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Thread: Hello from the US

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    Hello from the US

    Just glad to be with some folks that do photography and use film.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Welcome to the LF Forum, Turner.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Thank you Ralph.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Turner,

    Welcome (from another "newbie"). You'll find the people here are very helpful in all aspects of photography.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Thank you also Bob I appreciate it.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Hallo !

    Its reassuring to see people, like yourself, looking for other film users. I hope you find the forum as informative as I have in the last year I've been a member.

    Cheers
    Dawid

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Dawid, It looks as though I will too. How do you like your Crown Graflex? I have a 2x3 I am using more and more these days.

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    Re: Hello from the US

    Love my Graflex, got it for a steal on Ebay. Mine had its 50th birthday two years ago and its still in very good nick, even the bellows looks quite new. It has the original 135mm Optar lens on it which works like clockwork after a CLA.

    I really like the "rhythm" of working with LF, shooting and developing only a handful of shots at a time. It has improved my work a lot. The thought now of printing a roll of 36 35mm exposures is a bit overwhelming seeing that my darkroom time is limited.

    Went to an exhibition of Graham Finlayson (B&W work) today in The Lowry, Manchester and again I was amazed at the skill some photographers, like him, have to capture a moment. Some of the prints were really grainy, but one gets the feeling that if the composition really works, the grain and sometimes unsharpness can actually add lots of character to it - probably a sign of a true master.

    Cheers
    Dawid

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