Another newbie Bessa R owner
Thought it was about time I registered, as I've been lurking here for about 4 months.
I bought a Bessa R from Mr Gandy at the end of November last year as a Christmas present for myself... and due to the vagaries of the US or UK post offices, it hadn't arrived by the beginning of March.
Stephen was very understanding, and dispatched another camera to me - which arrived in 10 days flat! I didn't pay customs charges, and am very pleased with the purchase. I can recommend Cameraquest without hesitation - Stephen is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. I'll no doubt be purchasing from him again in the future.
Anyway - I'm using a Jupiter-8 on my Bessa, and the whole experience is good fun. My only real experience with cameras to date has been with automatic SLRs like Minolta's Dynax system, and I wanted a camera that was wholly mechanical and manual, which would force me to think a little more when I'm taking pictures.
I've put through a roll of Neopan CN (I have a darkroom at my parent's house, but I wanted to see what the results of my first roll quicker than I could get up there to develop it!), and am waiting to get it back.
Anyway - just wanted to say 'hi'! I've got a lot to learn, so I'm sure I'll be asking a few questions in the not to distant future...
All the best,
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