Who's a Stereotype?


Oh man. Before you read this post, I want to let you know that I resisted for a LOOOOONG time.  I know everyone reads any other blog like mine is going to roll their eyes in a few moments...so just go ahead and do it preemptively in unison now







Ok, now that is out of the way, let me show you what I recently got my hands on.




I had been thinking of hunting one down on eBay for awhile, but I resisted and I am SOOOOO glad I did as I was given one complete with 3 lenses - a 50mm f1.8, a 28mm f2 and a 70-200 zoom.  It is a thing of beauty, obviously well loved by a photography-buff owner.  



I was always in two minds about film cameras.  Yes, there is a the novelty, but really do we need film these days?  Digital does so much and I LOVE my 7d/Lightroom combination - plus with presets, I can make my digital photos look filmy, no? Its added expense, and do I need to haul 2 cameras around all the time? Plus, it really would be jumping on a band wagon.   


I was in two minds until we stood in the queue at pound stretcher to buy the film and Ellis asked me "What's film?  Like a movie?"

Ahem. Decsion made.


The camera has been out and about with us quite a lot recently. It has sparked discussions amongst strangers - many people remembering their own cameras or asking why one woman needs 2 cameras...(we have about 5 in the house, which I rarely admit)



I don't necessarily agree with the idea that film is more authentic than digital.  I feel strongly they are 2 separate skill sets.  Adding filters to digital is absolutely, 100% cool by me.  




I love it.  LOVE it.  I love the magic of it - so very different than digital and slightly more portable than my normal set up. I had the film developed straight onto CD and I am impressed with the speed and quality, plus then they can be stored in my normal way.  



Ellis calls it the "Awesome Camera".  


Yes indeed.


The strap cover was made following this pattern with this fabric - I did say I was going to use it EVERYWHERE.  

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