Who's a Stereotype?

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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

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

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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.  

 

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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.   

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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.

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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)

 

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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.  

 

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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.  

 

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Ellis calls it the "Awesome Camera".  

 

Yes indeed.

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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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