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None! I've used all my cameras! 201 31.11%
1 62 9.60%
2 49 7.59%
3 40 6.19%
4 26 4.02%
5 39 6.04%
6 24 3.72%
7 14 2.17%
8 12 1.86%
9 9 1.39%
10 10 1.55%
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Old 05-19-2006   #1
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How many unused cameras do you have?

I've just realized that i have some cameras i've never used.....
One Oly 35, a Zorky 4k, an Yashica A-1, a Lubitel-2, one canon a-1(i have 3).

And you? How many working cameras do you have that you never used??
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Old 05-19-2006   #2
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I have used every camera I have if they work. I don't always use them, it would be impossible. But I have my favorites...

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I voted 10. However, they are inoperative for various reasons. My old folding Polaroids are idle because the film no longer exists.

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I've got a few that I bought and inherited that are so obviously in need of a CLA that I haven't used them.

All of my "working" cameras have been used. Most are being used these days.
Cameras are not collectibles to me.
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I nterpreted the poll as asking how many currently unused cameras I own, which explains why I said more than ten. Other than three which are broken, though, I've run at least one roll of film through them all.
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Old 05-19-2006   #6
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Old 05-19-2006   #7
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All your unloved Folders & TLR's are belong to us!

My Himatic 9 has a broken shutter. I'm too lazy to load up some film in the Minolta 16II. I quit using my old Promaster SLR the day I got my PZ-20 body. Other than that they all get used once in a while.
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The concept is just wrong
Yes i know, i'm trying to build up a "camera fund" for the needed
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I have used every working camera I own except a 4x5 camera that I still need to try out one day when I have learned how to laod 4x5 film sheets.
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Old 05-19-2006   #10
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None - I use all of my (1) camera(s).

Now, parts of cameras is another story.

I never use the 65mm or the 45mm aux. finder for the RF645.
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Raid...you should load the 4x5...you'll love it.
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Raid...you should load the 4x5...you'll love it.

It is a heavy Linhof Color Kardan 45S rail camera with a convertible Schneider lens. I have a 120 back for it and the whole outfit looks really nice. Maybe I should give it a shot.
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Not that easy to answer....

I have several cameras which are under rebuilding / restoring / repairing. That´ll take some time... then are still unused... the count actually is 7 cameras.

There is another one that´s going to be a 35 mm pinhole camera as soon as I can do a decent pin hole on steel ribbon. So there is one more.

There is another one, a Zenit 12 XP which is still unused...

And there are some others bought to be "donor cameras" which itself won´t take any picture ever... so count another three...

Ok, all the other cameras are in working condition and I use them from time to time, but I have my favourites!

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Yes i know, i'm trying to build up a "camera fund" for the needed

If you have unused 4x5's I am needy
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I use my XA, Mamiya 6 and RD1 for pleasure, and a Canon 20D for work! I will be listing a couple of cameras here shortly. They are:

2 GSN's

1 14e (haven't decided yet)
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I use them all, but the Canon F1 gets the least use. However, I will take it with me if I think there is a risk of being mugged - it makes a fearsome weapon
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Old 05-19-2006   #18
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I use them both a lot.
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Old 05-19-2006   #19
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Well, I was going to say "none" but had to immediately correct myself because I still haven't used the Elikon (XA-lookalike) I got a while back from DVD Technik. Oops, and then there's also the Bolsey the camera repair guy gave me. And, yeah, I've never used the "Time" camera that was a freebie when I subscribed to Time magazine a couple decades ago; just a simple plastic box camera that takes 35mm film. Has a curved film plane presumably to match the curved plane of focus of the simple lens. So, I'll admit to three!

Edit: Oh my, I totally forgot the Yumeka (you maka good photo?) Another simple 35mm that features a radio and earphones to enjoy those times between photos! Special 1985 offer for $9.99 from Porter's Camera Store. Never used it.
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I own a complete Minolta 101 srt SLR set (including bellows, 3 lenses, 2x converter,...) that I never used. There are also some small fixed lens rangefinders that I bought cheap, but haven't used yet (Cosina, Chinon, Yashica). Recently I bought a Minolta with f:2,8 lens, because it was sold with original box and paper work. When I came home, I found an identical one in beter shape in a drawer. I'm not proud of this

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Old 05-20-2006   #21
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My Asahi pentax 6x7 camera is the one that I love but never use,
despite the fact that I have 5 lenses with this cam.
I made fantastic photos with the 6x7, but find it too much work nowadays.
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i used all of them. There are stg like 8 right now.
They all satisfied me to some level, of course i had different expectations to different cameras.
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Well, there's four, but with a qualification:

- Polaroid 95, late 1950s. My dad's, which hasn't had a roll run through it since before he died (1977), and never will, since Polaroid stopped making film for it some time ago

- Kodak folder (1920s vintage), given by a friend a while back. No film made anymore for it either (well not officially, but I'm not going out of my way to find any re-cut/re-spooled product).

- Kodak Brownie Starmite. In sorry shape, but I like having it around. It's happy-snap days are long-gone too.

