I only had one camera for several years ( a minolta 800si), then I decided I wanted to really learn how to make photographs so I got a manual focus (x-700) that was interesting so I got a ziess folder, that was fun so I got a speed graphic...
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
everything after that is kind of hazy...
Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.
i don't think you have read the confess up how many cameras do you own thread.
i agree with mr ishutteratthethought
By bouncing around from one camera to the other week by week do we ever get the best from ourselves or the camera? Kind of like a jack of all trades and master of none. From what i have read over the years it seems to me that most of the famous and not so famous photographers we hold with such reverance used one and only one brand or type of camera and sometimes only one lens for their camera. Why or how do I and others get so caught up in the gear?
We do not always achieve this by doing so (and yes; definitely sometimes we definitely do achieve this by doing so), but whilst doing so. In other words, great photographers usually get the best from themselves and their camera, period, regardless of what it is or how many different ones they use.
Originally Posted by FM2N
"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
- Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)
This thread is becoming either a "camera confessional" or a place to brag. To that I take my place at the podium and say "hello, my name is Joel (pause for obligatory greeting) and I'm a cameraholic. I had been clean for about twenty years with only the occasional cheap P&S but now that I have fewer children an a little bit more discretionary funds to play with I say to heck with it all I'm gonna go nuts and get what I want before the world comes to a screeching halt and we all get flung out into space. Thank you and goodnight."
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That's too funny, S.
Originally Posted by ishutteratthethought
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh
I expect some of us become masters of all trades and others, jacks of none (except that the last bit doesn't make any sense!).
Originally Posted by FM2N
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
One can never have too many cameras! Too few however is a grave sin.
I have the following:
An Olympus half-frame camera
An OM1 (35mm)
An OM2s/p (35mm) plus lenses (18mm, 24mm, 50mm f1.8, 135mm f2.8, 35-70mm)
A Contax G2 camera plus lenses (21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, 90mm)
An Olympus E-3 camera plus lenses (50mm macro, 7-14mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm)
My "new" Mamiya 645 Pro TL camera (4.5x6) plus lenses - so far (55mm N/L, 80mm, 80mm macro)
My dad's Box Brownie
A Microcord TLR (6x6)
Ebony 45SU (4x5) plus lenses (58mm XL, 75mm, 90mm, 120mm Apo, 120mm macro, 150mm, 180mm, 229mm (Cooke PS945), 300mm)
Oh yes, and the digital compacts made by Olympus, Nikon & Leica...
Did you say you had too many cameras and lenses? :rolleyes:
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Film Cameras currently used:
Large/Stort-format: Ebony 45SU (field camera), Medium/Medlem-format: Mamiya 7, Hasselblad 503CW
35mm/Små format: Nikon: F4, D800 (yes digital, I know)
On second thought,,, I'll keep the kids and trade the wife for another camera.
Originally Posted by lxdude
Am I in trouble now???
Thing. Looks like you're a sinner, doesn't it?
Originally Posted by Thingy