Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spendin´cash money like an NBA basketball player, Part 1.

If my folks would knew this...they would probably block my bank account.

But I live on my own, am (extremely) old and (very, very) wise enough to calculate the amount of money on my bank account before investing in luxury needs and the daily primary needs like grocery shopping.

I´ve been thinking of getting an antique TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera like a Rolleiflex. But after doing research, I´ve found out there were a lot of different models. One of ´m is the Yashica.


I found this baby on the weekly bookmarket in Amsterdam on Art Square ´t Spui. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Amsterdam.


I couldn´t believe my eyes, because the day before I did research about TLR camera´s...alllll day long. What a coincidence.


The Yashica B (1957!) came with the extremely rare (green!) box, a yellow filter, a leatherbag (leather from the outside, and sexy red silk from the inside) with a small bag attached to it (for the yellow filter). And there was another tiny leather bag, for the lightmeter!


Viewfinder. When making a picture, you have to place the camera against your belly and look through the lens from above.

Hopefully, in the near future, I hope to make pics like these ones...!

Some people have even switched from digital to film. Yes. Back to the ol´ school analogue!

26 comments:

JGregg said...

sometimes you have to treat yourself to keep the monotony at bay. look forward to seeing those new pics.

Jg.

Rita said...

Coooool! I have been considering switching to film very seriously as well, I want a Holga!!! And I am determined to get one (currently trying to convince my mom to give me one for my birthday in August, and if that doesn't work, get her to give me money and buy the camera anyway hahaha, she doesn't want me to get hooked on film).

Anyway, I'm happy for you! I think it's a great purchase and I cannot wait to see your new photos! :D

Iva said...

'like an NBA player' lol thats funny

Suusje Q. said...

Dus dit is je kindje! Congratulations!

Suusje

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

That looks very very nice! I am sure you will enjoy it a lot.

I have been long thinking about buying a second hand hasselblad and a horizon camera. Maybe one day :)

Evelyn said...

oh!! you finally possess a Yashica carema, CONGRATULATIONS!
I still remembered the days we were discussing this kind of film carema when I was in Amsterdam. And, now you really get one in reality. And, I can't believe the great bookmarket in spui selling old carema as well ( but, i think it is rare! )..so you are very lucky to see this baby yashica!!

can't wait to see your photos by this film carema!!

can I know how much is it? haha

BTW, i saw " common and senses" selling in HK.

Yamila said...

Oh My God!! is Just like a work of art with a lens!, right? (Sorry for the gross comparison)
"Hopefully, in the near future, I hope to make pics like these ones" me too!


Well... have a good day. Sunday!
... Dicen que lloverá en Argentina.

Dominica said...

I love it when they come in the original old boxes ....gosh, when you said you're old and wise, I just felt like a fossil for a second ...

Elizabeth Marie said...

Looks good D! I think you will take LOVELY pictures :)

Dooder City said...

I am loving these old school camera's. I remember in an old post you used to love basketball? Now you are living like a playa.

I need a guide said...

Cool!
love the packaging.

http://www.ineedaguide.blogspot.com

Qaisy Jaslenda said...

do u have your dark room already?

THE AGE OF CONSUMPTION said...

OHH IT IS GREAT! I WANT IT TOO! I HAVE THE SHITIEST CAMERA EVER, ONCE I TAKE A PICTURE, UPLOADED IT ONTO MY COMPUTER, I CAN'T DELETE IT . XX HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY

denise said...

that camera looks soo nice. you'll probably take gorgeous photos with it =)

to answer on your comment - haha, yes I actually did say "var det bra så?" with a very splendid smile on my face to each and every costumer. ;)

Your Momma, 18 said...

omg that is the cutest little camera i've ever seen!!!!

beautiful quality of photos!! amazing and thanks for the wonderfuly kind commentss!!!

E

Laura said...

Gefeliciteerd met je camera en nog gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag.

Bedankt voor de tips maar heb ze helaas al gezien :( Låt den rätte komma in vond ik echt SUPERcool. Ik kon ook al heel veel verstaan zonder op de ondertiteling te letten!

La Couturier said...

I love old school cameras; the end result is much more interesting & more, well, alive than a digital image!

Bisous,
La C.

NIKI said...

Just start shooting with the new camera!

Yeah those pics are awsome!

kirstinhanssen said...

Oh, dat is echt geluk hebben! Mooi zeg! :-) Ik zeg analoog is het nieuwe digitaal en mijn Sony Sportswalkman is de nieuwe iPod!

Gabby said...

Wow, what an amazing find! That's awesome!

Coonbear said...

ooh cool. i want that kind of camera!!!!

STEFANIE said...

Wow what a GREAT camera! TLR's look so cool, I don't know why but they just do haha! I have a 50 year old kodak, but I'm still figuring out how to get the settings just right! It's really hard if you're used to a camera who does it all for you!

thingsIlove said...

OMG..ik ben jaloers! Je zult vast hele mooie foto's gaan maken met je camera...

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

this one looks like magic!

Ezra Hakze said...

Hey, toffe blog hebbe gij, (:
Wij hebben ook ergens zo'n camera, maar die heeft mijn moeder verstopt, omdat ik hem vroeger altijd probeerde te pakken..
Mijn blog: www.smilingpancake.blogspot.com
Voor als je geïntresseerd bent.
Visueel iets minder interessant dan die van jou, maar goed,
als je lettertjes ook leuk vindt? :p

leflassh. said...

oh wow, that one looks awesome.
i actually have no idea what kind mine is it's around 8 years old though so just one of those everyone used to use before digital came out, but i did find this old polaroid supercolor 635 but not sure if it works or not i need film for that too.