Ditto.I don't keep gear I don't use. And I'm pretty practical and consider gear as the "tools" that allow me to create images. If I decide to upgrade, it is generally because a body or lens is not meeting my needs. So I almost always sell the item being replaced as a way to help fund the new item. I don't have a lot of gear, but I am currently extremely happy with what I have and I can do just about any type of photography I want with it.
Very cool gear ! I had never heard of that model Canon.Not necessarily a collector but a keeper of memories -
1. My first SLR - FE my dad bought new in 78. The F3 came around used in late 90s. Have the flash too.
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2 and 3 are the 8mm movie cam by dad used. He was thrilled it could do slow motion to capture our golf swings in 70s and 80s.
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Next 2 are my father-in-law's. He was a USAF pilot. I think he picked these up on base. He passed a away a year ago in May. He made great photos of my wife's family with these. I put new batteries and shot a roll of film in the Canon. Works well.
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Thanks!Very cool gear ! I had never heard of that model Canon.
Wow! I remember these old shutters made of cloth. I think it's about 55 years ago I saw the last one...I don't collect old cameras per se, I just don't sell off older gear. An old Twin Lens Ansco, first year Nikon F (with a cloth shutter!), Burke and James 8x10 from around 1950, Gundlach 8x10 from c.1902, and too many more!
My first camera was a Canon AE-1 as well. I don’t collect old gear so I sold mine on eBay several years ago.My first slr was a Canon AE-1 Program. It's a beautiful silver and black body. I have a little disposable income so I've considered picking one up with a 50mm lens. Just a memory that I think it'd be nice to have in tangible form. That camera really ignited my passion for photography.
Who collects older gear and why? Anything in particular you have a special fondness for?