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05-06-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Yes, I live in Hawaii and teach film and digital photography full time at a private high school. I own a couple Nikon F3 film cameras, a Nikon D7100 DSLR, and recently purchased a Pentax K-50 for my son in college. My preferred camera continues to be a Pentax 645 with either the 35mm or 75mm Pentax prime lens. I shoot Kodak Ektar 100, develop, and then scan them. Incredible image quality and have been shooting with it since 1986.
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Welcome to the forum, I also was a F3 man back in the day... before I switched over to LXs.

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1st camera: Yashica TL Electro. Outgrew it in 18 months. 2nd SLR: Minolta SRT-202, then Maxxum 7000, and Maxxum 9000 before everything was stolen including a 58mm Rokkor f/1.2. Insurance replaced it and as a working photographer, two Nikon F3HP fit the bill. But for my personal art, I went to an international intelligence agency and inquired what did they shoot with....and at the time, they were using the Pentax 67. I had known the ruggedness of the Pentax K1000, and yes, the LX is a beauty, but I wanted to move up to the larger negative, buttery bokeh, but without too much bulk. For me the Pentax 645 was the answer, and until I can afford a 645D or 645Z, I'll continue to use it for my art.
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