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First Love

.. of the SLR kind 😉

This was actually Greg’s camera. He bought it in the early 80’s, looong before we met. I knew he had it, but assumed that it didn’t work because it was in a box in storage, and he was using a different camera (point & shoot). Then one day in 1998 I found out that it WAS still working, and dug it out of storage, along with the lenses and filters that he had bought. I had so much fun with this camera! It had no built-in flash and I had a speedlite for it, but something went wrong with the hotshoe and the speedlite no longer worked. I was heartbroken. The camera still worked, I just had to use ISO 800 film and it did OK indoors for the most part. I got a good 6 years out of that camera, and by then it was already 20 years old.

Greg surprised me with a Nikon N75 for our anniversary after I could no longer use the flash on the Minolta, and even though it was a nice camera, it never really compared. I still miss it, and it felt weird when I picked it up yesterday to take pictures of it. So very different from my D70s. And my favorite lens? 50mm 1.7


3 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    Aww, such fond memories of your 1st love, we never really forget it, do we? What a great story, really cool pic……..TFS!!!!

    13. March, 2008 at 07:56

  2. photographybycheryl

    This is awesome!!!! Great pic, great camera and neat story… TFS!!!!

    13. March, 2008 at 09:10

  3. dalias

    that is really cool!!! My dad has a Nikon that is probably older….great bit of history!

    13. March, 2008 at 14:38

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