And now I got “My Sharona” in your head, right? It could be worse.
Well, I do have a new Minolta and I know I alluded to it via Instagram a while back but I thought I’d blog about it now since I just got the film back from it. I picked this beauty up back in April at a charity shop one weekend for £40 (~$60) and it came with three lenses, and extender, and a case. Seriously, I made out like a fat rat in a cheese factory!
I think my favorite thing about a film camera is also my least favorite thing about it: the lack of instant gratification. I’m so used to taking the picture and knowing what it’s going to turn out like. With film I have to wait and pray that I measured everything right. This waiting game makes me think more carefully about what I want to capture and how I want to capture it. I also love how one roll of film can span several weeks or even months. It’s surprise trip down memory lane every time I develop a roll of film. This roll is from April to June! So, there’s some of Edinburgh, our trip to Northern Ireland with Gilly, some of Richmond, and some more of Edinburgh. So, here’s the roll. Completely unedited.
What do you think? How did they turn out?! Do any of you love-hate the wait that comes with using a film camera? I’m thinking it’s worth it.
My next roll is black and white… dun dun dunnnnnn!