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Keith
03-31-2007, 08:55
Am I the only person with more cameras than I care to admit to owning? I suspect not ... I hope not!

peter_n
03-31-2007, 08:58
Mine is 6 bodies, including an SLR - way too many. I want to cut it down to 2, or at the most 3.

Keith
03-31-2007, 08:59
Sorry frank I didn't mean to delete your post ... I forgot to include the actual poll! :o

I admit NOTHING! :p

Vickko
03-31-2007, 09:03
I don't dare count. More than 20.

And don't even ask me about lenses. Worst offender are the variants of Leica 50mm lenses.

Vick

Gid
03-31-2007, 09:34
I still have 6 in spite of cutting down recently - only one is film :o

RD-1, M8, 2x Oly E1, Oly E400 and Canon F1

Ash
03-31-2007, 09:37
I'm cutting down,. 2 leica's, 1 contax, 2 slr's, 2 folders, 1 tlr, 1 monorail, 1 field cam

oh and a fed 4 and a toy camera.

anything else I don't use enough to add to the list :D


EDIT: forgot the two MF folders!!

Bryce
03-31-2007, 09:38
I wouldn't mind getting rid of at least some.
I've got two Pentax's too many (four total), one for sale (ME Super) and one I can't get rid of because it was my first 'real' camera and given to me by my father when I was a teenager (K1000SE). The other two are users (KX and STDs).
3 medium format cameras (Brooks Veriwide, Fuji GS645s, Mamiya C330)... Could be one if I could justify the cost of a Mamiya 7, 43 and 80 lenses.
I also have a Bessa L and a Fed 2. The FED is a paperweight.

Doug
03-31-2007, 09:52
I'm not counting. Dare not.

Silva Lining
03-31-2007, 09:59
last time I counted it was around 70 bodies...madness :D

mike goldberg
03-31-2007, 10:11
Hi...
6 RF's...
4 SLR's...
1 digicam [my wife's]
Eventually, I'll get rid of some stuff.
As for now, I can think of very little I want to sell :D
mike

dazedgonebye
03-31-2007, 10:13
I don't think I'm over 20, but I'm not going to count. ;-)

kmack
03-31-2007, 10:37
I have many more than needed, but, to be fair, a few of mine are 'Collectibles' but I try to make sure all of them are in working condition.

Ash
03-31-2007, 10:39
Your camera count should be equal to, or double, your age. After all you should get at least one bit of gear every birthday and annual festive season ;)

gbremer
03-31-2007, 10:43
Umm...
Bessa-R
Fed 3b
Kiev IIIa
Yashica GT & GSN
Oly 35RC
Canonet QL17
Retina IIa
Vitessa N
Crown Graphic
2 Nikkormat FTNs
Panasonic LX2
and one sorely abused Stylus Epic

back alley
03-31-2007, 10:50
3 interchangeable lens rangefinders
2 fixed lens rf's
1 slr
1 digital p&s
------
8 in total

peterc
03-31-2007, 11:20
15 Polaroid Pack and roll cameras -- all RFs
2 non-RF Polaroids
5 SLRs
11 35mm RFs
2 scale focus 35mm
4 P&S digicams
2 DSLRs
1 TLR
Several of various kinds on indefinite loan that I'm not counting.

Total = far too many cameras.

Andrew Sowerby
03-31-2007, 11:50
Bessa R2A
Oly XA3
Stylus Epic
Lomo LC-A (x2)

migtex
03-31-2007, 11:55
2x F, 2x Ftn, F36, F250, F2, F2A,F2AS, F3/T, F4e, F5, FG, D2H, D200.... Sear 35, S, S Brass, S2, Zeiss Ikon, konica c35, Agfamatic.. still counting..
hope my wife doesnt see this post!!!
Lens is worst..much worst!:eek:
None are colectibles , all work and all get to work around the year.

BILLC
03-31-2007, 12:04
I'm not to four figures yet but have too many to count. I try to use them in turn and not just let them sit.
Bill

wintoid
03-31-2007, 12:08
Hmm, I've just thinned the herd but still have:

Canon 20D
Epson RD1S
Voigtlander R2A
Yashicamat 124G
Olympus 35SP
Olympus 35RC
Zeiss Ikon Contina II
Fujica 35 Auto M
Yashica GX
Konica Hexar AF
Pentax ME Super
Olympus OM4

Almost all of these see regular use, except the Zeiss Ikon (because it's scale focus) and Fujica (because I inherited it but have never tried it), and the Yashicamat (because I hate scanning MF... I really should sell it).

Germanica
03-31-2007, 12:10
..... ......

ForeverUnknown
03-31-2007, 12:26
4 that I use:

Nikon D200
Nikon F3P
Leica M2
Leica M6

and 2 that I just have from my family:
Nikon F
Minolta XG-M

Germanica
03-31-2007, 12:45
..... ......

ravid905
03-31-2007, 13:01
1 Retina Slr, doesn't work but it was my grandfathers
1 FG20, shutter only works at 1/90
1 Holga, which just sucks in general
1 Retina IIIS, the lever wind only works if you press the shutter button lightly
1 M2, with the rangefinder out of vertical, and sticking 1 and 0.5 second
and soon 1 M3, which I can't wait to find out what isn't right about it

robin a
03-31-2007, 13:27
Hi,I have and use a Bessa R,Fed 2d,Zorki 3m.Looking for a fixed lens rf.A Canon 17 QL III or a Minolta 7sII...........Robin

dmr
03-31-2007, 13:27
This is somewhat surprising that I'm in the most common category here, 5-10, since I've always assumed that the majority here were prolific collectors.

If anybody cares:

1. Pentax K1000
2. Olympus Stylus zoom
3. Canon GIII (chrome)
4. Mamiya SD
5. Yashica D TLR (really haven't used it)
6. Canon GIII (black)

FrankS
03-31-2007, 13:58
Around 20. This includes a whole bunch of 35mm SLR's that get no use anymore.

Edit: I just had a look around at the cameras on the shelves in my darkroom. It's nearer to 30.

Scarpia
03-31-2007, 14:28
I have 55 to 56 not including a broken Rollei 35 and a broken Zorki 6. Includes 2 digicams, 4 Canon slr's, 2 Leicas (M-1 and three weeks ago an M-6), a Bessa R3A,
a Bessa R, T and 3 L's. In adddition some ancient Exaktas a Pentax Spotmatic and numerous point and shoots as well as a Contax G1. So why am I not taking better pictures?
Kurt M.

dexdog
03-31-2007, 14:30
I have 27 cameras. Two are Contax I RFs that I do not use. Also, I rarely use the original Konica AutoReflex with half-frame capability, although it is a fine quality camera with a great 50/1.7 lens. The rest get used on an occasional basis. Favorite users are a pair of Canon 7Sz, Canon P, Contax II (I have three) and the Canon 20D.

Oh, I have to amend the total to 29. I forgot about the camera phone that I have never used, and a tiny Olympus digital P & S.

Ash
03-31-2007, 14:36
Dex, you have TWO C-I's ???
:eek:

richard_l
03-31-2007, 14:43
M2
M3
M6
Rollei 35
Rollei 35 S
Nikon FM2n
Oly C-3000 Z

dexdog
03-31-2007, 15:52
Dex, you have TWO C-I's ???
:eek:

Ash, I have three Contax I's. I do not use the models Ia or I c, but use the model If in the rotation. The model If is a good shooter, and I like to use this camera with the old black and nickel lenses

Wayne R. Scott
03-31-2007, 15:54
This is sad, I can not vote in the poll as there is not an option for me.

Wayne

rover
03-31-2007, 15:59
I said 20-30, I am afraid to go look if that is enough.

Keith
03-31-2007, 16:19
This is sad, I can not vote in the poll as there is not an option for me.

Wayne

Can you elaborate on that statement? :confused: :D

sepiareverb
03-31-2007, 16:27
4 M's
2 G2's
1 Xpan
1 TVS
3 F4S Nikons
1 FE2 (dead)
1 GS645
1 Agfa Ambi SIlette
1 Minolta 7S
1 Holga
3 Kodak Brownies in use 1 6x6, 1 6x9 & 1 panorama 6x18 or so
1 canham 810
1 mishmash 1114
and several other oldies that are setting around in the studio or office

sounds like we're at a Cameras Anonymous meeting here- "I'm Bob and I have twenty some cameras"

Could be worse eh?

Wayne R. Scott
03-31-2007, 17:10
Can you elaborate on that statement? :confused: :D


I guess I would have to vote in the "Are you kidding?" category now that I have re-read the poll. I assume that this category is for 3 digit numbers.

Wayne

Pherdinand
03-31-2007, 17:55
this will clearly be a gaussian.
I wonder where the centre will be :)

Doug
03-31-2007, 18:42
Looks so far like we've got a strong majority in the 5-20 camera range. :)

ErnestoJL
03-31-2007, 18:50
My count goes to >30...
But in usable condition, just 14. So I voted for 20 to 30.

Some of the cameras in usable condition belong unfortunately to the "no film available" cathegory. The other cameras I have are under repair or restoration jobs. Those named in my signature are the most used .
Then the count will vary from time to time.

Cheers
Ernesto

stephen_lumsden
03-31-2007, 21:50
I think its time to do some clearing all right. When I finds the present roll of Ilford 3200 in the Canonet its going, as may be the YashicaMat (rather than get a cla for it..). I have used up all my 35mm slide film now and am thinking of getting rid of of my Canon 300v slr and lenses, although I am not sure I will have the heart to sell it at such a low price.

The amount of time I use my slr in a year does not seem to be able to justify buying a digital slr in the future (although I have to say Olympus tuff looks good..). I will probably stick with it for the immediate future. This being RFF with some slant towards tlrs does annyone feel the same about their film slrs (ie. ok for now and again but do not want to spend the extra money on digital options...)

regards

Stephen

Keith
03-31-2007, 22:35
Your camera count should be equal to, or double, your age. After all you should get at least one bit of gear every birthday and annual festive season ;)

Ash ... this is assuming that you obviously had your first camera presented to you shortly after they cut the umbilical cord? Was it a rangefinder ... or can't you remember? :p

harmsr
03-31-2007, 22:53
This is scary to actually answer!!!!

Rangefinders:

M8
M5
ZI
iiif

Other:

D200
DLux3

I don't want to think about the number of lenses.

