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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- 35mm 75,174 photos, 3,058 members
- Vintage Analogue 316,821 photos, 8,354 members
- 'RoidWeek 2015 2,088 photos, 570 members
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- Vintage Electronics 17,356 photos, 2,505 members
- Hi-fi Stereophonic 8,363 photos, 1,773 members
- Nikon Action Touch - 80's underwater point and shoot 217 photos, 50 members
- Nikon Nikonos 2,395 photos, 459 members
- film.means.something.to.us 192,814 photos, 3,748 members
- Chinon Bellami 316 photos, 43 members
- Michelotti 449 photos, 48 members
- CARTIFACTS 48,046 photos, 892 members
- MUNDO ANALÓGICO / Analog world 46,772 photos, 1,098 members
- Passportrait 454 photos, 168 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,266 photos, 1,962 members
- Filmwasters.com 9,781 photos, 142 members
- Fujifilm INSTANT - (Peel Apart Film Only) 20,612 photos, 2,396 members
- Polaroid 180 2,011 photos, 243 members
- Camera-wiki.org 73,126 photos, 1,814 members
- VentnorBlog 32,033 photos, 370 members
- Londonist 324,463 photos, 7,718 members
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- January 2010
- Isle of Wight, UK
- I am:
- Male and Taken