I recently found out my dad had an old film camera back home. I have been trying to get some experience with film lately, through borrowing a friend’s, so this was an exciting prospect. It turns out that this camera was made back in Russia about 30-35 years ago. It is the Zenit EM (Cambron for us Americans, but manufactured in S.U). It appears to be 100% mechanical – no batteries. All the adjustments (ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, etc) are manual, no auto suggestions of any kind…this should be interesting! This particular model shows the Olympic Rings – I believe this was a special edition to commemorate the 1980 Olympics.
Apparently my dad got this camera back in the day just before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. It was during this time that people began to give my dad a hard time for supporting the Soviets and the war (AKA “are you a communist or what?!”)! If you have ever met my dad, you know this could not be further from the truth, so this is actually funny to hear now.
So now I have the camera and I am looking forward to using it! I have yet to shoot with it, but stay posted as images WILL be coming down the road. I will be sure to point them out when I post them.
Stay tuned Comrades!
My day job recently took me to Colorado. During the down times in between appointments, I was able to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings I was in to snap some photos. Colorado is a beautiful state with amazing mountain peaks and rolling hills. I made it briefly into Wyoming for a few hours and was also impressed by the natural beauty. While in CO, I was able to travel around a majority of the state, which is why this post has some very differing photos – but that is also one of the reasons I like this group of photos quite a bit. The air was so crisp and fresh and I feel like I can take in a deep breath of the same when looking back at these photos. Enjoy the natural beauty!
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