Vintage Camera

February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized by Penny

Let me tell you what I love…….I love my vintage film camera. Like whoa.


I bought it a few years back on ebay and I find it to be a thing of beauty.


I recently was hit with the urge to go through a roll of film, and I’ve been lugging my bad boy camera around everywhere waiting for photo opportunities. (Fact: the film I used is old as dirt. It’s practically fossilized film. You really have no idea.)

Let me say this……

Digital photography is the only way to go. I mean really. You take a picture, and you can instantly view it. If you don’t like it, you simply delete it.  You can fire a few test shots and make necessary setting adjustments based on the pictures.  And then you just plug everything into your computer. No hassle whatsoever. The pictures are crystal clear and the colors vibrant.

But….. there is just something extra beautiful about a film photo. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m old-fashioned. Maybe I’m quirky. Maybe I’m a nerd. Maybe I’m just super awesome and have good taste.  Smile

And…..when I’m using my digital camera, I will fire off 200 photos without even thinking about it. I get really click happy. But with a roll of film, you only get 24 chances. This makes them all a little more…..precious.

Also, I like the grain.

No. Wait. I flippin love the grain.

But again, maybe I’m just a geek.


I had a few shots that didn’t really turn out, but, I was expecting that. I was in really bad light, and I was using settings that should be used with a tripod. Consequently, I have started looking around on ebay in search of a flash to mount on my camera.

I’m certain that having a flash mounted on the hotshoe will make my vintage camera look double sexy. It will bring all the boys to my yard for sure.

I always, always, prefer natural light photographs, but you know, sometimes it gets dark outside. Damn it.

Anyhoo, here’s a few of the ones I liked……





Fun side note: the last time I took pictures with this camera, my youngest son looked like this…..




So, I must have a flash for my vintage camera.


And since we’re discussing photography related junk, let me tell you what I have been wanting for a long time.


A Holga. Oh my goodness, how I want a holga.


I have another roll of film locked and loaded, and as you can tell, I’m slightly obsessed with film photography so I’m sure I may be doing another post about this soon. You have now be adequately warned.


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