Monday, July 16, 2012

Vintage cameras

When we are out on our picks we are not only looking for vinyl, we also keep our eyes pealed for cameras of any kind. We've had some luck lately finding a few cameras. 
The first camera id s Kodak 35 that we bought from St. Francis in Bluffton. They seem to always have camera stuff so it's always on our list of places to stop and check out. The day we bought this the shop was having a 50% off store wide sale. We ended up getting this late 40's early 50's beautiful vintage piece for $5. When we got it home we cleaned it up and found out that, now matter how hard we try, It will not fire. As sad as I am that I won't be able to shoot on it, it will look great next to our other cameras.

 The next camera is this 80's Contax, that we also got at St. Francis on that same day. It's in great shape and came with a whole bunch of stuff in it's camera bag, like a battery grip and all the original manuals.  Mr. Empty put in some new batteries and popped some film in and it was ready to shoot on! 

The last camera is one that I bought as a present for Mr. Empty. I bought it from a mutual friend and it's in really good condition. He was been looking for a Canon AE-1 at a good price for a while so I was really happy to surprise him with this! Our friend was also happy that it was going to a good home. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Columbia digging

Today the two of us went to Columbia for some record digging. We didn't really find much but I'll just chalk it up to our large collection making it harder to find rare and cool stuff. We are not giving up! Here's a few things we did find: 

 The White Stripes - Icky Thump picture disc
Side A has a really cool pic of Jack and Meg in their famous button outfits. 
 The White Stripes - Icky Thump picture disc 
Side B

 The White Stripes - The Big Three Killed My Baby
I picked this TMR re-release up for nothing. One day I'll own an original, until then this can be a place holder.

 Cream - Wheels of Fire
I bought this record a long time ago only to find that it had two side A's. I was very happy to come across this for $1. It's such a great live album and the closest I'll get to listening to Clapton. 

 Donovan - Slow Down World
Another really cool Donovan album to add to the pile. Can't beat a promo record for a dollar in great shape. 

 The Nearness of You - Dan and Dale

John Mayall - USA Union
Mr. Empty has been playing this record like crazy. It's really good and we will definitely be on the lookout for more John Mayall records. 

Josh White - The Beginning Volume 2
I was very excited to find this at Manifest Records. The prices for Josh White records are usually pretty crazy so I was glad that I could get this for only 3 bucks!