I found some wonderful film cameras for sale on eBay. They were very inexpensive, except for one. I now have a rather large collection of working film cameras with a variety of lenses. Since I didn't buy them for display, you can look forward to seeing lots of photos scanned from film.

Right now, I use a Minolta Scan Dual IV. It's also from eBay and isn't bad. The trouble is that it doesn't have Digital Ice for removing dust. If I don't filter the air for a good while before I scan, I can expect to spend a half hour per photo removing dust in Photoshop. I'm thinking of splurging on a nice Nikon scanner that does support Digital Ice and will speed up the scanning process.

I already posted some of my film shots. The ones that are probably the most interesting are the ones taken with my Zenitar 16 mm fisheye lens. It's an inexpensive lens with lots of linear distortion. The distortion is what makes it fun. Unfortunately, the lens cap broke and scratched the lens. I think it will still be OK, but I haven't tried it yet after it was scratched.

I can only shoot on weekends now except for night shots. It gets dark just after I get home. I can't wait until the days get longer so that I can go out and shoot after work. Warmer would be good, too.

Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner. I think I'd better do my Chrismas shopping soon.