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    Lost cameras

    I recently went through a strange time period where I was losing cameras. All my life I've been relatively lucky or careful, but then weird things happened in spades. I lost two cameras, a Minolta 807si and a Olympus Stylus Epic to drowning, a $300 digicam to vanishing (have no clue where it went. It simply went *between*) and a Canon EOS-3 to leaky battery corrosion. I have also misplaced a nice little Minolta Freedom Zoom EX point and shoot that I recently gave up the search on and got one on eBay. I have two of them now. Somewhere. Oh, and I recently came across a Canon EOS-1n that i would have swore I sold, and not only that, it had film in it. Found film is always fun, especially when it's your own!

    The ones I drowned and the battery issue are understandable, but how do cameras simply vanish? Anyone else *know* you own a camera but can't find it? We have a cat too, who simply vanishes. Perhaps Iowa has a Bermuda triangle that floats around my house.
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    Haha you should develop the film and see who's the culprit. Maybe its the cat going on adventures. Though how a house cat could hold something like an 1n, I cannot fathom.

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    Maybe's its a bobcat from the woods across his backyard.
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    There is a reason for that problem But I can not remember what it is.

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    The cat took it and hocked it for some Meow Mix

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    Cameras do vanish. Especially during a move. I had a pristine Century Graphic with red bellows and 8 backs. Vanished during a move 11 years ago. The only thing I could find was the backs. Then there was the SRT 101b and X-700 that vanished about 5 years ago. And if the missing cameras weren't bad enough, all my Kodachromes of a European trip vanished. We have a cat but he swears he didn't do it.

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    Check the same place that single sox go to.
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    In her younger days our cat often disappeared into the cat dimension, this is a dimension at right-angles to our own, where cats head when they want to get away for a while. Occasionally they suck other things in with them as they go through the portal. Sometimes the stuff comes back, other times not.

    Socks seem especially vulnerable to entering the cat dimension. Some of my tools have made several round trips.

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    You seem to have found a superb answer to the problem of too many cameras

    When you have reached the joy of total camera loss get thyself a reliable single camera you like - Use it day in day out so your hand feels empty without it, except when you are in the darkroom printing the negs from your camera which by now will fit seamlessly between your hand and eye and the images will become an extension of your mind

    In the meantime, insure what you have left

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    I loose cameras, but later I find them. I just have too many
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