Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by GPhotographic, Jul 14, 2010.
One more than yesterday!
Too many, and I bought another Canon F1 N AE body yesterday, I love that model.
Underrated and rather ignored but understandable as it had to compete with the AE1, AE1P & A1 at the start of Canon's period of dominance.
I wonder how many of the user/collectors/keepers/custodians on here have Canon F1 Ns, Pentax LXs or Minolta XMs?
Now there's a thing! I'm down one. The Pen EP-1 got mailed to its new owner.
I have had a CanonF1N AE for about twenty five years this is a second body I've bought, the A series of cameras were consumer models that were built to a price and had plastic top and bottom plates, I''ve had an A1 for about twenty years and hate it, The F series were professional SLRs that were built to last, and to a quality not a price
I agree to an extent (wouldn't be quite so scathing about the A-series, myself, as a largely non-user) but the numbers suggest pros went for the As, especially the A-1 in big quantities and the F1n didn't sell in the numbers it deserved. Seem to recall it went on for a long time on Canon's sales list.
A certain Mr Morley was very keen on his As * ...
... so much so that he switched from Olympus!
[* Actually, it was the lenses that were the big factor.]
I agree the F1N didn't sell in large quantity s, but it wasn't a mass market product neither were the Nikon F2 and the Minolta XM , leicas and other pro cameras at that time, and they were more than twice the price of the consumer models.
I'm retired now but was a photographic store manager for about fifteen years and worked at a leading professional dealer for around five of them and I remember at the time most amateurs aspired to owning these cameras but couldn't afford them, the people who actually bought the Nikon F2, Canon F1 and Minolta XK were for the most part pro's.
Professionals are a very small section of the market and the manufacturers rely on volume sales to the amateur market to help re-coup the research and development, plant and tooling costs, to enable them to make a profit
Took delivery of a 1947 Ensign Selfix 420 last week and bid on three more today but that only takes the total up to 16 so I am a lite weight but ask my wife and that is enough
I have 5 or 6 BOXES of cameras , BIG BOXES .
Would have to count the film 35mm cameras , it's probably around 50 .
1 medium format .
When I'm really really bored , I'll unbox them all and come back on here and let you know . Most have a lens .
As this Thread has had the paddles from the crash-kit applied ...
... are you willing, Ben, to reveal who you worked for & where? Don't have to, if you prefer not.
Agree those cams were more like specialist kit when first released although keen amateurs (& others ) do buy pro kit, too. I think that after they had been around a while, they filter down to amateur ranks either as s/h or again, amateurs wanting to have the best & not worry further.
I declare Phiggy........do not pass go...do not collect £200 and go straight down the Mornington bypass!
How would I know? And why would I care?
The first one I bought, I bought almost 50 years ago. My father bought me one before that. Overall, I probably still have 10-20% of all the cameras I have ever owned.
I see I replied to this thread in 2010 with my then current total of 8. Since then I've added about 200 vintage film cameras (Kodak Retinas, Zeiss Nettars & Super Ikontas, Franka Solidas Voigtlander Vitos etc.) At least 40 of those have been used in the last year.
so I'm up to 15...if I include my S3 mini smartphone.....
2 x DSLR, 2 x "C"SC 1 x Bridge 2 x Compact, 3 x SLR (film) 1x 35EE
plus a SLR and Bridge to go (awaiting sale) plus video recorder mentioned above.
Actually from the list above I have only 3 plus the video (plus smartphone) from a year ago....
Now lenses...well that's a different thread all of its' own....
I get so confused when people start necroposting!
However, I've since added two to my current collection - a Pentax K1000 that a local school was chucking out and a Fuji x100s for travel and day-to-day purposes.
This makes me feel good; I obviously have enough !
I can't even count the DSLR's I have on the fingers of one hand any more (even if some of them are quite old now, and were purchased at considerable discount)
Four more than this lot
I thought we were getting an update on the 2010 count!
Oh well if you insist add
and a smart phone.
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