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    what if...

    you, as I have; inherit some money...

    not a fortune but some money. In my case I just inherited about 6000$...
    both parents now gone..

    some of the money, I'd like to spend on something permanent. As if they gave me a present, and something I wouldnt spend on stupid things as heat- food - drinks or travels..

    what to do?

    I have a GANDOLFI camera - do I want two?
    I have a rolleiflex SL 66 E - should I "upgrade" to the "SE" ?

    what?

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    Buy something that you use all the time and every time you use it, you think about your parents. My father just passed and I needed a new camera like I needed a hole in my head; so I bought a new tripod and head for the 5x7. I didn't have to have it. No when I set it up, I enjoy the thoughts. Just my two bits. No right answers. A very personal question, I know.
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    but a good one.

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    Wow. Until I read to the bottom I was thinking "good 4x5, good lens in shutter, and a freezer full of good film" -- but you've got all that.

    No idea what else to suggest...
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    hmm - and I even have a 25 year old VOLVO!! a classic!

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    What if you buy yourself some time and print a portfolio?
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    Only you know what it is that you lack and would do justice to their memory.

    I would buy a specific camera for street and possible a lens and RFH if I were to buy camera equipment.

    I might buy something that we had in common, that would get used often and last.

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    I would improve my Darkroom with the best possible equipment for the money. I spend lots of time there so I could think of them often.
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    Buy some photographs. Something that inspires you and will increase in value.

    For me, I might buy a Friedlander or a Kenna or a ....

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    You could buy an Ebony 5X7, but then you'd have to change your name and we wouldn't know it was you. Dream darkroom isn't really a bad suggestion.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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