I have an addiction, but the first step is admitting that you have a problem right?
This is the result of my latest breakdown:
Me: I bought a camera!
Super Sexy Boyfriend Luke: Don’t you have, like, 50?
Me: Yes, but this one is different.
Super Sexy Boyfriend Luke: There is a word used to describe behavior like this, and I think it has “phile” at the end of it.
Me: Or possibly “aholic”.
But it IS different! While I do have 4 other SLRs they all have their own purpose. My current collection (of SLRs at least):
Pentax K1000 – my first SLR. 100% manual, and then even a little more because the meter stopped working :-p It mostly just holds a place in my heart (and on the shelf)
Pentax ZX-5n – my next SLR that I bought because I could use the really fancy JC Penny’s lenses that came with the K1000. AND it had auto advance. I was pimpin. I don’t think it’s been used since I got the next camera on my list…
Canon 20D – my first dSLR! After quite a few years of hard service it’s mostly retired because the AF quit. Though right now it’s on vacation in Japan with my sister & her husband who are artsy enough that they’re cool with that. (it’s kinda retro, ya know?)
Canon 1D– yes, just a 1D no other fancy letters. This is my current workhorse (don’t die of shock), however, it’s an old timer and has started to ask for retirement…several years ago. I’ve told it when it earns me a 5D mkIII it can go into semi-retirement (I’ll keep it around as a backup), but no sooner.
Canon Rebel XS film– The newcomer! I picked it up for all of $10 at Goodwill. All it needed was a set of batteries, which unfortunately cost $20 :-p It’s film, but since it’s in the EOS family, I can use all my current Canon lenses (except for the kit lens that came with the 20D but I don’t admit to using that one).
So from that list it’s pretty obvious why I need 5 different SLRs…I think.
I’m pretty sure that’s all the SLRs I need for now. Any other vintage/antique/toy camera is another story entirely however.