For the past two years I’ve been founding that an increasing number of people started using vintage cameras. The most marking of them being a friend of mine with a recent crush on everything and anything Lomo. At the risk of sounding like a sheep I’ve been thinking lately of getting one myself. Part of it is I want to now what the fuss is all about the other is, I just like the way they look.
But I’m not what you’d call a photography newbie. Photography is an integrated part of my work and I have a Canon 450D with two lenses which I absolutely love and a small 12 mega pixels Sony that is great for everyday use. And yet for some inexplicable reason I’m not happy.
The Canon is a great machine, with lots of choices and great quality and the small Sony is great for quick shots while maintaining a reasonable quality of picture. So why am I not happy? The Canon although a great technical camera is big and heavy and not a practical camera for everyday photography. The Sony is nice and portable but the lack of control it gives me infuriates me, it’s a lot harder to be creative in a camera that always focuses no matter your wishes and always gets the lighting just perfect even when you’d like a darker/brigther picture.
So today my long overdue curiosity on vintage cameras came to a unexpected halt. I bumped into one of these wonderful vintage cameras on Etsy. Actually I found a whole shop of them! And I don’t think I’m going to resist them much longer. There’s a few things I have to do first. Find out If anyone sells rolls here and find out where I can print the pictures.
And so that I’m not the only one falling pray to this mania, go and visit the Etsy store I found. It’s called Tim Irving’s Photo Shop and you can visit it here. All the cameras and pictures in this article are from the shop and as such Tim Irving’s intellectual property.
I now humbly start saving money to buy my very first vintage camera.