I hope you don't mind that I'm not posting an actual question. Basically, I wouldn't walk into a party without introducing myself so thought I should apply the same here.
My name's Daniel, I'm 25 years old and live in Guernsey, UK. I've just jumped into large format with both feet having realised the limits of 35mm SLR in many of my favourite areas of photography. In a world where everybody seems to be buying the latest and greatest digital, I've decided to shoot in the opposite direction. I'm looking forward to seeing the unmatched quality of 4x5 but am also excited by the prospect of honing my skills in the more basic and fundemantal aspects of photography. I also have a slight rebellious streak so it makes sense for me to take this route! Digital is still a big part of my photography, currently scanning my slide film, though I'm hoping to start producing more 'finished' trannies in-camera. Landscape/seascape photography is my main passion but I also enjoy close-up and experimental work.
I've purchased a complete Sinar f2 setup including 75mm,150mm,210mm lenses and loads more equipment giving me almost everything I currently 'need'. Through sheer impacience, I also bought a Horseman 45LE at the same time which, although in pristeen condition and better looking in my opinion, I will have to slap back on ebay quickly to pay for the Sinar!
This website has already been of great help to me, thank you. I've got my dark-slides loaded with Velvia and I'm looking forward to finding the time and weather to make that first exposure, and also probably put my back out trying to lug all that gear with me!
Pleased to meet you all, hope to get to know some of better in the near future.