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    New guy from central Scotland.

    Hi all, my first post here, been lurking on this site for a while and thought I'd take the plunge and sign-up, been admiring the stunning photo's and discussions etc.
    I'm originally from Belfast (Northern Ireland), but for the past 4.5yrs I'm now living/working full time in Scotland and loving it!

    Recently sold my digital camera (D800) and lenses, I personally feel digital has NO soul, and now searching for a possible large format land camera or the likes of a Fuji GSW690 rangefinder etc, I've recently bought a mint condition Mamiya C330 Pro-S Twin Lens Reflex to get me back into medium format again, last week I ordered Fomapan 100asa 120 b/w film, and a five pack of Fuji 160asa colour 120 film etc....

    I used to shoot a Toyo-View 45C about 25yrs ago, and also owned these cameras/formats over the years; Mamiya RB67 ProSD - Bronica SQ-A - Yashicamat 124G - Rolleicord TLR - Mamiya C330 Pro-S - Nikon FM & FM2N.
    I loved shooting film many many years ago and want to get back into it again. I had my own darkroom located in a corner of a garage using a Leitz Focomat 35, self taught, but I don't have this set-up anymore.......unfortunitely!

    Been inspired by this site, it's got my large format & medium format juices flowing again, thank you all for inspiration! Hoping to post some 120 format image soon. Thank you.


    Best wishes;
    Peter
    central Scotland - UK

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    A very warm, welcome Peter.
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    Welcome Peter, I grew up in Crieff. Where are you?

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    Small word eh, I work in Auchterarder about 2 miles from Gleneagles, and live in Alloa town, close to Stirling.

    Regards;
    Peter

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    hi

    There's some fabulous country in your neck of the woods for a 120-size camera. I got my first Rolleiflex in 1956 and spent a lot of time using a Yashicamat and a Praktisix. The 180mm f2.8 Sonnar for the latter is just fabulous. I know you will get some wonderful images.

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    Hey Peter,welcome!
    I am part Scot yet have never been to that part of the world..top of my list.
    You might try George Ury at georgeury.com.He lists a Fuji GSW690..its been on his site for awhile. George has been a good source of equipment for me over the years.Hope this helps.
    Hey film is so great to get back into....I dont miss digital at all.
    Cheers!

    Sent from my LG-P509 using Tapatalk 2

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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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    Nice to see you're joining the APUG forum here, Peter. Hello and welcome to the site.
    "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care"

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    I know Auchterarder well, best chips in Perthshire
    Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

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    northern ireland to scotland -- quite the rebel, aren't we?

    Welcome to APUG-- you will find film challenging but rewarding. Time spent in front of a computer makes you age faster -- the electrons, you know -- while time spent in a darkroom is not counted and may even make you younger. I'm almost sure I read that somewhere.

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