Larry, I have a couple that would feel right at home there. The first
is an Exa, little brother of my dead Exacta, with which I shot a lot of
Christmas and birthday photos, and a half-frame Mercury, with which I
shot enough images to know that the lens is extremely sharp. A dig
through my closet might produce a Pre-Anniversery Model 4x5 Speed
Graphic, a Fujica ST705, and a Spotmatic, among others. The only one
that has held its value is a Voigtlander Bessa R2a.
On 11/21/20 11:36 AM, Lawrence Woods wrote:
Maybe it comes from belonging to a Photo Historical Society, but for
me, Gear Acquisition Syndrome has nothing to do with digital equipment
used to, you know, actually take pictures, but with museum pieces that
get used rarely if at all.
The entry cost is lower than for digital gear, unless you develop a
liking for Leicas, Rolleis, and the like.
As a bonus quiz, how many cameras can you identify? Extra points for
cameras in the rear on the lower shelf. I will spot you the Perfex
(bottom row, center), an American camera from the 1940s that loaded,
but had a hard time exposing 35mm film.
----- Larry Woods
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/