Your Wish List?

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  1. snegron

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    For many years I have purchased/used/accumulated many film bodies. While I have stuck mostly with Nikon, I have also experimented with other brands. My first SLR was a Pentax K1000, but after that I switched to Nikon. I currently have 3 cameras on my wish list:

    1. A Pentax MX

    2. A Leica M3

    3. A Hasselblad 500 C/M

    What's on your wish list?
     
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  2. Alan Gales

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    Maybe an 11x14 but my wife would kill me.
     
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    Become a better photographer through knowledge/experience/practice rather than more gear acquisition
     
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    ....but you need an actual camera in order to fulfill this wish.
     
  5. Alan Gales

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    Good point and my wife won't kill me!
     
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    Do yourself a favor and buy the Hasselblad.
     
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    No 2 on your list was on mine until this afternoon when I picked up a nice 1957 M3 :D. The 500C/M is too but it'll have to stay there a little longer - meanwhile, I have a Bronica SQ-A. Pretty happy with what's in my bag, truth be told.

    Dan
     
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    Even mine will do the same. Can someone comment on why wives become killers when they hear about cameras?
     
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    Oh the list too long but let me shorten to 3 like yours.

    1. Linhof master karden TL 4x5
    2. Hasselblad 2000FC/M
    3. Nikon F2AS (I had one since new but got stolen).
     
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    My wish list is real short.

    I have all the cameras and lenses I want. It took years to buy just what I wanted.
     
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    1) A 12x20 camera
    2) 12x20 BTZS Tubes*
    3) Delta 3200 in sheet films, and avaliable during Ilford's ULF runs*

    *Hey! I dont recall saying the wishlist had to be avaliable or commercially viable.

    But seriously, I would like to be comfortable enough in my LF photography skills to justify buying one of those monsters one day. So I guess my real wishlist is

    1) 12x20 camera
    2) The skill to use such a monster
    3) a wife that also wants a behemoth camera :D
     
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    I think my husband has learned that if he gets me a camera, I might not kill him for getting another old car. You might just need to point out that cameras take up less space (at least individually) than cars. And I'd suggest buying something that sparkles for her prior to buying another camera.


    And my wish list might include an 8x10, but I don't know that I'd use it enough with all the other cameras I have that don't get used enough already.
     
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    My wife and I have an arrangment....I do not take issue with her shoes & handbags and she doesn't take issue with my cameras.
     
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    I already own my wish list and it didn't make mea better photographer;just poorer.:whistling:
     
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    Every lens made for my Canon Elan 7n, a 2nd Elan, and a big chest freezer of film.
     
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    great arrangementsbut, for my model photography ,I need shoes and cameras.Actually,I have more female shoes than she does.:laugh:
     
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    I want to build a slideing box 8X10 camera so on my list is 8X10 film holders. I'm finding they are expensive so I haven't found them yet at a good price. but I'll keep searching.
     
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    Ralph:

    Having reviewed a fair bit of your model photography, it seems to me that a fair few times all they are wearing is shoes :whistling:.
     
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    Damn, I am late by just 5.5 years :sad::whistling:
     
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    Trust me. Buy an 8x10 and a 14" Commercial Ektar. You will use it! :smile:
     
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    Shoot em barefoot. If they are naked no one will notice their shoes anyway.
     
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    Yeah, but do you own an Xpan?
     
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    my wish list is for an unlimited supply of black foam core and black masking tape so i can continue
    building cameras of any size and shape i want, and to sell off most everything i own but 1 camera and 1 lens...
     
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    I know the majority here are men, so maybe we don't have a sample size than can answer this, but do husbands ever complain about their wives' camera gear acquisition? :wink:

    For what it's worth, I would never be that kind of wife, nor would I want to be married to that kind of husband.

    As for my wishlist, since I travel a lot I would love a camera that is as light as a Holga (with various lenses of similar weight) but that shoots with the quality of a Hasselblad. Interchangeable backs would be great too.

    But if we have to go for something real, then I'm kind of like one of the previous posters -- I'd rather be great at what I do, both with the camera and in the darkroom, rather than add more to what I have (30 cameras and counting).
     
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    I have a shocking amount of cameras. And I've settled to a handful that I use consistently. I would like to add some lenses for these cameras:

    - Zeiss Ikon Tenax II
    - Zeisss Ikon Nettax (35mm)
    - Rolleiflex SL 35 series

    That's pretty much it. I've owned and used many other cameras. Way too many.