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02-04-2011, 12:53 AM   #1
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Greetings from the Bay Area

Good night, everybody.
Two months of guest-reading and I've made it through the registration.
My name is Alex, and as of now I'm a Pentax MF addict.
It all started a couple of months ago when I received a Pentax 67 with a metered prism and a 105/2.4 lens as a birthday gift. At that moment my Canon bag was sitting in the closet for at least two months and I was in the process of experimenting with different film cameras to see which ones are my kind - a bit of shooting with a Leica SLR, a bit of Konica RF experience, and that 67 changed it all in a matter of minutes. Needless to say first thing I did is bring it to my local photo store so they'd send it for full service and CLA.
I was leaving for Russia for three weeks-and as I found out there was a brand 67-II stashed there so I just took the lens with me. By the time I got back to the US after holidays I had more than 30 rolls of film and slides in my carry-on bag that I've taken with that 67-II. When I brought them in for developing I was handed back my 67-it took less than three weeks to have it cleaned and adjusted.
I wasn't only shooting during those three weeks, though. Being a son of a photographer turns out to be a good thing sometimes - together with my dad we scored quite a number of lenses, most of them in like-new condition, and by the time I was ready to shoot in the US I had a backpack full of great equipment. It's still arriving, though.
I also came to an understanding that I want to try different medium camera formats - and came along a new 645n which is en route to me as I speak.
Well, that was quite long for an introduction, but anyway, It is my pleasure to be here and from now on I will not only be reading the forum as a guest, but also participate.

02-04-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It looks like you have the photo bug. Enjoy!

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