Ray

sattva
03-31-2007, 23:02
Konica Hexar RF + 50 2.0 Cron
Konica S3 Auto + 38 1.8 Hexanon (fixed)
Kiev 4 (not working)
Kiev 60

350D_user
03-31-2007, 23:48
Twenty+. The majority of the collection are folders/bellows cameras, in various states of deterioration, bought from the local antiques fair. Last count was 12 Kodak cameras, 3 Coronet bellows cameras, 2 Ensign "Ful-Vue"s, 2 Zeiss Ikon bellows cameras, a Minolta Autocord, a Voigtlander "Brillant" (as well as a 1930's Bessa), 2 Bencini Comets, and various others... including some odd metal bodied/barrelled leaf-shuttered Polariod/Land camera.

I'm out of space, and still looking for a Canon A1, Canon T90, Minolta 9000, Leica M3 and Kodak 127 Mk3.

Igor.Burshteyn
04-01-2007, 02:06
no digicams.
slrs: oly OM4ti, oly OM1, minolta 800si.
rfs: kiev 4, electro 35, oly 35sp
p&s: oly mju2 (aka epic?)

Robert Price
04-01-2007, 03:07
Canon XTI
Canon sd 400
Canon 300
Mini Rollei

Leica 3C
Leica M7 "50 year"
Leica M3
KODAK BROWNIE TARGET
KODAK RETINA / RANGEFINDER A
Argus AA
Argus AF
Minolta Maxxum 9000
Minolta Maxxum 7000
Polaroid Land Camera 150
Agfa solette
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521/16
Kodak Hawkeye No.2
Kodak autographic
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye
Argus 75
Kodak duaflex
Anscoflex
Kodak Brownie
Kodak Duaflex 2
Minolta 16 f
Minolta 16
Argus 21
Voigtlander vitomatic 2 a
kodak bantam rf
ricoh 126
contax g2

In a nut shell. This is my list for now I'm sure it will grow some more. All are in working order, some of them don't look so good but they will take photos none the less.

mfunnell
04-01-2007, 04:13
Hmm...

1 scale focus
1 p&s
3 FSUs
2 fixed lens RF
1 non-FSU LTM
3 M mount RF
1 G-series RF
2 SLR
1 camera phone
1 digicam
1 superzoom digital
2 dSLR

Just shy of 20 - but that will probably change (and not downwards).

...Mike

winoto
04-01-2007, 04:30
just shy of 30. have recently decided to keep my wife instead of the 8-10 cameras i no longer use regularly. now i'm four cameras shy of my birthday. have some shopping to do....

NickTrop
04-01-2007, 05:50
Yashica Lynx 14e IC
Yashica Electro CC
Yashica Electro GSN
Konica Auto S3
Pentax K-mount Vivitar SLR
Kiev 60
Agfa Ventura 66 Deluxe w/ Solinar (folder)
Iskra folder
Panasonic FZ 1v2 digicam.

Nine.

Eh - there's worse things in life than owning a bunch of old (and in my case, "cheap") cameras. However, clearly I have an addiction. This is why I never went down the Leica path.

css9450
04-01-2007, 05:51
1 Nikon F Photomic FTN
1 Nikon F2 Photomic
1 Nikomat FTN
2 Nikon FM2s
1 Nikon FA
1 Nikon N90S

No rangefinders, yet..... Soon, hopefully!

FrankS
04-01-2007, 07:58
You are above average, Brian!

Richie
04-01-2007, 11:16
Leica M6 TTL
Leica M3 DS
Leica R8
Leicaflex SL
Leica II
Leica IIIF
Leica IIIG
Kodak 66
Nikon N60

I have a few more hiding in my storage boxes. :-)

foto_fool
04-01-2007, 11:36
THANK GOD! Reading through this thread alleviates a deep-seated fear I had that I might be the only crazy. Compared to some, yes. Compared to others I don't even rank.

An OM-1 with three Zuiko lenses. A Mamiya C220 with two lenses. A Hexar AF and a Yashica T-4. A Contax G1 with two lenses. RF bodies: M6, Hexar RF and a new ZI. For the bodies: 35mm ASPH Summilux, CV 40mm Nokton, 50mm/F2 Hexanon, Canon TV 50mm/f0.95, 75mm Summilux (and seriously thinking I want/need a Zeiss 50mm Sonnar). Digital: two Panasonic P-S and an E-300 with the 14mm-54mm. My wife is using the the E-300 and one of the Panasonics, and she has a mothballed Canon AE-1. I am using the rest; less the C220 and the T4 than the others, but no desire to divest any at this point.

I make it 11. What a relief to get that off my chest!

- John

itf
04-01-2007, 11:54
Woah! I get anxious about having too many and I've got three cameras (and a fourth on its way). I keep thinking I'd better decide which one I'm going sacrifice seeing as There's a new one coming.

You may not count one of them as a camera though, it's a Holga. Film, on the other hand, I get anxious about having too little with 90 metres sitting in the freezer.

Pentax K1000
Canonet QL17
Holga
Bessa R (on its way)

Sometimes I use my sister's cameras too, an Olympus OM1 and a little toy camera with a 28mm plastic lens and fixed shutter speed/aperture; exposure control through film speed.

rbiemer
04-01-2007, 12:06
I blithely checked the "5 to 10" choice but let's see if I lied or not:
Canon P
Zorki 3M
FED5
Agat 18k
Kiev 4
Kiev 4a(on loan at the moment)
Arax 60(tweaked Kiev 60)
Pentax K2
Kodak Retina 1a
Pentax UC-1
Canon Rebel II
Uh oh, that is 11... and I haven't counted all of 'em yet.:bang:
Yashica Lynx 1000
Porst Reflex(re-branded Praktica Super TL3, I think)
Seagull 4A-107
Vivitar 35EE
Bolsey B-2
Argus C-4
Argus C-44
18 and that's all. Well, for now anyway.:D
The TLR threads have been giving me some...inspiration:rolleyes: and I may be looking for a nice 127 camera later this summer.
And, no I don't plan on culling any more than I have already. I like all the cameras I now have and even though some of them don't get a lot of use--the C-4 needs some rehab, the Bolsey is very fiddly to use, the Rebel is not my first choice for SLR use(I have better lenses for the Pentax and Porst) I enjoy that I own them.
Rob

rokkor
04-01-2007, 12:31
RF: Fuji GA645Wi, Fuji GW690iii, Mamiya Universal, Polaroid 195, Minolta CLE,
Olympus SP/EE2, Revue 400se, Canon QL19.
SLR: Minolta XD-7/XE-1/X-700(2x)/ SRT-101b, Leica R-E, Polaroid sx-70. Nikkormat, Mamiya C220, Pentax IST-ds.

That makes 19

UnionAve
04-01-2007, 12:50
From the oldest to the newest, here's a list of the cameras I own:

Rolleicord V
Nikon F
Nikon F Photomic
Canon Canonet QL17
Polaroid 360
Polaroid Square Shooter
Nikon F2
Polaroid Square Shooter 2
Canon Canonet QL17 G-III QL
Polaroid SX-70
Fujica ST605
Canon A-1
Polaroid OneStep AF
Polaroid I-Zone
Polaroid Spectra 1200si
Kodak C533

I might feel bad about having so many cameras cluttering up the house if it weren't for the fact that I've used EVERY one of them in the last year and more than half of them in the last month. There never was much point to geting a camera just to put it on a shelf. They're meant to be used. I even used the last of my Type 88 film in the Square Shooter just over a week ago. Fortunately, there's only one digital camera on the list.

jakieff
04-01-2007, 13:01
1X D200
1x F80
1x F65
1x FMn
1x MT167
1x T2
1x E500
1x OM2-SP
1x RC35
1x SP320
1x IXUS 850
1x Fuji F10
1x Bessa R
1x ZeissIkon

Jacques

jakieff
04-01-2007, 13:02
not to forget my Nikon S and my Rolleiflex

Kent
04-01-2007, 13:36
OK, let me see...

3 Rangefinders (2 w/ fixed lenses, 1 exchangeable - 2 lenses)
7 Viewfinder cams
2 Medium Format
8 SLRs (2 AF, 6 MF)

10 digital compact cams (1 MPix to 5 MPix)
1 DSLR (8 MPix)

and about 50 lenses...

...but hardly any expensive stuff!

MartinP
04-01-2007, 13:41
Phew, I seem to fit in to the not-quite-as-insane-as-some "5-10"group. . .

1x Mamiya C3 (semi-working)
1 x FED 3b
1 x Zorki 4
1 x Zorki 1 (on the way)
2 x Contax 139 (slr)
1 x Konica BigMini (film p+s, tiny, good lens)
1 x Agfa Isolette (middle of rebuild)
1 x Minolta Dimage S304 (digital, old)
1 x Olympus Pen EE (1/2 frame)

It was still a surprise when I counted them up though . . . :o

BronicaLee
04-01-2007, 14:28
Fuji GX680IIIs,
Bronica RF645,
Mamiya 645,
Leica IIIg,
Olympus OM-1n,
Canon TLb,
Rollei A110,
Leica Digilux,
Olympus 720SW.

I feel like such a slacker :(

I have been thinking about getting a 4x5 though!

Hey; does anyone have the M-Series family? M, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8? That would be something to coo about.

wlewisiii
04-01-2007, 14:55
Hmm. After recent weeding and sales to get my Bessa R & a couple of lenses, I think I'm in the low 10 - 20 range. Let's see:
Agfa Isolette III
1 4x5 Speed Graphic
2 2x3 Speed Graphic
Canon T-90
Canon AE-1 (was my mothers)
Canon FTBn
Olympus Stylus Epic (zoom version)
VC Bessa R w/ Canon 28/3.5, 35/1.8, 50/1.8, 85/2, 100/4 & 135/3.5,
ZI Contessa 35
ZI Ikoflex Ia

More than some, fewer than many around here. Almost all see pretty regular use, though, as that remains my primary criteria for keeping a camera.

William

freeranger
04-01-2007, 15:22
OK keith, this poll made me stop and think. I have only been a victim of the wonderful RF virus for just over a year. I am already in double figures! I have gained a lot of satisfaction from learning about the technical and artistic challenges offered by rangefinder cameras and enjoy coming here for information and inspiration in support of my hobby. Over 6 months ago I bought a Yashica MG-1 and, to my surprise, have never used it. Thanks to this post, tomorrow it is going to New Zealand as a gift to a friend of mine. The one condition is that he uses it and shows me the results....er..If anyone has an MP or similar that they have not used in a while I now have some space ...come on, pay it forward!

biomed
04-01-2007, 15:32
Way too many! I am going to try to keep of how often I use each and get rid of the least used ones.

