What You all been waiting for :-)
They’re having the first autumn storm further north in this country, we have strong winds bt far from storm and we’ve also had rain most of the day. It’s that kind of rain that is like mist and eats its way in to the body in seconds, especially with lots of help from the wind. I do like windy days, especially now when it blows away most of the mosquitoes 🙂 It didn’t reach in to the forest though so we had to fight our way through a wall of them on our way out to the bog.
I have a fire in the stove, not because it’s cold, far from it actually, but the dampness eats its way in to my cottage now when the wind blows so hard. I do like days like this when the wind bends the trees and leafs fly by my windows and I can hear the sound from the fire, all I need right now is some cocoa and a couple of cheese sandwiches 🙂 I won dollars in the lottery this Wednesday but I didn’t buy myself any soft ice cream today, I’ll save that for a sunny day instead. I could have bought some chocolate but I forgot most of what I wanted to buy anyway, even if I actually had a written list with me 🙂
So now to the thing You all have been waiting for 🙂 I drove to the post office (in the grocery store in Gudhem) and I opened the package as soon as I sat down in the car. It’s very fine even though it is rather old. Not as heavy as I thought it would be though. Once this brand was seen as the Rolls Royce of its kind and they still are to be honest. A new one of this brand would cost me three months pay if I didn’t pay any bills and didn’t eat either and that’s the cheapest one they sell 🙂 To use this one will take much longer time, will be much more complicated and I’ll have to wait for the result for at least a week or so 🙂
Some of this brand actually made it to the moon and one became the first satellite made in Sweden, by mistake since an astronaut dropped it on a space walk 🙂 I have bought myself a Hasselblad camera (some of You guessed that but also took it back again 🙂 ). The model is called 500C and was made until 1970. I don’t think it can be called antique but vintage is probably right. I think I have the big picture when it comes to how it works even though it is a bit complicated 🙂 I forgot to open it up at the top when I took the photo but if one does one see that there’s where they have placed the view finder. I have to say it would be easier to have the kind of viewfinder we have on todays modern cameras because it must be hard to get a clear photo this way.
I have found two businesses that sells both film and develop it too. I’ll also get a cd with the photographs and I can choose how many MB I want the photographs to contain. However, this camera uses a not especially common film called 120 (common when it comes to really old cameras and is called medium format film). These older cameras can be a bit slow but if one just place new grease in it, which is said to be very easy) it’ll go back to normal again. I thought I might need a light meter to be able to take photographs but I realised that the viewfinder get lighter or darker when I adjust the lens.
I can also tell You already now that this is not the camera one uses to take a quick photograph with 🙂 It might be a fantastic camera but it is not user-friendly 🙂 🙂 🙂 I found a manual on the internet and I’ll be reading that very carefully, it’s in English. So it will take some time until I can show You any result I’m afraid. I’ve ordered five film rolls with color film and one in black and white. I can’t take good photos in black and white so I’ll use that first to see how the camera works 🙂
Have a great day!