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    My beloved...

    We've all got cameras we hold dear, but I recently read a post where a guy claimed his most dearly beloved piece of photo gear was his laser alignment tool for his enlarger. Got me to thinking, what pieces of non-camera, non-lens do we all hold dear or semi-dear?

    For me it'd probably be my pair of Sunpak 383 Super flashes. Multiple output levels, low trigger voltage, fast recycle times, tilt and swivel, what's not to love?
    In life you only get one great dog, one great car, and one great woman. Pet the dog. Drive the car. Make love to the woman. Don't mix them up.

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    My Sekonic L-398 light meter. I've owned it for three decades and it's the only meter I trust.
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    Another Sekonic meter, the little 308. Tough, well-designed, single AA-powered, go-anywhere meter that reads flash+incident as accurately as my plus-size 558 that definitely won't fit in a shirt pocket.

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    My Kenko KFM 2100 ( formally the Minolta Auto meter V1 ) digital light meter.
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    Gossen Luna Pro
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    Probably my Hasselblad. Only because I thought I'd never be able to afford to own one, and I managed to find one for $500 that was LNIB, including the boxes, and from a very nice woman with a very touching story. She knew the value of the camera but she just really wanted to see someone get happiness from it. Total stranger but she gave me a big hug and cried before I left. It was apparently her late husband's prized camera.

    I will never sell that camera no matter what.

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    My rubber air pump that blew off so much dust on camera equipments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    We've all got cameras we hold dear, ...
    "hold dear" ?

    I think there's no photo thing I own that's not for sale at the right price.

    But, as for "favorite" non-camera/lens: has to be the RH Designs F/stop timer. Followed by just having heat, AC and running water in the darkroom!

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    My wife. Oh, that doesn't count does it. I enjoy good equipment, but it seems relatively unimportant in the scheme of things.

    I do appreciate my Leica gear for the way it let's me accomplish stuff that would be more difficult otherwise. Any M body with appropriate 35 and 50 Summicrons (or equivalent) would do the trick, so my specifics probably don't matter.
    Last edited by Mark Crabtree; 04-01-2012 at 12:34 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    My Arca Swiss Cube..

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