This time, I went to Flohschanze flea market. I enjoy looking at the old stuff they have there and sometimes I end up buying something too. I have sold my pictures there a couple of times too. I wish to return with my tent in flea markets but I find no time duo to my day job.
Now with a new camera on my hands, I was excited to make some test shots. So I took the subway to the botanic garden, where I was looking again the camera before arrive in my destination. Besides me there was a man and his daughter, looking curious at me and my camera. I told then that I have just bought the camera and they asked me if it works or if it was just for collection. I explained them that I hope it works because I have plans for it. While we were talking I showed them my book "Pinhole self portraits". I usually carry my books with me, when I have my bag with, so I can show my work to people. But unfortunately I could not hear their feedback because they had to leave on the next stop.
I arrived in the botanic garden but I haven't made a single shot there, It was a nice walk though, visiting the park after it, walking in the centre until arrive in Hamburg Art Gallery. Until there I have many many shots, some of them from nice people who allowed me to take their portraits.
I enjoyed the gallery free entry that is limited only in May, the month of its reopening. But I had only one hour before they closed it.
What I like the most about this camera is that it is a compact middle format film camera. I can carry on my jacket pocket, thanks to its fole that allow the camera to fold. But it's not a camera for everyone. It doesn't have light meter and it doesn't have rangefinder. You have to focus by estimating the distance between the camera and the subject. Most people now a days may not be able to photograph without such tools, but if you have some practice you realize you don't actually need light meter and rangefinder. I even think it makes the photography activity more interesting because you control your camera 100%.
I enjoyed so much that one week later I bought an other camera with the same characteristics, that I will tell you in an other post eventually.