I took the original version of this picture of Mom & Dad on Christmas in 1957. My brother took this picture of the print many years ago and then recently sent me the picture in a text message. I then copied the picture in the message and loaded it into LR and then later resized it to what you see here.
Looking at the old picture I started thinking about the camera I used. It was the first camera I ever owned. I think it was a Brownie Bullseye. I made a number of pictures with my first camera, and I don’t think I have a single original print (the negatives were never saved), but my brother has some of the old prints.
In 1957 I had one camera, and now I’m going back to one camera. I sold all of my Pentax cameras and lenses, and plan to sell the Fujifilm X100V camera and the Olympus TG-6 camera. I feel like I am starting over just like some 63 years ago. I am first trying replacing what I had with a Sony A7R ii camera, Sony 50mm F1.8 prime lens, and the Tamron 28-200mm zoom lens. I’ll let you know what I think of them and if I’m keeping them, and if I keep them, what other lenses I’ll be using. If they work for me I’ll go ahead and sell everything else that is left.
If the Sony doesn’t work for me, I could keep the Fujifilm X100V, or replace everything with another camera. Hopefully it won’t take too long for me to decide so that I can get on with some other things. Some of the other cameras I’m thinking about are the Leica CL, the Leica D-Lux 7, or maybe an Apple iPhone.