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Izumi's Diary Page 59      Tuesday 28 August 2012  
         
         
Orphans of the Digital Age
 
         
     
 

Hello! Here is Izumi and today what can I tell you about myself?

I think that by now you know that I like to be thoroughful about the things that I do and you will also know that I have of late been using 110 film in Little Brother, whom I adopted for that very purpose and also because I was interested to use the Pentax 110 lenses in their original context. This all being because 110 film has been made available again from Fukkatsu and Lomo and even perhaps soon Adox as well.

So when I was researching all about 110 film I was also learning about 110 cameras and I discovered that there were three different ones who were regarded as perhaps the best of all of them.

Yes, my dear reader, my fingers conspired with eBay (and David's credit card) and I can welcome to the family now two cousins.

Here they are to meet you:

 
     
     
         
         
   
Cousin Minolta
   
Full name: Minolta 110 SLR Mk II
   
         
         
         
   
   
Cousin Canon
   
Full name: Canon 110 ED 20
         
         
     
 

As you can see they are quite different in their looks and I can tell you from experience also in their demeanours. I think that they each know the type of camera they are – one an SLR and the other a rangefinder.

Whether that will mean a different way of looking or photographing when we are on the streets I will not know until I am doing it.

I have also had a talk to the three of them and there are to be no arguments if I decide to go out walking or to capture a particular photograph with one of them and not the others.

Also, please know that when using film it is not as quick to arrive at the completed photograph as using a digital sensor, so there may not be as many happy photographs from their lenses as with PEN.

We shall all have to be a bit more patient together.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Cousin Minolta, Little Brother and Cousin Canon
 
         
         
     
 

Who would have thought that when I started out with PEN to walk the streets I would end up with a little family of street cameras using both film grain and electronic sensors to capture their images.

Such are, I suppose, the times in which we live. And, as there is nothing we can do to change that, we should enjoy them to the fullest we can.

Goodbye for now,

Izumi and Family.

 
     
     
 
 
 
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