Saturday, August 1, 2009

Film camera

"There's a film camera like Dad's at that garage sale for five bucks," Betsy casually mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

"Does it have a lens?" I asked.

"Yeah, I think so. Is that the thing that sticks out the front?"

The camera wasn't just like Dad's Minolta SLR. It was a Canon Rebel 2000. I traded the owner five dollars for his old film camera and Betsy wished him well on his venture to raise funds to purchase a Macbook.

The camera did use the same batteries as Dad's film camera uses. So I raided his camera bag for the spare batteries and then shot a roll of film.

Some of my siblings suggested I resell the camera online. But in the digital age, a film camera is cool. So I think I'll hold onto the old fashioned camera and shoot a roll of film occasionally. 

The flash works.

So does the self timer. (It's nap time in the afternoon during blueberry season.)


  1. If you don't mind my asking, what is Julie cooking in that picture? Looks interesting!

    ~ Betsy O.

  2. Julie's making tortillas. They were delicious!