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    Greetings from a film convert!

    I was a film photographer (35mm) for a number of years before making the switch to digital. A few months ago I started a project to sort through old negatives and scan old images. In the process of looking at negatives I found myself more and more in love with the look and feel of the images on film. I tried experimenting with digital images and recreating the look of grain from films I had loved but it never was the same for me.

    By this time I had cut back to a single film body - a Nikon F4s that was suffering from a failing shutter so I started researching for a replacement. I've always been a fan of medium format (6x6 specifically) so I looked at a number of options and finally settled on getting myself a Bronica SQ. Through some diligent web searching and eBay auction watching over a few months I've managed to put together a great kit consisting of a mint SQ-Ai body, 80mm f/2.8 PS lens, waist level and prism (non-metered) finders, several mint/new 120 backs, a Polaroid back new in box, speed winder and even a bellows-type lens shade all for under $1000.

    So far I've been testing with a number of different films finding ones I like (so far I think Ilford HP5 tops my list, but I'm always looking for recommendations) and having them processed by a local lab. Next up is starting to develop myself, but it's been a number of years since I've worked in a darkroom so I'm taking it one step at a time for now.

    Anyway, I was very happy to come across APUG and have been lurking for a bit so I figured I should get out and start contributing to this great community.

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    Hiya, Uriel! Welcome to APUG from Australia

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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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    Welcome home! :-)

    My favourite film right now for medium format (mainly Mamiya M645's) is Fomapan 100, developed in either xTol or Rodinal. A holiday bonus, when I pour out the developer, the dissolved anti-halation layer turns the solution a cheerful Christmas green :-)
    Nikon 35mm, Mamiya 645 & RB67, Leica IIIb, other bits and pieces

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    Welcome to APUG, Uriel. Like you, I really like HP5+.
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    Uriel, welcome to APUG! You are now shooting with my exact set-up (SQAi, H5P5+, etc) -- I'm sure you'll love the combination.
    Rachelle

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

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    Another welcome from Australia. San Diego is where my much-loved Pentax 67 came from.
    Your Bronica SQ kit, all of it minty, would be a dream catch. It's pretty darn difficult to assess stuff on FleaBay without imparting a great deal of cautionary risk and hope for the best!
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
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    Uriel - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts.
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    Welcome. I also use a Bronica SQ with HP5. I also really like the Delta 100, if you ever get a chance to try that.

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