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    Hello, I'm new here.

    Hello,

    My name is Jared; I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but could not find a introductions forum on this site.

    I became interested in photography back in the late 80's when my older brother bought a copy of Galen Rowell's "Mountain Light." We started going out and shooting landscapes around Las Vegas with our dad's Minolta X-370 (I think that is what it was) on Kodachrome 64 slide film. A little later my mom bought me a Nikon N5005 for use in my highschool photography classes. I chose Nikon because that is what Galen used for his outstanding work. At the beginning of the 90's, Fuji launched their awesome Velvia (RVP) slide film, and I switched to that for the most part; only buying Kodachrome when I could not get Velvia. To this day it is still the best film ever made IMO. Over the next decade until 2004 I shot a variety of Nikon film SLR's including an N90, F3HP, and F5 (my favorite).

    In 2004 I became smitten with the idea of owning a pro-level Nikon DSLR. So I sold every superfluous piece of Nikon gear I had including my beloved F5 to procure a Nikon D2H. Dang those things are expensive!! I even tossed a pro-pack of original Velvia in the trash can thinking I would never use it again. So, fast forward to 2009. After five years of shooting a variety of both Nikon and Canon DSLR's I have rediscovered my love of shooting Fujichrome Velvia with the purchase of a EX+ condition F5 from KEH. I took the camera to Yellowstone for 10 days this August and used up a few rolls of the new Velvia 50. At first the lack of being able to chimp was a little disconcerting, but after a few frames on the shore of Jenny Lake I was back into my old routine. Working with a gray card and the zone system, I was able to capture the best images I have ever taken with that 11 year old F5. I am again in love with shooting film! Since I now own a small collection of Canon L glass, I decided to pick up a Canon film SLR. I now also own a KEH EX condition EOS-1V. I have not used it yet, but am looking forward to it.

    My only worry, how long will I be able to buy Velvia before Fuji decides it is not economically viable and I am forced to start shooting DSLR's again?

    Jared

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    Jared,
    Welcome to APUG!

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    Welcome, Jared, to APUG. As to the availability of Velvia in the future...who knows? But I'm guessing it will be one of the last colour films to go as it is so popular with landscape photographers.
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    Hello Jared and welcome to APUG!

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    welcome.

    Follow my plan, which I derived from ordering inventory for my shop. If I need a part, I order three. That way I have two in stock. With film, I order what I need and tack one more onto it. Bag the extra and put in the freezer. Unlike the shop, where I use my inventory, I bank the film in the freezer. When I order more film, I will tack one more. This should build my supply of the films I like and if it is discontinued I have film. Now I hope they don't discontinue film developing services. I don't know how to process E-6.
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    Glad you came back!

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    Welcome, Jared.
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    Great story, Jared. I still have the Minoltas that I grew up on. Welcome back into the fold and welcome to APUG.
    Thank you.
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    Jared - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.

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    Welcome from near Washington, DC.
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