Since I’ve been so vocal over the past week or so about my love for my new camera, I thought I’d take a moment to profess my adoration for my late father’s old cameras.
This past Sunday (February 28th) I decided to tackle the ever growing pile of stuff next to my computer desk. Naturally, a short time into the project, I found a box, looked inside, and got completely distracted. Specifically, I found a TON of my dad’s individual 3×3 negatives, stored in little yellow envelopes. The first one I scanned quickly (on my flatbed, then reversed the image) turned out to be my paternal grandparents. I have no idea what year (my aunt thinks it’s around 1950), but it’s an early echo of a picture I’ve already scanned and posted here, from 1964.
Finding this box of negatives reminds me of what a prolific photographer he was, and makes me grateful for all the different cameras he used over the years to take pictures, slides, and film. It also makes me a little crazy, wondering how I’m going to covert all of these, so I can preserve and share them with my family.
I’ve poked around the interwebz, and the Wolverine F2D Mighty 20MP 7-in-1 Film to Digital Converter keeps catching my attention. Does anyone have any experience, or recommendations for good film to digital converter? Please feel free to shout out with them in the comment section.