G. A. S. list time
I guess I get to be first this year as I am apparently the first one to recover and have nothing else with which to satiate my G. A. S. (gear acquisition syndrome). So here goes.
Mamiya RB67 Pro-S body
90mm Sekor f3.8
No. 1 extension ring
RB67 120 film back
RB67 Pro-S 120 film back
Waist level finder
(2) dark slides (back were cheap and sans)
15 rolls of Arista.edu 120
(3) Graflex 4x5 sheet film holders
(1) 50 ct box of Arista.edu 4x5 sheet film
(1) zippered belt bag to hold up to six holders
(1) Graflex 4x5 roll film adapter
One 645 negative carrier for my Lucky enlarger
One 75mm Lucky enlarging lens
two contact printing frames
three 8x10 dev trays
three 12x16 dev trays
4x5 daylight processing tank
Gralab Darkroom timer
250 sheets of Arista Premium RC/Glossy paper
Paper safe (holds 100)
a couple of older photography books
Rubber stamps for my prints
Sham wows (for drying prints)
Extra enlarging bulb
Graduates and bottles
Blackberry cell phone (RIM) for darkroom music (Aw, who am I kidding)
I know there is more but that is pretty much it from memory. WHEW!
I had to promisse myself one thing: after next buy wait until July........
Getting my RB 67 set together, oh well
and some other stuff, lots of it
Good morning, Chris;
I am involved in a related activity at this time; performing an inventory of all of the things I have already. This task is turning out to be time consuming, and perhaps embarrassing. The length of the computer file is impressive.
Mamiya RB67, 50mm, 90mm, 180mm, 2 x 120 back, Polaroid back, Left hand grip
Bronica ETRS, 50mm, 75mm, Prism E, Handgrip
Ansco Spedex Special R 6x6 folder
Zeiss Ikon 6x6 folder
Zeiss Ikon 6x9 folder
Home made 5x4 camera
Polaroid 110A converted to 6x10
Nikon FG, 28-70mm, 135mm, 80-200mm, Motordrive
Nikon F601, 35-70mm
Minolta XE-1, 28mm, 50mm, 135mm
Minolta SRT-100b, 50mm
Minolta SRT-100x, 50mm
Kodak Retina Reflex III, 50mm, 135mm
Kodak Retina Reflex III (another one)
Pentax SV500, 50mm
Edixa Prismaflex, 50mm, 35mm
Mamia/Sekor DTL 1000
Kodak Retinette 1b
Voigtlander Vito B
Voigtlander Vitomatic II
I can remember just a few years ago when I only had one camera!
I'm about to undergo a paring down of my stuff today - getting rid of a bunch of Contax SLR stuff, to (hopefully) trade for a Contax G2 body and maybe the 21mm lens.
4X5 Speed Graphic
4X5 Pre-Anny Speed
8 lenses for above from 90mm to 400mm
5 bag mags + lots of film holders
4X5 Century Mahogany folder w Zeiss Kodak Anastigmat (tessar)
Pentacon Six tl (two bodies)
45, 80, 120, 250 for above, metering prism
Century graphic (6X9)
105/3.5 colour heliar
100/4.5 Kodak Special Anastigmat on boards for above
Mamiya and Graflex roll film holders
Agfa Isolette with 85.4.5 solinar
Franka Rolfix 11 with 105/3.5 Rodenstock trinar 6X9 and 6X6
Pentax ME super (2), KX, K1000, too many K mount lenses to list
Pentax Spotmatic, sp1000
Mamiya 1000 dtl (2), Sears KS500, too many screw mount lenses to list
Retina 3c with 35 and 80mm lenses and viewfinder
Retina 1b, 2a
Oly trip 35
two Pentax zoom p&s, Nikon 35AF
Several flashes, light meters, and too many other assorted goodies.
Beseler 45MX, Beseler 23C w dichro head, 45 for B&W, 23 for colour
Neg holders for both from 35mm to max for the enlarger.
9 enlarging lenses with boards (of which I only use about three)
Ridiculous stocks of paper (b&w and colour) and chems.
When one of the Profs in the College where I teach retired, (he taught photography), he called me to his office and said (while pointing to the shelves stocked with photography books) `help yourself`. I left with 5 boxes of books.
Do you want this year's GAS or a cummulative total? Like Ralph, cataloguing everything I have is a very time consuming task. To keep the list manageable, I'll just do the last two months:
Top-RF Crown Graphic 4x5
Ektar 127mm lens
Nikkor-W 150mm f5.6
Nikkor-SW 90mm f8
Calumet C-2 roll film back
2 lens boards (flat & deep) for a Graphic View
Canon Motor Drive MA (to replace mine which has a damaged film rewind lever)
Graflex RB Series D 4x5
Manhattan Optical Cycle Wizard B 4x5
Exacta VX with 50mm f3.5 Tessar
Zenit-C with 50mm f3.5 Industar-50
This is awesome! I thought I was insane to have a list sitting on my computer. But since you all do it, I'll post my own later.
I have wanted a Hassie for years, but I've noticed that KEH has the smallest inventory of medium format cameras and lenses etc. at the moment that I've ever seen there. So...there isn't even much to fantasize about. Rats! :(
This season's GAS only. My list is for February alone. It seems there are a couple of cumulative totals here. Though if not then I'm doing something horribly wrong.