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    Introducing myself sort of after the fact

    Hi, everybody!

    I suppose I should have done this first instead of posting two queries on the forums, but I didn't see this forum until later.

    Anyhow, I am glad to have found this site, since I really enjoy film, and I'm not at all ready to move to d*g*t*l because I enjoy my film cameras, I have fun with them, the Bessa R is really light and nifty (my first range finder camera) and I can work with MF and Lf, also, which I can't do in d*g*t*l. There are far more positives for me in film; don't mean to sound too negative about digital.

    I have been taking photos off and on for over 50 years. My first real camera was a Polaroid, the old model 95(?). My first 35 mm camera was and still is a Canon AE-1. It's my B&W SLR camera. Then I got a Nikon N-80, which I really enjoy, and a Mamiya 645 Pro. The next one up was the Bessa R and a f2.8 35 mm lens, in Leica screw mount. I also have a LF camera, of uncertain vintage: It's a T.O. Warfield field camera, cherry wood and brass fittings, with a Grafex 135 mm Optar.

    I am the family photographer, and I enjoy documentary-style work and whatever else catches my eye. I'm planning to do a series on abandoned houses here in Buckingham County, Virginia, where I live, and also document some of my new hometown, Dillwyn, Virginia. (it's not on any map; real places never are.)

    I also enjoy music. Making my own music, that is. I'm taking guitar lessons and I've started back playing my Highland pipes. (Since I live in the woods, want to take advantage of it.)

    I'm retired, 66 years old, and I carry my camera with me wherever I go. It's like a piece of jewelry, I suppose.

    Anyway, hello to everyone, and I hope to be around for a long time.

    With best regards,

    Steve Mack

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    Welcome, Steve.

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    Welcome from a few miles east.
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    Welcome from a northern neighbour
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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    Welcome from the Jewel of the Great White North, Toronto.
    Kick his ass, Sea Bass!

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    Steve,

    Welcome to APUG from NYC.

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    Welcome Steve from London

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    Welcome from the Isle of Wight.

    Good luck with the guitar lessons and keep up the highland pipe playing. when I was at school, one of my friends brought in his set of bagpipes and started playing them on the playground.
    He was escorted off of the premises and told to return later without them!


    Steve.

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    Steve... welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

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    Howdy from Wyoming.

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