One of the cameras belonged to a the father of the seller, the father is a WWII vet and the sale was to help pay for his care. When I read that part of the sales advert and maybe I bid a little to higher than I might have. At least the money I am spending is going to a good cause, helping a man of honour and sacrifice. I hope I like his Rolleiflex F 2.8 planar lens camera best, it would be rewarding to use a camera with that history of ownership in a positive, constructive way.
I also bought $84CAD in books from Amazon tonight. Joseph Kouldelka's "Exile" which was on sale, a cheaper book on the documentary painter/photographer Ben Shahn and the complete poetry of Walt Whitman. i thought I could take the Whitman book with me to Asia, to help me through the slow hours between photos. I have come to love reading poetry, and Whitman is special.
I am going to pay for all my stuff on eBay, then am shutting that down, no more purchases. No more cameras for a few years anyway. I will use it to sell but not to buy. Sort of lost control for a while here, now to get back on topic. I need to save for Asia, I need to concentrate my efforts not into buying more gear but into the creation of new strong work.