When I did film

I was digging through some storage boxes looking for things to photograph with my macro lens since the weather outside has been ugly and cold; anything but spring like.  I was digging for was my Polaroid instant camera which I know is in a box somewhere but I still haven’t found it, instead I found this.  Even though I am now team Canon and Sony my first film camera was this Nikon.

I did a little digging around online and discovered (a bit to my dismay) that when this camera was first marketed it’s target audience was women because it was reasonably simple and lightweight.  Really now!  Then again when I first looked at my Canon 5D Mark III a male sales person told me it might be heavy for me.  This was just around 4 or 5 years ago I might add.

Truth be told it was initially a bit heavy to me (especially with the strap around my neck until I got a cross body strap) but now I tote it around easily even with it’s big 70-200mm lens attached.  Take that “made for women” marketing!  I’m almost tempted to see if it still works.

Teri  📷

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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16 Responses to When I did film

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    “Marketing for women”? Tsss. 5 years ago? Re-tsss. You’re lucky they did not paint it pink. (marketers!)

  2. dhphotosite says:

    I bet it still works. My two X570 Minoltas still work just fine. I bought them in 1982. I’ve even found a place to develop the film which is reasonably local.

  3. Timothy Price says:

    That old Nikon is just begging for you to run a roll of film through it. Put some fresh batteries for the meter, and I’ll bet it works as well as it did when you stuck in storage.

  4. My first Nikon was an FM.

  5. Garfield Hug says:

    The trouble with us in Singapore is that the old photo shops that sold and develop films for a living has gone bust, making way for digital copies. So, unless we are great at having our own dark rooms and developing the photos we take on film type cameras, it may be impossible. Hmm…we cannot even buy films! LOL!

  6. I still have my old film camera (a Pentax K1000) and keep it on a shelf in our home office. It’s fun to have old cameras around. A camera for girls? Silly boys

  7. Sandhya says:

    A camera for women? How ridiculous can they get? Great feeling proving them wrong, isn’t it? I have an old canon too.

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