I think this year I've acquired more cameras than in the rest of my life added together.
To begin with I've "invested" in a number of old obsolete Polaroid instant cameras. I've been specifically looking at Polaroid Spectra cameras. Depending on where you are in the world, these cameras are also called Polaroid Image or Polaroid 1200 cameras.
I bought my first Polaroid directly from the Impossible Project, but since then I've made a few more purchases on EBay. You can read about my adventures with my instant cameras on a separate blog I've set up just for that purpose.
My next purchase was at the Focus on Imaging camera show at the Birmingham NEC where I splashed out on a medium format film camera! OK it is actually a cheap Chinese toy made of plastic.
I have only just started using the Holga so don't really know how I'm going to get on with it yet.
Today I have taken delivery of my latest camera (pictured left). This is a Fujifilm Finepix X100.
I first had a chance to hold and try the camera at Focus on Imaging back in 2011 and I loved it straight away. However it was very expensive and the early reviews made it quite clear the camera had problems. Later in the year I had another chance to try it for a while, and I was still very impressed.
A year after I first tried it and the price has been reduced. Firmware updates have solved some of the most important software issues and I understand the common issue of sticky aperture blades now has a solution.
I can't wait to take it out and see how I get on with it this weekend.