Mike

pvdhaar
04-01-2007, 21:50
I did a massive cleanout last year, leaving only..
a Bessa-T
a Leica-M4
a Nikon-D50
a Nikon-F75
Oh, and to be fair, I've also got a defective Konica-Minolta G530 P&S that I use as a card reader..

back alley
04-02-2007, 18:34
3 interchangeable lens rangefinders
2 fixed lens rf's
1 slr
1 digital p&s
------
8 in total


need to edit...

i'm up to nine as i just bought a ricoh grd, should be here in a week or so.

tho i might sell the 7s2 now.

joe

maddoc
04-02-2007, 19:21
Hm ... easy :)
M6
MP
R-D1s (which I don't use and maybe will sell)
FM F3HP (over there in Germany and not used since 6 years or so ....:rolleyes:)

Oly810SW (not used for half an year or so but handy for macro at the laboratory)

-> makes 2 cams which I actually use :D

Al Patterson
04-02-2007, 19:26
I put down 10 to 20. I have 3 SLRs, 3 digitals, a Pentax 90WR, Yashicamat 124G, Kodak Model 3A folder from the 191x era, and 7 rangefinders. The two working rangefinders are listed in my profile, the rest need light seals and maybe a CLA.

NIKON KIU
04-03-2007, 08:39
Hey; does anyone have the M-Series family? M, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8? That would be something to coo about.

I am sure, but they won't admit to it:D :p

Now, I was very close to vote "Are you Kidding" and I may have over 100 cameras but I voted 50 to 100

I really lost count a while ago, anyway I don't consider all of them cameras!
Does a Kodak pony count as a camera?:eek:
How about a kodak 126 instamatic:D :D :D

Kiu

Xmas
04-03-2007, 09:36
Is the 5th amendment still a valid statute?

Noel

Dante
04-03-2007, 17:06
Way too many cameras was my first thought. Obviously some of these are just packed away in bags somewhere ... but I can't get enough for them to make them worth selling. So, in order from what I'm currently using to what's stored away ...

Mamiya 7II
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Maxxum 7D
Maxxum 7 (film)
Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5
Olympus C-5050


"On the shelf"
Minolta SRT-200
Minolta X-7A
Minolta X-370
Minolta X-700
Yashicamat 124 Twin Lens (needs repair)
Maxxum 8000i
a couple of pinhole cameras
Samsung point-and-shoot
Old Kodak folder that uses 620 film

Wow ... 16 cameras and over half of them rarely used any more.

OurManInTangier
04-04-2007, 03:06
For work -

Nikon F5 (two of them)
Nikon D1X
Nikon D1H
Nikon D2Xs

For me -

Leica M6
Contax G1
Nikon FM2
Nikon F90x (two of these)
Nikon F801s
Mamiya 645
Fujifinepix E900 ( a much worse camera than I thought, but good enough for fun snaps when out on the lash)

Some of these never get used but its just not worth trying to sell some as it'll cost you more to package and send than you'll get for the camera.

vicmortelmans
04-04-2007, 03:19
at this moment (179 votes), the poll accounts for about 2700 of all the camera's in the world... there must be more hidden somewhere!

Groeten,
Vic

David Goldfarb
04-04-2007, 06:38
I've cut back to ten, I think--

Nikon Coolpix 990
Canon New F-1
Voigtlander Perkeo II
Bronica S2A
Linhof Technika V 23b
Linhof Technika V 4x5"
Gowland 8x10" Pocket View
Sinar 8x10" P
Korona 7x17"
American Optical 11x14"

Edit--I left out the 5x7" Press Graflex SLR. Already voted in the 5-10 category, but maybe the moderator can move my vote to the 10-20 category.

narsuitus
04-04-2007, 07:20
3 Nikon F2 SLR 35mm film
1 Nikon F4 SLR 35mm film
2 Nikon N70 SLR 35mm film
3 Nikon L35 optical finder 35mm film
1 Nikonos 35mm film underwater camera
4 Argus C3 rangefinder 35mm film
2 Canon QL17 Giii 35mm film rangefinder
2 Minolta Hi-Matic 9 35mm film rangefinder
1 Fuji GSW690III rangefinder 6x9cm film
1 Fuji GW670III rangefinder 6x7cm film
1 GoPhoto Aqua Pix Underwater optical finder 35mm film
1 toy optical finder 35mm film camera
1 Canon G5 optical finder digital
19 custom made pinhole cameras
13 broken/non-functional cameras

vicmortelmans
04-04-2007, 07:20
In order of appearance:

Agfa Silette (inherited - took my first pictures at age of 11 with this one)
Pentax Spotmatic F (inherited - used this as a teenager and up till mid twenties)
Pentax ES (my first own purchase)
Canonet QL17 GIII (the first rangefinder)
Kodak DC50 (?) (<-- digital submegapixel nostalgia!)
Agfa CL20 (<-- digital submegapixel nostalgia!)
Anonymous boxcamera (inherited)
Canon Powershot G2 (<-- digital for wife and kids)
Pentax Super A (into the K-mount world)
Agfa folding camera
Zorki 4
Canon AF35ML
Olympus XA2
Olympus Pen EE
Zorki 1

back alley
04-04-2007, 07:47
I've cut back to ten, I think--

Nikon Coolpix 990
Canon New F-1
Voigtlander Perkeo II
Bronica S2A
Linhof Technika V 23b
Linhof Technika V 4x5"
Gowland 8x10" Pocket View
Sinar 8x10" P
Korona 7x17"
American Optical 11x14"

Edit--I left out the 5x7" Press Graflex SLR. Already voted in the 5-10 category, but maybe the moderator can move my vote to the 10-20 category.

it is done


joe

mike_j
04-04-2007, 07:55
Far too many and I have to clear it all out. Just got rid of Yashica GSN, two zorki 4s and Bessa R2 plus a load of SLR gear. Next in line to go Yashica GTN, Olly XA2, Rollei 35T, Ricoh GR1. After that there's a load of stuff barely worth selling, Olympus Trips, Keiv (minox copy) etc etc.

I aim to end up with one M6 system, one dSLR system (with a film body backup), one film compact, one digital compact and some space in the office.

FrankS
04-04-2007, 07:55
Forgetting about the 35mm SLR's and 120 folders:

M2
M3
M6
Hexar RF
IIf
Minilux
2x Bronica RF645
Fujica GS645W
Hasselblad 500cm
Rolleiflex 3.5E
Bronica C
Speed Graphic 4x5

dee
04-05-2007, 01:34
Recently I have more than doubled my camera quotient through dee'scovering rangefinders and going crazee with e-bay sales funding !
About 30 rangefinders ... 4x Chinons / Prinzflex , 6 x Prakticas [ recently collected in a fit of nostalgia ! ] , Nikkormat , Spotmatic , [ because i could at last ! ] 8 x Minoltas , [ my mainstay cameras from the mid 70s , aquired over time ] 4x auto everything Minoltas , and a canon G2 digibox ...
Most are redundant ... but they fetch so little money and such a bind to put on e-bay , that they just hang around...
I though that this was excessive ASdee stuff - but when I see the collections of so-called NTs [ neurotypicals ] , it seems almost restrained ...

However , even more so than my Minoltas Sr to SRt , the little Leicas and derivatives have created a little oasis in chaos which NOTHING else has managed ...

Keith
04-05-2007, 02:10
Is it just me ... or are the 'ten to twenties' starting to gain on the 'five to tens'...? :eek:

maiko9
04-05-2007, 03:01
Mostly folders:

(2) Ikonta 35
(1) Contina II
(2) Vito IIa
(1) Vito II
(3) Retina IIa
(1) Retina 1b
(2) Solinette
(1) Super-Solinette
(1) Zorki 1
(2) Fed2
(2) Kiev 4a
(4) Spotmatic/SV
(1) Isolette
(1) Ikonta C

All CLA'd

& just about as many lenses
..... thus far

grizzz
04-05-2007, 11:45
I'm in the 30 to 50 group but will be lowering that number shortly....

RichC
04-05-2007, 11:48
I own two cameras: Epson R-D1 plus Rollei 35S. (Had the Rollei for 3 years but I've never used it as I don't shoot film, so for practical purposes I guess I really only have one camera!)

Before the Epson, I really only had one camera: a Canon 10D.

Would prefer a stripped down semi-mechanical dSLR a la Epson R-D1 instead of a rangefinder, but no one's ever going to make one, sadly.

Within the limitations imposed by a rangefinder, my single in-use camera is versatile enough to cover all my needs, along with four lenses (21, 35, 50, 90 mm)...

Ming The Merciless
04-05-2007, 12:19
I own: 4 SLR's the Contax RX,Aria,S2 & 139Q
1 Rangefinder Voigtlander Bessa R
1 Panasonic Lumix FZ20 digital
3 Kodak cameras from bygone eras
1 Olyimpus P&S Super Zoom 38-70

That's a grand total of 10 cameras but I only use 6 of them and would like to find a home for the 3 Kodaks.

NIKON KIU
04-05-2007, 12:35
Come-on people we need more votes!
This is not a public poll,your identity will NOT be revealed!!
All you scared/shy collectors,this is the way to redeem yourselves :p

Kiu

Kin Lau
04-05-2007, 13:41
Thankfully I'm still short of the "you're kidding?" level, but there's enough different bodies, mounts etc that I use a spreadsheet to keep track of it.

Where's "wierdcollector" Curt? His collection is at least in the 4 digits if not 5.

NIKON KIU
04-05-2007, 13:54
Where's "wierdcollector" Curt? His collection is at least in the 4 digits if not 5.

Yeah, where is he?someone PM the man,we need him in here:D

Kiu

Doug
04-05-2007, 16:32
I answered "You're kidding?" not because the count exceeds 100 but more in the sense of "You're kidding; you really expect me to count them?" :)

mikeb380
04-05-2007, 16:40
Am I the only person with more cameras than I care to admit to owning? I suspect not ... I hope not!
Keith, I have 42 cameras. How many have you? I'm a camera junky but I want to eventually use most of them.
Michael :bang:

ChrisN
04-05-2007, 17:28
Can we limit this to working cameras?


