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    Hello from New Brunswick

    Hi all. I am originally from France but spend most of my time in New Brunswick, Canada.

    I started photography a few years ago when I got my first DSLR and decided to try large format film photography abut 6 mounths ago after reading many topics in this forum.
    The X-ray film and caffenol topics you have here convinced me it would be affordable enough to make the jump.

    My first large format camera was a 4x5 made in 1898, then I thought I would need more movements and got a Newton New-View 4x5 from the 1940's. I then wanted bigger and got a no name 5x7 from the early 1900's before I decided to have even bigger and built an 8x10 pinhole camera.

    My photos are not great, I'm just an amateur but I am practicing and reading a lot so hopefully I will get better some day.

    Other than that, I am the owner of an online forum that's also quite active (nothing to do with photography) and I repair and collect vintage wrist watches.

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    David Schaller
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Welcome! Your photo in the X-Ray thread turned out well.

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Welcome, and nice X-ray film photo indeed!
    I'm headed to Grand Manan Island tomorrow for some R&R.

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    Ray Van Nes
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Welcome! Another Canuck.

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Welcome, and nice X-ray film photo indeed!
    I'm headed to Grand Manan Island tomorrow for some R&R.
    I'm in Saint John and I have never been there but it should be a nice place to make great shots.

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    welcome to the group, quite a few Canuckleheads here. Maybe you'll be fortunate enough to bump into Thaddeus Holownia (former taught at Mount Allison). Saw his tall tree prints at Jane Corkin Gallery way back when.
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Quote Originally Posted by chabryart View Post
    Thank you.

    I'm in Saint John and I have never been there but it should be a nice place to make great shots.
    It's quite lovely, cooler weather much of the time, and people leave you alone in a friendly way.
    I'm bringing 20 rolls of Rollei Infrared 135 and 20 rolls of Superpan 200 for my Mamiya TLR. I hope it's enough!

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred L View Post
    welcome to the group, quite a few Canuckleheads here. Maybe you'll be fortunate enough to bump into Thaddeus Holownia (former taught at Mount Allison). Saw his tall tree prints at Jane Corkin Gallery way back when.
    I didn't know him before reading you but I would be honored to meet him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    It's quite lovely, cooler weather much of the time, and people leave you alone in a friendly way.
    I'm bringing 20 rolls of Rollei Infrared 135 and 20 rolls of Superpan 200 for my Mamiya TLR. I hope it's enough!
    I hope to see your vacation photos soon.

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Chabryart. welcome from down south. My experience with Canada was limited to a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 but has pleasantly stayed in my memory.

    Your watch-fixing skills and talents will undoubtedly serve you well in LF, but you'll have to get something a bit more sophisticated than a pinhole. If you ever get interested in repairing shutters, there are some folks here with invaluable background to get you started. I'll bet you'll find takers, should you decide to offer.

    Looking forward to your work.
    Philip Ulanowsky

    Sine scientia ars nihil est. (Without science/knowledge, art is nothing.)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/156933346@N07/

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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Thanks, yes I did repair some shutters and even a couple lenses with balsam separation thanks to my readings on this forum.
    I have been a member here for a year but I didn't want to post before I had photos good enough to share.

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