Since the majority of the cameras I have been playing around with over the last year or two have been toy cameras with the limitations of f/8 and not much change in shutter speed, I decided to get a better grasp on some of the intricacies of photography by investing in a film SLR camera.
Most people would research the specs on certain camera models, look for reviews on particular brands, and decide on a camera that fit their needs and budget based on a culmination of the above. But I’m weird. I do things differently.
When deciding that I wanted to get a film SLR, I decided I wanted Lydia Deetz’s SLR from Beetlejuice. I had no idea what brand, the specs, or really anything else about it. A google search proved unhelpful, as apparently no one else much cared what type of camera she used in the film. I watched the same 4 or 5 scenes to get the details down and spent hours comparing images of cameras to the details I was able to see from the film and decided that Lydia uses a Nikon N2000 camera from 1985. It took me 6 sellers, a few bids, some buy-it-nows and a little coercing to get all the pieces together, but now I’m ready to play and learn how to use my Lydia Deetz camera!
I thought it a fitting choice for Day 66’s photo of the day. Taken indoors with the flash, no gel.