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06-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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After taking advantage of your reviews, solutions and tips for free, my conscience has pricked me. I started with a Kodak 127 Brownie. Aged 11, on my birthday, I turned down a Leica for a Retinette 1A (which I still have). I moved to a Canon A1 (which I still have) and then to a Sony DSC 2 (which I still have.) A couple of years back, I moved to a Kx.

I did have a Frame "Special Instantograph" c. 1885, all brass, leather and wood but I never got round to making my own plates, etc. So it had to go.

My subjects are mainly landscape, nature and wildlife. I reckon 1:10 of my photos are worth keeping and 1:10 of those are what I had hoped would come out; 1:10 of those are good enough for printing or a screensaver

My greatest error was taking about 20 shots of a Ptarmigan close up (the thing seemed unaware that I was so near that I could eat it) and then returning to find there had been no film in the camera. I know that this will happen again when Elvis steps out of the UFO.

06-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hello, and welcome to the community. The nice thing about joining in the conversation is, it's still free!

Turned down a Leica, eh? Well, you probably saved a lot of money through not buying lenses etc for it, in the long run. I've still only got the Summicron 50 on mine, so I guess it is possible to resist, but I was a bit older when I got my IIIf!

Have fun, now you're in the thick of it, here.
06-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, there's me thinking you could probably teach us a thing or two, right up until I read about no film...
06-08-2013, 05:55 AM   #4
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... nice intro and hope to see an image or two soon ... J


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