My (not so) new camera & a trip to the antiques fair

Hello!

Last week me and by boyfriend took a trip to an antiques/second hand fair located just outside of Wigan called Bygone Times. I wasn't really sure what to expect and I'd never been before but I really enjoyed it. It's inside a huge set of warehouses which back in the day were factories. I didn't expect it to be so big, it will definitely take a good chunk out of your day if you want to have a good look round all of it!

I initially went as I wanted a couple of bits of furniture for my shared house at uni, plus a lamp and a few decorative bits to make the room more homely. Unfortunately there was nothing within my budget but I did find this beautiful camera!




Some of you may know that I'm a bit of a hobbyist photographer. I really enjoy photography and spend a lot of my free time with a camera in my hand. I'm rather keen on wildlife photography, although I will take photos of anything and everything!
I use D-SLRs for my photography hobby but have been after a vintage film camera for a while, just to mess around on and see the difference between film and digital for myself.



It seem that I was pretty lucky when I was browsing at the antique fair and I managed to spot this lovely Kodak film camera for just £3! It's in fabulous condition and even came with it's original case. At the time of purchase I had no idea if it worked, but because it was in great cosmetic condition I decided to risk it anyway. I would love to show you how clean the inside is but since it's got a film in you'll have to use your imagination :)


The camera is a Kodak Retinette 1A Pronto. My boyfriend googled it just after I bought it and we found out  that this model was made between 1959 and 1961, meaning the camera is a 50+ years old!
I bought a film straight away and got snapping but in all honesty I won't fully know how well it's works until the film is developed. Of course I will share a few of my photos with your when I get them back!

Do any of your own a vintage camera? What recent bargains have you picked up at antique fairs?

Kelsey xx 

6 comments:

  1. That's pretty awesome. I love vintage items..maybe its just me being a history nut but I love thinking about who owned it before me:)

    Sara xx
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    1. It smells soo old too! It's lovely! I was actually thinking about who may have owned it prior to me. It's pretty weird thinking how much it must have cost them and what they used it for :)

      Kelsey xx

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  2. Love this camera!

    Your new layout looks so good too :)

    http://holliegrace.blogspot.co.uk

    Hollie xx

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm considering going back again as I saw some vintage SLRs that I might try out too!

      Kelsey xx

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  3. What a lovely idea - can't wait to see how the pics come out on film!

    http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've been looking through a section on Flickr where people have posted photos they've taken with one of the Kodak Retinettes - They all look so lovely! They even make photos taken recently look 30 years old!

      Kelsey xx

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