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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

Oh dear, I wish I hadn’t seen this.... I started to create sort of list but it looked far more expensive than I’d care to admit!
Ignoring all the Canon stuff, there’s 2x EM1-2s, 1 holding a Pany 100-400, the other an Oly 12-100. An EM5-2 with Oly 9-18 and an underwater housing. A Pany FT-5, an Oly TG-4, a couple of old GoPros. iPhone permanently in my pocket.
Plus a whole other load of stuff I won’t bore you with. Suffice to say it all cost 9d in a special deal.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

Having looked at this again I thought it fitted in general photography instead of the lounge so have moved it to make it a bit more visible

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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

In the days or yore, i.e. film, I had Kowa E which was fixed lens with tele and WA screw-ons. Then I moved to an Argus SLR, of which I have no memories. There was a Mamya Sekor in there somewhere.

When the Canon A1 came out I got one and some Tamron SP Adaptall-2 lenses.

With the arrival of TTL, off-the-film flash metering I moved to Olympus OM, starting with the OM2n. I actually purchased my first OM4 as a spotmeter for the 2n! These used mostly the Adaptall-2 lenses.

It then became my standard practice to carry two OMs, one with Tamron 70-210 and one with a Tamron UWA.

Late in the film period I obtained a full X-pan kit and a 110 degree Horizon swing lens fixed lens camera.

There was then a time when I had an EP2 alongside an OM4. I used OM T-system flash for both for macro.

When I got the EM-1 it became, and remained the one camera.

There is now an A7r full frame which is used independently and not very often. It had to have its own (Nissin Air 1) RC TTL flash system, affording which held back its use.

My priority has always been lenses and the capture medium. In the film days it was K25 most of the time, with E6 ISO 100 as concession to the early years of this century.

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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

How many here still develop their own films? Does anyone here use wet printing any more?

I develop all of my own B&W films which is both an easy and enjoyable task. I then scan them to computer. I would love to have a proper darkroom again but time and space don't allow it. One day maybe.

The beauty of B&W is that developing is straightforward at 20 C and the chemistry is generally very stable.

I have developed and printed my own colour films in the past but the chemistry has a very short life once opened so unless you have a stack of films to process it becomes wasteful and expensive. There is also the danger of colour casts in transparency films if the pH of the two developers is not correct.

Processing at 35 C is a bit more of a challenge but I love that moment when you take a roll of transparency film out of the tank and hold it up to the light for the first time.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

I used to develop all my own b&w film and print in the darkroom. I still have the darkroom but these days I find it a bit of a chore and the chemical fumes don't agree with me despite an extractor fan. I have processed colour too and was a big fan of Cibachrome printing (later Ilfochrome) but it was a difficult process to master and horribly expensive. It never really worked properly with anything other than Kodachrome transparencies either, colour crossover was an issue with Fuji Velvia although if you got it right the results were superb.

In my opinion a wet b&w print on fibre-based paper is unbeatable, but these days inkjet comes very close, especially when framed behind glass.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

I currently use 4 different digital systems, MFT (G5 & modified GF2), NEX6, an old Sigma SD14 & Pentax DSLRs (K5ii ,K7 & K100d). I adapt lenses on all of them too.


I also have specialised digital cameras for microscopy, & underwater use as well as a range of film models from 5x4 down to 110.
About 60 altogether but I admit they don't all get used regularly. Perhaps only 9 or 10 in the last year.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

Yes I develop all my own film, B&W, C41 and E6. E6 is really not that difficult with the modern 3 bath kits like Tetenal. I do B&W printing in my darkroom. I have tried colour printing but didn't get very far with it.

As for cameras, I have way too many. Just off the top of my head I currently have:
Olympus EM-5
Olympus OM-4ti
Olympus OM-10
Olympus OM-1N
Olympus Mju II
Olympus Mju Zoom 80
Olympus 35DC
Hasselblad H1 (my main camera)
Hasselblad 503CX
Crown Graphic 5x4
Intrepid 5x4 Mk 2
Sinar F 5x4 (my latest acquisition)
Reality So Subtle 5x4 pinhole
Rolleicord Va
Holga 120N
Agfa Isolette
Agfa Isolette II
Agfa Record
Yashica T3
Diana F
Fuji Instax Wide 210
Berkey Keystone (Polaroid clone)
Zenit TTL
And a few others that I've been given but haven't actually used.

And that's after I had a good clear out last year.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

^ I'm printing this list (hope you don't mind Roger) and waving in front of my wife's nose. Here, I'll say, someone has more cameras than me!!
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

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^ I'm printing this list (hope you don't mind Roger) and waving in front of my wife's nose. Here, I'll say, someone has more cameras than me!!
Just so long as you don't show it to my wife!

The H1 was going to be the camera to replace all the others, and in terms of use it is - I use it far more than any of the others and I could probably pare down to just that one. It's just that I can't quite bring myself to part with the others. And the vast majority of that list were obtained at ridiculously low cost.

Having said that, I do want to explore large format more, hence the recent acquisition of the Sinar.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

Olympii, cheaper Panasonics, lone Fuji, new Yi : so mainly m&4/3rds.
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Re: So how Polycamerous are you?

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...About 60 altogether but I admit they don't all get used regularly. Perhaps only 9 or 10 in the last year.
Wow!
I've only used six of my cameras in the last year ... no, seven.
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