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    Hello from the Palmetto State

    Hi, my name is Rosalind. I'm a brand new film shooter, having learned photography on a digital P&S bridge camera and then a DSLR. But, I don't feel I can really consider myself a photographer - even if only a hobbyist - without having experience shooting film. I also hope to learn how to develop film and make my own prints one day.

    This past summer, I was lucky to find a mint condition Canon AE-1 for sale. It came with the FD 50mm f1.4 lens and the 155A Speedlite flash, as well as all original packaging for everything. The seller bought the kit 20+ years ago, but for some reason didn't do anything with it. He wrapped the body and lens in the plastic and re-boxed it, and also boxed up the flash. Everything went up on a closet shelf until I bought it all in July. I say I was lucky because I got the whole kit and caboodle for $35 cash.

    I just got the test roll developed last night at Walgreen's, and they came out fine. No light leaks, or anything, AT ALL. I am so excited I can barely stand it! I love the anticipation that comes with having to wait for the film to be developed. That's a level of excitement, to me, that I don't get nearly as much when I shoot with my DSLR.

    And, one last thing. I have a question. Am I weird because I like to look at the glass in nice lenses? Like, with the FD 50mm, for example, I just love looking at the pretty glass. If I am weird, it's okay to tell me... I've always marched to my own beat, and I'm used to it by now, LOL.

    I'm really looking forward to learning and sharing on APUG!

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    Welcome. BTW, what part of the Palmetto State?
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    I've been trying to get a shot of the reflections of LED lights in my telephotos for a while.
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! You can get FD lens cheap from KEH.com.

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    Rosalind - hello and welcome to APUG from the Bay State. I imagine there are a lot of photogs here on APUG with a "Glass" fetish!
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    Welcome Home Rosalind !


    From The Empire State
    Home Of Kodak: Inventor Of Digital Photography ...

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    I think "Glass Fetish" is pretty common here. Don't worry about it.

    Glad to see another one from SC. I think were making a comeback down here.
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    Welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6h6o3 View Post
    Welcome. BTW, what part of the Palmetto State?
    Thank you. I'm from Greenville County, in the Upstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! You can get FD lens cheap from KEH.com.

    Jeff
    I actually am expecting delivery of a Canon FD 70-210mm f4 Macro lens from KEH.com tomorrow. All I need now is a wide angle and my film kit will be complete. I'm hoping Santa will come through, LOL.

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