The process of reducing the number of cameras in my collection has stirred some memories for me of cameras that I sold and later regretted. One such camera is the Nikon FE2.
The FE2 was the first camera body I purchased after returning to film photography in 2010. I caught a severe case of G.A.S. after buying the FE2 and never really gave the camera a fair shake. I sold it to help finance a Sover Wong service on a Nikon F2 I think.
I've since come to appreciate simple aperture-priority SLRs like the FE2. The FE2, and the FE that preceded it, had a simple analog match needle exposure display in the viewfinder, which I love. As I recall, my FE2 was just the right size and weight, especially with a 50/1.8 Nikkor out front.
Even as I reduce the number of cameras I own, I might deviate from my mission just a hair and go on a hunt for another nice FE2. With nearly a decade of hardware experience under my belt, the FE2 might feel just right now.
Have you parted ways with a camera you wished you had kept? I'd love to hear.