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    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?

    Cheers!!!

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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA. You have two great cameras. Enjoy your visits to the land of film.
    gene LaFord


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    Thanks! I'll try!

    I should maybe upload some photos to the galleries? Haha. Cheers!

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    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.

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    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!
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    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

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    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???

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    Hi! and welcome to APUG. I have an RB67 myself. I have a 50, 90, and a 180 lens.

    Jeff

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    Welcome to APUG!

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    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.

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    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.

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