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    Hello from Fairbanks,Alaska

    Just a short note to introduce myself to the forum. I bought a box of "stuff" at an estate sale last summer and in the bottom of the box was a Yashica TL Electro X. I took it to the camera repair guy here locally and after a clean, adjust and repair for $40, I have run about 100 shots through it, making all the rookie mistakes, having fun and finally learning about SLR cameras at 58 years of age. I have been reading books, asking questions to some guys even OLDER than me and have been surfing the'net.
    The camera came with a 28mm Vivitar wide angle lens. When I told the repairman that I wanted to try to do close up photography of my antique radios as I restore them, he set me up with the 67mm Series 1 Vivitar macro lens. Then in the course of wandering thru the second hand stores I have picked up a Vivitar 2x1 converter and a 50mm standard (I think?) lenses.
    Finally I have a small assortment of UV filters and caps. Last Sunday was my first big photo expedition as I spent almost 4 hours at the North American Open sled dog races. I found out how long I could be out in +10F weather before the camera would slooow down. I went thru two rolls of 36 exposure film (1 Kodak 200, 1 Fujifilm 200). I am also on a learning curve with some of my computer skills and so it looks like downloading photos is something else to learn and when I get to that point, I'll send in the photo of my 1958 Grundig Model 6099 or one of my Zenith Transoceanics.
    This site looks interesting- thanks for your work. Steve

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    Welcome from rural France. And I thought today was cold (around freezing overnight...)

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Hello from England (and another Steve). I have a Philips BX462A which I restored a few years ago.

    One of these (but not this actual one): http://users.skynet.be/albert.aerts/...ges/bx462a.htm

    I also make valve/tube recording equipment and recently finished a nine channel valve mixing desk for a friend.

    Steve.

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    Hello from New England! I was born in Sitka, so I can sorta say hi from an Alaskan, too.
    Welcome! You'll find lots of info here.

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    Hi SteveinAlaska,

    Welcome from NYC.

    I'd enjoy seeing your pics of the restored radios. You might be able to tell from the second part of my user ID here that I too have an interest in radio.

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    Welcome from the bush! I don't post too often, but I lurk consistently from home here in southwest AK.

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Hi Steve and welcome from Wales.
    No problem with being 58 or older, at least you have come this far.
    Have fun with photography and enjoy the site.
    Regards
    John

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    Hey, welcome to the group, Steve.
    Thank you.
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    "Wubba, wubba, wubba. Bing, bang, bong. Yuck, yuck, yuck and a fiddle-dee-dee." - The Yeti

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    Welcome to APUG, Steve!

    You've come to the right place.

    Pat (California)

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