here it is, our Vintage Nikkormat FTN 35mm SLR Camera
with its leather strap & a lens it weighs 2 1/2 lbs
seen here with its 2 lenses
our favorite lens for portraits & closeups, the 105mm Nikkor-P Auto
the padded camera bag & other assorted goodies therein
also in the camera’s bag a minolta auto 28 light meter & this unused roll of slide film
the official 160 page hardback manual
as you have surmised by now, we are letting go of another of our beloved good friends, 35 mm film & this vintage nikkormat with all of its accoutrement.
one of the early pictures (81) nic took with the nikkormat. dasdo, swallow & sloy on camano island.
sloy in san diego in 83 using the portrait lens
nic in the backyard in salem
our wedding day picture in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe ’84 taken with time release
these pre-digital photos contain a forgiving warmth that isn’t as easily attained with our hyper detailed photos of today. (of course, it doesn’t hurt to be younger when photographed either.)
after the attic cleaning, nothing here has been the same. nic says i’m selling everything not nailed down. i’m thinking more, everything that cannot go into our will. with that mantra in mind, i’ve even opened an etsy store, Gearbender & Rustmorte, where some of the over abundance of our 30+ years of being together is up for grabs. it’s some story. come on by sometime. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GearbenderRustmorte
& they lived happily ever after…