....well, not on mainland Japan, but rather a sub-tropical island far south, Okinawa. We were totally spared from any effect from the double disaster the struck awhile ago.
Anyway, a little bit about myself. Came here via military and got married and decided to stay. One of the good things about living here is that fact that I can hop easily to any country in SE Asia. I have since traveled to Thailand, S.Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines and Burma (Myanmar). And plan to do a lot more as time permits.
I shoot digital 35mm, film 35mm (SLR & Rangefinder), 6x9cm via Fuji's 6x9 rangefinders, and so I decided it was time to move up a format. I got a 4x5 Sinar F with a Fujinar-W 15cm f/6.3 SC awhile ago but didn't have the time to put it together and go out and shoot it.
Once I finally did I hastily bought some Neopan Acros. I shot two frames and took it to my local lab. Unfortunately they didn't do 4x5 B&W anymore, just E-6 4x5 (yes, strange, I know) so I got some chemicals and read up on how to develop some 4x5 at home. I realized that once I mixed the chemicals, I could develop more then 2 sheets so I set out to shoot about 10 frames before I started to develop to ensure I didn't waste my chemicals. Just as I was setting up my camera on my tripod, I went to get my light meter. My son tipped my Sinar over and the front standard part that grips the rail broke which I guess is common. So now here I am attempting to find a replacement for it.
And of course enjoy all the good info on techniques (because I still have little clue as how to use them) of movements and developing.
I also found this so I might be making a trip to the local metal shop...