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B.D., Sorry to disagree with you, but 'Collector' and 'User' are not necessarily mutually exclusive.. I collect old cameras, and though much of the reason for obtaining them is to just look at them, I also like to use them and I do use them - each one. There are a lot of reasons that a person collects things, and a lot of reasons that people use things. It is after all a very grey world :-) Try to think beyond your own perspective just a little. The range of human experience is varied and incredibly interesting! We do not all fint neatly into little compartments! Cheers! - marc [BD Wrote] A collector is someone who purchases something inorder to own it, rather than use it. In fact, a collector may never use the things he or she collects, while a user buys more than one of a particular thing because he or she needs that thing to use it. (I own three M 6s so that I can mount a different lens on each body and not have to take the time to switch lenses while I'm shooting. Period.