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05-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #76
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Never considered myself a collector but my camera shelf is starting to tell me otherwise... let's see:

1919 - Contessa-Nettel Cocarette
1950 - LOMO Lubitel
1951 - Belca Beltica
1958 - Asahi Pentax S
1962 - Minolta Hi-Matic 7s
1964 - Asahi Pentax Spotmatic
1975 - Asahi Pentax KX
1976 - Asahi Pentax MX
1980 - Asahi Pentax ME Super
1980 - Asahi Pentax LX

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OK, I have a few minutes, so here goes. Sorted by film type, cam type, brand.

Current keepers:

Argus Argoflex-E -- 120 TLR (6x6)
Minolta Autocord -- 120 TLR (6x6)
Halina 6-4 -- 120 VF (4x4, 6x6)
K.W. G&T Patent-Etui -- 120 VF (6x9 folder)
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta B 521/16 -- 120 VF (6x6 folder)
Kodak Brownie Starlet -- 127 VF
Kodak Brownie Starmite -- 127 VF
Olympus XA -- 135 RF
Petri 7-S -- 135 RF (w/45/1.8)
Petri 7-S -- 135 RF (w/45/2.8)
Yashica GSN Electro 35 -- 135 RF
Universal Mercury II CX-- 135 RFI (half-frame)
Argus-Chinon CR-3E -- 135 SLR (M42)
Asahi Pentax K1000 -- 135 SLR
Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP -- 135 SLR (M42)
Pentax ZX-M -- 135 SLR
Pentax MV1 -- 135 SLR

Praktica FX3 -- 135 SLR (M42, top VF)
Praktica L2 -- 135 SLR (M42)
Canon SureShot 80u --135 VF
Lavec LT-002 --135 VF (Diana clone)
Voigtlander Vito II --135 VF (folder)
Ansco Panda -- 620 TLR
Ansco Anscoflex -- 620 TLR (Loewy design)
Herbert George Official Girl Scout -- 620 TLR
Kodak Brownie Box 620 -- 620 TLR
Kodak Brownie Twin 620 -- 620 TLR
Kodak Monitor -- 620 TLR (6x9 folder)
Kodak Brownie Movie -- 8mm cine
Minolta 16 -- 16mm VF
Whittaker Micro-16 -- 16mm VF (spy)
Conley Model XI -- plate LF (8x14cm)

Surplus, to be sold:

Argus C-3 -- 135 RFI (Cintar 50/2.5)
Argus C-3 -- 135 RFI (Coated Cintar 50/2.5)
Vivitar IC-400 -- 135 VF (cheap P&S)
Exakta VX -- 135 SLR (top VF)
Kodak Brownie Flash -- 620 VF
Kodak Signet 35 -- 135 RF (Ektar 44/3.5)
Fujica 8 T3 0 -- 8mm cine (3 Fujinon f/1.9's)

And then there are another 30 that I already sold, and 3 that I dissected for lenses, but y'all don't want to hear about those, eh? Please note that I did NOT intend to acquire all these. Many were inherited, or were mine in earlier years. Many are blow-by from LOT purchases and I just can't stand to part with them. I'm not a camera collector, honest! I don't have CBA! No no no!!

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I think the better way of putting it is which cameras do we actually use...

So, from my profile info, where my cameras are listed as (all Pentax)

SL, KM, ME, MX, MX...

The one I really use has been made bold.

Another interesting question is which lens people use most. At the moment, I'm rediscovering seeing the world at focal length 55mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asaru Quote
I think the better way of putting it is which cameras do we actually use...
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Another interesting question is which lens people use most. At the moment, I'm rediscovering seeing the world at focal length 55mm.
Ah, what we USE, not just what we HAVE. That might also include HOW they are used. Like, my Herbert George Official Girl Scout box cam can accommodate both 120 and 620 spools, so I mostly use it for respooling 120 film onto 620 spools. The Kodak Brownie Twin 620 can accommodate a 135 cart, so I do sprocket-hole panos with it. The Praktica FX3 with its waist-level VF is ideal for street-shooting with my Mir-1 37/2.8 or Tokina 21/3.8. But I don't use the old cameras enough. I need to start a camera-of-the-week (COTW) strategy.

