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    Should actually introduce myself...

    Been posting here for a few weeks (not regularly, just an on and off thing) then thought I should actually talk about myself.

    Hi! I'm Nate Downes, a salesman working for a national camera chain. I sell a lot of digital gear, some film equipment, and I shoot on... film! I now have a collection of cameras, 39 in total, from Super8 movie cameras to a plate camera that I've modified to take 3.25x4x25 film holders. And I use all of them. To me, it is a shame and a waste to let cameras collect dust as ornamental bits. They were made for 1 thing, shooting! If the film is not handy, I just work at it till I can make it work.

    The irony is, when I began selling cameras, all I owned was a digital camera. Then I began using the film cameras in the store, and seeing the difference. For christmas that year, bought a fully automatic 35mm SLR. Then, a fully manual SLR, then found a rangefinder.... and it kept going from there.

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Using is believing. Welcome, Nate. And don't worry, you'll probably stop at 20x24! ;->

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Hi Nate,

    Welcome from Hawaii. Glad you decided to post an introduction.

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    An official introduction deserves an official "Howdy".

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Welcome Nate. You're headed in the right direction!

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Hi Nate,

    Welcome to the forum. Start off with a 4x5 and, eventually, you'll end up with an 8x10 or, as Colin suggested... a 20x24!

    It's ALL good!

    Cheers
    Life in the fast lane!

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by Capocheny View Post
    Hi Nate,

    Welcome to the forum. Start off with a 4x5 and, eventually, you'll end up with an 8x10 or, as Colin suggested... a 20x24!

    It's ALL good!

    Cheers
    Not necessarily. Have you tried to get any Velvia in a size that big lately?

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    Not necessarily. Have you tried to get any Velvia in a size that big lately?
    Hi Rob,

    I can well imagine the costs of Velvia in larger sizes.

    The last time I bought a pack of Provia in 8x10, it was US$80 for 10 sheets and $380 for 50 sheets!

    Pretty costly for sure!

    But, it sure does look great on the light table!

    Cheers

    BTW, do they sell Velvia / Provia in 20x24? If so, what would a box of it cost? :>8
    Life in the fast lane!

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Welcome from Vancouver, Nate, and a Happy New Year too. If you're planning 8x10 or larger, find yourself a good back surgeon before you need one (as I did). Cheers, Uri

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    Re: Should actually introduce myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by Capocheny View Post
    BTW, do they sell Velvia / Provia in 20x24? If so, what would a box of it cost? :>8
    Sorry, the biggest you can get it in is 8x10. It would be cool to see 20x24 Velvia or Provia.

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