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Used my film Camera for the first time in 15 years.

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    Default Used my film Camera for the first time in 15 years.

    This an anecdote that has a a bit of a funny part.

    Pulled out my Nikon F90x AE/AF film camera w/ a 50mm f1.8 AF lens. Hadn't been used in 15 years. Spend 10 minutes or so with a toothbrush cleaning out the corroded battery compartment. Got some 400 ISO colour film and fresh batteries and went out. Seems to work well enough. When I pressed the shutter there was a rather pleasing quick zip-ker-plung sound, that felt a bit nostalgic.

    After I had just it finished it off, I was approached by two young college students, one with a camera. He was taking pictures for his media class and asked I he could take some photos of me. I said yes and asked what do you notice about my camera. He that's why I asked to take your picture. I said again what the camera. The other student's eyes opened wide and said, "Does that use film !?!" Both were amazed. "Can you get that developed now anymore !?!" They went on for a bit. I was sure neither had ever seen one before. I found them amusing. He took a few more pictures of this old guy with with ancient piece of tech.

    He was only using a 50mm lens on a APS-C sensor camera. Suggested a couple of smalls zooms. Told him about bracketing (read your manual) Gave him a couple ideas of what to shoot close by. Pointed out the position of the sun is good at this time of day for that and so on. Stopped by the camera store to drop off the film.

    Not a bad day at all. Soon after I took a few shots with my compact Lumix DMC LX100, that I always have in my bag, when I saw something that said "photograph me"
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