one cool gift

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

my Balda BaldixSo last week was the 26th anniversary of the great womb escape, but that’s neither here nor there as I’m not much a celebrator, couple pints at the pub is all I need. Anyways, most people know that I like photography and one my friends happened to remember this when she was in the UK visiting friends. At the Portobello Markets she picked up a Balda Baldix for me and ended up giving it to me last night.

Now I gotta say, this thing is cool, it’s a circa 1950 camera and it’s in full working order. So now I gotta get my hands on a some 120 film and test this puppy out. Should be interesting because there’s no exposure meter or anything, so I have to pretty much take an educated guess on the exposure, shutter speed and focus settings. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some of the photos, unfortunately, since it’s film and I haven’t been out shooting lately, may take a while. But I may have to make a special effort for the new toy… it’s gonna be fun.