Just to say..



A quick hello and warm hugs to all of my friends here!

And to make sure you are all safe and well.

I have received quite a few requests for information on photographic products recently, certainly more than I normally get, no doubt due to so many of us on enforced stay-at-home, self-isolation etc etc, but please be patient, and I promise to answer all your requests as soon as possible.

Like many of you, I have been forced to self-isolate, not an easy task at all but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

A special thank you to my good friend Marina Kanavaki for her support, too! She has been with me more or less since I started this blog and is a very special person, as I am sure you are all aware. Thank you, Marina!

Needless to say, this crisis has changed us all immeasurably. Gone are the assumptions that we took for granted, just weeks ago.

Life plans have had to be changed. And as yet, there is no end in sight.

There is political wrangling going on the world over….who is to blame for the virus, who failed, how and when….whose heads should roll….what have we learnt from this etc etc.

This will go on for a very long time now.

One thing is for sure. Nature has shown us just how insignificant we all are. All the technology, all the money, all the power we thought we had, cannot help us very much.

We are at the mercy of Nature.

Surely THAT is the lesson here…..to look after the planet, it’s resources and giving Nature it’s rightful place in the ecosystem, and not meddling with things we do not fully understand.


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!
This entry was posted in Classic film cameras. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Just to say..

  1. THAT is the lesson indeed, my dear friend!
    Sending you my wishes for good health and
    awww….. you are too kind!!!!!
    Be Happy and Stay Safe!
    🙂 _/\_

  2. Hopefully the lesson will be learned…

    • well…i dont really know, robert! we are still in lockdown at present, and on the rare occasions when i have to venture out to the grocery store etc, i still see people walking around in groups of 4 or 5, no masks, no gloves, no attention being paid to social distancing! our local park usually has many people walking, sunbathing, playing soccer etc….so, looks like no….we will never learn! take care and be safe.

Comments are closed.