You may notice something new on my blog….


I’m going to let you into another secret of mine! As well as being a complete film freak, I also have another weakness….nostalgia.

And as my childhood was spent in London UK, what else would I hanker for, but those golden days of old London, when virtually every street had it’s own “bobby”, a rather genteel name for a policeman!

And milk was sold in bottles by a milkman who drove around the houses in his battery-powered vehicle called a milk float. Cars were very few and far between; the street where I grew up only had 3 cars, ours and 2 more.

Children used to play in the street, without fear of being kidnapped or abused; we used to go buy “paraffin” at the local corner shop for our heaters (central heating hadn’t arrived and kerosene heaters were the only form of heat, aside of open wood-burning fireplaces); a week’s shopping cost my mother just £5 (that’s about US$7…!).

Anyway, to better indulge in my nostalgia, I have added a new section to the blog, just under that photo of an Olympus 35SP camera on your right. Try it….you may like it, but don’t be surprised if you catch the disease, too!

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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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