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Had dinner at a restaurant the other night with people that had not seen eachother for quite some time - so everyone was snapping photos across the table - there were digital HP's and Canon's in almost all hands.. And then there were me...with a 1960's Olympus 35SP (loaded with Tri-X 400 pushed one stop and with a 1.7 lens there were no need for me to use any flash :-)).
Mrs RF next to me just about to turn 40 (but if she heard me saying that she'd kill me) :-)
Eww...digital artifacts galore..but there it is :-)
your misses is about to turn 40???
what's her secret to looking so young? bottle it and make a fortune!
as to the digital crowd, well, it's good to be retro eh?
Yeah, she's 3 years older than me and have these darn good genes..
And yes - it's GREAT to be retro!!
I think we're all guilt of the same obsession Richard :)
Let's see how the pics from the Japanese dinner last friday night turn up :D
I am sure a lot of us have that "problem." The normal line I get when I get together with my family is, "What camera do you have this time?" or "I remember those!" I kinda like hearing thing like that.
Nice shot of you and the Mrs, Richard!
I was at a song circle recently at a place I used to work years ago and one of the lab technicians gave me a couple prints of me taken in 1978. There I was, shooting with my brand-new Olympus XA. I said "look at this!" and pulled that same camera out of my carrying bag. After we both chuckled, he remarked, "I find that very reassuring somehow..."
I don't hang out with "camera cognoscenti" people, but whenever I carry my Canonet or my Mamiya C220, I get stares and people approach me with questions about my "old fashioned" camera. Only once did someone recognize the Canonet, and added "I had one of those as my very first camera!"
Yes, it's kinda reassuring...
BTW, Richard, your wife looks very classy; in fact, you two look well matched, she the classy one, you the not-so classy but quite informed about things! :p
Oh I'm totally the slob - there is NO discussion there!
Francisco, I heard a,
"Dude, is that a Yashica Mat? Cool camera"
(from an adult no less) a couple weeks ago. That was when everyone at the Maple Fest in town stopped and turned around to see what a Yashica Mat was. All of a sudden I wasn't just someone else in the crowd, and everyone turned camera shy.
I was out shooting some night shots tonight down by wharf with my Bessa-R and Nikkor 5cm f2. I was taking a shot of the cafe's bars that line the ferry terminal when this old guy staggers up to the camera on it's tripod, peers at and remarks-
"That's strangest looking Leica I've ever seen... and look it's even got a nip* lens on it! How does that work?" (*moderator please remember I'm quoting him).
"It's a Voigtlander, think of a Leica III with a better viewfinder" I respond.
"Right you are, pretty camera" pats the camera like a small dog in the middle of a 6-minute exposure and staggers back into the darkness.
I guess that should teach me not to hang around the wharf late at night...
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