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    How many cameras do we buy?

    How many cameras have we acquired over the last 2 years?

    I'll start - not too much to tell:

    Nikon D700
    Nikon D300 (sold)
    Canon G9 (sold)
    Palm Centro - cameraphone

    I suspect others here have a more interesting story to tell
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    I think they're going to have to increase the RAID capacity before Guy and Jack answer this

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Sold but owned before the 2 year period began:
    D-300
    N90
    F3HP

    and bought within the 2 year period:
    2 x M8 sold
    M8.2
    MP
    Lx3 lost
    D3 sold
    P45+ Phamiya
    Horseman SWD-II sold
    Cambo RS1000
    5DII
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    M8
    M3
    M4
    GR-DII
    Leicaflex SL2 (will pick up 3 May) not bought but traded rifle for.

    (would have gotten an M7 last night but Popflash was out the used units at my price point)

    Don't ask about Lenses.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Canon 1DsIII
    Canon G-9
    Phase One AFD - Sold
    Cambo RS - Keeper
    Canon G10 (ordering next week)
    Canon video - Sold (don't remember the model just had it for the Alaska trip)

    During this same period sold the following that's not included in above:

    Canon 1Ds
    Canon 5D

    Oh my head hurts!

    I agree please don't ask about the glass!

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Last two years:

    Canon 1Ds Mark III
    Canon 5D II
    Canon G-9
    Phase 645AF (P 65+)

    ...just gotta stop.....uh, next year......

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    I need to join a support group - wait I already have and its called GetDPI!

    Yeah, isn't that like an alcoholic meeting more drinking buddies at his AA meetings?


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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    The interesting (or scary) is the stark difference in camera changes with digital....

    Canon AV-1 - used it during 20 years, broke down in 2001.
    Nikon F100 - sold in 2007 after 5 years use (excellent, but wanted larger format to get better large prints)
    Nikon D50 - 2006 had two months, did not like.
    Nikon D200 - 2006 - 2007? had 15 months, did not like.
    Mamiya ZD Camera - had only 6 months, due camera had design problem.
    Leaf Aptus 65 - have had for last 16 months, excellent and keeper.

    Ah, parallel to stepping into digital... also for FILM...
    Mamiya 7ii - should use it more, cannot sell it, simply wonderful, simple + FUJI SLIDES .
    Shen Hao TFC45-IIB - very new to me.

    As far as small cameras (digital)...
    Canon V something... 2MP or so
    Minolta XTi (or what was the name?) - had until broken.
    Casio Z something... 8MP?? - had until broken.
    Canon G9 - sold after three weeks ...
    Sigma DP1 - do not like it very much...

    Would we all not have spent alot less $ if the world would have remained on FILM????

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Just about to buy a Linhof 617 and 58 combo...as big brother to my XPan.
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Digital

    * Ricoh GRDII
    * Ricoh GX200

    * Canon G9
    * Canon G10 (returned)

    Film

    * Nikon FM3a

    * Currently looking for a Leica M7

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Yikes.....

    M8 x 2 (boght & sold)
    Upgraded M8
    D300 (bought & sold)
    D700
    G1
    GRD II
    TS1

    Lenses - too many switches but not nearly as many as Guy or Jack

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Oh Dear
    Olympus E3 kept
    Nikon D3 bought and sold
    Nikon D700 bought and sold
    Panasonic G1 bought and sold
    Leica d-lux 4 kept
    Sony A900 bought and kept.


    My M8's don't come into the equation as they are both more than 2 years old, and I still have them both.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Actually spending more on glass than on cameras

    Leica MP.85 [feb 2008]
    Panasonic G1 [nov 2008]

    My D-Lux3 [nov 2006] and M8 [mar 2007] are just over two years now.
    But I save up and keep my fingers crossed for 2010 ... R10


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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    I think they're going to have to increase the RAID capacity before Guy and Jack answer this
    Sent a note to Andy to bump our server allocation UP. LOL

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Yeah, isn't that like an alcoholic meeting more drinking buddies at his AA meetings?

    The issue is my wife can READ this.
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I'm taking the 5th.
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    The issue is my wife can READ this.
    I'm sure that between us we can work it out Guy, of course, if the inducement not to was good enough . . . . .

