I hadn’t used this camera for a very long time, in fact not since the very first roll I put through it. I just didn’t gel with it for some reason. But couldn’t bring myself to leave it in Japan and brought it back to the UK in my luggage. After that, it sat in a storage box continuing to be unused. That was a shame, so I decided to send it to a new friend as I thought he would like to clean it up a little and maybe sell it to fund his own hobby. But a little time later the camera was returned. And returned looking and feeling very sparkly.
I immediately loaded a roll of APX 400 and took it for a walk on a misty day near my home, then on a trip to Blackpool to finish the roll. While there I met a few photo friends and one of them fell head over heels in love with the camera. I liked it and appreciated the work that had gone into it, but I suspected it would sit on my shelf again for another long period of time. I have so many cameras and a box full of new ones to try so it would get left behind. What a waste that would be! So I made a decision, I offered the camera to my friend. On the proviso, she wasn’t to sell it without getting in touch with me of course. Happy is not the word I will use to describe her response, more like ecstatic and disbelieving. But I was totally right, so far she has put more films through the camera than I ever did and has even taken it to Italy on holiday. The camera is now ever-present around her neck.
But what about my roll of APX, well here are some shots from that roll.
I wish I could link to a website or blog for my camera fixer friend as he really could charge for his services, but alas there isn’t one. He really is talented though. He does sell through eBay, so if I get a link for cameras he has fixed or spruced up I will add it here, with his permission.