Just playing with my new Xmas present….

Hi from merry England, folks!

No sign of rain, nice sunny day so far, so crossing everything for the same all day.

I’ve just managed to get my hands on another of those spy cameras we’ve been atlking about….this time, it’s a Minox…the type our friend James Bond used!

It’s a magical little thing, chock full of minute precision machinery, feels very solid and comfortable in the hand.

I’ll be loading it with film hopefully very soon, and we’ll talk about the results as well.

Meantime, enjoy your turkey left-overs…and see you in 2014!




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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8 Responses to Just playing with my new Xmas present….

  1. Cheers to your new toy!!!! Looks really nice! πŸ™‚

  2. Haha…I just noticed your “About Me” section (and comment you made about it)- :too funny :0).
    And what an interesting little gadget. I might have to look into that!

    • hi! hope u had a great xmas? myself, i think ive had enough for a year..fed up with all that turkey and stuff! and of course, the inevitable family get-togethers..and equally inevitable arguments!
      let me thank u from the bottom of my heart for your help, support and general dropping-in over the year…and wish you all the very best for 2014!

      • Oh I second that. Every year I’m sooooo glad when Jan 2nd rolls around and it’s ALL over. At least for 10 more month…heheh. And you’re quite welcome. Love your work. :0) I may be hitting you up soon (we’ll have to see how the financial situation’s looking) for a new (old) film lens or two. I’ll be needing a film-to-digital adapter and I’ll need to know which kind to attach. (That’s a month or two away though.) Happy New Year! x

      • no probs with that at all, ma’am!
        im really glad to have met ur aquaintance..as i said before, youve come thru hell and back….damn kudos to you for that in itself…lesser mortals would indeed have become statistics!
        and what of my new year? well…this little sentence is gonna be my solace for 2014..and beyond…”I now know that I have a purpose, and a calling….” i wonder where i read that…;)
        take care, and have a wonderfully peaceful, calm and restive 2014…from the bottom of my heart of hearts!

      • Aww, Jak, this all means so much to me (wiping eyes). I do appreciate that so much. it hurts sometimes to be so open and brutally honest. it does me no favours to be a closed book, and I read somewhere once that “broken vessels pour the most water”. I love that. :0)

        I do hope your New year is filled with MUCH purpose, inspiration, laughter, and love. Wishing you the best in 2014 and always. xo

      • no problem at all, ma’am!
        if ever need a shoulder…mine is here any time…believe me, i kno what uve been thru…maybe some day we can talk away from this public forum..email maybe…anyways, heres to 2014…clink of glasses..!

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