Leica M4
Leica M5
Canon P
Canon IVSb
Olympus OM-10 (my first decent camera)
2x Mamiya 645 1000s (hey they came as a pair)
Pentax Spotmatic
Pentax MX
Pentax MZ-5
Pentax Z-70
Pentax *istDS
Pentax K10D
Sony DSC-F717
Sony MVC-FD95
Oly Pen EE2
Oly Trip 35 (nostalgia trip)

plus a few fixed-lens RFs waiting for repair

Keith
04-05-2007, 17:30
Keith, I have 42 cameras. How many have you? I'm a camera junky but I want to eventually use most of them.
Michael :bang:

Ummmmm ... forty three ... and two in transit from Grizzly Bear. The slippery slope of medium format has just reared it's head so I may have to start dropping a few 35's off the bottom ... or maybe not! :D

notice I made that number a bit hard to read. :p

mikeb380
04-05-2007, 18:24
Am I the only person with more cameras than I care to admit to owning? I suspect not ... I hope not!
Keith, I have 42 cameras. How many have you? I'm a camera junky but I want to eventually use most of them.
Michael :bang:

kwimartin
04-05-2007, 18:39
Way too many but they are worth so little nowadays
Nikon: D2H,F100,N90S,Pronea S,Pronea 6I,Pronea 600I,Coolpix 950
Canon: 1D,T90
Fuji: Tx2
Contax: G1,G2
Minolta :S1,S100
Voigtlander: 3m
Epson: Rd1
Sony: S85,F717,P5
Ricoh: GR1S,GR1V
Mamiya: 645 Pro
Olympus: Stylus epic
Konica: Hexar,Hexar RF
I am only ocasionally using the film slr's now the contax epson fuji ricoh konica get the most use
Martin

rolleistef
04-08-2007, 12:46
many according to my family, few in my opinion... add to the list below an Agfa Iso-Pak C (126 film) and a Agfa 110...

GeneW
04-16-2007, 05:08
I try to keep it at around 15 max, but it keeps creeping over 20 even though I keep trimming the collection. I can't figure this out :)

Gene

georgefspencer
04-16-2007, 05:25
1 - Leica M6TTL
2 - Canon DSLRs
4 - Nikon SLRs
1 - Film Leica P&S
1 - Digital Leica P&S
1 - Panasonic digital P&S
? - too many old Canon Digital Power Shots
1 - Canon Elf

Total ?? Too many!

cmogi10
04-16-2007, 17:16
Minolta SRT102
Minolta SRT202
Leica M4-P
Fujifilm S3
A Little Sony Point and Shoot
so
4

4 is a nice number, but eventually it will be 5, then 6...

MtnPhoto
04-16-2007, 20:14
I need more lenses and less bodies.

Bessa R4A
Bessa R3A
Nikon F100
Nikon F4
Mamiya M6
Olympus XA
Minox GT

Time for some spring cleaning. Hmmm which ones to sell?

jimmygcreative
04-16-2007, 20:53
12- misc polaroids, 7- 35mm, 5 - medium format, 2 - large format .

andrew
04-17-2007, 13:06
I've been trying to cut this number down to 10 or less, but I just bought another Auto S2 yesterday.

Here goes:
35mm: Olympus Stylus Epic, Olympus 35 SPN, Konica Auto S2, Bessa R2, Nikkormat EL, Nikon FG
Medium Format: Minolta Autocord, Hasselblad 500 c/m, Koni Rapid Omega 100, Fujica GL690, Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2
Digital: Olympus C-5050z

Too many as far as I'm concerned but I'm reluctant to let any of these go - I just have to force myself to shoot more with the ones that get less use.

aizan
04-17-2007, 15:00
four "serious" cameras, and eight "toy" cameras.

grduprey
04-17-2007, 20:22
M6TTL
M4-P
M8
R4SP
Leicaflex SL
R8
Nikon F3HP
Nikon 35Ti
Nikon D200

Probably more than enough, but sure would like to have a DMr back for the R8 ;-)

dostacos
04-17-2007, 20:38
Am I the only person with more cameras than I care to admit to owning? I suspect not ... I hope not!
I just took a WAG [wild A..guess] at 20-30 and now I am thinking that is low :eek:
was I supposed to count my old box, folder and brownie cameras?

ICU
04-17-2007, 21:59
2 Nikon FGs
1 Pentax K1000
1 Canon 20D
1 Canon SD450
1 Kiev 4
1 Fed 2
1 Minolta Autocord
1 Yashcia GSN
2 Canonet GL17s

MISH
04-18-2007, 15:48
here is my can't sell list, all getting used, all gloriously film

Leica standard
2) m3
3) Contax IIA
Bessa L
3) Oly XA
Oly 35RC
Nikon F
Nikkormat FT
Rolleiflex TLR
Rolleicord TLR
B&J 4X5
B&J ([email protected]) 5X7

thats only 17 ..... i have a long way to go to reach my age

arbib
04-18-2007, 16:31
Canon XTi W/grip
Canon EOS 1 W/grip
Canon QL17 - 1st version with 45mm F/1.7 and cold shoe
Zorki 1e - SN# 5590 000



Would like to add in the furture years

Leica M with meter
Canon P
Canon EOS 3 - to replace the EOS 1
Canon 5D

Luxury Glass

EF 70-200 F/4
EF 17-40 /4

40oz
04-18-2007, 17:18
is 11 bad?

I have 3 Ansco 6x6's folders, 1 Zeiss 6x9 folder, 2 Kiev's (4 & 4a), a Leitz/Minolta CL, Canonet QL17 G3, Canon PS Elph Jr., Minolta SRT101 SLR, and a Fuji POS digital. At least I'm not a collector :rolleyes:

NIKON KIU
04-18-2007, 18:43
See Keith,
The 10 to 20s are gaining on the 5 to 10s!!

OK you sissies....I am in 50 to 100s(proud)

I love this poll!

Kiu

Steve B
04-18-2007, 19:51
I have a dozen or so but many of them are in the display case, my grandfathers Pocket Kodak for instance. I have 3 cameras that get used regularly, a dslr, a compact digi and my favorite, the M6, and a couple that I use now and then like the Contax IIa and my wife's very small compact digi. Wish I was in the 50 to 100 bracket as I'd really like to have one of each and spend most of my time taking pictures.

ron klein
04-19-2007, 09:15
1 canham 4x5 metal field
2 mamya 7
3 x pan II
4 Bessa T
5 fotoman 6x12
6 digilux 2

thinking about an m8

Stanton
04-21-2007, 13:08
How about 254 at the moment? Most are usable. A few date back to the 19th or early 20th century. A bunch of Retinas, variious models. A number of different FSU, both Kievs and LTMs. An M6/TTL, a IIIc factory converted to a IIIf with self timer and sharkskin, a standard factory converted to a "d" or II - serial number is 1931, all Leicas of course. A Nikon S2 and SP. The various models in the Argus A series and Argus C series. And my loving wife has not shot me yet. Dave

wolves3012
04-21-2007, 13:29
A rather modest (compared to some) 18! 2 digital, 1 japanese SLR and the other 15 russian. No leicas!

Borghesia
05-09-2007, 12:50
Fed 2
Konica auto S3 2x
Konica S2
Konica Hexar AF
Olympus 35SP
Olympus 35RC
Olympus XA
Canonet QL17 GIII 2x
Yashica T5
Yashica GSN
Rolleiflex T
Hasselblad 500 cm
Holga
Lomo LCA
Zenit B
Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9
Agfa Isollette II 2x
Canon 1DS
Canon 300D
Canon EOS 30
Nikon Coolpix 950

+ collection of canon and hasselblad lenses

Most loved camera´s ; Rolleiflex T, Hexar AF, Konica auto S3, Olympus 35SP and 35RC, Lomo LCA, Canon 1Ds.
Maybe in the future ; an Arca Swiss TC or Horseman VHR

Matthew55000
05-09-2007, 13:30
Counting the camera in my cell phone I own four cameras at the moment.

PlantedTao
05-09-2007, 13:40
4 (all serving different functions!):
Yashica 124G (medium format)
Xpan (w-i-d-e angle)
M5 (user)
R2 (trusty back-up)

I'm done...I actually just gave a GSN away because 5 seemed like to many :)

Letien
05-09-2007, 13:54
How about 254 at the moment? Most are usable. A few date back to the 19th or early 20th century. A bunch of Retinas, variious models. A number of different FSU, both Kievs and LTMs. An M6/TTL, a IIIc factory converted to a IIIf with self timer and sharkskin, a standard factory converted to a "d" or II - serial number is 1931, all Leicas of course. A Nikon S2 and SP. The various models in the Argus A series and Argus C series. And my loving wife has not shot me yet. Dave

You are lucky! I have only retinas, couple of canon rf, one leica. They are mostly recent addition but these are so "ancient", my wife believes I got them before we got married.

owenreading
05-09-2007, 13:59
I've only been playing with rangefinders for a couple of months now, but already I've collected together:
FED-4 (only an I-61 with this, I need more lenses)
Olympus 35 RC
Olympus Trip 35

To add to my digicams:
Panasonic Lumix FX8
SE K750i (doesn't really count)

Obviously I use the film cameras more, because let's face it, old stuff is just more fun.

al1966
05-12-2007, 16:40
mm lets see
3 FSU rangefinders
5 film slrs (3 more to come)
1 High end digital point and shoot
3 DSLR
Ive got more rangefinders on the way and I cant resist a bargain!
I need more cameras and lenses and the wife agrees!!!

payasam
05-12-2007, 16:52
1 Canon A80 digicam
1 Canon FTb
1 Canon EF
1 Zorki 1C
1 Leica IIIc

I want to flog the last, and three lenses and a finder, to raise the loot to buy a digital SLR, but RFF won't let me pay for an ad in the only way I can. See thread "Paying for an ad".

robertofollia
05-16-2007, 04:23
Hmmm, just too many
Contax:
1x Contax 1
1xcontax II
2x Contax IIa
1x Contax RTS
1x Contax 159MM
1x Contax Aria
1Xcontax RXII still in the box, new!
1x contax TVS and 1x TVSD
4x Contax S2 (1 x 60 years, 2x plain titanium and 1 S2b)
3x Contaflex (II, IV, and II).

