It is neat sometimes to go back and look at what things were like in the past. We are so used to having cameras of some type at hand all the time now. Our PCs and tablets and cell phones all have them. If you have a dedicated camera that is not part of one of your electronic devices, it is more computer than mechanical device.
This image is part of a Canon L1 range-finder camera circa 1957. My daughter picked this up at a shop nearby and I just started looking at it when searching for macro subjects. This is what a decent camera was like in the day. It is modeled after the Leica range-finders that were then and continue to be the high-end of the market. The body is heavy duty and nearly all metal. All the controls are manual – no auto-focus, no built in light metering, advance and rewind of the film is manual. This is when cameras were more machine and less computer.
I’m not going back to film but, it is pretty neat to look at!
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1.0 sec – ISO 200