|1990 Canon EOS 10S 35mm on the left, 2004 Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP digital on right|
Lyra: (craning to see the back of the camera) "Can I see the picture?"The eponymous munchkins of The Munchkin Wrangler had never really been exposed to the concept of a film camera before.
Lyra: "Why not?"
Me: "Well, you see, a long time ago, before you were born..."
Before heading out to New Hamster, I decided to acquire a more serious camera bag. My plan was to pack a film body along with the DSLR and a small 35mm P&S in case I got a chance to go play hipster street photographer in Lebanon or Hanover. After coonfingering a bunch of the choices at local camera store Roberts, I picked out a Lowepro Pro Messenger 200 as a well-made bag that would hold two bodies and a few lenses, plus all the ancillary gear, and not look terribly dorky while doing it or fall apart after a month's use.
|Coolpix P-7000 on left, Ricoh GR1 on right|
But if this was about practicality and pragmatism, I wouldn't be using film in the first place. The 10S is a fine camera, but I might as well be using the DSLR, given how little bond there is between me and it. I'd have gotten out and about and shot more pictures on film if I'd brought the A-1 and a couple of FD lenses for it. The 18-135 zoom is normally the only lens I take on vacation for the 20D anyway, so it's not like I needed extra EF lenses along.
Next trip I'll know better.