How many cameras do you currently own?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jules, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    I'm currently fighting a severe case of X100 lust, but I did a quick camera stocktake last night and my camera tally currently stands at 3 x DSLRs, 1 x CSC, 1 x serious compact and 2 x P&S cameras. I probably don't need another camera, do I? Do I?

    How many cameras do other people currently own?
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Jules, this is a hard question to answer. You see, I believe that I do not "own" cameras, I just look after them while they reside with me before moving on to another. :wink:

    So, that said, currently "in residence" are:- three Leicas (II, M2, MP4), two Ricohs (GRDIII, GXR), two Nikons (FM3a, D700), one Fuji (X10), one Pentax (Auto 110), two Olympus (Trip, Mju-II) and a pinhole...

    Too many? Possibly. But they all get used. I don't smoke, I don't drink, I do take photos :cool:
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  3. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    3- Nikon D700, Fuji X Pro1, Fuji X100. I am probably going to buy a Fuji S5. It's a rather unique camera and suited for a couple of jobs I have been asked to do. I had an X10 but I gave it to my niece who is interested in photography.

    Then there is the inevitable lens question. Ultimately if you use the camera or lens it's worth it. I'm not much of a collector so I'm probably not the best person to ask. If I don't use it, it goes.
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Too many, let's get the camera and start shooting right away.
    Weather gets better next days, 20 plus Celsius, so I might pick up my V1 for shooting.
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  5. I'm pretty conservative by comparison with you lot! 1x DSLR, 1x x100, 1x panasonic bridge camera, 1x elderly Olympus bridge camera, 2x compacts.
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    An OM-1 which I have bequeathed to my daughter, so it is not really mine anymore is it?

    A little old no controls Canon Elph, my beloved Fuji X100 and its younger sibling the X10...which I also hold very dear to my heart.

    P.S. Oops, and my iPhone whose camera so far has been my choice for this October's challenge.:wink: I must add that it has been my choice because I have very little time and can upload directly to Flickr and then post here.
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  7. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    You know this got me to thinking about how many dogs I have........ 3 dogs/3 cameras. Hmmmmm.... Maybe I need another dog?
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    4 cameras, but thinking of re-jiggering to get down to 2....or maybe 1:eek:
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I have four, an OMD (several lenses), an X-Pro (2 lenses but will probably end up with 3-4), an X10, and a GRD3. I should probably sell the GRD3 based on how little use it currently gets, but I don't think I'd get enough for it to justify selling it and its such a fun camera to shoot with that sometimes I enjoy taking it out anyway. And its small, so I'll likely have it a long time. But something from the Fuji family, something in the m43 line, and a nice compact seems like the right fit for me - I could see staying with this basic lineup for a good long while, with an occasional body upgrade it there are any worthwhile improvements. Hard to see where the X-Pro or OMD really could improve in ways that would be meaningful to me, though...

    And the iPhone camera which I occasionally pull out, but VERY occasionally. There's also an RX100 in the family but its most decidedly NOT mine any longer. Gave it to my wife a few days ago, she loves it, its hers. Not a good fit for me, but perfect for her...

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  10. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Sigma DP2S, Sigma DP1, Sigma DP1X (the DP1X is a total dud, Sigma says it's within specs but it's not good enough to use, and not good enough to sell)
    Canon S95 (wife's camera)
    Panasonic LX5 (will be sold)
    Sony RX100 (expect this will replace both the S95 and LX5)
    Nikon D5100
    Nikon D40 (as backup DSLR body)

    Guess I don't really need more :)
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  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    One; a Samsung EX1. Have been very happy with it, I take it everywhere and it's versatile enough to get decent to excellent shots in most situations.

    However, I'm trying to compose an ideal 2- or 3-camera combination for upcoming travels (I'm afraid I'd need at least 3 to fulfill all my desires but that just feels excessive and at odds with the backpacking spirit...)
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  12. adanac

    adanac SC Veteran

    Sep 30, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    I'm glad to answer this today and not earlier this year as I sold off a whole bunch of medium format equipment and a Leica Minilux. A cathartic process. Darkroom being sold off and given away as time permits.


