I would like to introduce myself, my name is Rob and I just picked up my first analog camera. Thats right, first, as a child of the digital age my only memories of analog photography is mom taking pictures with her Petri, back in the early 90s.
I have been taking pictures with my D-SLR for a couple of years now. For some reason a while ago, I found myself looking for that old Petri, wondering what it would be like to be using an analog camera as opposed to my Nikon. When I finally relocated that camera I played around with it for a little while, but never got myself to pickup a film and start shooting.
A few weeks ago though, I ran into an Olympus OM-1n, immediately fell in love with the way the camera looks and handles. So last week, with that situation of the Petri fresh in my memory, I got myself a film and some hearing aid batteries, so I could take pictures last weekend. Everything was going like planned, until I started loading the film. This is were is all went south, after successfully putting the film into the spool, pulling the advance lever and closing the camera, my brilliant mind decided it would a great idea, to check if the film was correctly inserted. So, like my mom used to do with her old Petri, I start rewinding the rewind crank, after a few couple of rotations I didn't feel any resistance. So I decided to start from scratch, take out the film and do it all over again. So I put the camera in "rewind" mode, by flipping the "r" button on the front of the camera, rewinding some more and then I opened the camera. After realizing there was no film strip left, it hit me, I only bought one film. That was it for the weekend, no more plans.
24 hours later, I'm sitting here sharing this story with all of you, with a big smile on my face. Because I realize, even though I didn't take any pictures yet, analog photography is growing on me. Thats the beauty aint it?
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