Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cameras I have known and loved, 1993 - 2010

11 comments:

phillhunt said...

"left on bus"

"dropped off Mt Slesse"

"dropped in Maine lake"


Man, do you have insurance?

Blake Andrews said...

I've claimed some of these on my homeowner's policy. Part of carrying a camera everywhere is you tend to burn through them quickly.

rosscova said...

You've been carjacked twice? Damn.

I do love that none of these have been sold (a trade-in doesn't count), they've all been used to death. Very nice work.

akk said...

good lord man, for a guy that rarely talks gear you surely have had your fair share of cameras.

good gear doesn't want you! swimmer contax g2, carjacked mamiya 7ii, 3rd konica hexar af? Put that leica in a safe and stick to the holgas :)

plópez said...

certainly, you have had a lot of cameras of many kinds, rangefinders, Dianas, slr, of film, digital... What drew you in the acquisition of each camera? Was it coincidence? Or simply arise? You bought it for some use in special?

Drew said...

What a shame about the Mamiya 7

jophilippe said...

"Cameras I have known and loved, 1993 - 2010"

... Does that mean that "the cameras you have known but did not love" do not feature on the chart ?

D.D.Vallejo said...

very interesting 'tha Grafik'

for me part..i'd love buy some camera Instamatic 126.. i'm lovin of those beauties... if somebdy know any about like'n'where buy it, please tell me

http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/listeKo_imagettes.php#126

Roselin said...

I once new a painter who blogged about all the paint brushes she owned over the years. She finally bought a Kolinski Red Sable and never looked back.

Blake Andrews said...

There are a few I didn't include, like a waterproof Pentax I used for kayaking and a Mamiya body I owned for a few weeks while fixing the 7II. By and large I've loved them all.

To answer Plopez' question, there isn't much rhyme or reason to what I buy. I like small handheld cameras. I use them hard and when one breaks I replace it.

Looking at the chart I think the general trend is toward simpler, less fussy cameras. Less is more.

B said...

Can we start a collection to buy you some straps?

Kickstarter maybe?