Tuesday, June 11, 2013

old cameras.


Not 2 weeks after I moved out of my parents' house their hot water heater hose burst and flooded the whole downstairs. While they were cleaning stuff up and tearing up carpet they found a box that I had been looking for. When my great grandfather passed away he left me all of his cameras. They were sent up for me from Miami and when I opened the box a few years ago it was like Christmas all over again.

He gave me a few 35mm cameras, two of which were a Pentax and Minolta. There was a darling old lightmeter that still works (I triple checked!) and extra lenses for several of the cameras. There is this one camera though ... the one I can't wait to get repaired ... a BEAUTIFUL Rolleicord from the 1950s.

It seems as though the shutter is stuck. I'm not sure if it needs a little bit of greasing in a certain spot, a screw loosened, or something else. I am hoping I can find someplace nearby that will do the work for me. In the meantime, I find great enjoyment in looking through the viewfinder and imagining the photos I'll take with it!

I'm so happy to be reunited with my box of old cameras!

through the viewfinder.

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