Largest 4x5 Speed Graphic
Smallest Pentax 110 SLR
Oldest Kodak 1a
Newest Lytros Light Field camera (on order)
Favorite Mamiya 645 Super
Least Favorite Sigma SA1
How many? Not sure... I quit counting long ago, and fortunately so has my wife.
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I have way too many cameras, including non-working models, old fragile cameras, and cheapies, so I'm only going to list what I can really use. I don't really care for 110 format or Polaroid, so I'm not listing those either. This should pretty much cover it.
TLRs/Pseudo-TLRs: Rolleiflex Automat Model 4, Yashica D, Ciro-flex Model D, Mamiya C3 / Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five, Kodak Duaflex II & IV, Holga 120TLR
Rangefinder: Ricoh 500, Argus C3, Yashica Electro GSN, Minolta Hi-Matic 7S, Agfa Agfamatic IIS, Yashica M(inister), Graflex Century 35
SLR: Canon EOS 55, Yashica TL-Electro, Canon EX-EE, Minolta XG-A, Minolta XG-1(n), Minolta X-570, Zenit ET, Pentax K-1000, Nikon F4, Nikon N2020
Misc.: Pho-Tak Foldex 30, FED 50 Automat, Kodak Pony II, Holga 120N, Agfa Clack
Medium format SLR: Zenza Bronica ETRSi, Mamiya 645 Pro
Large format: Graflex Crown Graphic press camera, Calumet 540 monorail
A lot. So many I'm not even sure. And I use all of them, or plan to before I die.
three or four hundred -- haven't counted in some time. So many that when a friend sees an odd camera on the web or in a magazine and idly mentions it might be fun to try, I say "sure, let me dig one out."
mostly from thrift stores, although lately people give me stuff. Leicas and rolleis are the faves, although pinhole is enjoying a resurgence..
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I have 8, which is too many. I am selling 2 to bring the count down to 6.
How Many Cameras Do You Own?
Here is my collection:
Yashica Minister III
Pentax Spotmatic II
Kodak Instamatic Reflex x2
Kodak/Nagel Vollenda Folder (127 Film)
Kodak Bantam 828 Folder
Kodak 828 Flash Bantam
Kodak Medalist II
Kodak Tourist II ( with 800 Supermatic shutter)
Kodak 616 Special (Folder)
Kodak Monitor 616 (Folder)
Kodak #2A Autographic Brownie (Folder)
Kodak #3A Special with combination Back for sheet film
#4 Cartridge Kodak View camera with sheet film back and roll film holder
Kodak #4A Model "A" Folder
Kodak #4A Model "B" Folder
Kodak #4 Pony Premo 5x7 View Camera
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 view Camera
Folmer and Schwing #3A Graflex SLR
2x3 Century Speed Graphic with Roll film holders,Grafmatic Holders and film pack holder
Zeiss Maximar 207/7 View camera with roll film holder and sheet/plate holders
Ansco #5 Roll film Folder
Ansco #7 Roll film camera
Agfa Isolette III Folders
Voightlander Inos Folders
Kodak Autographic Special with Coupled rangefinder x 2
ICA Nixe Folder with ground glass back,sheet/plate holders and film pack holder
In a few months I'll be thinning out this collection. All cameras work and I have film and spools for all roll film cameras.
Oh, what the hell...
Canon EOS 1V < used regularly
Canon EOS 1N < used regularly
Canon EOS 1N-RS
Canon EOS RT (3) < 1 used regularly
Canon EOS 5D < used irregularly
Canon T90 (3) < 1 used regularly
Canon New F-1 < used irregularly
Canon F-1 original < used irregularly
Canon EF < used irregularly
Canon AT-1 (3)
Canon FTbn (9) < 1 used irregularly
Canonet QL17 original version (2)
Canonet QL17 second version
Canon Powershot SD900 < used irregularly
Canon Sure Shot 130u (3)
Canon Sure Shot 130u II (3)
Canon Sure Shot 150u (3)
Canon Sure Shot Z180u (2)
Contax RTS III < used regularly
Contax RX < used regularly
Contax AX < used irregularly
Holga 120S (3)
Mamiya 645 Pro TL < used regularly
Mamiya 645 Pro < used irregularly
Minolta SRT 101
Minolta SRT 102
Minolta SRT 202
Minolta XD11 (5) < 1 used irregularly
Minolta XE7 (2)
Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer (7)
Minolta Capios 25
Minolta Freedom Zoom 115 Date
Minolta Freedom Zoom Supreme (3)
Minolta Freedom Zoom Supreme Elite (3)
Minolta Riva Zoom 140EX
Minolta Freedom Zoom 140EX (12)
Olympus Infinity S
Olympus Infinity Stylus (5)
Olympus mjµ II
Olympus Stylus Epic
Olympus Stylus Epic DLX
Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 115
Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170
Pentax IQZoom 145M Super (3)
Pentax IQZoom 170SI
Pentax IQZOOM 200
Samsung ECX 1
Yashica T4 Super
Zeiss Ikonta 521/2 6x9 < used irregularly
Zeiss Nettar 6x6 < used irregularly
Boxful of vintage Kodak folder and box cameras (~15?)
Boxful of misc P&S film cameras (~20?)
I may have missed a few.
Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.
106, all neatly tallied in Excel.
I heard a show about hoarding behavior that said the difference between hoarders and collectors is that hoarders don't know quite what they have, they stick it here and there and forget about it. For them, getting and owning the item is the important part.
In contrast, collectors love to tally everything in great detail; detailed description, photos, date obtained, cost, seller, etc, as if it were a scientific project.. They can tell you that they have 6 Baby Rolleis, and 14 Art Deco 'Cords, etc, and they know which ones work.
For what it's worth...