If you had been following me on a certain image sharing site, you might have noticed over the past three or so years an occasional series of photographs that I was calling #filmcamerabody. This is the collected directors cut version of those posts.
This camera just arrived from film photography project to be one of our table cameras at event15. The AiBORG looks like Darth Vader and handles like a truck. It is however on of my favorite recent acquisitions thanks to its eccentric qualities. #filmcamerabody
This Fujifilm GA645Zi is a medium format point and shoot. Thus and odd duck, indeed. It takes 6x4.5cm photos so I get 16 shots on each roll of 120. Because I use it almost exclusively at the widest zoom I sometimes wish I had gotten the GA645Wi which has a fixed lens at a wider angle. #filmcamerabody
My Nikon F3 with a Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye that I got with Amazon gift certificates. This lovely manual professional camera was a mainstay well into the autofocus era in part because it was a great camera and in part because pro photographers are conservative and resistant to change. #filmcamerabody
Here is my Nikon F6 flanked by its digital brothers the D700 and D300s. They are all wearing normal lenses and their vertical grips. You can tell they are the same vintage from the styling, but perhaps surprisingly the only one of these that Nikon still makes and sells is the film camera F6. #filmcamerabody
My Nikon N75 (F75 in Europe) winds the film all the way out and then winds it back into the roll as you shoot. This means already exposed frames are protected if you accidentally open the back. You also know how many frames you have left instead of how many you've taken. Handy when you can't remember if you fed your camera a roll of 36 or a roll of 24. I've taken advantage of both features. Last night my F6 had a dead battery after Christmas, and this was the back up body that got me through the night. #filmcamerabody
Elvis likes to take pictures with his Nikon FG, the best of the Nikon entry level cameras from the manual focus era. Along with the Nikon Series E 28mm f/2.8 it is a lightweight wonder and one of the first Nikons with a P (Program) mode. #filmcamerabody
Today was the first time I really gave my FM3a a workout (five rolls of film). I got it second hand eBay but it looks brand new. I don't think the previous owner ever used it. So I feel bad using it as I am probably devaluing it. On the other hand I also feel bad not using it since it is such a nice camera. In this picture it is sporting my Nikkor 35mm f/1.4. #filmcamerabody
One of my two N65 bodies with kit lens. It makes a good back up body when shooting AF film Nikon. Today I finished a roll of Pan F+ that had been sitting inside for a few months. #filmcamerabody
Found my rollei :-) This is a pre-WWII eara Folleiflex TLR that shoots 120 film. It has two fixed lenses. One is the viewing les that lets you frame your shot. The other is the shooting lens that exposes the film. #filmcamerabody
Probably my favorite plastic camera is this Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim clone. It is a dream to load and economical with the leader so you can frequently get 38 or 39 frames on a 36 roll. Not sure if it is this model or my copy, but the shutter is a little slow so you can get a nice sense of motion by moving the camera during the shot. Claims to be a 22mm lens so it gives you a wider shot than most plastic camera. Small form factor means I can tuck it into my back pocket on the way to the beach. #filmcamerabody
Predictably I picked up Lena's cough. Fortunately it didn't hit me as bad. We are both feeling pretty exhausted from everything. I am glad that the week is almost over and we are getting better.
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