(Dec 22, 2016, 00:33)EnglishBob Wrote: Over the years I have owned a total of 18 Cameras, which works out to 1 every two years Since I got my first.... of Course 13 of those have been in the last 10 years which swings that average a bit!
4 Kodak (2 Film, 2 Digital)
9 Canon (2 Film, 7 Digital)
2 Fuji (Digital)
2 Olympus (Digital)
1 Bushnell (Binoculars with built-in Digital Camera)
I currently still own 6 of them.
I've owned 9 or 10 lenses over the different cameras, currently still have 7 of those.
So fess up, anyone else a gear hoarder?
I have to confess, I have rarely got rid of a camera, except on one occasion.
I started out with a Canon T50, then T70, before upgrading to a T90 (The best camera I have ever owned.)
I then got an old A1 with power winder, and an AE-1 Program too. I suppose I wanted the set! Along with these, I had six lenses, including two zooms, two wide primes, a 50mm f1.4, a 400mm f5.6, and an accessory flash. I also collected the Olympus 'clamshell cameras', the XA, XA-1, and XA-2. Then I got the complete kit of the Pentax Auto 110, won a Praktica BMS in a competition, and received a lovely old Exakta as a gift. I bought a used Lubitel 6 x 6, some ancient Brownies, and other collectibles.
Then I decided to 'go autofocus', with a Minolta Dynax 7, and the 24-105 zoom. I exchanged the Canon gear for it, and hardly had to pay any extra. But I kept everything else. Some years later, I reluctantly 'went digital'. First was an Olympus superzoom bridge camera, then a Fuji S5 Pro, with a Nikon short zoom and large Nikon flashgun. I recently added a Fuji X30 compact, and I am in the process of considering the purchase of the new Panasonic G80. Other than the canon kit, I still have everything, mostly in boxes in the loft. I doubt I will ever part with it now, as I am 65.
Sometimes, the equipment can be as pleasurable to look at as the photos...