Two fabulous blogs I recently dropped into…

Even though I class myself as an acerbic hater of technology, there is no denying that it has brought with it a plethora of advantages that would have been a tad more difficult to achieve in the good old days we all hanker for!

Not least of all is the ability fo every Tom, Dick and Harry to set up a blog and either bore or entrance everybody all around the world with their postings.

Just such a few blogs came to my notice just recently.

The first one I really like is this one…  and one of the main reasons why I like it is because aside of a whole lotta very interesting vintage stuff, this guy has sourced a very rare and useful set of instructions on how to repair and/or setup that inimitable doyen of the film camera world, the Olympus Trip 35.

The second blog I took a liking to is

This guy talks very comprehensively about his love of old manual typewriters, with plenty of stuff about repairing and generally looking after them. Interesting to note here that recently Russia announced that it would not be using computers for preparing and processing documents, especially confidential documents, as computer-generated documents are highly prone to hacking etc and could pose a serious danger to internal security.

So anyways, please do drop into those blogs if you can…I found them very interesting!








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 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 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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