Sunday, September 03, 2006

New Toy (or old toy...depending how you look at it)

Today was probably the last time we will be going to the beach to skim board. My parents joined us for the last of the summer fun. While there I happened to mention that I would love to get an old twin lens reflex camera. As luck would have it my good ole dad said he happened to have one in the attic.

I can't wait to try it out! I googled it because I hadn't heard of a Sawyer before and learned they were made in 1958-1960. Too bad 127 film is so expensive and hard to find. He also has a wide angle and telephoto lenses to go with it. Christmas in September! Posted by Picasa


Blogger micki said...

Wow!! Congratulations! Have a great time with that old camera.

2:19 AM  
Blogger WendyAs said...

I think those were state of the art when we were kids.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you really hit the jackpot -- the old camera AND two lenses! My father used to have that type of camera, but I don't know if it was a sawyer. In any event, can't wait to see the pictures that come out of it.

7:50 AM  
Blogger MariaJ said...

Oh what a treasure you got! Hope we will see some pics some day...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love it how dads can come through like this. Mine gave me his old Rolleiflex a few years ago. A treasure, in terms of equipment and sentiment. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's cool! I love those things. I have a Yashica Mat 124G, that I used to use. It's kind of odd looking at a square format film when you are so used to rectangles. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of it!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

What a fantastic new toy!!! I hope to see some output from in on this blog! Yay!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

hdVery cool. I'm sure you'll use it to great effect!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Can't wait to see what your results look like!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

You will have a great time with it! Loading the film is a little different, at least it was with my old Rollei, the image was also upside down in the view finder, if I remember right. Lots of fun to play with, hope the med. format comes through!

7:39 PM  
Blogger .bk said...

Okay, now I'm jealous. Nah, not really, more like envious; but hey, that means you are going to try it out soon, right? Right? *hopes*

2:58 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

That encourages me to go find mine in a box somewhere, or maybe at the back of a shelf. I wonder where ... Of course I spend half of my time looking up one thing or another but this will be fun.

7:39 PM  

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