    • Rollei 35 TE (35mm film)
    • Contax 139 x 2 bodies with a mix of Zeiss and Yashica lenses. I used the lenses for the first time in years on a NEX-5N (since sold)
    • Four vintage Zeiss Ikon folding cameras of various types and in different states of usability
    • Olympus E510 4/3 DSLR my wife gave back to me. I don't want it either. I use it for eBay photography selling other camera gear. ;)
    • Ricoh GXR with Mount A12 for my M and LTM mount rangefinder lenses

    Still to sell: too many lenses.
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  13. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    At last count, I think I had about 25. No, I do not use all of them (some take obsolete film formats that are no longer available, e.g., 126 film), and save for the Leicas, the DSLRs and the remnants of my m4/3 kit, none are worth much at all.

    You could say I have three systems, and a bunch of assorted old cameras. The three systems (in order of how much use they get) are:

    Leica M - M6TTL, M9P, 24mm and 50mm Elmars, 35mm and 90mm Summarits, and a Zeiss 50mm 1.5 C-Sonnar.
    Canon EOS - 50D, T1i (500D), Elan IIe, 17-40 4.0 L, 70-200 4.0 IS L, 10-22 3.5-4.5 EF-S, 28 1.8, 60 2.8 EF-S, 24-85 3.5-4.5.
    Canon FD - A-1, AT-1, AE-1P, TX and a whole bunch of FD lenses.

    There´s also the remnants of my m4/3 system: Lumix GF-3, 20mm Lumix, Oly E-P1 and kit zoom.

    The rest is a ragtag assortment of old rangefinders, SLRs and box cameras that have been inherited, received as gifts, or bought very cheap.

    The Leicas see the most use. The Canon DSLRs are only used when taking photos for the Museum or if flash is necessary. The Canon FD system sees very occasional use, and has seen no use since I bought the M6. Everything else sees no use at all.

    If you are curious, this is what they look like:

    Camera Collection - a set on Flickr


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  14. elle s'ennuie

    elle s'ennuie SC Regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    I have just one digital camera (E-PL3), I gave the not-so-serious Canon compact I was using before to my mother. Also, sitting somewhere in the cupboard are a plastic Minolta film point-and-shoot and a Ricoh rangefinder, neither of which I have picked up since 2010.
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  15. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Four: K7, E-PM1, X-10, Q. I'd like to dump the K7 and get a K30 to use my K mount lenses and have a high iso performer. I know some folks obsess about this, but I often look at my shots and the iso is pinned at 1600 with a low Tv, so I am a low light shooter.

    Addition: I forgot my Pentax Sp500, vintage 1974, my only remaining 35mm camera.
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  16. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Digital: two but soon to be sold and replaced by one. Film is something more awkward: Leica M3, M4p, Nikon F, Mamiya 330, Hassy 500, Sinar P, Sinar Norma, Toyo half plate with 4x5 back. We shan't talk about lenses.
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  17. Adam Quek

    Adam Quek SC Regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    LOL. I understand your plight totally. I'm afraid to open my dry-cab sometimes...
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  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    From most to least use as of right now:
    -Olympus E-M5
    -Sony RX100 (really starting to grow on me)
    -Panasonic GX1 (hoping to get this converted to monochrome sensor)
    -Voigtlander Bessa R3A (film)
    -Panasonic G2 (IR converted)
    -Bunch of other cameras :rolleyes:
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  19. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn SC Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    Samsung EX1 & NX20 , and it's enough...

    (and about 75 old analog camera's, just for fun...)
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  20. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    X100, Canon powershot SD1400is (so tiny, such good battery life, such good video, just have to toss it into the bag as a "just in case" camera), a nikon coolpix L100 superzoom from 3 years ago that never gets used anymore, and then for film a non-working Minolta XD11 and a very much working XD5.

    Some of you people are monsters.
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