new/old cosina camera

I don't think I've shared the latest addition to my analogue camera family on the blog yet. It was actually a little something from my dad. While I was in Prague, he sent me a text (which I received at 5am, no less) saying he'd found and bought me an SLR camera and lens. Totally unexpected but greatly appreciated. While I was initially excited, I then realised I had to wait over two weeks before it was in my hands. Patience is not my strong point. I haven't had a chance to test it out yet as I've still got to get through unfinished films on my Holga and Diana Mini. I'm unfamiliar with this make of camera, so if anyone has had experience with one I'd love to hear your reviews.

Also, I've drawn the winner of my Viparo Clothing giveaway (with the help of good old random.org). Congratulations to Helena of fourzerofive. Thanks again to everyone who entered. I just wish you all could have gotten a prize!

16 comments:

  1. I don't have much experience with SLR's, but thats a fantastic thing to come home too! :)

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  2. That's such a lovely present to get!

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  3. That is so sweet of your dad! Mine is the opposite, always encouraging me to downsize my ridiculous collection of film cameras!

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  4. That's so cool of your dad, what an awesome present! Looking forward to seeing the pictures you take on it.

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  5. you really are so lucky!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  6. Cool!! It looks similar to my pentax (which I reviewed on my blog).
    Hopefully it works and is totally awesome :)
    Can't wait to see what you do!

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  7. One thing that I like about SLRs over the lomo toy cameras is that you'll always know when your photos will be in focus - I always forget to change the focal distances on my lomos! Can't wait to see your shots from this camera. Have fun with it :)

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  8. Looks like such a good camera, I'm still yet to experience with my SLR! xx

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  9. @Kallie: it kind of gave me a reason to come home haha.

    @GeorgiaRose: It was so random of my dad. I love it when my family enables my crazy collections.

    @Hannah: fingers crossed!

    @joey: haha yessss! That is a pet hate of mine too.

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  10. Oh gosh, I love cameras. I keep tossing with the idea of getting some vintage lenses - mainly since they'd be a heck of a lot cheaper than the ones I really want to buy!

    And wheeee! I'm so excited about my win. Thanks very much to you and Viparo Clothing and (maybe most importantly) random.org!!

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  11. I love SLRs :) It looks lovely :D

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  12. Ooh, lovely! Aren't vintage SLRs just so nice to look at too?

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  13. @Helena: I've seen some good results of people using analogue lenses on digital cameras - it's worth a shot!

    @Lyndall: indeed! I need to figure out a good display situation for all my cameras. If I'm not using them they may as well serve a purpose and make the place look pretty.

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  14. nice! and with a 2nd lens too *o* learn to use it quickly i'm already keen so see some photos from it!! :D hehe

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  15. what a great gift. hope you'll find out soon enough how it works.

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  16. yay!! I love old SLRs. I dont have a cosina so no help with using it. but i look forward to seeing the picks you take

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