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Old 15th March 2013, 11:35 AM
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Delighted to have discovered this site!

I used a Pentax K1000 in college and got some darkroom experience. Took some pretty average colour shots after that. I went digital in 2007 with a Pentax K10D. While I like the convenience of digital I kept hankering after 'real' black and white photography. Digital lacks that magic of light striking film or a print emerging from developer. I love the feel of negatives and the smells of darkroom chemicals. Maybe that's what happened to me!

I bought a Pentax 67ii on eBay last Christmas. Though I haven't done much with it yet, I love the size and feel of it and the idea of doing 'slow' photography. Some day, I might even have my own darkroom.

Looking forward to exploring film photography again.

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Old 15th March 2013, 10:12 PM
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Welcome aboard Seán.

Film is certainly a more tactile (and aromatic!) experience!


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Old 15th March 2013, 11:43 PM
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Welcome Sean. That's two hands-on cameras you mention where you are in control. That sums up the essence of analogue for many

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Old 16th March 2013, 04:31 AM
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Hello Sean
Welcome to FADU, theres nothing quite like the magic of pulling a film off the reel after its been developed and seeing what you've created.
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Old 16th March 2013, 06:12 AM
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Hi Sean and welcome to Fadu, your problem is that, loike many of us, you have got hooked on fixer, I think I have more fixer than blood in my veins
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Hi Sean, welcome to the forum. As others have said, nothing quite like the anticipation / dread of removing a freshly developed film from its reel. Have fun.

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Old 16th March 2013, 07:33 AM
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Welcome to FADU Seán.
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Old 16th March 2013, 09:36 AM
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