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    Abused cameras?

    I like enjoy using and abusing my Nikon F5, every scratch and wear makes it look that much better. What about you guys?
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    Completely agree--I like scratching and abusing your F5 too.

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    I abuse my gear because I love my gear. No, really.
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    I hesitate to buy mint condition gear because I'm afraid of getting scratches on it. If a camera is already scratched then I don't worry. I don't beat on my gear, but I don't handle it with white gloves either.

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    I would like to kick your F5 a few times!

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    Hey-Send me your F-5 so I can abuse it for awhile.
    BTW --- its my birthday--any body wishing to send me gifts, I'd really, REALLY like ya know-cameras(of any ilk) FILM(35, 120) Forte PolyWARMTONE(any size) I'd really like a Mamiya C-330
    thanks--

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    Hey-Send me your F-5 so I can abuse it for awhile.
    BTW --- its my birthday--any body wishing to send me gifts, I'd really, REALLY like ya know-cameras(of any ilk) FILM(35, 120) Forte PolyWARMTONE(any size) I'd really like a Mamiya C-330
    thanks--
    Happy birthday to you!

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    Thank you---its official--I'm now one day older than dirt!!(well, at least thats what my kids all think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs View Post
    I hesitate to buy mint condition gear because I'm afraid of getting scratches on it. If a camera is already scratched then I don't worry. I don't beat on my gear, but I don't handle it with white gloves either.
    I just don't hesitate to put it into situations where it might be abused.

    Happy birthday Rick!
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    I don't baby my gear, although I don't beat it either. I don't understand why photographers beat the hell out of their equipment. At work, they're constantly sending in gear for repair because it's mistreated, dropped and otherwise not taken care of properly.

    However, it's your gear and you're free to do with it as you choose. I just don't want to be the person who ends up buying your "gently used" camera. I've serviced enough of those, and some can never be restored to usable condition.

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