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    How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Loosely equates to how many cameras do you have....but, this question is directed at the real GAS addicts: How many complete camera systems do you maintan?

    For me:

    Rangefinder/Sony: Leica Monochrom for B&W and the all around badass factor, and Sony A7s for night streets. Overall use: street photography
    Lenses: 12mm Voigtlander, 16-18-21 WATE, 28mm Summicron, 35mm Summincron, 50mm Summilux, 90mm Tele Elmarit

    M4/3: Olympus E-M5 II for light travel, kids parties, telephoto. Overall use: light weight general purpose zoom.
    Lenses: Oly 12-40 2.8, Panny 35-100 2.8, Panny 100-300mm, Panny 25mm 1.4

    DSLR: Nikon D3x and 800E. For work. General purpose workhorse. I use this system when I can't afford to make a mistake or miss shots.
    Lenses: Nikon 14-24 2.8, 28mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8

    Medium Format: Rolleiflex HY6 for hobby, and in-studio portrait and products. I use this for fun, and for when I need to impress clients with professional gear, or for shoots where I can slow down.
    Lenses: 50mm Schneider AFD 2.8, 80mm Xenotar AFD 2.8, 150mm Zeiss F4, 180mm Xenotar AFD 2.8, 250mm Zeiss

    Technical Cam: Alpa SWA with 47mm xl. I use this for fun, and when I need the shift for wide angle architecture/interior. (currently can't afford other lenses! But I would only get ultra wides for the Alpa, as 50mm or longer my Rollei system can handle)

    These two systems share a Leaf Aptus 12-ii digital back.

    Handheld: Ricoh GR, a little rockstar that never leaves my pocket.

    Film: Linhof 617S3 with 70 and 180mm. Hasselblad 503, Leica M2.

    Flash: 4 speedlights

    Tripod: Gitzo carbons (big and small), Linhof 3D, Manfrotto 405, and other Gitzo heads.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    I've condensed down recently to just the Sony FE system and my original Micro 4/3 G1+kit lens. It does everything I NEED to be honest but there are days where I get hit by GAS panic attacks. Current gear is in the signature.
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    four
    oops! five, forgot I-phone
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    Damn! I stopped counting at eight. Does a Yashicamat count as a system? I think I have the wide angle adapters somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    four
    oops! five, forgot I-phone
    Well John if you're going to be that way, lets see

    DF and WRS and converted Sony A7r, then there's the regular Sony A7r plus my Droid plus Sandy's phone and the 2-cameras mounted/actually built into the Raptor. Opps almost forgot the quadcopter. That's what - 9? I think I may still have a video cam or 2 floating around somewhere...

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    four
    oops! five, forgot I-phone
    six - you forgot the five cameras on your RR Sport

    For my own systems, I'm invoking the fifth amendment at this point ...
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    I've come a long way baby >> meaning I have been trimming it all down.

    Alpa Max + TC
    Hasselblad 501
    Sigma SD1M
    NEX-7
    Sigma DP Merrills: 1, 2, 3
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    I'll start with just the MF and LF systems/cameras.
    LF Film (all 4x5):
    Sinar P & X
    Cambo SCII
    Ebony 45SU
    Graphic Views I & II
    Nine Schneider, Rodenstock and Nikkor LF lenses from 90-300mm

    MF Film:
    Pentax 67 (2 67 and 1 67II). Just about every P67 lens from the 35 fisheye to the 300 EDIF
    Pentax 645NII (35, 75, 120 macro, 150, 200, 45-85 and 80-160, mostly A)
    Mamiya TLRs (220, 220f & 330f) and lenses from 55 to 180 (missing the 65 & 250)
    Mamiya 7II (43, 50, 65, 80 & 150 lenses)
    Mamiya RZ67 ProIID (50 ULD, 65, 110, 140 macro, 180 & 210 APO)
    Hasselblad 501CM, 503CXi, 503CW (black), 553ELX (40 CFE IF, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 macro, 150, 180, 250, 350 & 500). Most are CFE or CFi, except the 350, which is a CF and the 500 which is C T*)
    Rolleicord V

    MF Digital:
    Hasselblad 503CWD with the CFV-16II
    Pentax 645D
    Contemplating a DM33 for the RZ67 ProIID

    Started a tally of all my cameras a couple weeks ago. I'll just say it's closer to 50 than 30.

