1. no lense

here it is, our Vintage Nikkormat FTN 35mm SLR Camera

2.back of cameraback view

3. opened upopened up

4.with portrait lenswith its leather strap & a lens it weighs  2 1/2 lbs

5. 1:1.4seen here with its 2 lenses

6. auto 1:2.5our favorite lens for portraits & closeups, the 105mm Nikkor-P Auto

1.bag & goodiesthe padded camera bag & other assorted goodies therein

4. minolta auto 28 & filmalso in the camera’s bag a minolta auto 28 light meter & this unused roll of slide film

2. the bookthe official 160 page hardback manual

3. inside book (lenses)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.

san with catsone of the early pictures (81) nic took with the nikkormat. dasdo, swallow & sloy on camano island.

san diegosloy in san diego in 83 using the portrait lens

nic in backyardnic in the backyard in salem

wedding pic 1our wedding day picture in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe ’84 taken with time release

wedding pic 2 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…