March 8th 2012

I recently borrowed a friend's old analog Leica R4s to try out.  I've been thinking of upgrading my camera because we're going to be travelling quite a bit this spring, and she offered for me to try this camera before I went out and bought something.




I'm in love.


The funny thing is, I haven't even gotten film back yet.  Well, not really.  (Embarrassingly, I went in to get my first roll processed yesterday and they informed me that only one frame had worked out.  My first thought when looking at the negative was that I'd over exposed every single photo except one.  Well, it was worse than that.  In loading the camera, I'd accidentally missed catching the film properly and all 36 exposures were taken in the same frame).  Terrible!


But when I got in and scanned the negative, it turned out to be quite beautiful!  What luck!




If you look closely you can spot what I was taking photos of; (cauliflower, windowsill, computer screen, bottle of port...).


Anyway, I'm hoping this next batch turns out a little better.


In the meantime, I'm having a lot of fun looking through the lens of this beautiful camera.

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    1. Me neither! Here's hoping it works! ;)

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  2. well at least you put film in the camera.. i thought i had been taking pictures over the past couple weeks here and there, then i went reroll the film, and there was none. so at least you have one delightful picture!

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    1. Aww, haha! I guess it happens to everyone, then! Phew!

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  3. I'm sorry the whole roll didn't work out, but at least you got one very magical picture! It was so nice bumping into you the other day!

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    1. It was! What a treat! I guess that's what happens on those lovely sunny, spring days- people come out of hibernation! xox

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  4. I've done that so many times!!! I always feel like crying when I find out that happens! But I'm glad you got one magical result from it! I can't wait to see the results from a new roll you put in, that camera felt so good in the hands!

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    1. Celine, I knoooow. It's so lovely!

      I got a couple of rolls back! I'll post some photos shortly! (The next couple of days are just a little too crazy, or I'd post them now!). xox

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