Missed Anniversary

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the PHOTRIO Community' started by Sirius Glass, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. Sirius Glass

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    No, not the Anniversary Speed Graphic, but my tenth anniversary. I was so busy reading and posting that I missed my tenth anniversary.

    When I joined the then APUG I had one 35mm camera, a Nikon N75 and the Tamron 28mm to 300mm AF lens. I was happy.

    Then I inherited a Mamiya C330 with the 65mm, 80mm and 250mm lens and every accessory known to civilized man for the camera.
    I learned more on APUG so I traded the C330 in for a Hasselblad 503 CX with a 250mm lens and a PME 45 degree prism with a light meter.
    Then I bought the 80mm lens.
    Then I bought more film backs for the Hasselblad.
    Then I bought the 150mm lens.
    Then I bought more film backs for the Hasselblad.
    Then I bought the 50mm lens.
    Then I bought more film backs for the Hasselblad.
    Then I bought development tanks.
    Then I bought the 4"x5" Chromega Dichroic II 5D-XL enlarger.
    Then I bought the 32" Arkay Drum dryer.
    Then I bought the Nikon 20mm to 35mm AF lens.
    Then I bought 2X extender and close up tubes for the Hasselblad.
    Then I bought the Nikon F100 so I could shoot both black & white and color 35mm film.
    Then I bought the Nikon 28mm to 200mm AF lens.
    Then I bought the 4"x5" Pacemaker Speed Graphic.
    Then I bought the Hasselblad 2X extender.
    Then I bought the 4"x5" Graflex Model D.
    Then I bought the Hasselblad 903 SWC.
    Then I bought the Jobo Processor and several sizes of tanks and drums.
    Then I bought the WideLux F7.
    Then I bought the Hasselblad 500mm lens.
    It just never stops!
    If you recently joined and value your personal wealth, run away from this website as fast as you can!

     
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    If you can remember all the cameras you bought, you haven't bought enough.
     
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    When Sean changed the name, maybe he should have made it "enablers R us". Congratulations on your 10 years!
     
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    Hey SG, congratulations on this 10 year milestone here at APUG / Photrio.....
     
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    I believe you mean "I just never stop."
     
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    I forgot my wedding anniversary last September Steve, but fortunately for me, we are getting old that she forgot it too :smile:
     
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    Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary contributing to APUG/Photrio and your dedication to using film. May it continue ever longer.
     
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    Sirius,
    if I didn't lose track while counting, you are still missing the Hasselblad 60mm, 100mm, 120mm, 180mm :D Plus probably a few others which could be considered redundant given what you already have, such as 40mm or 160CB. Or yet others such as the 30mm fisheye, 135mm macro, or 250 SA. Those might probably be less useful, which does not make them less amazing. (I don't use my 135 that often but I think it runs circles around the 120, which in turn wins in general usability)
    As I always say, no matter what, you'll own them all eventually.
    As for the film backs, this is probably the weak link in the Hasselblad system. You cannot have enough. They are in limited supply and their value go up fastest (in particular the newer-style backs with dark slide holder). I am tempted stopping using my best-looking backs and considering them as investments. Better value than what you'll get from any savings account. (Well, I shouldn't say that publicly and keep my trade secrets for myself ha ha :D)
    Congratulations on your 10th and for owning such great cameras - I am sure you are putting them to good use. Way beyond what the Tamron 28-300 would have given you in any case.
     
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    Sirius has the 100mm; Hasselblad's (Carl Zeiss') best lens. I know this because I want one.
     
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    Get one. Life is short. You will not regret it. And if you don't like it (which I doubt) you can re-sell it at no cost.
     
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    As noted, I have the 100mm lens which is one of my favorites.
     
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