The two Japanese millennials sat and reminisced on their youth as they partook in a shared roll of a newer American classic: Kodak's TMAX 100.
Camera Models: Minolta Maxxum HTSi (1997) and Nikon N75 (2002)
Similarities: Both are "mid-entry level" SLR cameras dating from the last 10 years of film's dominance that are largely overlooked today by film enthusiasts, who instead opt for higher end models of the era. Both were acquired as an extra of a multi-camera lot, and happened to function perfectly.
Differences: The models come from different makers, and have different button locations for some similar functions. The Minolta allows for manual setting of ISO speeds and has a faster top shutter speed of 1/4000 second. The Nikon has five illuminated focus points that can be easily selected using a pad on the back of the camera.
Film Shared: Kodak TMax 100, fresh dated.
In a world of camera collecting and shooting, you're bound to acquire a few extras you'd never intended to snap up. Typically, these come in the form of an extra camera body bundled in with a multi camera lot that contains something else of interest. All too often, these extra pieces are either something broken, something that you already have, or something that is just not terribly interesting.
Of the last of those classifications, there is often room for a slight change of heart, one that happens when you pick up that camera, load it with batteries (if it requires them), and fire off a few test shots, only to realize "You know what?!? I don't hate this!"