Another South Australian
I'm new to photography - 3 years with a 40D
Even newer to analogue - 9 months with mostly a nikkormat EL
Well I'm in love. Both with the analogue medium and the experience/feeling/enjoyment when using these things from the past that are so beautifully built
I was about to start my journey towards a 5dmk11 and 'L' primes but think I will now go down the medium format/darkroom path. Using film will probably cost more and be less convenient but it is the only way I can get the opportunity to use these beautifully built cameras.
Given that, I'm on the hunt for a mamiya 6 RF or Rolleiflex TLR, or perhaps a leaf shuttered MF SLR.
Also, is there a mailing list for the next Adelaide film and darkroom user group meeting and/or for the next Adelaide Photographic Market?
P.S. I'm needing to set-up from scratch, so if your wanting to conveniently offload you entire kit to upgrade to newer/more suitable gear I'm your man
Welcome to APUG! I'm also from Adelaide, but now living in Bangkok.
You'll love using MF gear - I've got a GS1 and the results are spectacular.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates, and maybe choose Australia>Adelaide as a region selection for what you see in new posts. The market and AFDUG (Hoffy) usually notify you well in advance.
Welcome to APUG Nathan! I'm not Australian and have never been to Adelaide, but like Nanette says, MF gear is great. Hope you can find something in good condition and affordable down under!
Hi and welcome aboard! Nice to see a new Adelaidian.
And yes, keep your eyes peeled! We are well on the way to getting the Adelaide Film and Dark Room Users Group, which anyone in Adelaide is more then welcome to attend. Send me a PM with your email address and I will add you to our group emails.
As for the market, that only happens once a year. You'll have to wait until May for that.
Yeah looks like I'm a little bit late to the party. The prices for film gear seem to be really expensive as of late. I guess popularity has increased.
PM on the way
The recent ad for a GS1 is a bargain!! I paid more than this for the 65mm alone.
I'm not sure if I'm after that style (SLR) (e.g. hasselblad, mamiya RB/RZ etc) - they seem to be heavy.
Also the ergonomics of MF SLR seem to dictate waist level shooting. This one has a prism. I have never held one before.
Welcome to APUG from another Adelaide-ian - a friend of mine picked up a Rolleiflex here in Adelaide for $350 earlier this week in the central markets, so bargains do happen, just a matter of waiting patiently.
Define heavy. A 5d MkII, with grip and a big whopping piece of glass on the front is also pretty heavy ;)!
Originally Posted by nathan96
I think you would be suprised by how usable some of these camera's are and removing all the bells and whistles lets you concentrate on taking photos.
The best thing, though, about film and this kind of equipment is there is so much out there that you can play with. You'll find GAS will be a problem!
Hello Nathan and I hope you like it here at APUG. There still bagains out there.