How many IS too many?
A couple of weeks ago, I suffered a moment of weakness and I ordered yet another 35mm body from KEH. A chrome Nikon FA in EX condition....
While I was waiting for it to come, I realized it would make....geez, when you loose count surely, it is a sign.
I hauled out all the 35mm bodies I could remember. I left my wife's Canon EOS out of the count...one, two....eleven and one more on the way makes...TWELVE!
I've tried to sell some. I gave some away...still, there are ten!
Pentax KX (my first "real camera - even my wife agrees, this one's a keeper).
Nikon FM3a, black FA and chrome FA
Minolta X-370N and SRT-201
Yashica FX-3 super 2000 (I'm amazed at the ML glass)
Pentax H1a, Spotmatic, and SP-1000
I won't even go into the glass...am I sick? I need help.
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You sound normal enough to me.
"While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"
I was glancing at Ebay. Not intending on anything more then glancing. When I saw a nice easel. I instantly knew the model and that the easel was missing parts. All this from a little photo. Do I clue in to the fact I knew too much? Nope. So I put in a low ball bid. Thinking of all the things this strange and unusual easel will let me do. It shows up and I go to put it away. Right on top of the one I already have. :rolleyes: I then understood why it looked so familiar. At least it was only $5.
Good Morning, Brad,
Why the concern? You still have MF and LF to work on.
Well, I kinda skipped right over medium format and went stright to 4x5...then 5x7.
Originally Posted by Konical
8x10 is calling me. I can hear it beckoning...
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What, no Leica?!
Originally Posted by BradS
Originally Posted by Keith Tapscott.
Only in my dreams.
Brad, since you asked, I think you're out of your mind. I don't say sick only because I have uncountably many normal lenses for 2x3 and don't want you to tell me that I'm sick too.
Its not that you have too many 35 mm SLR bodies, rather that you have too many mount systems. The worst of it is that none offers many advantages over the others. If I were you, I'd dispose of all but the Nikons. Or all but the KX and buy another K-mount body or two so that I could shoot more than one emulsion at roughly the same time.
I can't imagine how you maintain equipment proficiency with so many similar but not quite the same bodies.
Naw, not sick at all, but as dan said, trim down to one mount and then you will at least have a situation where everything works on everything.
Originally Posted by BradS
(with nearly a dozen 35mm bodies and tons of glass..)
You are definitely very ill. The only hope for you, I'm afraid, is to pack the whole lot up and ship them to me in Canada. (We have a natural immunity up here.)
Seriously, it is called an embarrassment of riches. Enjoy your cameras; show them love. (they appreciate it.) You only need to send me one.
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points
system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...