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    Intro from STL, Missouri

    Hi All,

    I'm new here. Just started learning to develop B&W 35mm film and print in the dark room. I have been wanting to do this for over 30 years and finally am squeezing the pennies and time to do it! So far I love it. Trying to convince hubby to build a darkroom so I don't have to be gone all the time though.

    Experience:
    Lots of reading... which means little except it is what peaked my interest way back in high school. I read the whole Time Life series and was hooked. I just couldn't afford a camera etc. Currently taking photography I at community college and have had a couple semesters of photojournalism.

    I work full time in a cell biology research lab, have 4 kids and a husband. Although two kids are over 21, still time is limited. But as I am only getting older, ready to play in the dark.

    Equipment:
    Canon AE 1. 50 mm f1.4(Canon) 85-200 zoom (Vivitar) a few filters and a 2x converter

    Nikon N2000. 35-80 zoom (approx, can't remember) (Sigma) a telephoto zoom that goes to 250 ( also can't remember details)

    Pentax K-7 18-55mm F3.5 (Pentax) 50-200 F4(Pentax) plus a manual focus 50mm f2.0

    Just bought an enlarger today, used Beseler dichro 67.

    Right now, using Ilford MGIV RC VC paper Ilford film, mostly Delta 400 and Delta 100. Kodak HC110 and Kodafix to develop. I am developing film at home, and printing at school until darkroom is set up.

    Eventually I would like to move to 120 and 4x5 film as well as alternative processing. But I better get experienced in what I am doing right now first!

    So... how's that for an intro! Although, I'm a little intimidated by the talent and knowledge here, I hope to learn a thing or two!

    Theresa

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    Hi Theresa, and welcome!

    I'm not far away from you... just drive across the entire state of MO and then another 30 miles.

    Anyways, best of luck and you've come to the right place.

    And don't be intimidated.. there are a lot of idiots around here too haha
    If you are the big tree, we are the small axe

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    Hi Theresa, you will find this to be a friendly and helpful place.
    Lots of real world experience and glad to help.
    "Generalizations are made because they are generally true"
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    Welcome to Filmland, Theresa.
    Thank you.
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    Welcome to APUG, Theresa, and good luck with your darkroom activities.
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    Theresa, welcome to APUG. I think that it is great to have people willing to learn the craft of Photography. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
    Dave

    "She's always out making pictures, She's always out making scenes.
    She's always out the window, When it comes to making Dreams.

    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

    From It's All Mixed Up by The Cars

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    Hi, from down the road in Rolla!

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    Welcome! If you get a chance to think about it i'd like to hear your opinion of the 2x converter with your AE-1. I have a similar setup and was looking at those lately.
    -Markster

    Canon AE-1P 35mm | 50mm/f1.8 FDn | 28mm/2.8 FD | 70-200mm/f4-5 FD | 35-70mm/F2.8-3.5 Sigma FD

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    Theresa - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.
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    Welcome home to APUG! You'll find a huge wealth of information and support here.
    Watch out! Next thing you know you'll be lusting after something ultra large format!

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