You ever wish life would slow down? I do, almost everyday. I wish my kids would not grow up so fast, that I had time to relax, that the bills would pay themselves, and the house would miraculously clean itself. It seems more and more these days I am rushing from place to place and doing so many things and I feel like life is passing me by. I think this is why I was drawn back to film cameras. In a world of instant gratification a film camera seems really out of place. But it brings back fond memories of my childhood and also of the excitement of getting the film processed and seeing what I’ve captured. There’s no viewing of the picture at the moment of capture and deleting if I don’t like it. I seem also to really think about the shot before I take it because you won’t want to waste a single picture!
The camera I bought is an Olympus 35 RC rangefinder. It was made in 1970, the year I was born, and it’s small and compact but has some great features. I’m testing my first roll of film right now and will post the pictures as soon as I finish off the roll, which will hopefully be soon. I’ve only taken 24 of the 36 exposures and it’s incredible to think that on my digital camera I take hundreds in just one day! If you’ve never shot film, you should give it a try!