The best thing about finding a “new” old camera in your aunt’s or grandparent’s house is the day when you get the results without knowing if the camera was broken and of course the attempts of fixing the camera with your hands if it’s broken or just cleaning it to start taken awesome pics and amazing shots!
This article is related with my new adventure: Two sundays ago I found this camera covered in dust and with some scratches in it…when i first saw it I think it would be too hard to fix it…but I just took it and tried to find that camera that ten years ago was used by my grandmother.
It was not a old Lubitel, or a Kodak camera, neither a Nikon nor a Polaroid! but it was a camera and it has also his rights to be used…and I thought that it would be the perfect camera for fast shots, also it is the easiest camera to take in your pockets (you’ll need to have big pockets). It is a Shinon Auto Fix Focus 50 mm, Shinon is actually the name of a knock-off camera distributor based in Hong Kong. They buy bulk over-runs of cameras (mostly cheap plastic point-and-shoot models) made by secondary manufacturers, slap their own name on them, and sell them through discount chains. None of their “models” can be identified by name because the names were used indiscriminately.
So after cleaning and fixing it I take it the last Sunday to Madrid and I made some cool pictures…I hope you guys like them…And remember that before buying a hundred euros camera, check in yours grandparents’ house or in your home too…you’’ll never know what kind of treasure you might find!