Continuing the 52 Rolls Redux, where I reclaim my ‘lost posts’ AND Hoping to Begin 2019 with Much More DIGNITY.
As You read this I will be in surgery for my brain tumor; thoughts, prayers and well wishes appreciated. And the image below will be ‘unpinned’ from my Twitter page, because hopefully after my surgery I will have clarity and not ambiguity…..
I also want to explain how my ‘medical updates’ will intertwine with my normal Photographic Posts.
And this is the ONLY time you will ever see a Biblical Quote here, but you will see the connection:
1 Corinthians Chap 13 verse 12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
All of my Journey Updates will start with the heading: “Through the Glass” And I have added that tag to take you directly to these updates if you are interested. I hope that you can see it refers to the Ambiguity of what I am facing. That what made this image so timely.
My Secret Santa this year went far beyond the Call of Duty; including lovely English Goodies that I remember from my time living there in the early 1990’s. And wrapped in Marks & Spencer paper that survived the international Post. Thanks so much @robert_duncombe (instagram).
But let’s get to it:
And the Goodies Are Revealed!
I love all of the cameras described here. But it was totally unrealistic to think that I could use them all, even in three months time. So these are the ones that made the journey………
The Mamiya 7 with 45, 50, 80 and 150 mm lenses. The Minolta X-700 with 28-200 Tamron Adaptall lens and 50 mm macro lens. I’ll mostly be using the 35 mm to test my Kodak E100 film.
So as I embark on my Medical Journey in Arizona, as I am able I will be doing only Photography and Music as my therapies. Most of my cameras are shown here. But these are the ones I’m taking to AZ:
My Medium Format Favorite: Mamiya 6X7: with 43 mm, 50 mm, 150 mm and 210 mm lenses. But I mostly use the 43 an 50 mm.
Mamiya 645 for more versatility. This camera gives me all of the SLR options, including a a nice 80 mm macro:
The Fuji GA645Zi; My Medium Format Street Camera, because of the auto-focus and auto-advance. Basically a medium format point and shoot; which is why I got it.
Pinhole Cameras: Diana Multi: I’ve had a lot of fun with this camera over the past year.
The Reality So Subtle Pinhole: Still working out the Range Finding on this camera. I have the filter-option 6X6 model. I have to say this camera has the smoothest mechanism of any Pinhole I’ve ever used. So I’ll take it with me and work on the range (maybe I should watch some of the YouTube videos?)
And Finally, my “riding shotgun” always in the front seat and ready Minolta X-700: My jump out of the car and shoot camera. I have 3 of these and they are all going. I use my trusty Tamron-adaptall 28-200 zoom. A combination I have been using since the early 90’s.
OK, It occurs to me that I won’t really use all of these cameras in a 3-4 month period. Which one would you leave behind?