Going from one camera to over 51 in a couple years, and now currently back down to about ten, with much relief I’ve finally discovered the formula for the perfect number (PN) of cameras to own.
PN = n + 1 (where n is the number of cameras you currently own)
Now having read first discovered this nugget of wisdom, I thought about how true it was.
But then considered a little further how my pattern of owning and buying actually unfolded throughout those binge years.
A far more accurate version of my personal formula was this –
PN = n + 2 – 1
In other words, if I buy just these two more cameras, test them out, then sell the one I like least, I’ll have the perfect number of cameras in my collection.
But sometimes I liked both of the new cameras, so neither were sold. The formula cycled around again, and another two were added.
And so it went on, two became 10 became 25 became 50…
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