- Polaroid Spectra outfit (camera, remote control, filter kit). My mom's, which also saw little use (of course, she was a painter so she had an excuse). I might buy a pack of film for fun soon, but I'm in no real hurry. If it was a "Holgaroid", on the other hand, I'd likely go on a tear with it.


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Old 05-20-2006   #24
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I am deeply ashamed to say I must have like 200 unused. But I'd say atleast 70% are plastic 35mm things.
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Old 05-20-2006   #25
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I use all of them, unless they are out of order. Some are used more often, however.
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Old 05-20-2006   #26
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I don't use the historical prewar (WW1 and 2) stuff as most of them have sticky shutters and many use obsolete film. I keep them for the occassional talks I do on the subject. Post war stuff does get an occasional outing with Yashica GTN and Olly XA heading the most used list.
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Old 05-21-2006   #27
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If they are working, I use them. I have only one that does not work, Mockva 2, and it sits on the shelf.
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I have put at least a couple of rolls in each of my working cameras...

... save for one, a mint, full-plastic Minolta Dynax 505si which I couldn't help to rescue from a second-hand store for the princely sum of 32 euros - with a view of handing it to one of the kids when they might want a lightweight film SLR to use with one of the dozen Minolta lenses I have. Not sure it will ever happen.

And I still have to list the Bessa L with a stuck shutter on ebay. But it doesn't count.

The Kiev and my older son's Petri (thanks again, Brett) do see quite some use, though.
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What a scary poll

Why remind us of the toooo many cameras we have that we just don't ever get around to using.

I try to use some odd items once in a while, but still have 3 or 4 dozen that just haven't been on a shoot in years. Not because they aren't working, or aren't good shooters, just because I don't have the urge to use them. And this isn't a very good time to think of unloading, with the market rather full (no smile that looks like it's bursting...)

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I've used all my cameras. That doesn't mean they all see the same amount of action, but there's really no point in having them if they don't work..
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If I sunk $6000 into my dream Leica outfit : A la carte, M3 styled MP with Noctilux. . . I'd have one unused camera. The Leica.
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I havent used my Argus C4, my second Fed5, and a recently aquired pentaflex. I am planning on it though.
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I'm not counting the defective Leica iiic that is now in bits and pieces in the hands of somebody I'm getting more and more impressed with as his operations continue. I've never used that one, but it will get lots and lots of use as soon as it's back ! That's why I buy cameras. I fondle them a bit and then I get the urge to start using it. So I buy it and I go out and use it Life is simple


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New arrivals (last week: http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/P...ml#Exakta_1954)
makes me feel like christmas. The best thing than is, after unpacking, checking the controls, looking for the shutter and so on, is inserting a film and feel how it works photographing with it.
A photographic machine is a tool. The best for a tool is to work with. A tool which was never used to work will evolve depressions and cease function soon. This is expecially true with old shutters and stuff...
A lens stored in the dark will go blind like a human eye (fungus and stuff)
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Voted 4, but it might be three...
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Voted 4, but it might be three...

Three of the inexpensive rangefinders haven't been used because I haven't fixed the light seals yet, and my AE-1 hasn't been used since I bought an A-1 to replace it. I did use it for close to 20 years though.
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All your unloved Folders & TLR's are belong to us!
ROFL; that was hilarious.

I easily have over 10 unused cameras, which only now I'm seeing as a problem of sorts. I just boxed up some of my unused cameras to clear out space in the baby's room...after all, he has to wait until he's at least a year old to start chewing on camera bellows. Into the box went the Kodak Tourist(s), Polaroid Reporter, the F-1N with a need for a new shutter, the Brownie Hawkeye...in short, most of the non-RFs and those cameras I inherited nearly for free.

A travesty that I can't seem to get around to shooting w/all of them. There's a keen distinction, though, between cameras I'm not using and cameras I've never used. I actually have very few of the latter type, so I guess my vote corresponds to "currently unused" cameras.

It's of no small significance that my broken/in-work FSU RFs are still sitting on a shelf within easy reach. Only an FSU owner would put perfectly functional MF folders into a box and keep the busted FEDs easily available.


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2 is too many

It all depends... but I have two cameras that are totally unused by me - one basket case Rollei 35 (anyone need a parts camera or have too much time on their hands?) and a Balda Baldix 6x4.5 folder that's got a sticky shutter. And then I have 8 or 9 less used ones, which means they got one or two rolls thru them in the last year. Most used RF is the Leica IIIf. Otherwise the Pentax Spotmatic gets the "most used" vote, overall.
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I have an unused... really unused, new in the box Leica MP with 50mm Summilux which was bought on the day my son was born. I will pass this on to him when he has become of an age that he will be able to use it.

I still have the M2, also brand new in the box, never had a film run through it which my father bought for me on the day of my birth. I do go through all the motions every now and again to keep it "in sync"
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The only camera I own that I have not used is a 1902/3 Kodak vestpocket B . The other 28 have all been or are being used regularly. People do look at you funny when you are shooting with a couple of old box brownies and an XA.
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