Same here, Bones - although I have nothing like the amount of camera kit
that you have - just a Canon A1 body and half a dozen lenses. I
disposed of a second Canon body and a couple of lenses a while back.
But I happened to be in the attic earlier today, rummaging through my
various boxes of cast-off computer bits and pieces (I've promised a
friend I'll build him a PC from my obsolescent gear - all done bar a
floppy drive, now installing O/S), and I came across all my old darkroom
kit. Now that hasn't been used since before the kids were born - so
that's almost 20 years. I haven't the heart to throw it out and,
although it includes some good stuff - a brilliant Nikkor lens for the
enlarger in particular - it's probably unsaleable. So I've hung on to
it, thinking that I might get some fun out of it when I retire - I
reckon I would be better playing with chemicals than with Photoshop <g>.
It struck me yesterday that I've not used my serious camera gear in about three years so, rather than let the things rot in the cupboard, I'm going to sell the lot. I doubt I'll get a fraction of what it cost as I doubt anyone these days is at all interested darkroom kit but I'll be intrigued to see how much the cameras themselves will have dropped to.
The Hasselblad's were (and still are) superb bits of engineering and the lenses doubly so. Truth is though that they are rapidly becoming dinosaurs in this fast growing digital age. It took me almost a full year to adapt to 6 x 6 format as my mind was still seeing 35mm format through the viewfinder but once I fully realised the extra canvas available and started composing fully for it the results were superb.
I regret moving on but it's nice to know that I had that experience. Probably words that echo those of many in the past..
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