Can you have too many cameras?
I have my favorites displayed in and on the glass-front cabinet. The rest of the shooters are mostly located in a four-drawer plastic chest, and there are some bits and pieces in cardboard boxes under my desk. So, I feel I am getting close to an answer to my question.
Of course, the answer to the "how many is too many" question will be different for others depending on circumstances.
I have put together the following questionnaire which should be helpful.
- Have you taken an early retirement?
- Does the government send you a check each month?
- Do you live in a small bungalow built early in the past century?
- In the past year, has your wife acquired a piano?
- Is there a portion of your house you are willing to defend against all intruders?
- Do you insist that every camera you own produce photos?
- Do you have more than one cat?
- Does "100" seem like a large number?
So much for the physical world. I have also busied myself of late with tidying up my digital spaces. I shut down my web site some time ago, leaving quite a few orphaned bits of data. I'm slowly incorporating those fragments of camera lore into my blog, but that is a considerable challenge given the volume, as well as the fact that the Blogger platform has undergone some significant changes over the years.
I was able to come up with a camera count using the tagging feature built into Blogger, and I have posted the resulting tabulation in the right-hand column. Each item there is actually a link to all the posts about each camera. The number in parentheses shows the number of individual posts for each camera, which is revealing about my camera preferences.