A couple of months ago my darling brother bought DSLR and I have been envious ever since*. However, I have just made a purchase which will, I’m sure, make him green. At 7.95 ounces (including strap and film), this finely tuned piece of…something…is all plastic (including the lens). It is all mechanical and take no batteries, if you forget to advance the film you get a double (or triple!) exposure and apparently it leaks light. Also, the viewfinder is mere inches away from the lens, so pictures are completely unpredictable. I’ll find out Wednesday how my first roll of film (120) came out. Jealous yet?
* Don’t tell him this, but that camera of his has really inspired him. His pictures are getting better and better, and it isn’t just improved technology. These are my favorites from last week alone: Red Skies at Night, The Straight and Narrow (I’m a sucker for abstracts and that staircase…dang!), and Self Portrait.