He gave me his camera. It was the camera he had when he first moved to Canada over 60 years ago.
I treasured it and what it represented, keeping it displayed on my bookshelf with my other favourite things.
Then last week it occurred to me, I'd never really tested to see if it still worked.
I spent about 30 mins pushing buttons, turning knobs and trying to figure out why the shutter wouldn't click. Then I went to the internet. And whoo - wouldn't you know it, someone had scanned the owner's manual.
After reading the manual I discovered that a teeny tiny little lever was pushed to the wrong place. I carefully moved it and the shutter worked fine. I loaded it with film and went for a walk to try it out.
It's tricky to get things focused properly when you have to guess the distance to the subject. I'm sure it will get better with practice, and maybe next time I'll bring a measuring tape just to check.
|Not really up to my usual capabilities...|
Have you taken any photographs with film lately?