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    You guys have it all wrong! As the ad says - it is "perfect" for Lomography!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Rahman View Post
    You guys have it all wrong! As the ad says - it is "perfect" for Lomography!
    I don't do Lomography, though I have a lot of old, expired films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    Some people have more money than brains.

    Even better, ten years ago brand new Nikon rear lens caps were selling at $5 over retail, shipping extra.
    Collecting is not a rational endeavor (try buying a first generation Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur). In the case of film, as PE noted, there's practical aspects to consider unless that film was going to sit in a display cabinet forever. But if you can sleep at night knowing what you've paid I say follow your heart; yuppie epiphanies drive the world's economies. (As an aside, few seem to apply their worth metrics to automobiles, an "investment" that usually loses half its value in five years. Go figure.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by semi-ambivalent View Post
    Collecting is not a rational endeavor
    But it is rational. The current neurological basis for artifact collection is that it assists memory thereby aiding longevity.

    It only becomes irrational when positioned against a purely artificial human construct like personal finances.

    In the collective, this is the reason why we have museums and art galleries, very often with free admission. They assist our collective memory and enhance survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristophanes View Post
    But it is rational. The current neurological basis for artifact collection is that it assists memory thereby aiding longevity.

    It only becomes irrational when positioned against a purely artificial human construct like personal finances.

    In the collective, this is the reason why we have museums and art galleries, very often with free admission. They assist our collective memory and enhance survival.
    I disagree. 1) My memory would be assisted no more by owning four Nikon Fs than by owning one, unless I had always owned them and they were part of my lived past. 2) Money, strictly, is irrelevant here. The price one pays for a lens is not the point; the point is that one paid perhaps a great deal because, e.g., that lens has a serial number the same as a similar lens you already own, incremented by one. It assigns "extra" physical value to a mathematical construct and not to the object itself. 3) People collect to possess. As soon as my local museum lets me walk out with a Maria Martinez wedding vase I'll include them as assisting me as a collector. What I see is that, to enhance survival, people visit museums only to loot them. Otherwise, museums are a reflection of a (genteel) populace that has already satisfied the "baser" needs of survival. See Maslow. 4) I'm not a psychologist, but bleeding people to adjust the humors also used to be current.

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    And Vanbar has Provia 400X for $38/roll

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