Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Je suis excessive!



I am an extreme kind of girl. When I love something , I am completely obsessed with it.
Lately, as you might have noticed, I am completely into film photos.

Well... I have been spoiled! These last weeks, I got 4 new old film cameras!!!!
Can you imagine how excited I am?

From left to right:
A Praktika TL that was my father's first camera (the one that took photos of me when I was a little girl;))
A Rondine Ferrania Linear 7.5, a very old Italian camera (it was released in 1948) that a very nice lady who is helping us in the house gave me when she saw how much I was into old cameras. It was her grand father's camera. I don't have a clue how it works but I am certainly going to find out.
A Minolta SRT303 that belonged to my grand father and then to my father. My grand father was a wonderful amateur photographer. This camera is very dear to me, I am the third generation to use it!
And a Zenith that I got on ebay....

37 comments:

Anatame said...

C'est 6x6 le deuxième à partir de la gauche?

alex said...

I got a zenith too and I'm loving it!

between 7 and 9 said...

OOoh how exciting, I would love to see how each of he pictures are!

jana said...

lucky you! they all look beautiful.

Saranna said...

Minoltas prior to the 80s are seriously well built.

Alice said...

wow these are great!! i love the leather cases too.

Marion said...

Je sais comment marche la rondine, t'expliquerai si tu veux !

Marion said...

ah oui, trop de la chance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kenza said...

super! je suis sûre que tes photos seront magnifiques! Bacio!

May said...

lucky!! i need to take more film photos!

Melanie said...

Wonderful! We have a shelf in our house that has about a dozen old film cameras, 4 of which are in our regular usage rotation (several that also came from my Grandfather). Unfortunately finding film for the others is near impossible. I have a bit of an obsession at the moment as well.
Bonne Chance! :)

Francesca said...

Good for you! The italian camera is, of course, the best of the bunch:)

christine said...

Il manque le rolleiflex... La semaine prochaine j'ai du temps... Encore pardon pour le faux bond avant les vacances.... Bises

blue china studio said...

What a great collection! I love the history to them.

Happy New Year!

fen and ned said...

How lovely to have your Grandfathers camera. You only do him proud with the beautiful images you capture x

Maggie said...

Ah, I am jealous! These cameras look amazing, and the stories behind them make them extra special. I look forward to see the photos you take with them.

Maggie May said...

abundance! :)

Tanaa said...

Wow,what a collection!guess we will be gatés par the photos you take with them:)and the history of some of them make them more special!so your obsession is a kind of development.

Bart said...

whoa lucky! those all look really neat. it'll be fun to see how the photos turn out from each one

hannah said...

not excessive at all! enjoy each and every one because they all have their own unique ways :) can't wait to see all your film photos to come!

suzie said...

there is nothing wring with having lots of cameras…….I use different ones for different shoots, all have their own qualities/pecularities!

Alma said...

Rien à voir : je viens de découvrir ton catalogue musical et c'est géniaaal!

Ida Nielsen said...

Oh, you're a lucky girl! Looking forward to seeing the results :-)
Happy New Year!

HomeCollection. said...

* jalouse *

Pascale said...

You are crazy and funny (and lucky)... Moi, j'ai fais le tour de ma famille, ils ont tous donné depuis longtemps leurs appareils..; dont un Leica... Grrrrrrrr...

Lollipop said...

hihi... me too, but not with cameras...
thanks for your lovely card.
xxx

HELLA-STELLA said...

What treasures you have...

Christina said...

Et ils sont tous "en état de marche" ? Autre question : tu développes toi-même ?

Bichos da Matos said...

La photo des camèras est très chouette;-) veinarde...

kitchu said...

i am becoming just like you, a camera hoarder :) i am always thinking of a new old one that i want to try!

Anonymous said...

Excessive ?
NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN !!!!!!!!!

Bisou !
MC

Isabelle said...

je crois bien que ma maman avait le même Minolta ... une belle collection en tout cas !!

Lydia said...

wow, i love this post...and the stories behind the cameras! i am jealous of your little collection there :). happy new year to you, Elisabelle!!

nathalie et cetera said...

wow! superbe collection! j'aime ces étuis protecteurs bruns.

A. Jarrett said...

What a beautiful collection! I"m hooked as well!

One of the things that I love is that most were given to you - so special.

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

what a beautiful collection. your devotion is present in your photos. just keep obsessing and beautiful things will come.

TL said...

wao, you have lot of great camera : )
love film !