A couple of weeks ago I sold my backup DSLR. It served me well, but I nowadays I'm more interested in using film cameras, especially vintage ones. I really enjoy giving old cameras a new life.
Because I suffer from a moderate case of G.A.S. (aka "Gear Acquisition Syndrome"), I've acquired more than a few new-to-me film cameras. Recently, a friend contacted me to see if I'd like to have a Voigtlander Bessa folding camera. He wrote:
"I found it in my grandparents basement about 15 years ago. It was in with some stuff that belonged to my late great uncle who died in the 60s. It had film when I found it."
How could I say no?! Unfortunately the old film that was in the camera didn't have any images on it when he had it developed.
The camera is in excellent condition. Clearly it had been lovingly cared for.
I put a roll of black and white film through the Bessa on a walk to the library. I stopped at Poplar Pond, one of my favorite photo spots, and shot a few frames.
And my favorite photo from the roll:
Many thanks to Brian for giving me this fabulous camera. I'm loading it up with some color film for my next outing.