Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
Even though I have about 10 cameras I hardly ever use, they are nice to pick up, feel their weight and tactile quality, wind on, click and listen to the shutter at different speeds, watch the light reflect off the bloomed surface of the lens, need I go on, or should I see a psychologist?
You've summed up some of my thoughts. Cameras (or any item of equipment) have more value than simply their intended purpose. As an engineer, I have an appreciation of the construction and design of some cameras that I rarely or never use. Like werewolves, they tend to emerge late at night when everyone else is in bed, and I marvel at the silky smooth shutter, the amazing lack of backlash in the focussing or the ingenuity of the metering system......
Dave (better not use my real name here!)