    I hope my wife never sees this list.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    I have all the lenses for my Sony RX-1 system.

    The only other camera system is my 645D with four lenses. That for me seems like a lot.

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    8x10 Chamonix. 5x7 Canham, 6x17 Canham adapter, 4x5 Sinar P, Sony A7r with an assortment of modern and vintage lenses, A7r converted to IR. I am a little under equipped.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    I did forget the Speed Graphic with the Aero Ektar.
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    I also forgot the Fuji GX 680 system with most of the lenses and accessories they ever made. I keep telling my wife I will sell something.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I'll start with just the MF and LF systems/cameras.
    LF Film (all 4x5):
    Sinar P & X
    Cambo SCII
    Ebony 45SU
    Graphic Views I & II
    Nine Schneider, Rodenstock and Nikkor LF lenses from 90-300mm

    MF Film:
    Pentax 67 (2 67 and 1 67II). Just about every P67 lens from the 35 fisheye to the 300 EDIF
    Pentax 645II (35, 75, 120 macro, 150, 200, 45-85 and 80-160, mostly A)
    Mamiya TLRs (220, 220f & 330f) and lenses from 55 to 180 (missing the 65 & 250)
    Mamiya 7II (43, 50, 65, 80 & 150 lenses)
    Mamiya RZ67 ProIID (50 ULD, 65, 110, 140 macro, 180 & 210 APO)
    Hasselblad 501CM, 503CXi, 503CW (black), 553ELX (40 CFE IF, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 macro, 150, 180, 250 & 350). Most are CFE or CFi, except the 350, which is a CF)
    Rolleicord V

    MF Digital:
    Hasselblad 503CWD with the CFV-16II
    Pentax 645D
    Contemplating a DM33 for the RZ67 ProIID

    Started a tally of all my cameras a couple weeks ago. I'll just say it's closer to 50 than 30.

    I hope my wife never sees this list.

    Gary

    Holy crap Ben. What do you call the storage room for all this gear, your camera pantry? BTW - I have that DM-33 if you really want it .....

    My list is quite brief:

    Canon EOS 6D (oh how boring!)
    Sigma 35/1.4, Canon 40/2.8, Canon 400/5.6

    Panasonic GFI Original
    Bunch of misc lenses, Minolta Rokkor 50/1.7, Minolta Celtic 135/2.8

    Medium Format Digital - any digital back I want, any camera body I want, any lens I want, just sign it out


    Yes, I know, I have quite a big hole in my Canon lens lineup, I need a 50. I rarely shoot the Panasonic, generally my thinking about a small camera for walkabout is that the 6D is quite small, and when you pair it with the 40mm pancake, it's hardly bigger than most mirrorless cameras.

    I have not shot film since my early Canon Elan II days with the Eye Control. I like the way it looks, not sure I can handle shooting it again, but if I did, it would have to be with something like a Rolleiflex....or at least something with a waist level finder. That, I would like.


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    I may have also forgotten the Hermagis Eidoscope #3 in mint condition that I just had S.K. Grimes adapt to Linhof. I may have forgotten a few other items as well, but don't tell my wife.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    BTW - I have that DM-33 if you really want it .....

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    Hi Steve. Yes, I've had my eye on that DM33 for several weeks. Looks like a great unit. Just not sure I want to spend $6500 for one. Hardly use my CFV16 or 645D as it is. But of course, that hasn't stopped me from buying more gear in the past.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Answer is simple: too many.

    M-mount, R-mount, F-mount, FourThirds, Micro-FourThirds, and Hasselblad V. Never mind all the Polaroids and fixed lens cameras. There are probably a couple I've forgotten.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Nikon F-mount, 4 digital and 2 film bodies plus 2 Fuji bodies. Many lenses.
    Olympus OM, 2 bodies that work and 21/28/35/50/50/50/50/100/200/500mm lenses
    GX680 III and IIIs, 65/100/125/185/185mm lenses and assorted viewfinder, bellows etc.
    Panasonic L1 with PanaLeica 14-50mm. I should sell it, but it's such a great lens.
    Panasonic GH1 with no lenses

    I recently sold my m4/3 gear and most of the Contax 35mm. The OM system should go next, but it's what I used for 30 years. Not easy...

