Help! I'm a camera hoarder (and I love it)

camera collection
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

I have a confession to make; I have more cameras than there are days in the week and yet I still can't sell any of them. I’ve tried so many times to reduce the number of cameras and accessories I own, but something at the back of my mind is always telling me, “it might come in handy one day”.

Sat on my shelf I have nine cameras: a Fujifilm X-T1 that I haven’t used in over a year, a broken Canon AE-1 that I keep meaning to sell for parts, a working Canon AE-1, a temperamental Fujifilm Instax, a Nikon FM2 that's my preferred SLR, and my everyday workhorse the Sony A7 III. I also have a Pentax 6x7 that I bought recently, and two semi-automatic 35mm point and shoots that I use for my non-serious film work. You could say I’m a hoarder… I prefer to use the term collector. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.