Tuesday Photo Challenge – Roll

This post inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo

The prompt: Roll

Back in the olden days…the 1970’s…I’d haul out my Canon SLR camera to take pictures. My very first SLR. Graduating from an “Instamatic” to the big time. For documenting important events. Vacations. Day to day happenings.

After passing down this camera to my daughter when she graduated from high school, I stepped up to a Pentax SLR with an automatic zoom.

These cameras needed rolls of 35mm film. Which needed to be developed and printed. Filling dozens of photo albums. I was motivated to…try to…set a limit on how many photos I took.
Unlike now in the digital age.

I unearthed several new rolls for this prompt – still packed in with the Pentax. Survivors of the downsizing.


film 2
Film Survivors


12 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Roll

  1. Cool photo! Are you going to use the film now? I found my old camera like that and gave it to my daughter, she used the camera, developed the film and fell in love with the ‘I hope’ or ‘I wonder what’ the picture will _____ factor.

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    1. Thanks! The expiration date on the box is 2017, so I am not sure if it is still usable. The surprise element is fun though. Glad your daughter has “discovered” film! And can still find a place to have it processed.

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      1. You’re welcome. The film I gave her was really old, but it still worked. We both were surprised! Yeah, she lived in Chicago at the time. She found a store near Madison, WI too. It’s not any less expensive nowadays ;-)!

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  2. Ah yes, I remember rolls of film! The anticipation of getting them developed to see how the pictures came out. I think I like the immediacy of the digital age and ability to take unlimited images without all the cost.

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  3. Lovely story, brought back memories! We had a post photo service, which took about a week and I can still remember that feeling of excitement when the envelope with 24 prints arrived, tonnes of albums of young children but at least they got developed unlike now about 700 photos on this phone, it’s just not the same!

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