Heelllloooooo, new to film, new to APUG.
I've been shooting digital (Canon 5D Mark II) for about 2 years now, that's about it. Before that I had a measly 400D and just messed around, pretty boring stuff, just taking abstract photos, friends, family, stuff like that. But eventually I wanted to do more, I liked it, a lot. So I started on digital.
After a while I wanted more, and I want to explore the real in depth light and culture of photography. I wanted to go deeper into the personal journey... just explore. So I decided to get into film. My first few rolls were on a 35mm Canon SLR. I liked it, a lot, but I also wanted to shoot more higher quality portraits, and 35mm film felt too small.
I got a Mamiya RB67 (from one extreme to the other?) and two lenses, the 90mm f/3.8 and the 180mm f/4.5, I love them. But mostly use the 180mm. It really became an addiction.
Now I have a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 80mm f/1.9 and a 150mm f/3.5, both are excellent and I love this camera. I shoot both Mamiya cameras equally, as they both offer advantages over the other.
I do my own scanning with an Epson V600. I've been getting better with color scans, but it's still a bit of a struggle. Tempted to start sending my work to pro labs such as RPL in the USA (even though I'm in Canada), but for black and white I feel pretty confident.
Anyways, I prefer portraits and such, this is my life, and my obsession.
I look forward to contributing to this community.
Regards from Edmonton, Canada! Any places I should head to first, or take part in first on the forums?
Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. You have two great cameras. Enjoy your visits to the land of film.
Long live Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!!
"I don't care about Milwaukee or Chicago." - Yvon LeBlanc
Thanks! I'll try!
I should maybe upload some photos to the galleries? Haha. Cheers!
Definitely upload all you have, go to all the forum threads, dive in the deep end! This is a great community of people who love film- made all the better by another eager photo-nut. Welcome aboard, SandyPhimester.
Hey! Welcome to APUG from a Canadian expat living in Japan. You're welcome on all the forums and after a while I expect that you'll find where you're most comfortable. Cheers!
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
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Welcome to APUG from a fellow Canadian! (Toronto, via Montreal, Saskatoon and Kitchener-Waterloo)
Nikon 35mm, Mamiya 645 & RB67, Leica IIIb, other bits and pieces
Welcome to the asylum from another Canadian inmate. Have and enjoy both the Mamiyas you shoot. You'll enjoy hanging out here. Anyone else from Edmonton speak APUG???
Hi! and welcome to APUG. I have an RB67 myself. I have a 50, 90, and a 180 lens.
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Welcome! I shoot with a Mamiya RZ. Scanning is great, but you should print the negs when you get a chance. 16x20 prints are beautiful and grainless.