Miranda



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Scanning old slides

At the end of last year my Dad gave me a big cardboard box full of old slides. Most of them are taken with the Miranda in the late 60’s and in the 70’s, only a very few of them are taken with the Pentax in the 80’s. It seems that Dad liked to use the diapositive film very much, a majority of his photos are in the slide form.

I finally got around to going through those slides. I knew that there were lots of shots about our family; after all, at the time Dad carried around the Miranda to almost everywhere… but I really didn’t expect a picture like this:

Me aged 2 and Miranda manual

That’s me at the age of about 2 years, leafing through the manual of Dad’s newly bought Miranda camera… I seem to be at page 9 in the picture.

It is incredible to think that here I am, some 45 years later, with the same instruction book on my desk and the same camera the photo was taken with on the shelf beside me… The picture above may also explain why I’m one of the few people who actually read through the instruction books and manuals before operating devices…

(I’m sorry about the quality of the picture. My old flatbed scanner is very bad at scanning slides, probably need to buy a new one, or a slide duplicator for the Focabell)

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