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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneR View Post
    I tend toward one format.. one camera and one lens, with a back up, though I use two different 6"x7" systems. I find it hard to think about how I want the pictures to look when I change gear a lot, so I don't. Of course, I have some 35mm gear and a 4x5 kit on hand, but haven't used them in awhile. I think if I did, I'd use them to the exclusion of the 6x7 for a good long time so I would get quite used to them again.
    I agree Suzanne, I feel that my best cameras are the ones that I'm most used to, the ones I can operate without thinking, which is why I've had almost all of my cameras more than twenty years and am still happy with them, constantly changing the tools and working methods is counter productive.
    I realized long ago that it's not the quality of the cameras and lenses I have that's holding me back from being a brilliant photographer just my lack of talent .
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    I don't have just myself to think about...I have three 13-yr old boys. They have very different personalities, so having just one type of camera available for them won't do. I am in the process of getting a Mamiya 330 system together in case one decides to go medium format, plus I already have a Graflex TLR for lighter travel. I have an old Speed Graphic (wood front standard and a list of 24 different shutter speeds!) in case one wants to go 4x5 (it has a nice looking Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 150/4.5 in a Compur), and I have a Nikon N2000 and some lenses if one wants to play with 35mm. I have a "spare" 8x10 (2D with 8x10 and 5x7 backs and a barrel lens) that they can use -- with supervision.

    So I need all this extra gear in case they show some interest!

    If they want to go digital, they can buy their own -- one boy saved his money and bought a Canon P&S digital. I never have had a darkroom at home, so the boys have not been exposed to that much. I hope to get them into the darkroom some this summer. They do get involved in my work on the other side of the lens.

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    Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
    Scanned 8x10 pt/pd prints
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    Last edited by Vaughn; 12-04-2010 at 05:34 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    All of the cameras that I've built and the one I have not built!!

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    If I can afford it (and luckily I can) one for every mode of working and perhaps a backup. So it changes with the way I work, which makes the industry and Ebay sellers happy.

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    John, I just did an inventory of the cameras I have acquired over the past few months and I was astonished at the number. I thought that my wife was exaggerating but now I see that she actually low balled the number. I bought several cameras for the extra lenses and then never sold the bodies and some came as multiples in a purchase but all the cameras I have I like and use. Some are for specific use and some just because I like them but I still have a list of wants. I am chagrined to say that I have a rather huge collection and there appears to be no end in sight but to answer you question, one of each format but the actual number is seventy-three.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    I need as many as I can have without getting divorced
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    "Wake up, dream, and photograph what you have seen.
    Don't wake up, photograph, and dream of what could have been."

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    I have one 35mm kit with a couple of lenses, 6x6 kit that consists of a C-330 and C-220 bodies along with a few lenses, and a 4x5 kit with a couple of lenses. My mainstay is the 6x6, and shoot the 35mm less than any, and am learning to use the 4x5. For super portability I shoot an Isolette 6x6 folder, and guestimate exposure, simplicity at its finest.
    Rick Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shangheye View Post
    I need as many as I can have without getting divorced
    I am blessed to married to an extremely tolerant woman but there are limits to what she can handle at any one time.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    Not many. Just one more...... Promise!

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    Lets see, I have my "good" Nikon that does everything well but doesn't have a built in flash so I also have my plastic Nikon with a built in flash, and there is the older low end Nikon that tends to hunt in auto focus, there is the all manual Nikon, and the Nikon that meters automatically but is manual focus, I need them all. Then when i want to go swimming I need a Nikonos that will not share lenses with the other cameras. Sometimes I need to take a quick shot and e-mail it, or I want to learn how to do something without using up a lot of film so I need a digital Nikon as well. I like 3D photos so I need two Kodak Stereo cameras to shoot that with. I like to hike so i need two Kodak folding cameras that fit in my pocket. For those days when I want detail I need a medium format SLR. I also need a few pocket point and shoot digitals for just in case.

    Now I know I could probably get by with a lot less gear, but I do shoot every single film camera I own at least once a month some more than that, if I don't shoot a camera within six months it goes to a new home, that simple. There is only one camera that I allow to skirt the rules a little, and that is the Nikonos it works quite well on land but I prefer to use it in the water so it gets a pass in the winter because the water here gets to be too hard to swim in.

    One other thing, my tells me that if I get many more cameras I'm going to need a place to live with them so I don't think I need many more cameras.
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

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