I'm well aware! :laugh:
You're leftovers are whats causing me the trauma!
You could sell some of your gear, the problem is that I don' t think that you won' t get much for it .
If you have problem deciding, you can give them all to me I will provide foster care, I will feed them and exercise them. And we can discuss visitation. Problem Solved! ;)
sell off everything but the hassie.
if you need another 35mm rig, i am sure
you can find it ... polaroid film / fuji film is expensive
and while it is fun ... if i was running out of $$$ they'd be
the first things i'd sell ....
imnot sure what polaroid stuff you have, but look into what models they are
and if they are the ones that can be modified with a graflock /razzle back to take
standard 4x5 sheet film ... it might help you acquire more $$$ for your gear !
good luck selling, i know i always get sellers remorse when i off-load ...
With the exception of the Hassie, most of my gear I've been able to obtain well under going prices.
My Nikon FM is very minty, and works like a dream, and I think I found it on ebay for $30 which included shipping. I now have a motor drive for it, a 50mm 1.8 E, and a 28mm 2.8 E, all of which I got additional good deals on. I think the motor drive was like $10, the 50mm might have been $20, and the 28mm was closer to $50
My Polaroid land cameras were all well under going prices. I paid $10 for the 104, and $12 for the 420, and $20 for the 250. I rewired the 104 and 420 and have tested them with multiple packs, so I'm sure I could get at least double what I paid for them. I doubt I'd get rid of the 250 under any circumstances.
I thought about selling the Hassie and sticking with a Bronica 6x6 something or nother, but like I said, I may never have the chance to own one again...
But on the bright side, I did just book a job for this week!
Every time I sell gear--or contemplate it--I feel like I am closing the door on a future opportunity to make photographs with that particular camera in its own particular way. But lately I have been driven mad by the schizophrenia induced by trying to decide which camera is right for which subject. I actually yearn for the days when I had only one camera and two lenses. So, I have been selling off some gear and while it makes me a bit anxious to do so I think it is better for me and my photography.
I once sold everything I had in my studio to feed my family... I hatged doing it but if that is what you need to do, dig deep n rethink your priorities.
Now 40+ years later I'm doing very well for myself n can buy everything over again but.... I'm still telling people "I had one of those, sold it cheap in the late 70s." I get the rollie eyes n yeah yeah yeah we heard that one. Wish I hung onto my Leicas!