the head-banging-against-the-wall stage - so just ask and all will be revealed - just made the most originally stupid mistake in the darkroom ? no, no - no original mistakes here, some have made the same mistake 40 years ago and some of us made the very same mistake yesterday, so you're in very good company. If you were excited about 35mm just wait till you start printing those medium format negs - that'll get the pulse racing.
    Patricia in Tassie