1x Leica M6
1xLeica R7
3xLeicaflex SL (silver, chrome black and black paint)
1x Leica R6.2
1X Leica R8
1x leica IIIc

1x praktica BX20 (my second SLR and first aperture priority SLR)
1x Praktica MTL5B (my first SLR)
1x Praktica BCX
1x Praktiflex

4 x Kiev (II, 4, 4AM and 4AM)

1x Olympus OM1
2x Nikon FM2 (T and black)
2x Nikon FM3a (silver and black)

1x Hasselblad 500 CM
1x Mamiya C330
1xSuper Ikonta
1x Rolleiflex Automat

Smaller cameras
1x cannon snappy 20, 1 x canon AS6, Kodak instamatic25, Agfa optima,
1 x kodak box brownie, 2 x russian leica copies, 1 xlubitel, 1 x lomo lc-A, 1 x minox GTE, 2 x Kiev 35A, 1 minolta 16


Guess that's all. Maybe more to come...:D

PeterL
05-16-2007, 06:59
2 Olympus SLR bodies (incredible, but I prefer RF now), one Minolta TC-1 (incredible for what it is, but too limiting for me), then RF:

- a Zorki that I use with my Summitar
- a Leica iii that I don't use (not even with my Elmar-clone) because 1/4s doesn't work correctly. Also, I don't really like the 2 button shutter speed system. Zorki simplicity rocks !

Next up: something digital. M8: too expensive. Panasonic/Leica SLR: too big. Other SLR: each has its disadvantages. P&S: too plastic & too limited. There's just nothing that fits my bill at the moment.


Peter.

mfogiel
05-16-2007, 07:01
Roberto, you have made me feel much better now... You are a great fellow to have found the courage to confess all that stuff... Hmmm... maybe I should try this as well to feel liberated ?
Will mull this issue over... ;)

Doug
05-16-2007, 11:13
Hmmm, just too many ...
Guess that's all. Maybe more to come...:DI don't quite grasp that "too many" concept, but I understand the "more to come" part. And that's some list! Was it a bit of a shock to compile the list and see just how extensive it is? :)

mmikaoj
05-16-2007, 15:15
about 15 I think:

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 500
Mamiya SDX(?) 1000
Rolleicord III
Zorki I
Kodak Pocket no 1
Holga
Agfa Clack
Minox 35 (?)
Yashica Electro 35 GT
Konica EF-P 35c
Zeis Ikon (the old one, with casette film)

Maybe some more, not sure

OurManInTangier
05-16-2007, 15:33
For work -

Nikon F5 (two of them)
Nikon D1X
Nikon D1H
Nikon D2Xs

For me -

Leica M6
Contax G1
Nikon FM2
Nikon F90x (two of these)
Nikon F801s
Mamiya 645
Fujifinepix E900 ( a much worse camera than I thought, but good enough for fun snaps when out on the lash)

Some of these never get used but its just not worth trying to sell some as it'll cost you more to package and send than you'll get for the camera.


I'm done...I actually just gave a GSN away because 5 seemed like too many:)

Thanks to Jason I can now add that GSN to my list above!

ErnestoJL
05-16-2007, 16:09
I´m getting pretty close to thirty right now.
I´ve got an old ALAS box camera which has been repaired and is in fully working condition, and on May´s end I´ll receive a "new" ´62 Kiev 4 fitted with a ´57 J3.... so now they are 29.

Ernesto

robertofollia
05-17-2007, 03:55
Doug and mfogiel.
I frightened when I began typing the quantity and the list did not stop growing.. Maybe I'll have to reduce the fleet a bit.
Mfogiel,
confess, confess! You'll feel a lot more relaxed!

iml
05-17-2007, 04:04
Blimey, I though I had too many but I'm an amateur compared to lots of people here :-)

I have:

M6
R-D1s
Bessa R2
Olympus 35 RC
Olympus 35 SP
Rolleiflex 3.5T
Lubitel 2
Ricoh GR-D
Olympus 7070
Canon 300D

I need a clear out. I think the R-D1s, the Olympus 7070 and the Canon 300D need new homes. I'm happy with film for b&w and the GR-D for colour, and much as I like the R-D1s a lot I've barely used it for the last couple of months. The Canon and the 7070 haven't been used for even longer. I don't like holding onto things I don't use.

Ian

NIKON KIU
05-17-2007, 07:12
Hmmm, just too many....

Guess that's all. Maybe more to come...:D

Not enough!! I looked and looked and looked but couldn't find a NIkon RF in the fleet:eek:

Kiu

Sisyphus
05-17-2007, 07:16
I am surprised to see that quite a few of you have so many cameras!

I am curious to know when you have time to use them all?

I keep it rather simple, and barely have time to use all of these cameras.

2 RF Bodies
1 Medium Format
1 4x5 Speed Graphic

dll927
05-28-2007, 12:38
A lot. And I'm reminded of the adage: One camera is to use, two is a back-up. Three, you're a collector. I guess that makes me a collector, and indeed I've bought a lot of old cameras on evil-bay. But I also have most of the ones I've ever bought new. Basic run-down:

Minolta SRT-101
Minolta SRT-102
Minolta X-700
Minolta Maxxum 7
(Konica)-Minolta Maxxum 7D (so far my only digital)
Leica M4-2 - and three lenses
Yashicamat 124
Olympus Stylus
Varous and sundry old Russian and German cameras

DrLeoB
06-01-2007, 06:34
I voted (36 pieces) and then I read the comments of others .....I feel so much BETTER! There are others like me.....;)

Ducky
06-01-2007, 07:03
More than I need-
fewer than I want.

Dfin
06-01-2007, 15:37
I thought 20 was excessive, I`m just a dabbler compared to you guys. Still SWMBO, really does`t need to know, best sweep this one under the carpet.

DougK
06-01-2007, 20:58
Far too many cameras... definitely more than thirty, but I've lost count. Time to thin the herd.

dll927
06-02-2007, 05:18
DrLeoB: Last I heard, Cuestar and Celestron are telescopes. Maybe not Mt. Wilson or Palomar, but they are for more distant matters. Oh, I forgot Lick. As you can see, I'm from California. BTW, I hope that "Dr" is for real. My sister went through that crucible of Hell.

iml
06-02-2007, 07:12
Blimey, I though I had too many but I'm an amateur compared to lots of people here :-)

I have:

M6
R-D1s
Bessa R2
Olympus 35 RC
Olympus 35 SP
Rolleiflex 3.5T
Lubitel 2
Ricoh GR-D
Olympus 7070
Canon 300D

I need a clear out. I think the R-D1s, the Olympus 7070 and the Canon 300D need new homes. I'm happy with film for b&w and the GR-D for colour, and much as I like the R-D1s a lot I've barely used it for the last couple of months. The Canon and the 7070 haven't been used for even longer. I don't like holding onto things I don't use.

Ian

The clear out has worked. I've sold the R-D1s, the GR-D, the 300D, and the 7070, leaving me with "just":

Leica M6
Bessa R2
Olympus 35 SP
Olympus 35 RC
Rolleiflex 3.5T
Lubitel 2

I've also acquired a Pentax K100D for colour - it's small for an SLR, has the same sensor as the Epson, quite a good viewfinder, was very cheap (Jessops are currently selling it with the kit lens for £299), and with a couple of cheap but decent old Pentax manual primes it takes very good pictures indeed.

Next plan is to sell the CV 35/1.7 (a focal length I don't need, although it was ideal on the Epson) and the 21/4.0, which I don't use enough, and buy a CV 28/3.5, leaving me with three 50mm primes (one Leica 50/2.0, one CV 50/1.5 and one Canon 50/1.2) and one wide for the 2 RF bodies.

Then a Fuji or Maimya 6x7 and I'm done. Really :-)

Ian

Doug
06-12-2007, 23:15
This thread has turned from a count to a listing, becoming like the old thread I recall named something like "What have you got?" Clearly we love to list... :)

Peter_Jones
06-20-2007, 04:40
Too many, but strangely still not enough :D

Marsopa
06-20-2007, 06:41
-Nikon coolpix P3
-Leica dlux-3
-Bessa R
-Fed 35A
-Canonet QL17GIII
-Lomo LC-A+
-Rollei 35B
-Yashica FX3
-Yashica FM8

And waiting for a Zorki 4

potomo
06-23-2007, 03:17
Canon: New F1, Ftb, Eos 400d, Eos 50E, Canonet 17
Tlr: Meopta flexaret VII, Lubitel 2
Dacora Dignette
3 Fsu rangefinder, some point and shoot and a polaroid camera
At the end 3 old 6 x 6 folding cameras

In total.... 15 I think

pvdhaar
07-03-2007, 06:25
I did a massive cleanout last year, leaving only..
a Bessa-T
a Leica-M4
a Nikon-D50
a Nikon-F75
Oh, and to be fair, I've also got a defective Konica-Minolta G530 P&S that I use as a card reader..
Whoah... this is scary.. I wrote that exactly three months ago, and it hasn't changed despite massive surges of GAS..

thomasw_
07-03-2007, 06:36
Wow, some of you guys better have insurance riders! I have no digital but one very lousy P/S. I used to have as many as 5 RF bodies, which I have now pared down to 3, all of them being leicas. I am considering a 4th film RF body, the ZI; and this would go against my instincts, as I have never before desired a body with AE because I am a stubborn chap who thinks problem solving the exposure mentally is part of the art. Truly, though, the VF is what interests me most in the ZI.

TheHub
07-11-2007, 05:59
13

Pentax K1000
Pentax SL
Kodak Retina 1a
Nikon FM
Nikomat FTN
Canon P
Rollei 35 (S-Xenar lens)
Yashica Electro 35 GS

Primoflex
Diachord (Ricohflex?)
Walzflex

Minolta Semi P
Agfa Billy Compur

I didn't count digitals since I don't use 'em anymore

adonf
07-11-2007, 08:44
So...
G2, M6, ME Super, ME, Minilux, Lubitel
A Fed2 that doesn't work.
A Kiev4 that maybe work (I should find out tonight while developping the first film)

That would be "5 to 10" then... Already too much !


Should I add my phone to the list ? That's the only digital I have ;)

Muller
07-20-2007, 10:46
Prakticas:
BX20
BC1
B100
BCA
MTL5
MTL5B
TL5B
Zorki 4
Zorki 4K
FED
Lubitel 2
Pentax Zoom 90
Nikon Coolpix 4600
Nikon D80
A few parts bodies.

padu
07-20-2007, 14:57
Voighlander Bessa R (35mm... daaan)
Zenit 12XP (35mm)
Minolta Maxxum 7000 (35mm)
Calumet 4x5 View Camera (large format)
Kodak LS420 (digital point and shoot)
Canon Powershot IS800 (digital point and shoot)
Sony A100 (digital SLR)

Sofa King
07-20-2007, 15:30
Three... Nikon D50, Canon A-1, and a Leica M6. I think that'll be it for a while for me. I need to build my lens collection as I only have four lenses total (1 zoom for the D50, 2 primes for my A-1, and one prime for my M6).

