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10-07-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I'm Paul, a Northern Irish expat now living in the Roanoke, Virginia area (since 2005).

I've been shooting with a manual focus Pentax 645 as my primary camera for a couple of years now, currently with 45, 75 and 150mm lenses. Film work is all black and white and I print in the darkroom when I get the chance (though we just moved and I'm still trying to figure out how to make the space I have work as a darkroom). That said, I'm not averse to scanning the film either! I'll shoot most anything, but am most "at home" with landscape work.

Attached photo is a scan from a darkroom print (which...I appear not to have done any dust spotting on!), the negative was originally shot last spring while on a trip to California using (of course) the Pentax 645. Love the results I get with this system, even if the controls are a little eccentric!

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10-07-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, Paul - glad you could join us

We have plenty of film folks here, including a number of 645 users - you'll have plenty of company

I rather like seeing a few dust spots and other imperfections on developed film shots. It adds to the analogue feel... Some of us actually spend time in post-processing trying to get that look, you know!!
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy all it has to offer you.
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Hi Paul. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Excellent 1st photograph from you. Hope to see more in the future once you have settled in here. Good luck with setting up a darkroom in your new digs !! Good to have you aboard.


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