Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I shot another roll of Kodak BW400CN in the thrift store Olympus 35-RC. I'm going to have a hard time getting rid of this camera, in spite of the fact that I have two others.

I guess part of the problem is that the monetary value of any of my old cameras seems insignificant compared to their over-all worth to me. Each camera is unique in the way that it captures images of the world, as well as in the evidence of past use which each carries. I wonder how the previous owners regarded their cameras, and I feel a sense of obligation to those photographers of the past.


cameratakesphotos said...

I agree with you completely about the monetary value vs the personal value that these vintage cameras possess. It's really exciting to think about the history that these cameras have captured in the past.

Norman Montifar said...

I have a very clean Yashica Lynx 5000E in minty condition. I probably just shot two rolls with it. Unlike most Yashica rangefinders this one is fully manual with a 1/1000 sec. top shutter speed.
The meter was working the last time I used it but the battery went out recently.

Here is a picture of it on my Flickr page.

Let me know if this interest you.

Your Vivitar UWS is really fun to use.


Mike said...

I've been looking for one of those. They are a lot like the Lynx 14 I had which I liked a lot. I'll email you.

- Mike