I have seventy two film cameras. This will be seventy three when my newly purchased Bronica S2 turns up!

Half of them are a collection I started about ten years ago and the other half are my father's collection which I inherited a few years ago.

I think I am as much a fan of vintage cameras as I am of photography.

In real life, I am an electrronics engineer but I am generally more impressed by a mechanical solution to something than an electronic/programming solution.

You only have to take apart a Compur shutter to see real ingenuity in design. Then add the fact that it was designed on a drawing board without the benefit of CAD and 3D modelling to trial things before commiting to tooling (which is expensive if you get it wrong) and you will realise what a great achievement these things are.


Steve.