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    We ought to also post the countervailing purchases expressed in carats perhaps?
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    I just got a spiffy IIF as part of my SL2 trade and I hadn't even planed on it.
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    I have no idea what a "spiffy IIF" is but it sounds lovely.
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    Ive bought a nice minox a111s which is proving a little small and a minolta image pro polaroid camera which occasionally makes magic.And cheating a little, a sort of camera that has let me put a step into this fascinating digital world, a minolta dimage 5400 mk1 film scanner that will never be sold......Neil.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I just got a spiffy IIF as part of my SL2 trade and I hadn't even planed on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    I have no idea what a "spiffy IIF" is but it sounds lovely.
    Hmm I was wondering about that - and why he isn't planing on it is another question (or perhaps why he even considered planing on it!).

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Perhaps it is also a bit edgy?

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    I may be the worst ever ... including Jack and Guy combined ... but maybe not quite up to Peter A or Son

    Embarrassing actually

    But this past two years has been the most change plagued period in my photographic history ... both personally and professionally.

    Plus, I'm a film and digital shooter.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post

    Embarrassing actually
    Not if you don't tell us . . . c'mon - spill the beans!
    I'm just lucky he didn't say 3 years

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    I may be the worst ever ... including Jack and Guy combined ... but maybe not quite up to Peter A or Son

    Embarrassing actually

    But this past two years has been the most change plagued period in my photographic history ... both personally and professionally.

    Plus, I'm a film and digital shooter.
    Another Fifth then... That's of course your right.

    Perhaps you could list the cameras you didn't buy? If that's a shorter list?

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Another Fifth then... That's of course your right.

    Perhaps you could list the cameras you didn't buy? If that's a shorter list?

    Actually a real consideration in this thread could be of the Tax Man listening in (for those of you who actually have something to hide). Yep Tax Day here today.
    Or being moved to the top of the "Burglar's Newsletter" pick of the week list.

    But my vault is pretty secure, and I file my Chihuahua's teeth often.

    Don't let those doe eyes and mild manner fool ya ... she's ferocious when it comes to protecting the fridge ... er, I mean ... gear vault.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Um, zero.

    Sold a Gandolfi 4X5 and an MPP 4x5 if that counts.

    Even lenses are pretty low on sales. Bought a 100mm f2 and a 24-105L to replace my 24-70L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post

    Um, zero.

    Sold a Gandolfi 4X5 and an MPP 4x5 if that counts.

    I'm sorry, Ben, but if you are going to play fair you need to own up to a -2.

    Yes, a minus 2. In its own strange kind of way I think that means you are winning.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    In the last 2 years;

    Bought & Kept:
    4 x Fuji S5 Pro
    Kodak SLR/n
    Kodak SLR/c
    Ricoh GRD2
    (Since 12/08, Guy & Jack are to blame for the rest!)
    4 x Contax 645, including a brand new kit
    Fuji 680GXIII
    Arca Swiss 6x9
    2 x Kodak Proback 645C
    Leaf Aptus 22
    Leaf Aptus 54S
    Leaf Aptus 75S
    Leaf Aptus II-10 (waiting for delivery)

    Bought but sold:
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D3
    Sigma DP-1
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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    Bought and kept D3
    Bought and kept Hasselblad H3DII-39
    bought and sold Nikon D700
    Traded a Hassy 203FE for a Leica M7
    Upgraded one of my two year old M8's ....will do the other one soon
    Bought and (immediately) sold the Panasonic G1

    Still own

    Mamiya 7II system (all lenses)
    Nikon F5
    Nikon F100
    Hasselblad 503CW

    Most of my money for photography over the last year or two was spent on lenses for the M system and the Hassy V system. Also bought several of the Hassy HC lenses for the H3DII.

    Although I rarely use the Nikon film gear any longer (The M7 and the M lenses do a superior job except for macro and telephoto work) there is no point to selling it as it sells for cheap no matter the condition. My daughter has just taken up Photography as a hobby and shooting film is a fun learning experience for her. So the F100 is now starting to get some real use again.

    I yearn to do more film shooting but to do so at the quality levels I expect I need to buy an Imacon 949 scanner and until I am sure I am re-committing to serious film work I can't justify that kind of expenditure. I still use my Nikon 9000 scanner which is a very good piece of equipment but not to the level of the 949. So we'll see how this all plays out over the next year or two.

    I am very excited about the D3X file quality and may very well get one. With the investment I have in Nikon lenses and Zeiss ZF lenses for the Nikon the D3X would be a good investment for me (especially now that the prices are beginning to fall). I also want to re-buy the Leica 180 2.0 and do the Leitax mount for it.

    Stay tuned for the ultimate gear whore. Me and Guy and Jack..........one of us always seem to have something new and exciting.

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    Re: How many cameras do we buy?

    I have started buying the best photography invention ever....





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