I'm Thomas and live in France, in the suburb of Paris but planning to move in Lille.
I've been photographing since very young, with an old Voigtländer Vito CSR camera, and always wanted to make my own B&W when I was 16 ! At the age of 21, I had to move to Paris to get a job and forgot about photography until I bought a Sony DLSR. Using this too much automated camera made me get back to use my old Nikkormat and making my old dream come true: developing and enlarging myself my pictures ! What a pleasure. Since then, I sold my Sony-shit, bought a Leica and a Minolta Autocord, making me a happy user/collector.
Now I'm planning to get into large format. I'll buy a Linhof Technika III with a Color Skopar lens to a friend next month, and I wanted to read a little bit about the technique. Actually, I don't know anything about how to make pictures with a LF camera, but I want to learn. Gotta get some Ansel Adams books very soon, but maybe can I learn some details here and then put them together to make my mind.
Anyway, I'm pleased to read your forum and to see the great photographs made by members !