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Well, I am no ambassador for APUG, but your sincerity and interest seems beyond reproach. I hope you can maintain a sense of propriety and balance I find missing among so many members of late, as you navigate this forum's "uncertain" personalities. MF (M7II) is my favorite format also, though I mostly work with LF these days.
Since my roots run deep in Omaha, I will make mention of the fact that my paternal grandfather was a very prominent photographer there in the early 20th century, having worked with the newspapers, the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWI, the Panama Canal construction, and most famously as the photographer of the first 5¢ U.S. air mail stamp (a composite work presaging PS). His work and some of his negatives are available at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. At some point I hope to centralize resources devoted to him as part of an umbrella site to my own.