Many years ago I bought a second hand Olympus OM-10 and started photographing my family, friends and the things around me. I've been interested in cameras and photography ever since...
The electronics on the OM-10 eventually failed and I purchased a brand new Fuji STX-2 from 'Boots the Chemist'. I later upgraded to a Minolta X-700 that was on Special Offer in 'Dixons'.
More recently I have aquired many more cameras - mostly bought from charity shops, jumble sales, car boot sales etc. I've also been given several old film cameras by generous people that no longer shoot film. My favourite camera is the amazing Nikon Nikonos V. I also enjoy using 100, 200, 300, 400 Series Polaroid Folding Packfilm Cameras (the ones that take Fujifilm FP-100C), classic 35mm SLRs and manual focus, 35mm compacts from the 70s and early 80s.
I usually buy film in bulk and I love to use the cameras in my collection as often as possible. I always have at least one roll (or pack) of film in a camera and a spare roll in my pocket.
I use both Film and Digital but I find Film more fun, interesting and rewarding.
My current Favourite cameras:-
35mm Ultra Compact:
35mm Compact Rangefinder/Zone Focus:
Nikon Nikonos V
Minolta Hi-Matic S
Pentax Super A
Polaroid Land Camera Model 180
Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 340
Canon Powershot G3
If you're interested in Film Photography or Film Cameras, the following links may be of interest:-
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- fujicolor c200 391 photos, 53 members
- Tamron Adaptall Mount 9,577 photos, 791 members
- Youngtimers 60,161 photos, 1,400 members
- Olympus XA Users Collective 76,035 photos, 7,179 members
- Waterproof & Weatherproof Analog Underwater 701 photos, 179 members
- 'RoidWeek 2015 3,701 photos, 721 members
- Effected Cameras 30,724 photos, 2,521 members
- Vintage Electronics 17,942 photos, 2,563 members
- Hi-fi Stereophonic 8,787 photos, 1,835 members
- Nikon Action Touch - 80's underwater point and shoot 238 photos, 57 members
- Nikon Nikonos 2,550 photos, 495 members
- film.means.something.to.us 211,211 photos, 4,019 members
- Chinon Bellami 363 photos, 47 members
- Michelotti 492 photos, 49 members
- CARTIFACTS 52,985 photos, 916 members
- Passportrait 457 photos, 171 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,944 photos, 2,021 members
- Filmwasters.com 10,255 photos, 142 members
- Fujifilm INSTANT - (Peel Apart Film Only) 21,158 photos, 2,475 members
- Polaroid 180 2,059 photos, 257 members
- Camera-wiki.org 76,098 photos, 1,954 members
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- Londonist 346,873 photos, 7,977 members
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- January 2010
- Isle of Wight, UK
- I am:
- Male and Taken