Friday, October 11, 2013





I sent my Yashica off for repairs and got it back yesterday. It's so pretty! I can't wait to use it!

7 comments:

Thersites said...

Quite a collection...

...and the WINNER is???

Jen Nifer said...

You're only seeing about 1/4 of the collection! Actually, I need to sell several cameras.

My favorite is my grandmother's Polaroid land camera. It means so much that someone I love used it.

The Yashica is the most expensive (vintage) camera I own. It's a step forward for me, technically speaking. I wouldn't have known how to use it a couple of years ago.

Thersites said...

My dad used to occasionally bring a land camera home with him... it was more his "work" camera. He had a little Canon that he used to take his "slides"... his preferred medium. I've got a few boxes of his slides tucked away somewhere... I've lost track of them... no "projector".

I suppose that this will be the fate of "digital" one day.... no computer screens to display them on...

...but then, film is pretty fragile, too. My uncle Louie used to have cans and cans of old movies in his "palace of the past", and I remember how they were unshowable... brittle, cracked and crumbling.

nothing lasts forever. not even a memory.

Thersites said...
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Jen Nifer said...


nothing lasts forever. not even a memory



Ach! Fj!

Jen Nifer said...

No, nothing lasts forever.
Maybe that's one reason I like film so much.

I can't stand the thought of my kids going through 50,000 digital images on an external hard drive after I'm dead. I'd rather they go through a few boxes of film negatives and prints. Film and paper have substance.

Thersites said...

i work on the film inside. my kids minds... ;)