I've been really lucky in the past few years to come into some nice film cameras and a DSLR. All of the film cameras are hand-me-downs, and I'm in love with them. I'm kind of just waiting for the day when I have space to store them better. For now, they're put away in cases and bags. I thought I'd talk about them though, because I am really grateful to have them.
Before I get started, I want to note that this particular set of photos were taken by my phone. It's a Galaxy S6, I've not even had it for two months, and I'm still pretty surprised by the camera quality. This is the only post here I've done with this phone, and I'm pretty impressed. This isn't sponsored, but since I'm talking about cameras...
This is my newest, yet oldest camera. It once belonged to my grandfather, then my mother, and I came into possession of it earlier this year. I haven't tested it yet, as it takes 120 film, and I've yet to order any (for reasons). I'm really excited to try it out, and maybe one day I'll turn it into a blog feature. I kind of just like to look at it and day dream of traveling with it. It's a beauty and a wonder.
Benz Gant Helioflex 3000T
This is the only film camera currently in use. I've yet to take photos with it this year, though I'll hopefully be taking it out and about during the holiday season, when the lighting is my favorite. It's a fun camera to use, though I'm still unaware of how the photos will turn out. I've got photos from when I lived in Las Vegas, and a roll of mystery film that was used before I owned the camera. I've yet to find a place to develop the photos though. I can't seem to find a grocery store or drug store that develops from film anymore, so if anyone has any recommendations, that's be great. I'm debating on whether I should turn my bathroom into a dark room or not. I don't know. The taped down mystery plastic was a feature before I owned the camera.
Minolta Maxxum 5xi
This camera is probably the most mysterious to me. I've yet to use it because it requires a battery that I don't have, and the film I had has been used in the Benz Gant instead. This camera is not any less loved though. It's newer than the previous two cameras, but that's about all I know. I feel so bad about this, and I'm regretting writing about it now. I'll need to get a battery and see how it works.
Canon Rebel T3
This is my baby. I film my grainy, shaky videos with this, and I take most of my photos on it. It's used for this blog and for personal occasions. I still use the kit lens, mainly because I'm poor and lenses are really expensive, but also because I do like a bit of grain. I've had it for nearly three years, and I've definitely used the hell out of it. Until I manage to get a newer DSLR, this is my go to. I make sure to carry a purse big enough to comfortably fit this camera, and I like to use it to document as much as possible. It's traveled to different states and climates and events, and it's one of my most prized possessions.
Do you have any old cameras you're curious about?