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How Many Cameras Have You Got?

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by GPhotographic, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jacqui Jay

    Jacqui Jay Grasshopper's Sage

    One more than yesterday! :D
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  2. Ben Myerson

    Ben Myerson Member

    Too many, and I bought another Canon F1 N AE body yesterday, I love that model.
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  3. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    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? :confused::)
  4. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Now there's a thing! I'm down one. The Pen EP-1 got mailed to its new owner. :)
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  5. kt2

    kt2 Well-Known Member

    Same here :D
  6. Ben Myerson

    Ben Myerson Member

    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
  7. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    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! :rolleyes::(

    [* Actually, it was the lenses that were the big factor.]

  8. Ben Myerson

    Ben Myerson Member

    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
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  9. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    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
  10. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    I have 5 or 6 BOXES of cameras , BIG BOXES .

    1 DSLR

    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 .
  11. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    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 :rolleyes:) 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.
  12. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    I declare Phiggy........do not pass go...do not collect £200 and go straight down the Mornington bypass!

  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    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.


  14. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    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.
  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    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....;)
  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    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)
  18. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Four more than this lot
  19. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I thought we were getting an update on the 2010 count!
  20. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Oh well if you insist add

    Olympus E5
    Olympus OM10
    Canon 6D
    and a smart phone.

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