Fun Cameras- What's your favorite and why?

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Fun Cameras- What's your favorite and why?
Apr 7, 2013

One favorite-

Nikkormat FTn that was manufactured sometime between 1967 and 1975.

What I like-

Pulling the film advance lever makes really neat sound.

Turning the silky smooth focusing ring on the 50mm lens until the image came into sharp focus in the bright viewfinder.

Pressing the shutter button and hearing the distinctive mechanical clack.

Doing it all over again.

Holding it reminds me of the smell of dectol and they way my bathroom looked in all red with the safe light on.

In the days of film I was more concerned with capturing the moment. I cared little about grain, dof or precise focus. Back then photography was about passion and not turning out hundreds of technically precise images.

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