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Old 21st October 2021, 10:32 AM
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Retired last and year and the first thing I did was set up a home darkroom. Having a great time, shooting mainly street photography on black and white 35mm film.

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Hi Gary.

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Did you have a darkroom in the past or is this an newer interest?

Have fun!
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Old 24th October 2021, 07:21 PM
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Welcome Gary. As a matter of interest, what camera and film(s) do you use for your street photography?

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Old 24th October 2021, 08:41 PM
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Hello Gary and welcome to the forum.
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Old 24th October 2021, 11:24 PM
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Welcome Gary. I'm a newbie here and similar to you but trying colour this time. Good luck!
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Old 25th October 2021, 08:08 AM
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Hi Gary.

Welcome aboard!

Did you have a darkroom in the past or is this an newer interest?

Have fun!
Hi Bob, about 10 years ago a friend of mine kindly let me set up an ad-hoc darkroom in his utility space as I had no room at home at that time for my own set up. So the steep learning curve in darkroom printing started then. But due to time constraints and a certain amount of guilt about imposing on my friend, I abandoned the darkroom project and sold most of my gear. (Regretfully even some of my film cameras). However, with retirement I have been able to free up some space at home and now have plenty of time to indulge my new hobby!
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Old 25th October 2021, 08:12 AM
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Welcome Gary. As a matter of interest, what camera and film(s) do you use for your street photography?

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Mike
Hi Mike, Up until recently I was using a Leica M7, but it currently has a shutter issue with the higher shutter speeds, so it needs to be shipped off to the repairer's. Luckily I have a backup Bessa R2a, which I'm actually quite enjoying due to its lighter weight. I also use an Olympus XA2 on occasions when I want to travel light!

Using Tri-x currently but its getting so expensive, I might move to Kentmere at some point

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Welcome Gary. I'm a newbie here and similar to you but trying colour this time. Good luck!
Thank you for the welcome! I feel I have my hands are more than full with B&W, good luck with the colour work, that must be both fun and challenging I'd imagine.
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Old 25th October 2021, 11:33 AM
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Welcome to the forum Gary.

I once lived in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for a little while.

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Old 25th October 2021, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Gary, the Leica range certainly seem to be much loved for street-type photography

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