So I just lucked out and got an old Yashica TL Electro (with 50mm lens, case, and manual) on ebay for $35 including shipping. Seems like a good deal to me! I feel like I'm in grade 10 again, which was probably the last time I was regularly searching online for a film SLR
for my photography class. I hope I can make this camera give me some decent photos. I'm excited for film, even if it costs me more.
Speaking of costing more, Erick and I just looked at the most beautiful apartment at Herkimer and Caroline- I believe it was 124 Herkimer. And by beautiful I mean stunning. Its on a second floor of a grand old house, has 12 foot ceilings throughout, 3 giant bay windows, medallions above the ceiling light fixtures, dark hardwood floors, a giant beautiful bathroom, big kitchen, counterspace...drool. And it is in immaculate condition. I should have taken pictures. BUT its expensive. And there was no garden space. We cooould indulge ourselves and take it, but I don't think we should. Its about $500 a month more than what we're paying now. That's $6000 a year more! So as beautiful as it was, and as shitty the other options on the rental market are right now, I think we'll pass.