Needed to update some labels on my camera bags & Lighting equipment bags, I have tried out a couple & they seem pretty good, and should be quite hardwearing. Over the course of the next few days I will replace the existing ones with these, there will also be some left over for a few Polo Shirts & Day-Glo vests.
Actually my first camera was a Christmas present from my dad and was a Zenit EM in 1979, and whilst it taught me the basics & I learned to develop & print with it, it was, basically crap. So in 1980 I upgraded (a little) to the Cosina CT-1, I also added 70-150mm zoom lens and continued to learn more & more, After upgrading the darkroom equipment from an old Johnson Wray Enlarger to an LPL C7700 & an EL Nikkor 50mm F2.8 I started to see the weakest link was the cheap glass, the standard lens was OK but the zoom was atrocious so in 1981, with money from Christmas & Birthdays and a loan from my mum & all of the Saturday Job money I had I replaced the CT-1 with a Canon A1, adding in due course a FDn 24mm F2, and an FDn 100mm F2.8, two of the sharpest lenses that Canon made at the time.
Anyway I had been looking for a Cosina CT-1 to add to the collection for quite a long time and most of the ones that I had seen were either totally borked or in such poor condition that I couldn’t be bothered to bid on them. Anyway last week a really tidy one came up and had the original standard lens, it was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay, but I’ve done it now. Just need to give a thorough clean, whack a new battery in it and some XP2 and away we go. One thing that I had forgotten is just how small these cameras are in comparison to my current gear.
It’s been a little while since I updated the blog & in fact been a while since anything really work related, mainly because everything went “tits up” during the initial Covid 19 lockdown & it has never really recovered. Hopefully some new developments over the next few months will improve matters. Anyway more importantly Guildford City have appointed a new manager (well actually brought forward his appointment from the end of this season) to get the club ready for next seasons push for promotion.
With any management change there tends to be other moves as well, City say goodbye to two regular scorers in Jordan Adeyemi, and Guildford stalwart who came up through the ranks at Guildford City Boys & Girls to play regularly for the seniors, Mikey Coppinger.
It’s early days, but the new manager comes with a wealth of experience, mainly at higher levels in the footballing pyramid, and his first game in charge resulted in a win, you frequently get boosts in performances with a manager change as players decide to fight for their places. Hopefully a start to build on.