I think the car fanatics would probably put us to shame when it comes to pet names for inanimate objects. My cameras don't have pet names but our cars do. We have "Bob" (a 7 year old Subaru Outback) and my wife mainly drives "Dianne" (a 15 year old Toyota Corolla) - pretty dull, eh?!
I'm the son of an retired pro shooter. I grew up watching my father use a variety of Linhof's, Hasselblad's, and Rollei's. For reasons I can't rationally explain, the Hasselblad's always were my favorite. Although I own more digital camera gear than I have a right to, my photography dreams always involved Hasselblad. A few months ago I finally purchased a 500CM and a couple of Zeiss lenses. The minute that chrome and black camera arrived at my home, it felt like I'd come full circle. I continue to enjoy my DSLR gear, but it doesn't come close to having mojo like that 500CM. There is something about Victor's design that just feels magical to me.
It wasn't Victor' s original design it was copied largely.from an aerial camera found in in German military aircraft that crash landed in.Sweden in W.W11
Contest Nr 3. For all the lonely boys out there - Marry my Mamiya. She's old + tired but an exotic Asian beauty who's reliable and as comfotable as a pair of well-worn slippers. This contest has an entry fee; enquire within.
Contest Nr 4: Hassle my Hassy. Tease it, taunt it, or poke it in the eye. Call it silly names but don't be verbally abusive. Tickle it untill it squeals with delight or spank until it cries. Have your way with this little Hassy if that is your desire. Only one at this price. Hurry before this offer expires. Subject to prior sale or cancellation of offer without prior notification.