Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Reunited and it feels so good

Ok, so the title is extremely cliche and I feel sort of queer for saying it but its true. I was finally reunited tonight with my film SLR camera. I let my friend borrow it for a photo class last year and didnt get it back til after work today. I need it for a photo class at ARCC. It should be mostly stuff I already know but when you only need 3 more credits to be full time and nothing else works in your schedule you will take what you can get. The camera body is a Nikon N65 with a 28-80 mm Nik(k?)or lense. Its old school and I desperately need to upgrade to a DSLR but there are other things I need for chasing first. There are some things I have been wanting to try out but the Canon Powershot I usually use doesnt have the aperature settings I need. I'll be posting some of the pics I take and I should be able to get some good ones, although all the ones for class will be black and white. Time to start lining the fridge with film. I wonder how long its been since most of you have had to do that?!?

On a different note: I know I'll get a few rotten fruit thrown at me for saying this but I skipped my meteorology class today to watch the inauguration. I never thought I would be so intrigued by this kind of event but this was so much different than any other inauguration so far. His speech was simply awesome...

2 comments:

mnwxchaser said...

I'm going to say 1996 or 1997 was the last time I seriously did anything with film. Mind you I still have a SRT101 with a couple of super wide f2.8's in the bag. I keep it around in the event we ever have a really good geomagnetic storm or if another comet comes whizzing by. When loaded with Velvia 100 (wish I could afford 50), the colors and detail look really good on prints.

Midwestchaser said...

'96 or '97? really? I guess I didnt realize digital has been around for that long. Seems like it was just a couple years ago film was phased out.

I gotta say its nice having having the functionality of my SLR again but what I would give to get a DSLR.