Hello, Detroit newbie here.
I have come recently to the wonderful field of photography and have alot to learn, thank you all so much for creating and participating in this forum. It is so great to get current support and information regarding analog photography in a world I thought had gone totally digital.
I have no formal training, but would definately like to take a class or two.
The whole interest stems from a hand-me-down Minolta x-370 my mother gave me. I now have an x-700, still not top of the line, but I rather love it. Its the perfect thing for a poor student/restaurant worker like me.
I guess that's a sufficient introduction.
Thanks again for all the great info,
Welcome from Richmond Va. It doesn't matter if the camera is not top of the line, it is the person behind the camera. I'm sure you can find a class or two in Detroit. Just browse thru APUG also, you'll learn alot.
Bradd - Welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. The X-700 was a pretty decent and popular camera during its time. Have fun using it!
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Welcome Bradd. And take it from a lifelong Minolta X user, the cameras get better the further back you go. Welcome.
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Welcome from Northern Virginia. No photographer can ever be as good as the simplest camera.
John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA
Welcome from Livonia.
I have a girlfriend who was born and raised in Dearborn and Detroit. You are lucky to live in a city that is so photo friendly it makes me want to shit. Apparently, you are also lucky to have a job in that city! Hopefully these lucky things will add up to make for good luck in your photographic pursuits!
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Hi Bradd and welcome to APUG from Melbourne, Australia. Don't worry about the gear. Just get out and shoot and enjoy and share it with us, when it works....and when it doesn't don't be scared to ask questions.
Originally Posted by Bradd Cluckey
We gave my father in law an X-700 for his retirement, on the advice from a shop I had worked in previously. They'd sold many hundreds (perhaps >1000) of this model over a period of about 3 years after its introduction and didn't have a single sample come back for repair. He beat his around pretty roughly for years and it looks like an old, dead press photogs camera by now, but it's still running great.