- May 18, 2021
- Tallahassee, FL
- Real Name
- Pete Staehling
Don't get me wrong. I don't collect stuff either. None of it was bought to collect it was all bought to use (yes, even the Speed Graphic). It just wasn't gotten rid of when It was no longer in use. A few of the cameras I have a sentimental attachment to because they were my moms or my dads and I remember them using them and some memorable images from them, so those are kind of in a different category. Some are just still around because I never bothered to sell or otherwise dispose of them.At 71 I am getting rid of stuff I don't use so my question was the right one. The only thing I collect is images and fossils (which I am duly recording recording GPS location of find so when I am go someone researching the two formation I collect in will find value in them).
At 70 I too have been shedding a lot of stuff, but it is mostly larger stuff than photo gear. I did shed my darkroom stuff including several enlargers up to 4x5 in size that didn't make the move to Florida 6 years ago.