Sunday, 28 March 2010

How far I've come

I got a Nikon F601 in the mid 1990s and loved it and used it a lot. This was before the days of digital.

At the time, it cost almost $1,000. I also bought a zoom lens and some filters for it.

I bought my first digital camera in the fall of 2002 and loved it! Alas, I never used the Nikon again. And I'm on my fourth digital camera (I love my current Canon!).

I found my Nikon when I was cleaning my closet yesterday. What first struck me was its weight. My current digital camera is 10.6 grams ... the Nikon is 4.6 pounds.

I noticed that there is film still in it and I was on picture six. What are those six pictures from the fall of 2002?

I should go "old school" and finish the roll of film, shouldn't I? I must say that I do miss the more extreme zoom lens.


RennyBA's Terella said...

Are you sure you wanna know? - the pics from 2002 I mean :-)

I had a "film cam" - with a lot of lens and accessories - bought in '75 and used it a great deal. It cost around $1000 like yours, and to compare: How much more convenient isn't the Canon G11 I have now and for 1/2 the prise!

Sarah said...

I remember the great pix that camera took. The filters helped to bring out the color of the water down South. I still have my old camera with film in it. I have thought about getting them printed as I wonder what they are.

Teena in Toronto said...

That filter disappeared when we went to Mexico in July 2002, Sis. I never replaced it cuz it was $70 at that time.

Teena in Toronto said...

Isn't it amazing how technology has changed, Renny?

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Kirsten said...

Sometimes I miss non-digital cameras. There is something kind of fun about developing actually rolls of film. I remember always being so excited to pick up my photos from the store!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh I hope you do finish that roll---if it is still good....Won't it be wonderful to see what those 6 pictures are from 2002?

Pearl said...

when missing my old SLR I'd neglected to reminisce about the weight. Do like my small light digital.

(saw you at Tanya's)

Tatiana said...

Whoa - you should totally finish the roll, and then sell the camera.

Pearl said...

I actually miss the days of film. Remember how exciting it was to get it developed? Remember how maybe 8 shots out of 24 were really any good?!

What amazes me about the digital cameras is that I've been at parties/bars/events where people are checking the pictures THEY JUST TOOK.

You're still at the party!

I'm not sure why, but this cracks me up. :-)