Have some replicas made... but don't do what the BBC did with microphones in the 1970s. Management were worried about performers miming with real microphones on Top of the Pops so they had some very realistic looking replicas built. They cost more than the actual microphones!
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.
I currently own 3 working cameras:
Ricoh KR 30-sp
Konica Autoreflex TC
Minolta Maxxum 650
One kit that hasn't been put together yet that I bought on Ebay, a 35mm TLR
One medium format that needs some work:
Yashica Mat (thats all it says on the front plate)
1 Mamiya 645
These are my cameras:
Nikon F100 (two)
Kodak Retinette 1A
Hasselblad, FA and F100 are, nowadays, the cameras I usually work with.
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Originally Posted by Henry Alive
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Three view cameras, seven 35mm (most of which go unused any more, some inherited) and two 6x6 - a TLR and an SLR. More than enough to get the job done.
14 (i think)8 nikons 3 hassrlblsd and 3 4x5s. if i had to settle on one, i would pick one of the hsselblads.
Nikon: F5, F, FG, Nikkormat FTN
Pentax: Spotmatic F, ME Super, 6x7
Yashica: TL Electro X ITS, Yashicamat 124G
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Currently, not very many.
Nikon F5 (actually in my hands, as in, I can grab it and shoot with it)
Nikon F FTn (2/3rd's paid off - should be paid off by the weekend and then shipped out next week)
Pentax Super A (bought this for a friend - still need to get the paperwork necessary to cross the border into Canada and deliver it to him)
1 Canon point 'n shoot mainly used for film camera pr0n.
In the past, I've owned up to 13 cameras at a time.
In January 2006:
Nikomat FTn parts camera
Nikon F2A x2
Nikon FM x2 (one black, one chrome)
Nikon FM2n x2 (one parts camera, one frankenstein camera)
I think the happy medium for me will probably be three Nikon film bodies. My F5, my old F2AS, when I get it back, and my F FTn.
Since 1984, I've owned:
4 Pentax H3v/SV cameras (three H3v's, one SV)
5 Pentax Spotmatic cameras (two SP, two Honeywell 1st gen, one Spot F parts cam)
3 ME Supers (two worked, one didn't)
SF10 - didn't work
2 Nikkormat FT bodies (one working, one donor)
24 Nikkormat/Nikomat FTn bodies (some functional, some parts)
16 Nikkormat/Nikomat FT2 bodies (same as above)
4 Nikkormat FT3 bodies
3 Nikkormat/Nikomat EL bodies (two worked, but weren't that great, one had dead cells)
3 Nikon FE bodies (one worked, two parts)
2 Nikon FE2 bodies
9 Nikon FM bodies (some parts, some ok)
3 Nikon FM2 bodies (early model - one good, two parts)
22 Nikon FM2n bodies (two parts bodies)
13 Nikon F bodies (two junkers)
12 Nikon F2 bodies
12 Nikon F3 bodies (two Press versions included, and two parts cameras)
15 Nikon F4 bodies
5 Nikon F5 bodies
2 Hasselblad 500c bodies
1 Hasselblad 500EL body (junker - came with an 80/2.8 T* that was good)
2 Leica R4 bodies
1 Minox IIIS
168 cameras since December 1st, 1984. Between 1984 and 2004, I'd owned ten total. One of the Pentax H3v bodies, three Nikkormat/Nikomat FTn bodies, a Nikkormat FT2, an FM2n, two FM's, the Minox, and one of the F3P bodies. Cameras started exploding in early 2005 for me. Discovered that I could try something for two months, get bored, then get something else. Usually, a week or so later, I'd miss the old item and either get it back or get one just like it. Still doing it, I see.
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APUG: F3P, F2AS, Nikomat FT2
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2 AI, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
'tax gear: Spot II, 55/1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
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