FrankS
07-20-2007, 15:37
One less. I just gave a Pentax MG with lenses to my daughter to begin her film photographic journey.

Keith
07-20-2007, 19:09
One less. I just gave a Pentax MG with lenses to my daughter to begin her film photographic journey.

You gave her an SLR ... what were you thinking? :eek: :p

FrankS
07-20-2007, 19:25
Keith, I've got to keep her away from Leica M's!
(Thank God she's allergic to horses!)
:)

rbiemer
07-21-2007, 03:29
I didn't go back and look but I think my count was in the high two digits. When I came to my summer job, I brought 5 cameras with me--Zorki 3m, Pentax UC-1, Seagull 4a-107(TLR), Kodak Retina 1a, and EOS Rebel II.

And have realized that with those, I'm pretty well covered. I'm going to have to think long and hard about all the other gear I didn't bring and whether I keep 'em all or not.

And I really don't need to have all the ones I did bring with me. The Retina and the Pentax cover similar uses, I brought the rebel for two lenses(one long telephoto and one macro) and seem to have got that out of my system already.

Next year(I"m planning on keeping this summer job as long as I can ) I think it will be three--possibly 4--cameras: TLR, Zorki (and/or Bessa R), and P&S. And I don't think I'll miss much.

Either that or I'll get serious about big negs and sort out a 4x5 or 5x7 kit over the winter...you know, just to keep things simple.:D

Rob

conradyiu
07-22-2007, 01:42
2 canon rfs,
2 olympus (xa & xa4),
2 yashica gx (chrome & black),
FM2, FE2, F4 (from my father),
minolta 7s (from my father),
polariod sx-7,
natura 1.9 p&s,

that is, total 12 and I try to get them use regularly except the polariod, F4, FM2. I would like to get 'thin' but can't figure out which should be sold. any suggestion?

Conrad

Johnmcd
07-22-2007, 03:06
Some are in the 'just have to have but don't shoot much at all' category (mainly OM's) but this is the current list in order of use,

1. 20D
2. R3A
3. Ricoh GRD (my digital street cam)
4. Sony F717 (for IR only)
5. OM2
6. OM1
7. OM10
8. Mamiya C220
9. Olympus mju II


Next purchase? Xpan, RD1 or Sigma DP1

Just want but probably won't shoot - Olympus Pen F (serious GAS everytime I see one)

Cheers,

John

Tarzak
07-24-2007, 04:56
When I looked at my cabinet, casually, I thought about 10. Then I counted and am embarrased to say; low twenties.
Must get rid of some.






Then I can get some more!

08-07-2007, 03:32
I actually had to sit down and do a list. I have 16 cameras.:eek:

For work:

Canon 1dsmkii
Nikon D2x

For myself, here are my favorites (ie, most used):
Leica MP (most used these days)
Hassey 503
Rolleiflex 2.8F

I won't bother listing the rest as I don't want to leave evidence for my husband, lol.:D

Fotch
08-07-2007, 08:12
I try to sell more than I buy, still have 40+

Chris101
08-07-2007, 08:41
Exactly 11 working cameras: Leica M4P, Oly OM1n, M645, Coolpix 950, N80, F5, D100, D70ir, Holga, Crown Graphic, B&J 5x7 monorail.

Then about 5 that no longer function, but I can't bring myself to throw them away.

TheHub
08-07-2007, 17:33
18 now. Have to decide which ones to bring home ...

raid
08-07-2007, 19:35
This is a tough question. I have many cameras.

edited:

Leica: Standard
M3
M6
CL
IIIc

Other: Canon P
Konica I, II, III, IIIM, Auto S, S2, S3
Fuji GL690
Moskva-5
Franka Solida IIIb
Rolleiflex 2.8D, Tele, Automat
Linhof Color Kardan 45S
Bessa L
Bessa T
Voightleander Prominent

P&S: Contax T2
Stylus EPIC
Olympus XA
Minox GT


SLR

Nikon: F2, FE, FE2, FG, Nikkormat T2
Canon: F1n, F1N, F1N, T90, T90, Pellix
Pentax: Spotmatic, Spotmatic F, Spotmatic F, MV
Mamiya 635J
Rollei: SL35, SL35, SL35, SL35, SL2000F


I have also many folder cameras and some other cameras here and there.

richard_l
08-07-2007, 20:25
Real Cameras

Leica IIf
Leica M3
Leica M2
Leica M6
Rollei 35
Rollei 35 S
Nikon FM2(n)

Digital Camera

Olympus C3000

Mr_Flibble
08-16-2007, 08:14
Real cameras:
Leica IIIa
Kiev 2a
Anniversary Speed Graphic 4x5
Crown Graphic 4x5
Kodak Medalist I (1941 and 1944 dated lenses)
Kodak Retina II (model 142)
Kodak 35
Kodak 35 RF
Ciroflex D
Konica Auto S2
Argus C3
Kodak No.2 Box Brownie

Evil SLR:
Minolta Dynax 500si

Evil Digitals:
Canon Ixus V2
Trust FamilyCam (Wannabe Camera :D )


How do I ever get to use them all?!

mike goldberg
08-16-2007, 09:00
For me, "Real Cameras" are R/F's or SLR's, that I use [even occasionally], love and do NOT want to sell:

Leica M2
Zorki-4
Fed-2c
Kiev 4a
Oly 35 RC
Nikon FM2
Oly OM-1

I do shoot digital, and relate to digital imaging & gear in other places.
Ciao, mike

mn4367
08-16-2007, 11:59
Epson R-D1
Nikon F3
Pentax Optio S4i
Toshiba PDR-8 (or the like)
Voigtländer Perkeo 6x6

mn4367
08-16-2007, 12:02
Forgot my OM-1n that got stolen 22 years ago. I think I still should consider this mine... ;-)

hopelion
08-16-2007, 12:13
Only one, a M7, a 50mm.

Kent
10-20-2007, 03:55
OK, let me see...

3 Rangefinders (2 w/ fixed lenses, 1 exchangeable - 2 lenses)
7 Viewfinder cams
2 Medium Format
8 SLRs (2 AF, 6 MF)

10 digital compact cams (1 MPix to 5 MPix)
1 DSLR (8 MPix)

and about 50 lenses...

...but hardly any expensive stuff!

Ahhmm... I guess have to update this.


5 Rangefinders (4 w/ fixed lenses, 1 exchangeable - 2 lenses)
6 Scale focus cams
6 AF compact cams
1 Fixfocus cam
3 Medium format cams
3 Instant cams
10 SLRs (2 AF, 8 MF)

10 digital compact cams (1 MPix to 5 MPix)
1 DSLR (8 MPix)

and about 70 lenses...

...but - still - hardly any expensive stuff (I would only call my DSLR and about 7 lenses rather expensive)!

Ron (Netherlands)
10-20-2007, 04:05
Don't know exactly: at least more than 40......

photobizzz
10-20-2007, 05:08
Leica IIIf RD
Bessa-R
Olympus 35RC
Pentax K10D

I dont need anymore but seem to keep buying...is it a sickness?

Kent
10-21-2007, 11:04
I dont need anymore but seem to keep buying...is it a sickness?

Yes, it is called "GAS" (gear acquisition syndrome).
But no health insurance company pays for the costs, unfortunately.

Mike Ip
10-21-2007, 11:24
I'm still under 10 I think...
Canon 350D
Canon 5D
Leica M6
Holga CFN (if that counts)

Wow, only four. Am I lagging behind?

nobbylon
10-21-2007, 11:56
well i'd given up on film until I googled bessa and found this site. My last film cam was a Nikon F90X until I got a D70 and I just wanted something a little smaller as i'd realised I wasn't using the D70 very much.
I originally bought an R2 with an ultron 35 and then it started!
in order of appearance,
leica R8 cant work this out as i wanted a smaller camera!
leica R4 smaller so getting there!
M6ttl once i'd held it bessa had to go
M6 too nice to refuse
OM1 reading about them on here!
OM1N black version and prefer black cameras
lenses 35,60 R's 15,35,50 M's Zuiko 24,50,85,180

AND I'M DEFINATELY DONE NOW:bang: ABSOLUTELY BUYING NOTHING MORE,
and I will admit that my 20 euro OM1 is the one that's getting used the most! it's made me feel better seeing how much gear some of you chaps have!

Vics
10-21-2007, 12:33
1 Leica M3
1 Contax IIIa
4 Nikon F
1 Maxxum AF
2 Rollei TLR
1 Kodak Folder
1 Argus brick
1 Graflex Super D
1 Nikon P&S digicam
etc...

stuken
10-21-2007, 20:14
35mm:
Nikon FM
Nikon f100
Nikon D200
Olypmus 35SP
Olympus Pen EE
Dacora Dignette
Praktina 11A
Lomography fisheye camera
2x p&s 'panoramic' cameras
Maxim p&s camera that I beleive came with the Magazine (same as the Time magazine cameras)
Kellogs p&s Tony the Tiger camera

120mm
Rolliecord
Yashica 124g
Bronica SQ A
Zeiss Ikon Super ikonta 532
Kodak Brownie #2 with green leatherette
Kodak 620 Brownie
Holga 120s

4x5
Shen Hoa Field Camera

Lenses for no fixed lens cameras
Nikon Mount Spiratone 20mm 2.8
Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Ai-s
Nikon 50mm 1.8 AF-D
Nikon 85mm f2 AI-s
Nikon 180mm 2.8 Af-D ED
Rodenstock 240mm 5.6 #3 shutter
Bronica 80mm 2.8

Pinhole
360 degree 120mm panoramic
6x17 anomorphic camera
4x5 wooden camera
35mm "Populist" camera
5x7 "sheet film"(photo paper) tin box

Ming The Merciless
10-22-2007, 04:35
I just purchased a Konica Hexar AF from a person on EBay. It is in transit. It is a black one and has the stealth thing. That brings my total camera count to 11.

Philippe D.
10-27-2007, 13:17
1 Horseman 4x5"
3 Minolta X-700
3 Canon RF (IVSB, IVSB2, IIS2)
3 Leica IIIf
1 Leica M2
1 Leica M4-2
1 Leica M4-P
1 Leica M6
1 Leica D-Lux
1 Leica M8

:rolleyes:

huffy49
11-26-2007, 21:09
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I have somewhere 65 and 75 cameras, accumulated over 33 years of collecting <g>

mike goldberg
11-26-2007, 21:14
Well it's like this:
7 RF's of which two are fixed lens...
4 SLR's [from the "old days]...

