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    Greetings from Southern California

    Felt I should introduce my self to this wonderful forum. I am Justin and I have been shooting for a few years now. Mostly digital, but I am getting more and more into film. Right now in my possession are a Canon FTb from '71 or '72 (no plastic tip cover on the film advance); Canon Canonet QL17 (my newest acquisition); a Mamiya C33 TLR, I love shooting with this camera. I also have access to a couple of old Graflex cameras, 4x5 and 4 1/4 x 3 1/4. The bellows on those cameras seem to be completely stuck together and the 4x5 needs a bit of brightening on top of that.

    I'm looking forward to fully exploring this forum. I just find it funny that almost all of the cameras I have access to are older than me.

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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. I'm an old fart and I have a few cameras older than me!!
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    That's quite a collection. I have a Canonet QL17 as well. Beautiful little piece of equipment. One of my favorite cameras. I also own a Crown Graphic 4x5.

    I hope you enjoy your time here. It may be a little bit less hectic than you are used to - both digital-wise and Southern California.* But that's a good thing.

    Ken

    * Ken was born on Route 66 in Hollywood, raised in the South County in Norwalk, attended USC, and worked at Disneyland while in college. Can't get any more Southern California than that...

    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Yes it surely is, but sadly I technically don't own but the two canons lol. I got great deals on both of them too. I have a little under fifty dollars invested in both of them

    Does any one possibly have suggestions on where I can get the graflex cameras restored at?

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    Howdy and welcome from Texas. Happy shooting!
    "So I am turning over a new leaf but the page is stuck". Diane Arbus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post

    * Ken was born on Route 66 in Hollywood, raised in the South County in Norwalk, attended USC, and worked at Disneyland while in college. Can't get any more Southern California than that...

    Yeah, but did you surf?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Welcome to APUG Justin!
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Oh yeah!
    Welcome, Justin, from another SoCal dude.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Thanks moose!

    And lxdude redlands isn't too far from me, so I've probably run across you at some point lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-new-old-school View Post
    And lxdude redlands isn't too far from me, so I've probably run across you at some point lol
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    You probably ran over LXDude at some point !

    Welcome Home Justin !

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