This little hobby of mine

December 5, 2017

Listen, Linda. HONEY.

I've dreamt of my very own vintage film camera since I first started taking up interest in photography, around my senior year of undergrad. I remember researching the Pentax K1000 for months, and then ultimately asking my mom to buy me a Nikon DSLR as my graduation gift instead. That camera is still going strong, and I still love it as much as the day I got it. I could never see myself parting ways with it.

Almost exactly three years ago, to the day, I was messaging back and forth with a seller on Etsy about a Canon AE-1 Program he had for sale. I ended up not moving forward with the transaction for a number of reasons, but mainly, it just wasn't the right time.

Now here I am, about seven years after being bitten by the film photo bug, and I finally took the plunge and bought one for myself (not that the purchase broke the bank or anything, but it still kinda felt like a leap for some reason). 

I can hardly contain my excitement.

Ironically, I almost ended up buying the Pentax K1000 that I'd previously researched as a senior in college. The salesman in the camera store raved about it as much as everyone else on every photography blog does, but the fully manual setup felt a wee bit intimidating, and I'm impatiently ready to just get snapping over here. 

My other option was a Nikon EM: simple enough settings, easy to use, and also compatible with the Nikkor lenses I already own, but as much as I love Nikon, I wanted to try something different. I'm also in the market for a mirrorless camera, and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is probably the one I'll end up buying in a few months, and the lens on this camera will also work with that one, so yay. 

Maybe things are falling into place for this little hobby of mine.

I am so stinkin' excited. Have I mentioned that yet? ;)

3 comments

  1. Oooooh FILM. I think it's super cool and I'm super curious to hear your thoughts on the process of taking and developing film as you dive into this realm. Go you for making the leap!

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  2. I will ALWAYS have a love for film. I've always wanted one as a kid, but it was the one thing on my Christmas list that I never received. LOL!

    Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve. I always enjoy your visuals!

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  3. Can't wait to see your photos!

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