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View Poll Results: Do you have:
Just one camera, one lens. 3 2.17%
Only one camera, but two or more lenses. 4 2.90%
Two or more cameras and two or more lenses. 120 86.96%
Two or more cameras and... just one lens. 1 0.72%
Else. 10 7.25%
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Old 01-27-2016   #1
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Camera lens, camera lenses, cameras lenses...

I was growing up in country and time where most have one camera, one lens.
More like one family, one camera, one lens. I never feel limited with it.
I was not into macro, astronomy and after birds. Just into what was happening...

I have tried macro, tele and wide lenses, later and in different country and keeping four-five general purpose lenses for three (D)SLRs. Plus, two old digital P&S which are still in use.
On film... , roughly, I'm with one camera, one lens (two kits) and bunch of cameras with built in lenses.

Three shelves in the drawer to keep them all. I have enough cameras/lens kits to give for each family member and still have spare left on the shelve.
I think, I could give two cameras per family member and it is big family.

Is there anyone left with just one camera and lens? Per one person, at least
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Old 01-27-2016   #2
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This is a rough forum to find someone with only one camera / one lens... most have something else laying around even if they only use one camera / one lens.
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Old 01-27-2016   #3
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People aren't always predictable.
Why can't we have one individual with one expensive digital Leica RF, one very expensive lens and one mobile phone? It is rough, but still RF forum at some degree.
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Old 01-27-2016   #4
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For years I had one camera and one lens and always felt limited. The lens was always too wide or too narrow.

Think I overcompensated...
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Old 01-27-2016   #5
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I don't kid myself anymore. No more "no more GAS!" or "one camera, one lens only for this year!" or anything like that. I know I won't keep the promise.
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Old 01-27-2016   #6
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I think that I have about 15 to 20 cameras and 30 lenses and I like and use all of them, some more often than the others.
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Old 01-27-2016   #7
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I grew up with one camera and one lens. It was highly limiting. If you like to be a minimalist who wants to live that way, then so be it. To me, it's akin to living in a monastary and subsisting only on bread and water.

I have overcompensated over the years!
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Old 01-27-2016   #8
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I don't think it is unusual in the US for a family to have only one camera and one lens - at least it wasn't in the past.

As a photography enthusiast, I have considerably more. In 35mm, I have a fixed-lens RF (Canonet) and I have multiple SLR bodies with a multitude of prime lenses. In medium format, I have fixed-lens TLRs and I have Mamiya TLRs with multiple lenses.

When traveling, an Olympus 35 RC or Canonet, with fixed lens, always suited me perfectly. I never longed for more. And some of my best images were taken with my first serious camera, a Yashica TL Super SLR with 50mm 1.7 lens, though I longed for other lenses, if only because the camera offered such interchangeability.

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Old 01-27-2016   #9
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For a long time I had one camera one lens (DSLR with a 50 equivalent). I eventually added a second (wide) lens.
Then I sold that and got an M6 with a single 35 mm lens. Used extensively for over 2 years and felt limited and liberated. (as an aside I recall R. Hicks saying in another thread along the lines of: you can either miss photos because you are changing lenses or because you don't have the right lens - make a choice).
I added a second (50 mm lens) but sold it quite quickly and replaced it with a 21 SA which I like.
Ideally I'd like a second body because changing lenses with the external vf is a pain in the a-ss. So two body, two lens, only one out with me at a time kit would be perfect for me.
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Old 01-27-2016   #10
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While I own more then one camera and few lenses, on a daily basis it is one camera and one lens for me.
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Old 01-27-2016   #12
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My dad took up photography as a hobby in the late 60s after picking up a Nikon F with a 50/1.4 on a business trip to Hong Kong. He went as far as developing his own negatives and doing 8x10 prints in a little home darkroom, but he still only had that one camera and one lens.

After a couple years he stopped taking pictures and the camera lay idle until I picked it up as a teenager in the early 80s. I eventually got my own Nikon F and one lens and that was all I had until my first P&S digital camera in the early 2000s.

Now I have a drawer full of film bodies and lenses - mostly rangefinder.

I blame eBay.
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Old 01-28-2016   #13
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While I own more then one camera and few lenses, on a daily basis it is one camera and one lens for me.
Same with me. If i carry too much, I shoot less. Most of the time it's my leica m4 with 35 Summarit
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Old 01-28-2016   #14
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as a kid i started with a Beirette SL for snaps: terrible quality. Then I used the Praktica MTL5b of father - he owned a 28/2.8 a 50/1.8 and the very good 135/3.5 CZJ Sonnar. We mostly just used the 28 tho.
I inhereted my first own real camera from my grandpa - a Praktica BCS semi-automatic B-mount camera with a 50/1.8 and that was my only combo for years.
When digital was mass-compatible I got an IXUS40 (beautiful looking camera) and when that dropped on the floor a IXUS70 (even nicer looking)
I later realized that the pictures from my analog days looked just better and I went back to the Praktica which died on me right then, I got a BC1 instead.
After that I became a GAS victim starting to buy more lenses etc and got infected with the RF virus by a little vivitar fixed lens automatic RF.
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I don't have a large kit but am often tempted to reduce to two bodies and one lens (I think I would find a single body more limiting than a single lens even though I'm perfectly capable of changing films mid-roll).
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Old 01-28-2016   #16
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I put "Else" at the end of the poll just in case. And seven votes for it so far.
I wonder if I forgot "no camera, no lens".
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I selected else as I have a bunch of enlargers and enlarging lenses
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Current cameras listed in signature line with an assortment of lenses, currently four digital, 2 full frame, 1 APS-C and 1 m4/3 and four film, 2 35mm & 2 med format. Younger days was a camera with one lens, then film SLR with a couple of lens, then .......
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And I just bought another lens - before the Looney sinks out of sight!
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Old 01-29-2016   #20
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And I just bought another lens - before the Looney sinks out of sight!
Hey, nice to see you again here! High activity on Canadian side.
I have sold two on this week and purchased one.
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I have...... Uhhh, can we change the subject?
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And some of my best images were taken with my first serious camera, a Yashica TL Super SLR with 50mm 1.7 lens, though I longed for other lenses, if only because the camera offered such interchangeability.

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My first photo taking was with box cameras, then my father's Welta Welti and 9x12 folder. Only one lens. I didn't know one could change lenses on any camera.

When I decided to get a 'serious' camera, I too ended up with a Yashica TL Super. I noted the instructions that you could interchange the lenses, and even went so far as to remove the 50mm f/1.7 just to confirm it could be done.

But with my past experience I just didn't see the point of the added expense or not moving if I needed to for a photo. I still have the TL and even use it occasionally, but in 35mm these days it is usually the Fujica ST901 or the Contax 167mt. With the Fuji mostly primes, and with the Contax usually zooms from 18mm to 150mm.

Now I would feel crippled with only one lens. And at my age I don't think I have time to limit myself for a year. I like my choices.
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Thought I was done for a while untill I picked up a Retina the other day. Now I have a IIc and a IIIc.
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I seem to be heading back towards One Camera Per Lens.
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