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Camera Strap Covers

Check them out!! I’ve seen them online for up to $23 a piece!! Um… right!! Loved the idea, though, and thought I would give it a try myself. I don’t have great sewing skills, but enough to manage a simple little strap cover 😉 I made all three of those over the past week-end. Love how they feel, too. No more rubbery patch on the back of the strap rubbing against my neck! I’m slightly addicted to making them LOL. Greg thinks I’m crazy for having all those different ones, but hey, I want to be able to switch them out! I already have another trip to the fabric store planned, to look for some fabric with soccer balls on it. It’s a must for the fast approaching fall soccer season!

I have a little bit of each fabric left, if anyone would like a strap cover. Just let me know the length (fabric part of the strap) and width (leather pieces on either end of the fabric part) of your strap, and I’ll get that done asap.

And yes, that’s my old film camera. Couldn’t get a pic of the strap with it on the DSLR unless I used the p&s…. not going to happen! LOL


… Or Your Obsession


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

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