1 dSLR
2 P & S digicams
As for use: Four of the RF's are "active" with B/W film, and one P & S is fairly busy.

Jerevan
11-26-2007, 21:38
I just had to do a list, so at the moment of writing it is:

Kodak Retina 117
Kodak Retina 013
Rollei 35 (non-functioning)
Zeiss Ikon Nettar
Ferrania Eura (toycam)
Kodak Brownie 2b (a future panorama project)
Hasselblad 500c (recently CLA'd, but up for sale/trade)
Rolleiflex MX-EVS (waiting for it to come back from CLA)
Nikon F2
Pentax Spotmatic (CLA'd, up for sale)
Olympus Pen F (waiting for the mailman)
Argentum LF-camera (5x7/13x18)

So, all in all, not very much... but I intend to get down to under ten cameras, so I that I'll be able to use the cameras.:)

EDIT: Uuhm... okay... I need a rangefinder I guess... ;)

kingjon
11-29-2007, 00:43
Having just sold one of my OM-2's and a lens to partially pay for the M4-P I just bought. I'm currently claim an Olympus OM2N, OM4Ti, the afore mentioned M4-P, an M6, Bronnie etrsi, two Nikon P&S, numerous lenses and pieces of kit. I'm holding steady with seven.

Kim Coxon
11-29-2007, 03:54
I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that I might incriminate myself!

Kim

varjag
11-29-2007, 05:13
Leica M4 and Conax II.. wait, that's my sig! :)

Actually I also have Moskva 2, but it is more of a family item, originally owned by my grandfather.

palker
11-29-2007, 11:26
Well I feel like the poor relative .. I only have:

one d200
one m8

but I am coming to the conclusion that only one can survive :) I'm a bit too simple in my outlook on life and don't eaily cope with redundancy.
maybe that could be the start of another thread .. :)

rumbliegeos
11-29-2007, 16:42
Why did I read this thread...let's say I am on the northward side of the distribution with, erm, 17. Didn't realize it had all gotten so out of hand. I'm not even going to look at the lenses. And I've sold some cameras lately, too.

arseniii
11-29-2007, 16:51
Yeah, just one M6 + summicron 50mm and 35mm cron that's all I need. No question: "which camera should I use today?" :-) I wish I could also have an M3 as an extra body in case something happens to M6 (tfu tfuu tfu ) ... but $$$$....

Spider67
12-02-2007, 11:11
....And what was the reason I bought my first Cameras? Pity that those wonderful witnesses of times past with bellows or Soviet Rangefinders were sold for a song......

Stanton
12-02-2007, 11:26
I've lost count of the highest number, but to make certain that I am in the running, 284. Lots of fun trying to periodically exercise them to be certain that the shutters and the rangefinders don't freeze up. I just did a bunch of Retinas.

Austerby
12-02-2007, 11:43
Not enough

Doug
12-19-2007, 21:02
"Not enough" is a great answer and certainly implies you won't be saying "I'm done" now. :)

I'm dithering between calling it "not enough" and "too many." But compared to Stanton I'm right at 25% of that, nowhere "in the running". My cameras do seem to run in pairs, though; two of this and two of that, etc, sometimes very much the same and with others they're close cousins.

dof
12-25-2007, 12:38
Wow, after 23-odd years of maintaining this affliction I still have fewer than ten cameras around the house. That's a small victory in my book.

Mike Ip
12-25-2007, 13:03
3 SLRs, 3 Leicas, and a Holga... 7.... that's not too many right?

julio1fer
12-25-2007, 13:40
this will clearly be a gaussian.

It looks more like a log normal curve. Same as mineral deposits.:D

Those of you that think they have too many cameras please send them to me, I'll be glad to give them a home. I have less than 30 cameras and they feel lonely.

raid
12-25-2007, 14:21
It looks more like a log normal curve. Same as mineral deposits.:D

Those of you that think they have too many cameras please send them to me, I'll be glad to give them a home. I have less than 30 cameras and they feel lonely.

This is a heavy tailed, skewed distribution, as Julio has said above.
Taking the log of the counts will reduce the variability and will [maybe] result in a bell-shaped curve. :D

polaski
01-14-2008, 03:54
Sorry, I ran out of fingers and toes.

msheppler
01-14-2008, 05:37
1 M3, 1 lynx 14, 1 canon canonet 17 GL, 1 yashica-24, 1 agfa isolette III, 1 yashica el ([email protected])ectro gsn, 1 yashica T4

jlancasterd
01-20-2008, 14:57
Leica M8
Leica R8+DMR
Leica Mini
Bessa R3A
Bessa L
Kodak Retina IIIc

lemalk
01-20-2008, 20:47
I just found this thread (I'm new to RFF) and I can honestly say that now I don't feel so bad. It'd be nice to have one of each of the formats - compact/p&s; Bridge/Ultrazoom; SLR; Medium Format; Rangefinder...but the budget won't allow.

I currently weigh in at 6:
Panasonic LC1 (A wonderful camera)
Panasonic FZ7 (A work camera that I use to cover our events & concerts)
Leica D-Lux 3 (carry everywhere & travel camera)
Leica Digilux 3 (Versatile & highly underrated in this & other forums)
Pentax K-1000 (Bought for university photography classes)
Leica M5 (just arrived this week)

Recently retired:
Canon Powershot G2

(Hopefully) Future Acquisitions:
Leica M8 or Epson R-D1

VikingNOR
02-15-2008, 10:01
:-( or :-) I' not shure......
BUT; it's all my Canon's since 1960. From Canonflex, via A and F series, to EOS analig and digital

Guess who's my favaourite.......

scroll down to...






Canonet QL17 GIII.... nice lady, hm?

le vrai rdu
03-24-2008, 16:21
minolta srt 100x

srt 101

kiev 4 (not yet repaired :o )

pentax P30

lubitel 166

yashica mat

AzzA
03-24-2008, 17:04
I've only started using/buying film cameras for about 8 months now, but they seem to accumulating quicker as time goes on. So far i have over 20 film cameras, all of which i use regularly.
I just noticed today that i have 11 Olympus cameras. :o
Many of which are doubles (I'll but different film in each one). As in i have 2 SP's (back and silver), 4 OM bodies, 2 Mju:II's (Stylus Epic), and 3 Trips.
Then i'll just buy anything in general i see thats working for less than $20, so i have many others such as my Vito BL, Petri 7, Yashca GTN, etc..
So far i havent outlayed too much money, but got some decent cameras, but i'm a little worried now as it seems like im starting to get interested in Leica's, especially the M2.
Hope i dont get Leica GAS. I'm still only a student, and it looks as though photography is going to send me broke :(

srichmond
04-03-2008, 08:43
I've just voted (less than five)... then thought, hang on... there's that old one, oh yes, and then that one.... lol... I should have voted less than 10.

ali_baba
04-03-2008, 09:15
someone should add an m8 and release a noctilux (to me for trade).

semrich
04-03-2008, 09:15
3 digital & 7 film

Athos6
04-03-2008, 09:28
4 that I use:

Nikon D200
Nikon F3P
Leica M2
Leica M6

and 2 that I just have from my family:
Nikon F
Minolta XG-M

Much like my own lineup

D200
F3HP
Nikkormat Ftn
Leica M2
Currently looking for an M6 (1000 bucks or under)

But if we add camera's I've owned it becomes much greater.

Speed Graphic
Fm3a
Kiev 88
Blad 500C
Canon A1
Canon AE-1
Canon AL-1 (? something like that)
Balda Baldix
Canon G3
Bessa R

I always recycle cameras and lenses to get new gear, I figure if I buy a camera and sell it for ~50 to 75% of what I paid for it than it was like I leased it, over the 2 year average lifespan of a camera in my posession then the cost:month breakdown is pretty good. BTW can you tell that this is the same line I use on the wife? :)

swoop
04-03-2008, 09:41
I used to have a bunch. Then I sold a lot of stuff. Now I have

Leica M7
Leica M8
Pentax K1000 (that I have no lenses for)
Yashica 124G
Canon A700

I used to have a Canon 20D and a Canon Elan 7n and a Bessa R3a. But I sold everything and the lenses to pay for the M8. I also had a Pentax K10D, but that got stolen from my car. My perfect kit would include a digital and film rangefinder that uses the same lenses, as well as a digital and film SLR that uses the same lenses, a medium format film, and a point and shoot.

I hope to replace the Pentax SLR with either a Canon or Nikon kit. And the Point and shoot with a Canon G9 or Ricoh GRDII. And the Yashica TLR with a Mamiya 7II or RZ67.

I don't own more than one lens for any focal length. Nor do I need more than one type of camera. I just like having the right tool for the job.

tvagi
04-03-2008, 12:04
i have more than 150 photo cameras (plus 10 movie cameras and about 30 various accessories).
can you explain me what's the meaning of the answer "are you kidding" on the poll?

tvagi
04-03-2008, 13:18
i have also 2 digitals (one broken!,so i only have one!!!!)

Arvay
04-05-2008, 11:19
I have never counted but now I'm in horror :)

Leica M6
Leica IIIa (G)
ZI
Bessa R2
RD-1s

raid
04-05-2008, 12:16
RF cameras:

Leica M6-M3-CL-IIIc, Standard
Canon IVsb, P
Contax IIa, IIIa
Bessa L, T
Konica Auto S, S2 S3, I, II,III, IIIM
Zorki 4, 4k
Voightlaender Prominent

Al Patterson
04-05-2008, 13:30
i have more than 150 photo cameras (plus 10 movie cameras and about 30 various accessories).
can you explain me what's the meaning of the answer "are you kidding" on the poll?

I would assume they didn't expect any serious collectors to show up. I have less than 20, so I was surprised to see how many had more than I do.

ChrisPlatt
04-05-2008, 14:31
Too many but never enough.

Chris

tvagi
04-06-2008, 07:17
you are right,never enough!
every camera is pretty in it's own way.
when i started,the number 100 was like magical,
it was my goal.
now i am going for the 500!or maybe for the 1000!!!???

ramosa
04-06-2008, 07:55
i have only one. i like to keep it simple.

