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I just wanted to share this little adventure… I hope it’s not an anti climax!

I often go into second hand stores just to see whats around. Before I look in any other section of the store the first place I always look is the cameras.

So… A couple of days ago I was doing just that and much to my excitement in the camera window was an old medium format camera!!!! I go to the counter and ask the sales person if he would kindly unlock the window so I could have a look…

Unfortunately upon close inspection the camera was broken beyond the justification of repair (or even purchase because they wanted $80 for it!)…

However there was treasure in this camera and much to my excitement as I opened the back of the camera there it was, shining bright like a great big gold nugget… an exposed roll of 120 film that hopefully holds the memories of an unknown person and an unknown time…

I asked the sales person if he would sell me the film and how much… well with a shrug of his shoulders and a raised eyebrow he said “I dunno mate, just take it”…. I could have hugged him…

The film is Kodak Verichrome Pan 120 and my research tells me this film was available in the 1970’s the very decade I was born…. and was found in Cash converters on Smith st in Melbourne

…So, who knows what memories lie within this pocket sized treasure chest. I am going to contact a few labs today to see if they can possibly recover the images (if any) from this film and will be sure to post any that work…
I know they won’t be my pictures but maybe, just maybe someone out there in cyber land someone may recognize them and these memories can find there home…

Some of you probably aren’t as excited about this little journey as I am but if there are any of you that are….

Watch this space!…..

to be continued…. HERE

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