    Considering an additional, more portable MF system in addition to what I have.
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    egad! forgot another one...so six! and that does not include the RR (only has live view anyway, harrumph!)

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    So glad to have said goodbye to all that, so that now I have only 1.5 'systems.' Sold/traded my Leica, Rollei, and Nikon RF film gear and my M9s, and now have just one Monochrom and mostly Mandler lenses – and an A7 with M adapter that waits patiently for the few occasions when I want color.

    I'm working 90% of the time with the World's Lightest and Simplest landscape kit: MM, WATE, MATE, and a 24mm 2.8 to bridge between them. And a carbon Gitzo. It's great to feel unburdened!

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    PS, what helped most was selling my Imacon. That put an end to 'hybrid' output of film capture and digital printing.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The OM system should go next, but it's what I used for 30 years. Not easy...
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    I know that feeling. I still have a pair of Nikon F2 bodies and several non-AI lenses that I've owned for 30+ years. I'm keeping them for the duration. Too bad I don't have any kids or grandkids to leave them to. Ah heck, they probably wouldn't appreciate them anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I know that feeling. I still have a pair of Nikon F2 bodies and several non-AI lenses that I've owned for 30+ years. I'm keeping them for the duration. Too bad I don't have any kids or grandkids to leave them to. Ah heck, they probably wouldn't appreciate them anyways.

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    haha yashimacat certainly counts!
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    Damn! I stopped counting at eight. Does a Yashicamat count as a system? I think I have the wide angle adapters somewhere...

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    not cool Steve, just showing off like that!

    I love the aptus you sold me so all the love......
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    Holy crap Ben. What do you call the storage room for all this gear, your camera pantry? BTW - I have that DM-33 if you really want it .....

    My list is quite brief:

    Canon EOS 6D (oh how boring!)
    Sigma 35/1.4, Canon 40/2.8, Canon 400/5.6

    Panasonic GFI Original
    Bunch of misc lenses, Minolta Rokkor 50/1.7, Minolta Celtic 135/2.8

    Medium Format Digital - any digital back I want, any camera body I want, any lens I want, just sign it out


    Yes, I know, I have quite a big hole in my Canon lens lineup, I need a 50. I rarely shoot the Panasonic, generally my thinking about a small camera for walkabout is that the 6D is quite small, and when you pair it with the 40mm pancake, it's hardly bigger than most mirrorless cameras.

    I have not shot film since my early Canon Elan II days with the Eye Control. I like the way it looks, not sure I can handle shooting it again, but if I did, it would have to be with something like a Rolleiflex....or at least something with a waist level finder. That, I would like.


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    now, show some pictures of your favorite gear set up

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Favorite gear setup? Hard to decide, but I've owned my Pentax 67 system for a very long time (before I could afford a Hasselblad etc), so this would have to be one of my favorites.

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    I used to have several camera systems including Linhof 6x17, Linhof 6x12, xPan, Leica M, and Canon 5DII. However they are all gone. I am down to one system, the Leica S. I use it for all my photography, and I am pleased with the results.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Hi,

    I have essentially two and a half camera systems:

    My main camera is a Sony Alpha 99 with a bunch of lenses ranging from 10 to 400 mm. This is a full frame, DSLR-type camera. This is normally used on tripod, but quite often used handheld, too.

    The second camera I carry is a Hasselblad 555/ELD and P45+ with a bunch of lenses ranging from 40 mm to 180 mm.

    The third system I have is a Sony Alpha 77, an APS-C DSLR like camera. The Alpha 77 is used for street walks normally with a 16-80 zoom and say a 10/2.8 fisheye from Sigma in one west pocket and a 70-300/4.5-5.6 in the other. The APS-C is often used for shooting birds and wildlife, as it gives more pixels on target than the full frame.

    I also have a Sony 100RX, a high quality compact. It is pretty good, but I don't like shooting with compacts.

    Carrying both the Hasselblad and Sony kits is of course quite heavy. For longer walks the Hasselblad is left behind.

    If Sony comes out with a 50 MP (or so) camera, say "A9" I would probably add that to my equipment.

    I use Sony for sentimental and practical reasons. I could have used Canon or Nikon gear and would be perfectly happy.

