Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My First Etsy Purchase!

You know how I keep saying I'm going to buy a new camera? Well, I finally did! A 1963 (I think) Meikai ELX 35mm camera from Gidgettt, one of many awesome sellers on Etsy. I know, I know. I was supposed to buy a NEW new camera that takes better quality pictures, but I couldn't help myself! Etsy has so many great vintage cameras available that I had to buy at least one! I almost bought two Polaroids as well but the film is so expensive ($20/10 exposures) that I couldn't bring myself to do it.

I got the email yesterday saying the camera shipped and is on its way. I can't wait! I love the look of old photos and hope the camera will give me the same effect. At least now when my pictures come out looking grainy, it will be on purpose!


  1. What a cool camera! I'm really into film cameras right now. It's so funny though, film and developing seem so expensive in this age of "free" digital pics. We got an Holga camera as a wedding gift, but have yet to get any of the film developed. It's a $20 camera, but it takes 120 film, and the film + processing is about $15 a roll for 10 pics.

  2. Congrats on your purchase! I just love Etsy :)