"Wind, Wind, Click". Gone are the days of manually winding film, clicking on a shutter button and not being able to instantly see the results on the back of the camera. Or so i thought. I bought a hasselblad 501c about a year ago and shot a few rolls. I love the camera, I love medium format. Especially the 6x6 square. It gives you a different perspective on compostion.
Despite how much i love shooting with the hasselblad, There is one big issue. Its the size of chipotle burrito stuffed with every topping you can imagine. So the search began for a smaller film camera, But i didnt want to shell out more money i could use to buy film, pizza or beer.
Cue the Thrift shop song by MACKLEMORE. I must have walked into 5-6 thift shops in the same night and it wasnt till the last salvation army that i walked into when the camera that would soon be mine. A Pentax K1000 sitting on a shelf with a 50mm f2 lens on it. I was skeptic at first, Because of the weird smudge on the lens.(looked like melted chocolate) The inside of the camera looked clean and the shutter operated perfectly.
Then i saw the price tag sticker crudely put on the bottom of the camera. $8.99?!?! i was confused and thought there had to be a catch. I mean ebay sells a body alone for $50. and this was $9 for body and lens. So i thought what the hell? I'll skip a day of binging on fast food to pay for this camera.
I've shot about 10 rolls on this camera and have developed about 2 of those rolls. I currently have 8 more mailed out to a lab for processing and am paitently waiting to receive this back. Which brings me to one of the reasons i wanted to start shooting film again. Digital is great, Don't get me wrong. I love all the Fuji cameras i have, Especially the x100T! With that being said, There is a completely different feeling, thought process behind shooting film. I'll explain more when i get my 8 rolls of film back in a part 2 to this blog. To be continued.....