    Generally, I use a tripod whenever practical. I actually regard tripods and bags to be an essential part of the equipment. I use an RRS 3-series tripod with an Arca Swiss D4 head, and the backpack is a Gura Gear Kiboko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Loosely equates to how many cameras do you have....but, this question is directed at the real GAS addicts: How many complete camera systems do you maintan?

    For me:

    Rangefinder/Sony: Leica Monochrom for B&W and the all around badass factor, and Sony A7s for night streets. Overall use: street photography
    Lenses: 12mm Voigtlander, 16-18-21 WATE, 28mm Summicron, 35mm Summincron, 50mm Summilux, 90mm Tele Elmarit

    M4/3: Olympus E-M5 II for light travel, kids parties, telephoto. Overall use: light weight general purpose zoom.
    Lenses: Oly 12-40 2.8, Panny 35-100 2.8, Panny 100-300mm, Panny 25mm 1.4

    DSLR: Nikon D3x and 800E. For work. General purpose workhorse. I use this system when I can't afford to make a mistake or miss shots.
    Lenses: Nikon 14-24 2.8, 28mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8

    Medium Format: Rolleiflex HY6 for hobby, and in-studio portrait and products. I use this for fun, and for when I need to impress clients with professional gear, or for shoots where I can slow down.
    Lenses: 50mm Schneider AFD 2.8, 80mm Xenotar AFD 2.8, 150mm Zeiss F4, 180mm Xenotar AFD 2.8, 250mm Zeiss

    Technical Cam: Alpa SWA with 47mm xl. I use this for fun, and when I need the shift for wide angle architecture/interior. (currently can't afford other lenses! But I would only get ultra wides for the Alpa, as 50mm or longer my Rollei system can handle)

    These two systems share a Leaf Aptus 12-ii digital back.

    Handheld: Ricoh GR, a little rockstar that never leaves my pocket.

    Film: Linhof 617S3 with 70 and 180mm. Hasselblad 503, Leica M2.

    Flash: 4 speedlights

    Tripod: Gitzo carbons (big and small), Linhof 3D, Manfrotto 405, and other Gitzo heads.

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    Except for my Sony phone I have two systems, a Linhof Techno for my serious landscape work and a Canon Dslr system for everything else.

    I generally shoot locally so I don't need to fly with my cameras. If I did I would probably have a more compact system too.

    I'm very interested in technology development and follow that in great detail, but I am not really interested in using the latest gear all the time. When it comes to real picturemaking I rather use something that works year in and year out. I'm grateful for the bleeding edge users though which has allowed me to acquire most gear second hand :-)
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Hmm, let me think ... I won't bore you with the lenses! I know that compared to some that this is still only a small collection and thankfully I use pretty much all of them vs sitting in a display case.

    Range Rover Sport Autobiography
    - lot's of cameras

    Medium Format digital:
    - IQ150/Leaf Aptus 65M IR (also Alpa MF film)
    - Alpa TC/STC
    - Alpa FPS
    - Phase One DF+
    - Mamiya RZ Pro IID
    - Hasselblad CFV-16:
    - currently all lonely with no one to play with as I sold my 503Cxi but kept the lenses for use on the FPS.

    LF Film:
    - Toyo 45Aii

    MF Film:
    - Fuji G617
    - Rollei 6006/6008 i2

    35mm film/digital:
    - Nikon Df, Nikon F6
    - Sony 2x A7r, A7s, A7II
    - Sony RX1r (and like Will I have all of the lenses! )
    - Hasselblad XPan II

    APS-c:
    - Sigma Merrill DP1M, DP2M, DP3M
    - Ricoh GRD-IV

    iPhone 6+

    and I'm sure that I'm missing something ... no Leica these days.
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    Scott is my hero! My objective is to jettison everything other than the Leica S system, which I've been using almost exclusively the past 6 months. (Well, maybe the S system and a small pocket camera unless my new iPhone 6 suffices).

    My friends used to call my studio "B&H West" because I had so much photo stuff.

    All 500 and 200 V gear: Gone. All Mamiya RZ Pro-IID stuff: Gone. All Hasselblad H kit: Gone. These weren't just a few things, but the entire system for each including at least two camera bodies and a wide spread of optics for each. I've also had more DBs than I care to recall.