TomBob
04-14-2008, 00:19
22 at the moment, soon to be 23 when i get a digi SLR later this year

TheHub
04-30-2008, 04:26
As of April 2008, 36

PeterL
05-07-2008, 02:53
I wrote:

2 Olympus SLR bodies (incredible, but I prefer RF now), one Minolta TC-1 (incredible for what it is, but too limiting for me), then RF: a Zorki, a Leica iii that I don't use

In the meantime, I'm down to my 2 OM bodies & the Zorki. A Ricoh GX-100 has been ordered. Pruning a camera collection feels *good* ! I seem to be suffering from a rare form of reverse GAS :D


Peter.

otaku
05-14-2008, 20:26
Well at present I have one in my possesion a sad little fuji a500 digital :( but I have two on order: a yashica electro and an argus A can't wait to get them. I won't be able to buy any more gear for awhile though as I'll need to buy film for these. I would like to get at least one more though soon-another leica So three total. Seven if you count the ones I've owned. And I've used probably close to twenty models

wolves3012
05-26-2008, 01:27
28 in working order. Could be worse...they all get used, in turns (or will, some haven't yet). Mostly FSU RFs, along with 3 SLRs, one P&S and a fixed-zoom digital and a fixed-lens digital that I ought to throw away since it's so bad.

meven
05-26-2008, 01:32
Only 7:

Zeiss Ikon ZM
Leica M2
Epson R-D1
Fuji TX-1
Olympus Pen FT
Holga
Olympus Digital P&S

ewoq
05-26-2008, 03:27
1x bessa r2m
1x d50

FallisPhoto
05-27-2008, 17:00
Am I the only person with more cameras than I care to admit to owning? I suspect not ... I hope not!

Nope, you're not. Last time I counted I had about 80, but that was a couple of years ago. I honestly don't know how many I have now, but I would suspect somewhere around 100.

Al Kaplan
10-15-2008, 07:55
I have 3 M Leicas in regular use plus a CL and a Bessa L. I have an ancient Rollieflex T and a Minolta Autocord. For display only, a 5X7 E.&H.T. Anthony view camera from the 1890's, "Baby" Speed Graphic and a 4x5 Speed Graphic, a 3.25x4.25 Graflex SLR. Then there is my cell phone cam (never use it), and a Voigtlander VITO CL from the 1950's that l do use. I gave my son my Rollei 35 and a Leica CL, and I gave a Minolta X-700 SLR to a barista at Starbucks when she asked me what manual SLR camera she should get for a photo class at college. Maybe 4 or 5 years ago I sold my Century Graphic and 4x5 Graphic View II, both with full sets of lenses, and another Rolleiflex, as well as my Hasselblad kit. I also unloaded a couple of Leicaflex SL bodies and an assortment of lenses from a 12mm Spiratone fisheye to a 280 Telyt. I still have the Visoflex IIS with a 65mm Elmar and a 400mm Tele-Astranar. Does a Visoflex count as a "camera"? I'm trying to cut down!

I still have 2 enlargers, unknown amounts of tanks and reels, a dedicated darkroom, and still make real B&W prints the old fashioned way. Leica glass deserves it!

jarski
10-15-2008, 08:25
Leica M (and LTM) & Nikon F here

- M2, M5
- 2xLeica II
- D200, F100, FE

I try limit it here, especially not get any other system. digital FF rangefinder would be hard to resist.

vdonovan
10-15-2008, 08:40
A package came in the mail the other day and my wife exclaimed: How many cameras do you have now, anyway? I replied: Only four! That's all!

Later I realized that I was only thinking of medium format cameras. I forgot about the Bessa R, the DSLR, and Canon S100 (which doesn't really count anyway). Must I go back and correct myself? It was an honest mistake, really it was...

JohnTF
10-15-2008, 09:00
I try to limit it, well that is denial, well an outright lie-- ;-), I do not have an M5! I think my friends are secretly plotting an intervention.

I tend to hold on to stuff, to say the least, the 1915 pony saddle hanging above the anvil in the garage, the ox and mule shoes, --- so I admit to being at the last level of the poll.

I am trying to carry only four or so when I travel by air. By car, well, let's just say I am in the group who takes more time to pack cameras than clothes and I try to avoid airports that weigh carry ons.

A lot of stuff is collectible, but I like to make some images with them.

Am doing more with the M8, but I will have to carry a laptop this year, so no real progress in simplification, but I have lots of lenses from the previous excursions in to the Land of Leitz.

There should be an exemption for cameras older than the poster?

J

Jamie Pillers
10-15-2008, 11:16
I came back to photography about a year ago after a 10-yr. hiatus. During this past year I've been trying REALLY hard to find the equipment that is comfortable and affordable for me. This has been a difficult process!

At some point in this process I had a digital SLR, digital P&S, four rangefinders, two fixed-lens rangefinders, a film SLR, a 6x9 folder, and a couple of film P&S. Lets see.. that's twelve cameras! :eek: But having a lot of equipment is just distracting to me. And with a new family I just don't have time to be fussing with alternatives.

I've finally distilled all of my equipment down to three "systems" that are comfortable, purposeful, and affordable:
1) a Nikon auto-focus film SLR with three lenses: one auto-focus 50, a close-focus wide-angle, and a manual focus zoom;
2) a Zeiss ZM with four lenses ranging from 28mm to 75mm;
3) a digital P&S with plenty of controls and good image quality; and
4) the Holga for back-up. :)

I find that each of these systems suits particular situations with little if any overlap... so no confusion/second-guessing about what I'm going to use in a particular situation.

But.. wow, was it difficult getting here. Along the way, there were many cameras that I wanted to keep due to their beauty (a 6x9 folder, a couple of fixed-lens rangefinders, a lovely Leica IIIc, a Nikon D80, and several Bessas - T, L, R2, R3, R4). However, when I took a hard look at how comfortable/useful they were, I knew they had to go and the search had to go on. I think I'm there... at least until we finally have a full-frame M-mount DRF for around $1000. :D

shimo-kitasnap
10-15-2008, 11:31
zero, just sold my M. Anyone want some M lenses?

whitecat
10-15-2008, 11:50
I am in the over 50 camera club. I have to start selling! I have to say goodby to my Contessa, PerkeoIIIE soon in addition to my Zeiss 532/16 and others. I guess you can't take them with you.

Jamie Pillers
10-15-2008, 12:03
Wow!... Have you broken from the clutches of the photography addiction forever? Or is this temporary? Moving on to some other format?

ZeissFan
10-15-2008, 16:26
I think I stopped counting at 110 or something like that. It might be double that. I've never really bothered to check.

I've sold a bunch and have given away a bunch too.

nelp
10-15-2008, 23:15
R-D1
D80
Spotmatic II x2
Chinon CM3 x2
Zenit 122
Zorki C (Leica III style)
Canon Dial
Fujica Mini
Agat 18K
Oly Trip 35 Black
+ A suitcase full of M42 lenses and compacts.

hugivza
10-15-2008, 23:59
Two many, but who's counting, and in 500 years time they will be worth a million

Andrew Sowerby
10-16-2008, 05:23
I've been selling/giving away stuff lately. Now I'm down to:

M6 TTL + Hexanon 50
ZI + Biogon 35
Olympus Stylus Epic
Lomo LCA

italy74
10-16-2008, 06:16
Wow.. more than photographers you're collectors !!!! My wife is already suspicious when, having a F6 and a D200, I wonder of an Ikon.. I couldn't really allowing myself so many cameras (even if I had enough money, by the way!) ...

brianbek
10-16-2008, 07:32
M5, M6ttl, D70 and Canon Ixus 850 - need 35mm for my M6 ;-)

/Brian

Photon42
10-16-2008, 10:25
[...] My wife is already suspicious when, having a F6 and a D200, I wonder of an Ikon. [...]

Buy lenses then :cool: Ever checked out the Zeiss Macro 100/2? It's an incredible lens.

Regards
Ivo

bmicklea
10-16-2008, 10:53
Leica MP
Bessa R2a
Yashica GTN
Stylus Epic
Canon Elan
Rolleiflex 2.8d
Fuji digital P&S
[Panasonic DMC-LX3 on order]

Thank you all! I was just feeling guilty for having that many but suddenly I feel like I'm only getting started.

Actually I have basically given my Canon SLR kit to a friend and am thinking seriously of selling the Rolleiflex - I love it but just never seem to use it. Everything else sees pretty constant use and the MP, of course, is never beyond arms' reach.

-brad

cjm
10-16-2008, 10:58
1) Leica M2 + Canon 50mm
2) Olympus XA2
3) Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim 22mm
4) Konica Minolta Dimage Z2

jody36
10-24-2008, 17:52
Too many and want more around a hundred.

meven
10-24-2008, 17:56
1) Leica M8
2) Fuji TX-1
3) Yashicat mat 124G
4) Holga (does it count?)
5) Olympus P&S (terrible image quality)

SimonSawSunlight
11-25-2008, 17:21
hmmm 20-30 for me :D just one of them does not work so the rest is being used, some more often than others though...

Keith
11-25-2008, 18:34
It's interesting to note from my own perspective that since I started this thread I've reduced my camera count by about twenty or more. I was in the thirty to fifty bracket and nearer fifty ... currently I'm down to around twenty five cameras. Part of it has been finacial but an interesting side effect has been that I'm taking a lot more photographs without the distraction of numbers.

That said twent five is still a lot of cameras! :p

gertf
11-25-2008, 20:07
25 is a lot indeed Keith!

I'm on 5 at the moment

MP
MD-2
IIIf RD/ST
Olympus XA
Canon Powershot S60

That's enough, although I would not mind an M4-P... the MD-2 might be relieved of duty to fund it..

navilluspm
11-26-2008, 04:05
Working cameras: 7, but I am trying to sell one, and will probably sell another in the new year.

Three of the camera systems I own were gifts: a Canon Elan II, which I am trying to sell, was a graduation gift from my parents. A Contax 167 MT was a gift from my brother and most recently, my Dad gave me his old Pen ft that he has not used in ages. I am excited about that camera, because he had the 20mm lens for it.

Add two more none working camera to the list. Those are my rangefinders :-(

The two cameras that tempt me the most are the Leica Cl new panasonic LX3

tvagi
11-26-2008, 04:23
since the last time (04-03-2008) my collection increased with around 20 new cameras (some of them in non working condition).
now i have more than 170.

Kozhe
11-26-2008, 05:22
Real cameras:

Nikon F2AS
Nikon FE
Olympus XA
Zorki IE
Kiev 4a I (comming next week)

Digital toys:
Olympus camedia Idontrememberthename
Olympus FE something

user237428934
11-27-2008, 06:34
Real cameras:

Canon 40D
Leica M8

Film toys:

Leica M6
Konica Hexar AF

I only use film for 1% of my pictures so it's just playing around.