Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back to the Future...

Unless I win the lottery (which from what I hear is hard enough to do even if you do actually play), I'll be working till the day I drop (as will countless other fellow citizens, worldwide). But if I do have a couple of dollars come "retirement age," I'm gonna sell my present camera equipment (sell- ha; more like... retire) and pick me up one of these Bessa beauties along with a 21, 28, and 35mm. Small, chic and retro, it's no way as versatile as a digital or even film SLR, so I wouldn't be able to take all the shots I regularly take, but the whole kit will probably weigh less than my current F100 sans lens, and by that age I won't be scampering about for that "lifetime" shot any more, anyway.

Then again, by that time I just might not be able to part with my stripped down Nikon full frame D1500 body that I picked up brand new for ohh... say... $1,250- or a perfected micro 4/3 equivalent for $500. Or maybe, maybe I'll finally get all out lucky and pick up a mint cond Plaubel Makina 67 w/55mm WA Nikkor for $300 at a garage sale just across the street! I guess this is what ya call California dreamin'...

2 comments:

Ben said...

I got one of these (the R3A actually) and a 40mm 1.4 lens. It is a nice little back up to my Mamiya 7ii.

Stan B. said...

Either one will make me drool...