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    Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Hello, the forum!

    I found the forum while seeking information on a second lens for my newly found Super Speed Graphic. This is an estate sale find, and just in great condition. I need to fill out what was in the hard case (camera, film holders, Series 6 filters, some outdated film). The lens on the camera is the standard Graflex 135mm f4.5. This will work for slightly wide shots with little movement.

    I found a couple of undrilled lens boards, and I'm starting to look at "second" lenses now. Suggestions are welcome.

    A few years ago I went 100% Nikon digital, and sold off my film equipment (35mm and medium and large format). In the last year, I updated from a Nikon D200, to my current D500 and D750 Nikons with a large battery of lenses. I should be happy, right?

    I also got the siren call of medium format, and purchased a Mamiya 645 Pro TL, lenses, backs, etc. I also found a very nice Mamiya C330s, and I scan my own transparencies. I also bought a couple of Nikon film cameras (F6, FE2), and have started shooting more 35mm.

    I've also scanned several hundred transparencies of all formats, and I was surprised at just how stunning the 4x5 transparencies look in digital. I also print from a Canon Pro 100.

    Glad to be here, and looking forward to the knowledge from you.
    Best,
    Dennis

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Welcome to the forum, Dennis!

    A very good friend of mine owns a Super Speed Graphic. I tried to buy it off him but it belonged to his Dad so he is sentimental about it. I don't blame him.

    Most of us here own other film formats and/or digital cameras too so you will fit right in.

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Dennis, WHERE in SE Mich? I'm in AA.
    Peter Collins

    "Growing older is not for sissies." --anon.

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Collins View Post
    Dennis, WHERE in SE Mich? I'm in AA.
    About 30 miles east on I94, in Dearborn.
    Best,
    Dennis

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    I went to Oakland Community College in the early nineties, mostly Farmington Hills and Royal Oak campuses. Welcome to the forum!

    Best,

    Michael

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Welcome, Dennis! Born in Detroit (St. John's on the east side). Spent many hours at Adray Camera in Dearborn.

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    Re: Checking In From Southeast Michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by chassis View Post
    Welcome, Dennis! Born in Detroit (St. John's on the east side). Spent many hours at Adray Camera in Dearborn.
    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Spent a lot of time and many dollars at Adray's, as well as City Camera, Woodward, etc.

    As you probably know, Adray's closed a few years ago, but a number of employees from the photo department work at shops, or have their own photo shop businesses in the metro area.
    Best,
    Dennis

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