Like in most family households in the U.S., finding an old film camera socked away in a drawer or closet is pretty easy. I think this one belonged to my mother-in-law. My wife had one similar to this but we gave it away to charity at some point. That was before I decided that shooting film is important to me. I do shoot digital but there is that special something that film has.
So, I got this camera for free and that’s why I’ve been using it alongside some older film SLRs. I also found an empty box and manual for an Olympus XA2, but alas, the camera is nowhere to be found. I would love to try that one.
I had not tried Kodak TMax 400 before so I decided to shoot a roll with the Olympus. I bought some Kodak Portra 400 too but I already had some loaded in one of my SLRs so I went with the TMax
I think most of these shots were taken in May and June 2018. In Texas where we live, that is pretty much already Summer.
Staying cool in the Texas Summer is a top priority. Kids love to eat popsicles and a frozen treat hits the spot on a hot day.