Time flies ... it was that time again for the annual Cameraholics Brisbane Camera Fair. Nick, Rocky Jeremy and myself headed over to check it out and to perhaps purchase a few goodies. You never really know what's on offer at a camera fair and although most go to have a chat and to look at a few great old and new cameras sometimes you come home with a gem or two.
$3 bucks each and we had the key to the castle, it was only 10am and it was absolutely packed out. Always a great sign when going to a fair of any kind really. What was great about a full house was it made me realize how many passionate people in Brisbane love Photography.
Film shooters listen up! FILM CAMERAS OF EVERY IMAGINABLE SHAPE, SIZE AND STYLE everywhere. A dream come true for the four of us Geekoids. I was so excited to see a Norita 66, and the lust-worthy Plaubel Makina 67 (pictured above). I have a massive soft spot for this particular camera, unfortunately my wallet has absolutely no spot for this camera so Stevee (Parner) if you're reading.... breath.
The atmosphere was really great, as I walked between the many tables you could hear people asking questions, sales people rambling off every fact and story they could come up with as the onlookers drooled. You could spend hours investigating the stalls' many treasures and if need be the canteen had coffee ready and waiting
Jeremy and Rocky both snagged a few rolls of Hillvales's Sunny 16 color film. Something we have all been itching to try for some time. For those of you who may not know, Hillvale are a film developing service in Melbourne. Most of our WECC Members get their film deved and scanned by them. I would highly recommend. Where was I ??? oh yea so we will definitely get a review up soon as they get the exposed films back for a post in the near future.
Nick and I came up empty handed although Nick drooled all over himself when handling the Mamiya 7. SO be rest assured there will be another happy Mamiya 7 owner very soon*. Great Sunday morning as far as the Team was concerned, I definitely will be heading back next year and if you're not from QLD check out the Cameraholics FACEBOOK page for future Fairs ..........SEE YA NEXT FAIR
*Update 6/6/2016 Nick is Now the owner of a Mamiya 7