I put away properly the N80 film body yesterday. Finished off the roll of film in it from last summer, took out the batteries, and put on the body cap. I had started in a roll of Velvia in July 2004 to do some night exposures – still had a dozen frames, which I finished off in the garden.
The N80 still feels good in the hand, light and responsible. Serviceable, and I learned a lot with it. It went to Paris and New Zealand and wolf-watching in Yellowstone and did not let me down.
That sounds so final. I’m keeping it, and I might need it for a project sometime. The D70 won’t do star-trails, for example. It’s a good back-up and a fine friend. Worth hanging onto.
Remind me: where do I go to get that film developed?