    Complete systems I still maintain:

    Leica S(006),
    CS-35/2.5, CS-45/2.8, CS-70/2.5, S-100/2, CS-120/2.5, CS-180/3.5 ... in future I will add the S-24 when I can gather the King's Ransom it cost, plus add the Elpro for the 180.

    Leica MM:
    M-21/1.4, 28/2, 35/1.4, 75/2, 90/2.8 (recently sold the 50/0.95). IF I keep this kit it will be reduced to the M-35/1.4 and 75/2. I hate that the M body got so big, so it all may go.

    Sony A99 and A7R:
    ZA lenses:16-35/2.8, 24/2, 24-70/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.4, 135/1.8, 500/8, LAEA-4 adapter ... FE 35/2.8 & 55/1.8.

    After my last wedding shoot this May, most if not ALL this SONY stuff is going bye-bye. While it has served me well commercially for weddings, after the A900, I never really took to anything Sony made.

    Oh, and I have a Rollie Xact-II, accessories, and some view lenses, which I have no clue what to do with ... probably use it as a room decoration on a wood tripod because it is so cool looking.

    I still have extensive lighting systems which I'll be reducing also.

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    I think the phone is rather boring to shoot with as you only have wide angle, and I am more of a tele guy. I want as wide as possible on the phone though as I use it as a viewfinder for the tech cam. My current has about 24mm 135 equivalent.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Pride & joy (& workhorse),
    • Alpa TC, MAX, FPS with Credo 60

    Modern small backup,
    Sony A7R

    Film LF,
    Linhof Supertechnica 4x5

    Film MF,
    Fuji GX680III
    Hasselblad 500CM

    Film 35,
    Contax G1, G2
    Olympus OM1, OM2
    Canon F1n, T90 (just sold...)

    ...and a few lenses to go with the bodies...
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    MF:
    Alpa STC and TC
    40hrw, sk60xl, 70hrw, 90hrsw, 100hrs, sk150

    35mm:
    Sony a7r
    Leica WATE, Sony FE35, Sony FE55, Leica 90 Sumicron

    Canon 5DII w/IR conversion
    Zeiss Zeiss 25 f/2, Zeiss 35f/2, Canon 90ts, Canon 70-200 f/4 IS
    Canon 1n

    Wish list:
    Leica Monochrom, 50 f/2 asph, one of the 35mm's
    The Canon equipment is rarely used. I sold off a bunch of lenses a few years ago but kept the core above.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    One and one is all I need or want anymore. It's all based on Sony E mount A7 series. If I need something special I will rent and hopefully charge back a client.

    I've become boring as hell when it comes to gear.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    MF: Leica S 006 and lenses
    for fun: CF-39 + Alpa STC + 35mm

    no other DSLR any more

    A7II + lenses as a flexible camera

    Leica T system (I use it more often than the Sony at the moment; The lenses are very good and I like the simple handling of the camera)

    EM1 ...is not used much but I keep it because I own an underwaterhousing for it and I might add the 70-150mm for this camera (nothing comparable available for my other cameras)

    Leica M + too many lenses (However I mainly use 35 and 50mm with the M)

    My smallest camera I like to use is the Leica X2.

    I also have a collection of film cameras from older times...which I keep more like a collector.

    And some things for wet plate photography.

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    I have been almost exclusively using the Credo 50 with a Cambo WRC 400 and Schneider 43mm XL here from work.

    My personal collection, though, is from my college days really. Toyo CF (can't even remember the lens)

    Mamiya 7II with the 80mm

    Mamiya RZ 6x7 Pro II with the 110mm lens (for sale!)

    Canon 5D Mark II with 100mm macro non L lens and first gen 24-70mm 2.8mm L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    Medium Format Digital - any digital back I want, any camera body I want, any lens I want, just sign it out

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    Is it possible to show off a sample image of the Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens when it's mounted for a 645 digital back such like the IQ280?

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    Picture the Goodyear blimp attached to a 645DF+, that's all

    Not exactly a point and shoot system.
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    LOL...yes, the Zeiss 1700mm does look like a blimp attached to the little Hasselblad V.