And that's how I approach my 200+ lenses lately, too many of which have been under-used. LOTD (lens of the day) means I grab one and use it for a day or three. Some LOTD's quickly make it into my carry-always bag. Others are shunted into the SELL pile. But each imposes its own discipline, opens its own window on the world, has its own character (flaws). The world DOES look different at 40-45-50-55-60-65mm etc. And I have enough enlarger-copy-projector lenses in the Fifties to justify buying a focusing helicoid. All that takes is money...

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Ah, what we USE, not just what we HAVE. That might also include HOW they are used. Like, my Herbert George Official Girl Scout box cam can accommodate both 120 and 620 spools, so I mostly use it for respooling 120 film onto 620 spools. The Kodak Brownie Twin 620 can accommodate a 135 cart, so I do sprocket-hole panos with it. The Praktica FX3 with its waist-level VF is ideal for street-shooting with my Mir-1 37/2.8 or Tokina 21/3.8. But I don't use the old cameras enough. I need to start a camera-of-the-week (COTW) strategy.

And that's how I approach my 200+ lenses lately, too many of which have been under-used. LOTD (lens of the day) means I grab one and use it for a day or three. Some LOTD's quickly make it into my carry-always bag. Others are shunted into the SELL pile. But each imposes its own discipline, opens its own window on the world, has its own character (flaws). The world DOES look different at 40-45-50-55-60-65mm etc. And I have enough enlarger-copy-projector lenses in the Fifties to justify buying a focusing helicoid. All that takes is money...
and space.... That’s what curbs/ended my CBA/LBA!

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05-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #81
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A few collected along the way....

1954 Asahiflex IIB
1955 Asahiflex IIA
1957 AP
1957 S
1958 K
1959 H2
1960 H3 Black
1961 H1
1962 H1a Black
1971 SPII Black
1973 SPF MotorDrive
1973 SPF Black
1980 ME-F
1980 ME Super
1980 LX
1989 67II







05-30-2011, 11:02 PM   #82
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QuoteOriginally posted by apathey2131978 Quote
I have a thing also for the Miranda Sensorex.... Do not own one. I have used on and casually look till i find one that say... Hey!!! BUY ME!!!
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I know where there are a couple for sale...





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There used to be one at Knight Camera here in Vancouver and I think that Blue Moon in Portland might have one as well.


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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Ah, what we USE, not just what we HAVE.
They are all in rotation, but given the current number in the queue, some are not getting as much use as they should.


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I'm not even going to try to remember all the cameras from the past, but currently I have:

H3v (I think, broken shutter)
Spotmatic F
Brown K1000 SE
Chrome MX
ZX-7

Olympus XA
Mamiya m645 w/waist level finder

Time to pick up another P3n!
06-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #85
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I currently own: a KX, ME Super & ZX-5. I used to have, but sold: an *ist, which I regret selling :-( I also used to own a 6x7 and 67 Medium Format...
I have a KM body for parts, which I need to sell but haven't gotten around to posting yet...
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Too many! I have an example of all the M series (although not every black/chrome variation), a KX and a KM, Super A, Program A, A3, SF7, Z10. Screw mount I have a SP11, ES, ESII and three pre-Spotmatic bodies. And, of course, my LX.

Most used? My LX, MX and ES.

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Used to have a lot. Now cut down two: LX and Z1 Silver (which unfortunately has a stuck mirror ). Don't shoot film much nowadays, one LX is good enough.
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I sold my LX system and a few 6x7 bodies with 8 6x7 lenses from 35mm Fisheye to 400mm F4 in 1991 but still have one 6x7 body and 4 6x7 lenses in the Pentax 67 trunk case. In 35mm I still have the PZ1, PZ1P ,Super A, ME-F, ME Super and a few more. Here is a photo of my 165mm F2.8 67 lens on my K-7:

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I have a P3, a black KX (my "new" pride and joy), and a Chinon CM-4. I ought to cull the herd down to two film bodies, but I cannot decide between the P3 and the Chinon. I like them both. A lot.

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I added two more Miranda Sensorex' to my collection, One with a 50mm f/1.4, and another with a 28mm f/2.8. Paid $30 for the pair.
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