I'm thinking along the same lines as john nanian. I've got more than enough cameras and lenses. If I had seriiouos $$ I'd spend it on serious travelling. Italy and Switzerland for sure. Mexico, Alaska, and a bunch of other places. I'd also spend $$ on film (FP-4+) paper (Fomabrom 111) and chemicals (Ansco 130 and D-76) maybe even build a "for reals" dark room. If I were obscenely wealthy I'd get a A-26 as a platform for my K-17 aerial camera and something like a Jersy Pilot Cutter for exploring the coast of Alaska, where I could take LF photographs and perfect talking like a pirate--arrr!
If money was no object, I would start my own custom camera company. An 8x10 Speed Graphic clone would be nice...as would an 11x14 Sinar back.
...but as for things I would just go out and buy if a bag of money were dropped on my head, here is my short list:
- The world's greatest assistant
- Lots of powerful Mole-Richardsons (4Ks, I believe) and the electrical system to handle them
- The world's remaining supply of tungsten-balanced film (at least a large chunk of it!)
- 5x7 Speed Graphic or Technika
- 8x10/5x7 Sinar kit
- 8x10 enlarger; Durst or DeVere
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