Posted 8 years ago
It might be hard to believe, but my interest in cameras did not start with early wood and brass apparatus. My first 35mm camera was an Olympus Pen S 1/2-frame, and over time I moved into better gear.
Here’s an example of the kind of stuff I lugged around. Shown here is a Nikon F and Photomic FTn finder with a 200 – 600 mm Zoom-Nikkor gracing the body. Yep ... it’s as heavy as it looks but definitely a good shooter back in the day.
Later I graduated to larger format cameras up to 11 x 14 inches. In other words, this is a small camera from my point of view. It’s not worth much but I keep it around for sentimental reasons.
Those were fun days and I occasionally miss the smell of darkroom chemistry.