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    Hello from deepest Essex

    I'm returning to film photography after a gap of many, many years. I used to use a Zorki 4K which was a Xmas present in the 80's.
    I no longer have the Zorki but now own two Voigtlanders, a Vito B and a Bessa. I intend to use primarily b&w film
    My brother was a big fan of analogue photography, was a member of apug, owned many film cameras, did his own developing and would preach the advantages of film over digital at every opportunity.
    Unfortunately he passed away in December and by way of a tribute to him I'm returning to film for my church architecture photography which I would usually use a digital camera for.
    It's going to be a steep learning curve but I'm looking forward to both the challenge and the results.

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    Welcome to the forum Rich and deepest condonlances regarding your brother.

    You will find a lot of folks willing to help in your learning experience here.

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

    Jeff

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    Welcome Rich. Returning to film as a tribute to your brother is a nice gesture which I'm sure he would have approved of.

    If you have any queries regarding using film, this is the perfect place to ask.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Welcome Rich.

    Your brother Andy was a great contributor here, and will be sorely missed. We hope you will get as much from APUG as Andy obviously did.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Welcome Rich. I was very sad to hear about Andy, and so pleased to hear that you have been inspired to enter the world of film.

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    Again, welcome to the family, Rick. We'll treat you like family and make you wish you weren't.

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    Rich, a very warm welcome from western Washington State. This place is also like a family (a very big and raucous family).
    Dave

    "She's always out making pictures, She's always out making scenes.
    She's always out the window, When it comes to making Dreams.

    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

    From It's All Mixed Up by The Cars

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    Hello and a big welcome to APUGland!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Welcome to APUG, Rich. Sorry about your brother.
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