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07-02-2021, 02:10 PM   #31
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My cameras don't have names, but there is a shelf in our house we call Michellelf.


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HHHmmm. Not really, I mean, Pentax, of course, but I'll distinguish them by model. Grabbing the K-1 etc.
07-02-2021, 05:23 PM   #33
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Well, K-1 and K-3. Duh?
Haha! Of course but besides that!

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Ive never named a camera or lens, as they are merely tools to be used in order for me to complete the job at hand. Would you give a name to your screwdriver or hammer? These are simply tools, no reason to become emotionally attached to them. I find it strange that there are photographers who.....sorry, just kidding. Yeah, my old K1000 has been named Freddie for nearly 30 years. Good friend, that Freddie. My K70 is usually referred to as Sally Mae.
Love it! In all honesty the only things Ive named are my camera and my first car. Many times Emilia would take road trips solo! haha
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My camera has a model name, but I've called it several different names whenever I take a bad shot.

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My wife calls it 'expensive'.

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07-05-2021, 08:24 AM   #36
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Bodies no… lenses yes, all mine are full blown Harem members.
Yours was the response I was looking for, Kerrowdown, since I knew all your lenses had names! :-)
07-05-2021, 08:59 AM   #37
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The only tools that get names are the ones on a network - and that is only so I can identify them by something other than a code like an IP address or serial number. The rest fall into the bucket of "my <manufacture's model name> + some additional label if I have multiples" or "the <manufacture's name> I used to own"... the only sentimental value I place on inanimate objects are for their positive performance - - and I am not hesitant to replace a tool with something better. And the older I get the more I am willing to part with non-performing (for me) collectible objects.

Least you think me emotionless, I have strong sentimental attachment to animate things like pets (present and past), my spouse (only one for 42 years), and other family & friends.

And the third category.... images. So long as I have a means of exactly reproducing an image, I have little sentiment for a specific displayed print. In fact, I recently went to pains to reproduce a pair of 16X20 prints I gave to my wife back in our school days and have always hung on her, and for 42 years our, walls. Can't let those memories fade like the original prints - especially as the locations no longer exist. My negatives, transparencies and digital work are all carefully stored.

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Yours was the response I was looking for, Kerrowdown, since I knew all your lenses had names! :-)
I’m pleased I didn’t disappoint…
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They don't have names, but when talking about them I tend to refer to the GR III as the little camera, the K1II as the big camera.
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Yes, I named my K-70 "Springblossom" after the exploration ship from the X universe, but also because I got it in spring.
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They don't have names, but when talking about them I tend to refer to the GR III as the little camera, the K1II as the big camera.
I sometimes call my K3 II the big camera. With the battery grip, it's big'ish.
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So I'm just wondering has anyone else given their camera a name? I currently have a beautiful K1 and her name is Emilia. And I have to say I take Emilia everywhere! If anyone else has the same sentiment I would love to hear about it as well as any stories!
Nope, only their model name and maybe its color (silver or black).
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I name instruments and vehicles, but haven't thought about naming cameras for some reason. There was another thread in which someone suggested that K3iii might be nicknamed "The Katie", which I could get on-board with, but there was no consensus. I haven't tried it yet, to see how it feels. I'm still reading the manual and scrolling through the menus, so at this point "Ms. Katherine" would be more appropriate.
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I name instruments and vehicles, but haven't thought about naming cameras for some reason. There was another thread in which someone suggested that K3iii might be nicknamed "The Katie", which I could get on-board with, but there was no consensus. I haven't tried it yet, to see how it feels. I'm still reading the manual and scrolling through the menus, so at this point "Ms. Katherine" would be more appropriate.
Hahah I understand the sentiment. Personally the only things that Ive named are vehicles and cameras.
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I haven't tried it yet, to see how it feels. I'm still reading the manual and scrolling through the menus, so at this point "Ms. Katherine" would be more appropriate.
I think I laughed too much at this. Lol
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