Kent in SD
I hate reserve auctions.
I would've just won a Koni-Omega Rapid if there was no reserve. The body, 3 lenses, 2 finders, 2 backs. My girlfriend would've been horribly pissed, but I would've had one.
Oh well. Hopefully I win the next one!
This days I am in negotiations with myself about "To get a Rolleiflex 3.5E planar, or not". I found a good seler with good price and he can send me anytime.
But I have some troubles about choosing the camera 'smart' or 'practicaly'.. I am not a professional photographer, but hobbyist who use 35mm film cameras and advanced P&S, and I don't shoot that much often, so I would not use the rollei that often but mostly for some outdoor portraits of friends & family, but planning sooner for some photoshoots with persons, band members, etc.
What stucks me in also is that in my country i know only one seller who have some expired portra 160/400 vc and t-max 400, both expired 2005, but he won't have this films forever, after that I'm unable to buy any 120mm film, only some garbage 35mm at local stores. I'll need a scanner too. The lab in my town scanes and develops 35/120mm films, but shooting paralel 35 and 120 film + developing and scanning might cost me very much.
Indeed, I don't really need the quality of the medium format need but I like to try. Practicaly it's not clever getting in this mess, emotionaly - it is.
I don't know will I regret buying, or regret not buying.
My late wife would occasionally complain about my purchases, I didn't buy much, just bribe her with another toy and she would keep quiet. She has been gone for eight years. I have met another lady who likes photography, thinks film sucks, has a Nikon 0D200 and a few very nice lenses. She was complaining about the Nokton 50mm/1.1 lens I bought for my Leica M20. "Why can't I have something like that for MY camera?" I've been thinking of buying her a Nikon 50mm 1.4D for her to play with. It might keep her happy and also I could use it on my N80 every now and then. Is this a good idea?
(Most of that is 120. I love my dealer.)
That's a huge amount of films you have, enjoy it. I have about 7 rolls of Portra 160vc and 3 tmax 400 (both expired 2005). Maybe it was clever to put them in a frige during the summer but I was kind of unsure about that, so I kept them in a enough cold place on ground floor. Should I put them in a fridge?