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Retro Retro Retro!

DSCF0110small.jpgFor those of us who are afflicted with a terrible urge to buy the latest and the greatest new digital camera thingy, take a look at this guy. I saw him yesterday wandering across Charles Street toward the Public Garden.

I bet he takes really great photographs with this antique. 

By JohnAmes

Bowtie Wearer With Bad Knees
I spent my early years in Massachusetts in a little town called Easton. I went to Harvard, served in the Navy as Operations Officer on and LST, founded a construction company and served in the state Legislature as Assistant Minority Leader.
However my life really began when I moved to Maine and opened an art gallery.
I've been around the fine arts in the commercial art business for over 25 years now and loved (almost) every minute of it.

I look at every day is a gift, except when it's very cold outside or I have to go to the dentist.

3 replies on “Retro Retro Retro!”

I’d like to have a dollar for the photos I took with Rollies, ‘cords and ‘flexs. Wonderful cameras and I often miss the simple interface. Much as I like my digital cameras, they can be confusing to use (yesterday spent 45 minutes at B&H getting tutored in the mysteries of the Olympus menu system).

If you, and I don’t necessarily mean you, John, have never used a twin lens camera (and it needn’t be a Rollie, there a number of others like Yashica and Minolta) it can be very instructive.

I would invite people to buy, or borrow a camera, buy a brick (that’s an old film term for a dozen rolls) of film and go take pictures. No light meter, no rear screen on the back to chimp. Use the exposure suggestions that come with the film. Use the first roll, that’s twelve frames, to get the idea of how the thing works, then go for it. I promise you will be a better photographer in the end, and you will have a little more respect for us old farts who learned photography that way.

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