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    Too many cameras??????

    I klnow some of you will say you can never have too many cameras but, I have a Mamiya M645 1000s, M645 and three great lenses for these bodies.
    I also have an RB67, 4 lenses , 3 back, left hand grip and the Mamiya hard aluminum case.

    I am trying to decide do I need both of these kits and wondered how some of you might think this through.
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    Is there any camera among your very small collection that you never use?


    If so, you might want to consider beginning to use that one too.

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    In what situations do you use each camera?

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    I, too, have duplicates though not in medium format. I came to conclusion that I like gears. I like using different gears. I like how each one is different. Do I need all that duplicate to take great photos? Perhaps not. Do I enjoy using different gear as part of image making process? Yes.

    I think, there is a point in future, things can get out of control and have simply too many. I think, that point is, when I forget I had a certain camera. I'm not even close to that.

    I realize, this is my hobby. As such, I enjoy it the way I see it fit.

    I don't know if I am really answering your question but I think, the only person who can really answer it is yourself....
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    IMHO you do not have a problem. Use the 645 for portraits. And the 67 for your other work.

    You also need a 6x6 TLR and several LF cameras.

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    I think you're doing better than most!

    I've been trying to trim my camera arsenal for years, and have arrived at:
    1. Hasselblad 500 system with two lenses
    2. Pentax KX 35mm system with too many lenses (only need the 35, 55, and 100 really)
    3. Minox 35GT
    4. Holga
    5. Pinhole 6x6
    6. 5x7 Century that I never use, but it's really nice to look at!

    I use them all extensively, so I'm happy. Don't need anything else. But I am mighty tempted to invest in a Leica system in the future, even though I really don't need one.

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    He who dies with the most toys--wins!
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    You don't have enough cameras!

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    It does seem to me that the OP is somewhat camera deprived. Perhaps I can send him a couple?
    I didn't see any 127 format cameras there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    I am trying to decide do I need both of these kits and wondered how some of you might think this through.
    I would assume you have two different format systems because you shoot different types of work with each one. If that is the case, then of course you do need both systems. If not... that is, if you shoot the same kind of work with both formats, then you may have a point. Decide which format suits your needs best and sell the other.
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