my wish list is for an unlimited supply of black foam core and black masking tape so i can continue
building cameras of any size and shape i want, and to sell off most everything i own but 1 camera and 1 lens...
Even mine will do the same. Can someone comment on why wives become killers when they hear about cameras?
I know the majority here are men, so maybe we don't have a sample size than can answer this, but do husbands ever complain about their wives' camera gear acquisition?
For what it's worth, I would never be that kind of wife, nor would I want to be married to that kind of husband.
As for my wishlist, since I travel a lot I would love a camera that is as light as a Holga (with various lenses of similar weight) but that shoots with the quality of a Hasselblad. Interchangeable backs would be great too.
But if we have to go for something real, then I'm kind of like one of the previous posters -- I'd rather be great at what I do, both with the camera and in the darkroom, rather than add more to what I have (30 cameras and counting).
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
1) somebody to take all my orphaned 35mm gear
2) a darkroom that I don't have to disassemble and hide throughout the house when not in use.
4) just one good color lab with reasonable prices....preferably, local ( I really wish E&J were still around!)
My wish is that every body that contacts me about gear I have for sale would follow through. I don't mean buy it, although that would be swell, but in communication. I recently was contacted about a camera for sale, then was informed a money order was on the way, then nothing. The fellow won't reply to PMs and the MO never showed. Another person asks for more pix and better description of a camera, then drops off the face of the planet. I suppose my wish is actually about better manners. As for my gear, I have everything camera wise that I will use, and am selling off what I don't need. I could use Pt/Pd supplies, the budget is tight right now and will be until sales of gear come through.
I already have MX and Hasselblad. I want the M3 with Summarit 50/1.5 lens, a rolleiflex 2.8, Norita 66 with 80/2 lens, pentax 67 + 105/2.4 and... the list goes on. I'm more after the lenses than cameras perse. My guess is that I will get the M3 in 6-7 months.
No 35mm cameras for me. My wish list . . . I would like to have one of the cameras Nadar used during his aerial photography (ballooning) experiments. To have plate cameras from his studio would also be nice.
Okay . . . I'm probably wishing for too much there. How about a 20x24 plate camera with a normal lens, 3 plate holders, and tripod?
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"Photography is a marvelous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds — and one that can be practiced by any imbecile." – Nadar, 1856