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rbiemer 06-17-2019 13:07

Film neophyte gets her grandfather's Leicas.
 
I enjoyed watching this:

https://youtu.be/fAqpj-8eJYY

A young woman who has used a Canon AE1 and is very new to film is given her grandfather's Leicas. And, I think, will put them to good use.
Best part of the 17 minute video is right at the end, I think.

Before all us old farts get too snarky about this, she is now where we all once were. A bit more fortunate for certain--in my own case I have my grandfather's camera but he used an Argus. :)


Rob

Greyscale 06-17-2019 13:09

Now she will have to go to dentistry school.

Solinar 06-17-2019 14:46

It was nice to see a IIIa and screw mount lenses juxtaposed with the SLR gear.

Timmyjoe 06-17-2019 15:24

Hey Rob, Thanks for sharing that, that was really cool.

Best,
-Tim

Huss 07-11-2019 14:40

Gifted a bunch of Leica gear from Grandpa
 
Not me! But cute and entertaining video from a very rookie perspective. She also takes a nice snap, and her Grandpa’s reaction at the end is very sweet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fAqpj-8eJYY

dourbalistar 07-11-2019 15:27

This was posted previously under a different thread title a few weeks ago:
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=168797

She did quite the haul from grandpa. :eek:

Keith 07-11-2019 15:55

Valley girl goes analog! :p

Huss 07-11-2019 16:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by dourbalistar (Post 2899079)
This was posted previously under a different thread title a few weeks ago:
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=168797

She did quite the haul from grandpa. :eek:

missed that! :o

I like how they were amazed as to how the film images came out.

Ko.Fe. 07-11-2019 16:36

It is never wrong to post good story twice. And Huss was on scale cameras trip.

One of our mentors with coffee periodically posts something which was on multi-page thread for weeks.

capitalK 07-11-2019 17:57

All my grandfather had was a Polaroid and he didn't even leave it to me :P

farlymac 07-11-2019 18:36

I got my grandmother's Kodak box camera. Even ran a roll of 620 (120 re-rolled) through it. But that was before I even owned a digital camera.


I was happy to see the girls reaction to receiving her grandpa's gear, and even happier to find out he was still alive to see how she did with it. My relatives that I inherited cameras from had already passed away, and I missed out on seeing their reaction to new photos being taken with their old gear.


PF

Fjäll 07-11-2019 18:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by capitalK (Post 2899101)
All my grandfather had was a Polaroid and he didn't even leave it to me :P

Apparently my grandfather was quite the photographer back in the day. He had a Rolleiflex. I found out it was gifted to my cousin who immediately sold it.

Got my fathers plastic Instamatic instead..

Archiver 07-11-2019 21:55

That's quite a haul she got. Wow.


My grandfather had a Pentax Spotmatic, which fortunately went to a cousin who is an avid hobbyist photographer. I have my Dad's Pentax ME and Minolta SR-T, which are wonderful and beautiful cameras.

Huss 07-11-2019 22:11

I got my Dad's SX70 and I still haven't tried out the pack of Imposs Project B&W in it..
He had a Leica M3 w Lux 50 1.4, but that camera somehow went missing. The memories of that camera did make me play with an M-E at the shop, and then the bug bit again.
Of course came full circle, bought an M3 for my very own and now use film more than digital.

Huss 07-11-2019 22:12

p.s. is it just me or does her boyfriend look like mini Tony Robbins?

NY_Dan 07-12-2019 09:22

That video is ten minutes of my life I cannot ever get back. Vapid. :)


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