From 127 film to digital!

Last Update: June 18, 2014

It is still amazing to me what digital cameras are capable of doing. My first camera (bunches of years ago) was a small Kodak twin lens reflex. My father bought it for me when I first became interested in photography. Sixty five years have passed and I'm still interested in Photography. Anyhow, back to my first camera. It used 127 black & white or color film. 12 exposures to the roll. If I remember right it cost dad $12.00. We were a poorer family at the time and I'm not sure dad could afford it. But he bought it anyway! I was ecstatic! Now I could take pictures! 12 shots to a roll of film. We raised chickens at that time and I went out and shot 12 pictures of chickens. Then we took the film back to the store to have it processed. About five days later the film was back. Dad took me back to the store to pick up the film. I didn't open the envelope until we got back home. When I opened the envelope and took the film out, I couldn't believe my eyes. There was only one picture in the envelope. But it had chickens on top of chickens! I had failed to roll the film forward after each exposure. If I hadn't been such a big boy (about 12 years old!) I would have cried. As it was, I took the unexposed film, wrinkled it up and threw it into our wood burning stove The only picture I took into my room and placed it in a small frame. Now at 77 years old I wish I still had that picture! Anyway back to digital cameras. I am the proud owner of a Kodak Easyshare Z915 10 megapixel digital camera. Not as exotic as some of the higher priced digital cameras but it still makes my little Kodak camera look like a toy! The newer digital cameras are a far cry better than my small Kodak. However I feel we have only broken the ice on the future of digital cameras. As the old saying goes "we aint seen nuthin yet!"

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Karyskis Premium
Hope you enjoy your new camera!

Or...remember the flip flashes? They had a few flashes on one side and when those were used, you flipped it over to use the other side. We aren't in Kansas anymore, Dorothy ;))
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byrona Premium
You're right! They had slipped my mind. Maybe I've had too many flashbulbs go off in my brain! Nice post.
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Gordi Premium
Do you remember flash cubes? 4 flashes to a cube. You had to attach one cube at a time until it was all used up, then replace it with another,
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byrona Premium
I sure do They went from flashbulbs to flashcubes. From flashcubes to strobes. Now my little digital camera has a flash unit with a screen about !/4 inch wide and about 1 1/2 inches long. It puts out about as much light as a flashbulb did. Go figure!
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Maxiam59 Premium
Isn't that the truth and we have only scratched the service all the best
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byrona Premium
I agree. The next 20 years are going to be a blast. I'm not sure I'll be around but photography is going to grow up!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi. I agree, the technological advances are pretty cool. Are cameras your niche? Sounds like you have a passion for them.
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byrona Premium
Yep! Digital Cameras Galore
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