are you an equipment snob ?
i don't have any preference for the cameras i use.
i have too many of them so just grab what it handy
or that will be easiest to work with with the medium i am working with
so, a 35mm or half frame or 110 might work, or if i am using paper negatives
something bigger, but im not too particular ... that larger one might be a junky pre war box camera
or a 8x10 camera ..
i guess i am a little bit of an equipment snob, i don't really like too much auto
cause i don't bother with any of that stuff, id like to over ride all of it ...
so .. are YOU an equipment snob ?
why, why not ?
Yes, yes I am. I had T-shirts made up, one for when I'm using my Linhof says "My other camera is a Deardorff" and another, for when I'm using the Deardorff says "My other camera is a Linhof".
Originally Posted by jnanian
I wish I'd thought of this back when I owned two Leica M3s and a IIIG - I'd have had a shirt made that said "My other cameras are Leicas, too".
Oh yes. If I take out the M2 I'm in working mode and no excuse is permitted and the M2 is part of me. If I take out one of my other 10 cameras, they are toys and I am playing.
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”
I *like* equipment, but I don't feel like a snob about it. I just think the mechanical-age gestalt of mid-20th-century cameras, and the extensive manual involvement in using (especially) prewar large format, are enjoyable. But if anything I may be kind of a reverse snob, in that I'm more likely to admire the photographer who can get a good result from a Rube Goldberg setup of scrap wood and chewing gum than the one who spent US$2,284,572,275,073.36 on the newest shiniest fanciest everything.
It's a personality trait, I think; I'm the same way about cars, guitars, horses, garden tools, camping equipment...anything that functions as a tool, I admire good workmanship, I work best with tools I feel a personal "bond" with, but I'm kind of contemptuous when I see someone have the attitude "this tool isn't good enough for me". Man, if you could *really* ride, you'd be able to win that equitation class on a moose. Or whatever.
 That's American for "Heath Robinson", I believe.
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No, not a gear snob. I have some nice gear in several formats but don't flaunt it and don't care what others think about it (or me). All I want is to be using gear that will get me the images. I often choose which gear would be best given the time, place, and subject... but that's all about choosing the right tool rather than snobbery.
Look at my prized possessions...
I wear through the chrome on my cameras just stroking them and calling them by name.
See Monty Python's "Bruce"
She'll have lower back pain for sure.
Originally Posted by NB23