Over this summer I have picked up a couple of film cameras. Not my day to day cameras, but some very usable film cameras.

One is a medium format camera. A Hasselblad 500. I had the electronic version the 500El, but always wanted the fully manual version. I now have an awesome 500c that I got from KEH.

I also purchased a 80mm f2.8 lens to complete my kit. Now I have a metering prism finder, two backs, 150mm and 80mm lenses. Very pleased with my ‘Blad setup.

Hasselblad 500C 500CM
The other camera is a Canon F1. This is another camera that has been on my list of must haves for a while. I own the other A-body Canon, but a nice F1 has always eluded me. I was lucky enough to get one last week. I don’t shoot much 35mm any longer but it will make a great camera for my daughters.

Canon F1 Leyla
It may seem odd or frivolous to keep collecting these old cameras. I find them great, I only keep cameras that I actually use. The whole process of shooting, and developing a roll a film is unexplainable. I find it therapeutic, it also helps my creativity in photography.

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Long live film.