Braxus - Enjoyed the camera history of your life so far. I think many of us are also occasionally tempted to lay out our camera history, because to each of us there is real adventure involved with each experience, some good, some bad - tho if we elaborated I suspect everybody would leave the party. I managed your story just fine, but had dig to find the questions, three, I guess:
1 - "I not long ago bought a cell phone with a 2 megapixel camera in it. Does that even count as a real camera?" Answer: Hell No and see #3
2 - "... I'm running out of places to put all these, and not to mention my cost of insurance will skyrocket for replacement value. Is this a camera sickness I've picked up?" Answer: Yes. Join the party. Go broke
3 - "I realize this is a 35mm forum, but this would apply to any format camera that you may own." I assume "this" reads as "insanity of acquisition", and your sentence is meant as a question. That the case, within the warm, all-analog-camera heart of APUG, the answer is: The more cameras (of any kind) you have, the crazier you are. A good thing.
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35mm: Olympus XA, Ricoh P&S, Nikon FM2n, Kiev 4A, (soon to be) Zeiss Ikon
Medium Format: Hasselblad 501CM, Rolleicord III, Graflex 22
Large Format: Just a twinkle in the eye
B & D
Quiquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur
3, pentax spotmatic, canon t50 and konica autoreflex
More if P&s counts
35: Four Minolta SRTs
LF: Burke & James 4x5 monorail
Quite a few, although I quit counting a couple of years ago. Much more than most but not nearly as many as some but certainly more than I need.
Six Rolleiflexes, I think. Seven or eight Ikoflexes. Two Contax II, three or five Contax IIa, two or three Contax IIIa, a bunch of Retinas (no duplicates), several Super Ikonta C cameras, numerous folders (Agfa, Zeiss Ikon and Kodak/Nagel mostly), several Rollei 35 (B, T and S too), four Box Tengors, a Super Nettel, Nettax 35mm, Tenax II, East German Tenax, a couple of Contarex, a Rolleiflex SL 35 E, SL26 and SL66 and several more here and there that I know I've missed.
I dumped all my Leica M stuff ... too heavy and the offensive elitism of some Leica users sort of turned me off on the brand. I still have a IIIf with a Summitar.
I go back and forth on unloading my Agfas and/or Voigtlanders (pre-1970 stuff).
I guess I have about 20 or 30 favorites: Contax IIa, Super Ikonta C, Nettax 35mm rangefinder, Tenax II, Zeiss Ikon (the new one), some of the Rolleiflex TLRs, my original Nikons and others that cycle in and out of the user pile.
I have a Nikon S out on loan, and I sold my Cosina Voigtlander Bessa-R.
Four cameras that I want to finish restoring and use: Miroflex 9x12, Contaflex TLR, National Graflex Series II, 6x9 Mess Ikonta.
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ekekm: "I dumped all my Leica M stuff ... too heavy and the offensive elitism of some Leica users sort of turned me off on the brand. I still have a IIIf with a Summitar."
See? Can't let it go can you? You just had to tell. ;¬)
I have 7. 3 R series Leica, 1 Rollei 35S, 1 Rolleiflex 12/24 3.5F, 1 Mamiya 7II, 1 Linhof Technikardan 45S. Just don't ask how many lenses.
35mm cameras, this being the 35mm forum? I just have one these days--A Canon "New" F-1 that I bought new around 1983.
2 M/F Mamiya
2 SLR Canon
1 35mm compact Minox
1 R/F Contax 2
1 Voigtlander Vito B
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2 SLR: Pentax K1000, Nikon N65
1 120: Forgot the name, el cheapo camera that's fun (Made by Sunbeam?)
3 620's: 1 Brownie Hawkeye with Flash, 1 Kodak Duaflex II, 1 Kodak Duaflex III
1 127: Kodak Brownie Special, works really well
1 Rangefinder: Good 'ole Argus brick that was in great shape
MF/LF Graflex, or build my own
"(Insert witty/meaningful/inspirational/silly comment here)" - J. Denney