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The Yeah, I name my cameras and know what sex it is too thread.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Streetshooter, May 11, 2011.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    So, are you in touch with your cameras? Do you know what gender it is? This is of prime importance to the healthy feelings a camera has about itself. Do you name your cameras or are they just tools like a fork or spoon......

    My X100 is a male. His name is Walker after Walker Evans. He's a happy loved camera.
    My Nex 5 is a male named Andre' after Andre' Kertesz. He's bi-polar because he wants to change lenses all the time.
    My Canon G9 is a female, sexi at that and named Lee after Lee Miller.

    So, what say the rest of youse? I'm surely not the only crazy on the forum....or am I?
     
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  2. flash

    flash SC Veteran

    372
    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    I don't name my cameras, but I do have an artist's mannequin named Kevin. Kevin helps me out when I testing lighting setups or running workshops.

    Gordon
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I haven't learned my cameras names, yet - but they're all female. Perhaps they just haven't opened up enough to me yet to tell me their names.:wink:
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Sex? Yes, please...oops, I mean yes I think cameras can have genders. From my own list of some past and present cameras;

    Olympus
    E-P1, E-520: Female
    E-410, E-510: Male

    Canon
    Ixus 960 IS, Powershot G10/G11, EOS 350D/500D, EOS 30D/40D/50D: Male
    EOS 450D, EOS 20D: Female

    Ricoh
    R10, CX1: Male

    I've used a few Nikons and Pansonics and I'm pretty sure they were all girls.

    Don't ask me how I know, I just know.

    Names? No, that's just weird! References are formal and always prefixed with "The" e.g. The 50D, the E-P1, the CX1.
     
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  5. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    I think I've stumbled into a group therapy session by mistake!!
     
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  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    these people are just sick.
    We need to have compassion for them in their distress
     
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Come join us on the leather recliner
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    My camera's don't have names. Well, they do - I call the Nex "Nex" and the X100 "Fuji" and, you get the idea. My 3 Panasonics have to go by their given names because the surname gets too confusing given their numbers in my bag. I think the Nex and the Fuji are probably female because I feel very intimate with them in a way I don't get wid guys. I'm still trying to figure out whether its a polygamous kind of thing or if I'm in the process of throwing one over for the other - emotions are so complicated... The GH2 is a guy - and not a nice guy either, but a REALLY effective and competent hit-man sort - he does some tough work for me and I trust him but I don't particularly like him and I don't want my kids to hang out with him. The LX5 and the GF1 are guys - they're like my old high school buddies who I got to know before I had defenses and strong opinions and I still like to get together with but its more about what we USED to do together than anything else these days. But like old friends, you never know when they'll pop back into your life and do you a solid. And you know you can count on 'em if you need 'em. Even though your lives have taken you in different directions, you know they're there if you need 'em.

    But I don't generally confuse them with people. Generally. Usually...

    -Ray
     
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  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Well, I´m pretty sure all of mine are female, otherwise I would not fondle them quite so much...:smile: No names, though.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :grouphug:
     
  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmmm no thanks, I'll just sit over here quistly and make some notes, and remaining within reach of the panic button, if you don't mind ...
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    good one!!! Lol!
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Antonio, hmmmm fondling...... Hmmmmm
     
  14. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

    145
    Nov 22, 2010
    Central Texas
    D700 is Big Bertha or The Beast or The Anvil, and EPL-1 and NEX are the beloved "baby cameras" but with no specific name. I should add that while I do respect the D700, I have more affection for the smaller cameras and they're much more fun to use, and consequently get used a lot more, esp. the NEX.
     
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  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Geeze, I think I need more couch time. 5 times a week isn't enough.
     
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  16. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Now I wonder, how does Don call his partner? Tell me Don; What's his / her's name...
     
  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Da wife, boss, partner and lover...all the same woman is named Tanya.
    I have other names for her at different times but can't post that stuff here...
     
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  18. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

    203
    May 6, 2011
    Fascinating Gordon
    I Know someone called Kevin who has an artists mannequin called Gordon - it's a small world!
     
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  19. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

    203
    May 6, 2011
    You people are weird.
    Didn't you know that there's a third gender especially for cameras. They're definitely sexual, and some are butch and some aren't, but it's not boys and girls (Oh No - I know how to tell a boy from a girl!).

    I'm sure that mine all have names, but the first thing I do when I get a new camera is to turn off the sound . . . . so they can't tell me what they are (maybe I should turn the sound back on for a day or so?)
     
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  20. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Names Jono, drop the names...,