The other day I was talking to my dad about how much I liked the look of the Fujifilm X100S, and how I had heard such good things about it, too. He didn’t respond much, and the conversation turned to other things.
A couple of days later he showed up with his old Leica M8. A much better camera than the Fujifilm he said, and I could have it if I managed to make friends with it. If it ended up collecting dust on my shelf, he would want it back.
— If this sounds like a strange way of putting it, there is a logical explanation: The Norwegian word for “camera” is kamera, only one letter away from kamerat, meaning “friend” or “buddy”.
We didn’t immediately click, the Leica and I, but after a few times out I began to get used to the viewfinder and focus, and I think we are on the way to becoming fast friends.
Have you made any new camera-friends yet?
All the best from Jenny Graver.