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    G'day from Downunder

    Hi there guys,

    My name's Geoff, and I live in Melbourne Australia.

    Still have my very first camera — an English-made "VP Twin" that uses 127 film. Got it as a 10th birthday present in 1956!

    Currently using a pristine, circa 1975 Nikomat FT-2 with (generally) Fuji Superia 200.

    Have been using digital for nearly 10 years, and have gradually become disillusioned with its pseudo-technological "advances". Smile detection? Miniature effect? Background defocus? 16MP on what should be 4MP sensors? Is that the best the digital marketers can come up with?

    I kind of see digital versus film cameras a bit like the CD versus vinyl record thing. Digicams are quick, down and dirty, and all about instant gratification — whereas film needs planning, thinking, and tweaking and loving. My 35mm camera's 35 years old; will my Sony NEX 5 still be around in 3 decades? I'm guessing not. (Hope I am LOL.)

    Anyways folks, good to be here.

    —G.

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    Welcome to Apug!

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    Welcome.
    You will spend a lot of time here.

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    Hello Geoff and I hope you enjoy APUG!

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    Welcome fellow Aussie

    There is also the Melbourne Silver Mine group on flickr for local Melbourne support, events, group orders from B&H etc.

    If you get stuck for processing I do B&W, C-41, E-6 and ECN-2 (movie film bulk rolled into still rolls like Kodak 50D and 500T, I also have the film stock).


    You can still get some films in 127 format.

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    Welcome to Apug!
    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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    Geoff - hello and welcome to APUG!!
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    Hi Geoff!

    Marc!
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    Welcome to APUG, Geoff!
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    Welcome from NSW.

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