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    Güten Tag from the City of Angels

    Greetings APUG!
    I recently joined this group because I love the look of black and white film and i love to get my hands dirty(ish) and develop my own film.
    I have been using film for a few years on a canon EOS.
    I always wanted that Hasselblad in the window, but i saw the price tag and realized i was jobless.
    I have a habit of shooting scenes that are more disgusting than grand. I would rather train my manual focus on a homeless man smoking a joint against a McDonalds drive through wall than photograph the Grand Canyon in all its splendor.
    I really want to try IR film, and i have been looking hard, but the stuff is expensive and hard to process.
    I would also like to shoot medium format, and if anybody has recommendations for an affordable 120 camera they should tell me.
    I'm rambling, so I'm gonna shut up now....

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    Welcome to APUG, as for the camera, get an Holga!



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    Welcome to APUG. There's lots of info here on B&W IR...just do a search. With the right filter and a meter (in or out of camera), you'll be fine.

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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Grumpy is what my kids call me, as in "Grumpy Ol' Dad."

    Here is a good thread to read about getting into MF cameras. Good luck on your quest.
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/5...um-format.html

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    Hello from Richmond Va.

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    Hello from western PA. In addition to Holgas, there are old 120 folders that work well if you have a separate meter or are good at guessing. And IR isn't any tougher to process, you just need a light tight place to load the camera. Or start with Ilford's SFX - it isn't really IR, but can give the effect and it's pretty easy to deal with. Enjoy APUG! It's a great resource.

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    Welcome from the frozen Canadian prairies!
    "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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    Howdy from Highland Park.

    Try Efke IR 820 with a Hoya R72 filter developed in D-19 for a start. Meter the film as EI 100, then add seven to ten stops! Use it in small format to get the most grain, and if you really want it as grainy as possible, give it even MORE exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidearm613 View Post
    I would also like to shoot medium format, and if anybody has recommendations for an affordable 120 camera they should tell me.
    I'm rambling, so I'm gonna shut up now....

    David
    Greetings from Pittsburgh, Pa and Phoenix (I go back and forth due to work)!

    APUG is great.

    When I got into medium format I went to that auction site and found a medium format setup (camera, three lenses) that someone was unloading, got it cheap.

    It worked for me.
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    Welcome to the group. GREAT AVATAR.
    Thank you.
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