    It's just a bit larger than my 500mm Tele-Tessar T*, which I had actually forgotten about until I saw it's much larger brother.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    OK, I'll play, in reducing format order:

    Film:
    Fuji GW690III
    Two-body Hasselblad V-series focal plane system, with attendant F and CF lenses, finders, winders, and backs
    Fuji GA645Zi
    Leica R8 and lenses

    Weird half-systems (film):
    Contax G1 body, but no lenses, and
    M-mount lenses but no bodies


    Digital:
    Sony A-mount (A900, bunch-o-lenses)
    Sony E-mount (A7II, one FE lens, adapters for the rest)
    Sony compact (RX100III)
    iPhone 6

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    35mm film systems:
    Canon
    Canonet QL17 GIII (exactly like my first camera, 40+ years ago)
    F-1 and 4 FD lenses
    EOS 1V HS and numerous EOS lenses

    Nikon
    F2 - 2 bodies with motordrives
    F3HP, F100, F5 & F6 with motordrives and more non-AI, AI, AIS and AF lenses than I can remember

    Leica
    Leicaflex SL2 (black), R3 Safari, R6.2 & R8 (both black), R9 (anthracite) most with winders and/or motordrives. 28/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/2 (3 of them), 90/2.8, 135/2.8 (2 of them), 180/2.8 and 250/4. All are either 3 cam or ROM.

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    No time to make any camera porn shots today, but that old F1 is a beaut.

    Given that I have too many systems and too much gear now, where I'd like it to go over the course of the year is towards less and less.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Micro 4/3 - couple bodies, several lenses

    Leica M - one body, several lenses

    Sony E-mount - one body, couple lenses

    Fixed lens: Fuji XF1, Panasonic LX100, iPhone

    I've been content for months now without any real urge to buy more. Feels nice .


    EDIT: Just realized I am posting in the Medium Format section. Sorry about that.
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Here we go:

    - Leica S2 (2 lenses)
    - Hasselblad H1, H2 and H4X with Phase One P30+ (7 lenses)
    - Hasselblad 503CW with CFV-16 (1 lens)
    - Rolleiflex Hy6 (film) (12 lenses)
    - Mamiya RZ67 (1 lens)
    - Mamiya Universal Press with Polaroid back (2 lenses)
    - Polaroid 180, 190, 195, 215, 250 and 420
    - Fuji FP-1
    - Konica Instant Press
    - Polaroid Spectra Pro
    - at least 5 Polaroid SX-70 cameras
    - 3 Polaroid SLR 680/690 cameras
    - not sure how many other Polaroid cameras but I used to own around 45 in total
    - Leica M9 (3 lenses)
    - Fuji X-Pro1 and X-T1 (5 lenses)
    - Sony A7s (2 lenses)
    - Yashica Mat 124G TLR
    - Contax G1 (film) (1 lens)
    - lots of smaller cameras

    My goal is actually the same as Scott and Marc above...

    Not sure whether I will ever get there though...

    Thanks, Joris.
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Glad to know I am not the only person on GetDPI still showing signs of GAS. However, I seem to be one of the few who is not making any effort (or has any desire) to slim down their collection of photo gear.

    I went through that phase about 30 years ago. Sold off my entire collection of medium format film cameras, including a complete Mamiya TLR system and Pentax 67 system. Regretted it a year later and vowed I would never do that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    However, I seem to be one of the few who is not making any effort (or has any desire) to slim down their collection of photo gear.
    It is a slow process... I sold one camera last week, and one lens the week before...

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Ok, I'll admit that I'm not immune from the appeal of gear downsizing or simplification, given the right circumstances and motivation.

    I traded in my entire (almost) micro 4/3rds kit for a Nikon D800e a few years ago and I don't miss the m4/3 gear at all.

    Will I ever part with these Swedish beauties?

    Never.

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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    i hate selling film cameras but don't regret for more than a minute letting a digital camera go. What does that say?

    Watch this space until I buy another Mamiya 7II system
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    Re: How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Ok, I'll admit that I'm not immune from the appeal of gear downsizing or simplification, given the right circumstances and motivation.

    I traded in my entire (almost) micro 4/3rds kit for a Nikon D800e a few years ago and I don't miss the m4/3 gear at all.

    Will I ever part with these Swedish beauties?

    Never.

    Gary
    A nice swedish family picture .
    Don't sell any of them . You must not feed these beauties , but you can enjoy them every day . As I do with mine .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    How many camera "systems" do you maintain?

    One and one only.

    I hate complexity.

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