I have many hobbies and I honestly think that is one of the main sources for my happiness – I love being creative and trying new things! Of course, my most important passion is my family and friends but I’m really lucky to find time to squeeze in other activities too. As a youngster, I loved playing sports – I still bike lots nowadays. I also thoroughly enjoyed helping with cooking at home – enough to become a cook right after high school. As I got older though, photography took over my life and I have never looked back! I love the three step process – taking the pics, the post processing – seeing the shots you got – and finally sharing with you guys! It’s such a joy experiencing other folks adventures through their pictures with this blog too – from everywhere across the globe! It amazes me every time I ponder it!
In that vein, I present some more vintage cameras. These are the big 3 SLR manufacturers from back in the day – Canon, Pentax and Nikon – all with their respective 50mm lenses. I could add a Minolta as well, but I only have the Maxxum 7000 and I’m saving that for a future post – haha! I grew up with these cameras in many adults hands – not just the regular gruff adults but the really cool adults. My uncle’s hippy friend or my parents’ cool Dr. friend. The coolest guy I ever knew was a Nikon guy – my grandpa! He would take his camera out at family gatherings and on his many trips. Then, a couple weeks later he’d get the family together and we’d watch slide shows in the living room and laugh at everyone’s derpy expressions or admire the scenery he had experienced. He was truly a great person for that and so many other reasons!!
The cameras presented were purchased at garage sales or thrift shops and I picked them up for very cheap. I love the way the cameras look – sleek, compact and solid – so I cleaned them up and took some pictures with their 50mm’s on them. These are some of my first attempts at “product shots” and I’m super happy with the results. I’ll keep practicing and tweaking the lighting to see if I can improve on them. Please let me know if you have any requests for specific retro cameras and I’ll keep my eyes open. I’m currently on the hunt for a cheap old bellows model from the 30’s or 40’s.
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