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Old 16th February 2009, 08:33 PM
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Hallo fellow Film and Darkroom Users ! I found mention of the site in the Leica Forum yesterday so I just HAD to investigate as I am a confirmed 'Traditional'snapper! I first started at the East ham Grammar School in 1951 when a friend got me to visit the School Photo-Soc in the Chemmy Lab,run by 'Gabby' Heyes the Chemmy Master. I entered a half-dark room where boys were going up to Gabby and he was handing them a sheet of blank white paper; they then went over to a bench where they put the paper on top of a box camera size negative in a little thing like a picture frame,then over to a retort stand and holding it under a 60W lamp for several seconds, then go to a sink where they took out the white paper and placed it into a dish with some liquid, whereupon a 'Miraculous Event'took place- the paper darkened and an IMAGE appeared !!!
Well, you can imagine I was HOOKED ! I rushed home,asked my Mum to find her Brownie Hawk-Eye Box Camera, mended it with pins and brown paper, cycled 4 miles to a wonderful emporium in East London that sold ex-RAF films, spent 6d of my 2/6d pocket money and I was away on this Photography Lark !
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Old 16th February 2009, 08:37 PM
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Hi Pentaxpete, welcome to the forum. May that 'miraculous event' never wane.
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Old 16th February 2009, 08:41 PM
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Welcome Pete, now what were you doing on a Leica forum with a Pentax? Not that we are too fussy here about what equipment is used, just as long as it contains film.
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Welcome Pete, now what were you doing on a Leica forum with a Pentax? Not that we are too fussy here about what equipment is used, just as long as it contains film.
Dave : Well, I must admit I DO have LEICA as well as PENTAX ! I have many cameras now, all FILM except for my Pentax K10D I got after winning 200 in Jessops vouchers - I use it for 'work' photos ( local Press) but for real photographyI use my film cameras! I was given recently a mint 1984 Mamiya C220 to add to my collection by a camera club member.I have done some 20x16's from it - lovely jubbly results.
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Welcome aboard Pete. Sounds like a long love affair you have going there

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Welcome- I keep putting links on the Leica Forum- glad you found this excellent site- you wont be disappointed
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Hi pentaxpete and welcome to FADU. You will find plenty here to keep you going and to fire up your imagination :-)

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