Thank You!

Carol and I would just like to say thank you to everyone who’s stopped by our blog over these past 2 years! It’s been a pleasure sharing our little bits of knowledge with you all and what a joy it is to read your wonderful posts!

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Die hard Mets fans and lifelong photographers – Chris and Carol.

What’s been reaffirmed for us is that the world isn’t falling apart – that it isn’t filled with just hateful people with horrible agendas. Caring people are everywhere…

Positive thoughts and actions, kindness, sincerity and charity to those less fortunate leads to true happiness in life (a loving partner helps to). An endless supply of old cameras to play with doesn’t hurt either!

To the amazing people who follow us, we hope we add a bit of fun to your day and maybe we’ve turned you onto an old Yashica or two along the way! The number of visits our blog gets from around the world just blows us away! It would be easier to list the countries that haven’t visited yet rather than the ones that have.

To the people we follow – thanks for sharing your knowledge with us and the rest of the blogging world! We’ve learned so much from your posts and marvel at the images in your blogs. Inspirational to say the least!

Thank you! Thank you! 

Chris and Carol ^.^

11 thoughts on “Thank You!

    1. Thanks Frank! We appreciate the positive support we receive from our readers. We enjoy your posts very much. I feel as though I have a better understanding about black and white photography and I certainly know more about Luxemburg than I ever have. Lovely country to be sure!

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  1. I’m new to your blog but I’ve truly enjoyed the few posts I’ve read so far. I’ll keep tuning in especially to your old cameras’ reviews; They made me want to own a film camera (that works!) and enjoy the analog experience.
    keep it up! ^_^

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  2. Yes I’d be glad to. Depending on local availability (eBay Etsy), you can’t go wrong with a Canon T70 or the even simpler T50. They were made in the early 1980s and are still available today in large numbers. Why are they a good choice? Availability, uses Canon FD lenses which are available everywhere for any budget, has auto exposure modes but you still decide on how “involved” you get with determining exposure. Uses AA batteries, has a built-in power winder and is built like a tank. The bodies clean up nicely and don’t normally dent easily. As you get better at film photography, the Canon FD lenses can move up to dozens of different camera bodies. A-1, AE-1, F-1… you get the point. I’ve owned about 10 or so T70s and a few T50s and never had one stop working on me. Now having said that, as with anything, you need to pick out a good one from online or if there’s a good local camera shop go there. Look for super clean cameras (not all caked with dust, dirt and whatever), no damage and have a look at the LCD. If the display is “fuzzy” then pass. Remember… you don’t have to find one that has the lens included. The Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens is super common and can be picked up in mint condition for less than $50 and way less in just good clean condition. The T70s are still available in their original boxes and in near mint condition for $50 to $75 or so. Some people turn their noses up to a T70 and say you gotta have this and that. Yep Nikons are good, Minoltas are good – but they don’t have the availability and track record of the T70. If you want a SLR with more manual control then look at a Canon AE-1. Hope this helps.

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