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    helleaux :)

    Hi! I'm Forrest Conifer. I've been playing with film on-and-off since late 2011, using assorted trashy 35mm cameras acquired from thrift stores. Here's a photo of all the cameras in my collection - the aforementioned cheap 35mms, two 110 cameras and a Polaroid camera from the late 90s or early 2000s:

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    I like film because of the element of unpredictability which just isn't there with digital cameras. Here is a perfect illustration of what I'm talking about:

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    ^ that photo was taken on expired off-brand film using a Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 I found at an estate sale.

    Thanks for having me! I'm sure I'll learn a lot and can't wait to begin
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    Hello Forrest and a warm welcome to APUG! I like your collection of cameras.

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    Welcome, Forrest Conifer! Glad to see you're branching out!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Welcome to APUG
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Well, you finally found us. That was the hardest part. And now it's done. Glad that's over...

    Have a look around. See what you think. Ask some questions. Maybe answer some too. Lots (lots!) of people here. Way-too-young to way-to-old. Lifetimes of knowledge available just for the asking.

    Also keep in mind that, while accidental imperfections are interesting, film is also capable of stunningly high quality. In many cases of larger formats, far far beyond digital. But with a completely different look. And feel. And reward.

    So let us know what you think...

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    Hello Forrest and a warm welcome to APUG! I like your collection of cameras.
    Thank you! I'm thinking of selling/trading the Canon AF35M, Vivitar 320Z and Fuji 190 Zoom, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Also keep in mind that, while accidental imperfections are interesting, film is also capable of stunningly high quality. In many cases of larger formats, far far beyond digital. But with a completely different look. And feel. And reward.
    I've heard that. Personally, though, I'm more interested in its lo-fi aspects
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest Conifer View Post
    I've heard that. Personally, though, I'm more interested in its lo-fi aspects
    As you wish, Captain. Just keep it in mind...



    Ken
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    Welcome! Your "helleaux" suggests that you could be from South Louisiana -- or maybe just an LSU fan. I spent my teen years there.

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    Hello and welcome to APUGland!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvy View Post
    Welcome! Your "helleaux" suggests that you could be from South Louisiana -- or maybe just an LSU fan. I spent my teen years there.
    Wait, is that a thing? I thought I invented it. I was just trying to sound vaguely pretentious and psuedo-French
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