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    Hello from Sydney AU.

    Morning all. (or evening if it's that time for you)

    My name is Ben from Sydney here in Australia. and after many years shooting 1's and 0's I realised i needed to get back to shooting on film. So I dusted off my old ME Super and to my horror it withered away in it's retirement and died. Not giving up that easy I put on Neil Young's "Harvest" album and stripped down and re-built the camera, a few hours later she was happy and snapping away. Out of the house i ran to the nearest camera store. Pointing like a little kid in a candy store i point to a few rolls of BW400CN in the fridge behind the counter and some LR44's. I quickly throw money to the slightly confused salesperson and used the coin change to open up the battery compartment and quickly threaded the film. As soon as i fired off that first frame, I was in bliss again and after a few hours and some rolls later I went over to one of my favourite labs to get the rolls developed. 20 mins later i checked the negs and to my horror the flim was fogged (just a little, not a lot) after looking at my camera's inner bit's i came to the realisation that the seals were on there way out.

    So after a few day of trawling used camera sites i managed to find a light seal kit and got a few more cameras, A Pentax Super Program and a K2, buckets of film and chems. (here's to UPS hoping that they don't nuke the film in a X-ray machine)

    while I wait for all the goodies to arrive I've started to slowly sneak more and more of my old darkroom bits and pieces into the bathroom hoping the misses wouldn't notice, I was going well until I dragged in the projector. we reached an agreement though, As long as i don't use up all the chems and save some for her.

    Goddamit I missed film, it really get's you back to basics and really makes you work for that frame. plus that sweet sweet look of film.


    So here's to film, and APUG. I don't want to shoot digital any more (or at least for a while if work permits)

    Have a good one!
    Ben.

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    Here here... I'll go sniff some fixer fur ya! (Indiana USA).

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    Welcome to the forum Ben. Lots of film photographers in Sydney that are on the forum.
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    Helloi Ben and a warm welcome to APUG.

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    Welcome to APUG!
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    Welcome to APUG, Ben, from another Australian. Your enthusiasm is infectious

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    Welcome to APUG!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Ben - hello and welcome to APUG!
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    Hi Ben -- welcome to APUG!
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    Welcome to APUG, Ben.

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