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Thread: Hi from South London

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    Hi from South London

    Hi All, I thought I had better say hello.
    It has been 25 years since I used a LF camera (at collage) but I sort of swapped an EOS lens for a Sinar F, something to do with wanting a challange. I have shot a roll of 6x9, I bought the RFH because my enlarger will do 6x9 max, I remembered the darkslide and when to use it but and here is the BIG but, I have just got some 4x5 DDSs.
    Hum time to go shopping for a new enlarger.

    I expect that I will be doing more looking than posting, so till the next time...........
    Regards


    ZX9 - Keith H

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Greetings from an ex S.W.!7 resident who remembers trolley busses and trams!

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Welcome aboard, Keith.

    You might find value in searching the archives here for references to LF camera supplies/stores in London. If you've got the coin, Camulet is an option for most supplies. Robert White is also a great place for new/expensive gear.

    Also, you might want to look at www.apug.org as a good "sister" site to this one.

    Finally, you've got a great organisation over there for Brit large format users: http://www.lf-photo.org.uk

    All the best with your endeavours!
    Lachlan.

    You miss 100% of the shots you never take. -- Wayne Gretzky

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Hey I'm only down the road in Swindon (hour away)... lf-photo seems ok but i tried to sign up and never got the activation email, so i stay here

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Welcome to group therepy, Keith.

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Hi Keith,
    4x5 contact prints are quite nice and you could always scan them. Not the ideal but budget LF is always a compromise.
    One bit of shopping advice based on experience, stay away from Croydon.
    Best wishes,
    Pete.

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Greetings from someone who is still surviving in SW17...
    ... and remembers trolley buses and trams...

    second that on Croydon (but it is good for a laugh!)

    nn

    www.londontramways.net for some of my dads tram photographs in SW17 and beyond....

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Thank you all for the welcome.
    Many moons ago I worked for Leeds Photovisual in the Brunswick Centre so I know some of the staff at Calumet, Drummond St very well. As for the Croyden advice, I have known Alex for many years, always fun to visit............
    For paper, film and chemistry I usually call into Silver Print on my way back to London Bridge Station.
    Not been 'minted' I will have to keep an eye on the 'Bay' for an enlarger, I am looking forward to scanning a 4x5 negative on my Epson V700, I was quite impressed with the 6x9 scans.
    Regards


    ZX9 - Keith H

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Was down in Peckham today... didn't realise how many arty types were in the area. Delboy AND artists? Heaven!

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    Re: Hi from South London

    Hi Ash, you are right the Peckham / East Dulwich / Forest Hill area seems to attract musicans and artsie people. We do have Camberwell Art School (as was) and Goldsmiths on the door step, though I do not think Peckham will ever be the new Hoxton, who knows?
    Regards


    ZX9 - Keith H

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