Hello Fellow PhotoNetters, Good Evening, I was a camera deprived teen when I was in High School. I envied my classmates who were lugging the SLR's and other expensive equipment. When I was in freshman, I joined our High School Photography Club even when I didn't have a "real" camera. All I had was a kodak instamatic that uses 126 film and fire magic cubes for flash. I was so desperate to have an SLR that I pretended that I had an SLR. I ask my Aunt who was a factory sewer to make me a leather case for my instamatic camera that has a front bulge so that it would look like and SLR with a lens. My first SLR was a Canon T70, I really wanted an A1 but I can't afford so I settled for the T70. Even until now I love the feel of the retro camera and the sound of its shutter. Now that I am reaching retirement age, My camera of choice is a smartphone. hahahahaha But I was inspired by your posts here and decided that I would try to collect vintage cameras as a hobby. Aside from fiddling with the aperture ring, winding the film crank and firing the shutter, I probably have no use for it and it will stay in a display cabinet almost all of the time. Can you please recommend to me 50 of the desirable film cameras to collect ? Top of the list would be a Canon A1 as this camera was my first object of desire way back in the early 1980's. Could you recommend other cameras to the list? And can you tell me why it should be part of the 50 I should be aiming to collect? Here are the list of cameras I will start searching for, preferably in top notch condition 01. Canon A1 02. Nikon FM2 03. Nikon FA 04. Canon AE1 05. Pentax K 06. Bronica Medium Format (I already have one) 07. Canon T70 (my first DSLR which I can't remember where I placed it and I want another one) 08. 09 10. 11. . . . . .