Last time I was home, I dug my Dad's old film camera out of it's hiding place. While we've moved a few times, it's been in the same drawer, in the same dresser, for at least the last 24 years. It's quite possible that it has been in there for longer.
As a child, I remember playing with the camera, as in, popping the back open and exposing the roll of film that was in it. No one told me that was bad! Anyways, the camera is in great condition. How the battery didn't explode and leak after all these years is beyond me. I probably should replace the deteriorating light sealing foam, but I think it'll be fine for now. The plastic/rubber camera strap had to go, though. Between hand oils and material degradation, it was a sticky mess (ok, not really) that I'm too prissy to want to get on my hands and clothes.
I decided to go with The Lima camera strap by Ona. Let's just go through the pictures first.
The packaging details make me weak in the knees. I'm such a sucker for details.
Beautiful leather and waxed canvas.
Shiny buckles, it's like bling for my camera.
The padded neck strap is stiff fresh out of the box, but it'll relax and mold to my neck nicely. I like that the strap is small and proportional to my frame and my camera. I was a little worried that it would be too long even at the shortest length, but it turns out to be perfect.The masculine look with the leather, waxed canvas, and brushed hardware all make me giddy. Not to mention, it looks pretty awesome with my camera.
Now that I have a new battery, a handsome strap, and a roll of film, I'm ready to go out and shoot. Now if only the weather would cooperate.
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**Ona bags has no idea who I am. I really just wanted to share their pretty packaging with you. And of course my photos. =D