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Keith
06-21-2008, 16:08
There's probably other cameras out there that could be included quite deservedly ... but like Paris Hilton these are the ones that seem to be getting the headlines.

Feel free to make other suggestions though! :p

xayraa33
06-21-2008, 16:40
No Nikon SP 2005 on the list.
it is semi available.
and it gets my" the coolest" vote.

back alley
06-21-2008, 16:43
zeiss ikon
bessa r4a
minolta cle

this is cool!!!

Brian Sweeney
06-21-2008, 16:56
Another write-in for the Nikon SP-2005.

So: two cameras, and four Digital Imagers on the List...

Morca007
06-21-2008, 17:12
I say the Ikon, none of the others will look nearly as good as an accessory to the cool crowd. ;)
Currently available is definitely limiting the cool factor though.

al1966
06-21-2008, 17:13
I voted for the Bessa R4 as I guess its the cheapest film rf on the list and as everyone knows film rf cameras are the coolest of cams :D apart from maybe large format hey my boy agrees so I gotta be right:angel:

Matthew Allen
06-21-2008, 17:15
I voted D3/D300. From the samples I've seen, the D3 outperforms pretty well every other camera on the market and not by a small margin either. If I were a pro in need of a no-compromises DSLR (well, unless you count the bulk and weight of a boat anchor as being a compromise :rolleyes:) then it's the body I'd get.

Matthew

Jamie Pillers
06-21-2008, 17:23
Having used both the R4A and R3A, I think I'd have to vote for the R3A due to its beautiful 1:1 viewfinder and ease of focusing ANY of the CV lenses. But let me digress...

I just read Mike Johnson's article in the latest issue of "Black & White Photography" about the idea of a B&W-only digital camera. What a GREAT idea! Basically he speculates that there will soon be one or more B&W-only cameras on the market and he thinks they will likely be capable of producing amazing images. The idea is that since the sensor will only have to deal with the luminance (darkness or lightness) of things, the camera will be freed up to capture an extremely wide range of light... possibly wider than film! :) Now THAT would be "coooool".

JTK
06-21-2008, 17:31
111C with cla and not-too-much acne.

JTK
06-21-2008, 17:33
"The idea is that since the sensor will only have to deal with the luminance (darkness or lightness) of things, the camera will be freed up to capture an extremely wide range of light... possibly wider than film!"

Current Nikon D300 and Pentax K20D and at least one of the Sony's already capture a wider range of tonal values...an adjustable setting. As well, B&W film records color images and reduces them to B&W, it doesn't record B&W images.

Al Patterson
06-21-2008, 17:49
I went for the Ikon...

infrequent
06-21-2008, 18:38
@pitxu - i would get the ZI instead of the R4A only for the build quality. fortunately the ZI has other things going for it as well.

back alley
06-21-2008, 18:42
if you stick to the small cv lenses the r4a/m is a fabulous camera.

if you need a longer ebl then the zi is unbeatable.

back alley
06-21-2008, 18:59
the build quality of the r4a is pretty darn good and the lenses are very solid feeling, even the lighter weight ones.

if i needed, i could live and shoot very happily with only my cv kit.

joe

Keith
06-21-2008, 19:24
This thread is about the "coolest" cameras, everybody knows that "coolness" is in the eye of the beholder.

When I'll finally beholdin my R4A I'll be the coolest dude in the village.:D


Pitxu ... you may already be the coolest dude in the village ... don't worry about the camera! :p

The latest avatar is very 'cool' by the way!


[edit] ... the Ikon is ahead of the D3/D300, a film rangefinder, how cool is that?
:)

Tuolumne
06-21-2008, 19:26
Those are soooo old school. I vote for the Canon G9 which is not on the list.

/T

jonmanjiro
06-21-2008, 19:35
Since coolness is the deciding factor here, the SP 2005. Attach a Millennium 50/1.4 and you're good to go :cool:

Keith
06-21-2008, 19:42
Since coolness is the deciding factor here, the SP 2005. Attach a Millennium 50/1.4 and you're good to go :cool:


Still randomly peddling your porn I see Jon! :rolleyes:

Get outa here ... you've already cost me enough money! :p


[edit] ... the M8 has six or so votes I see ... but no one has actually owned up to voting for it yet! :p

pachuco
06-21-2008, 19:56
Having used both the R4A and R3A, I think I'd have to vote for the R3A due to its beautiful 1:1 viewfinder and ease of focusing ANY of the CV lenses. But let me digress...

I just read Mike Johnson's article in the latest issue of "Black & White Photography" about the idea of a B&W-only digital camera. What a GREAT idea! Basically he speculates that there will soon be one or more B&W-only cameras on the market and he thinks they will likely be capable of producing amazing images. The idea is that since the sensor will only have to deal with the luminance (darkness or lightness) of things, the camera will be freed up to capture an extremely wide range of light... possibly wider than film! :) Now THAT would be "coooool".

Interesting...... Would we loose out on the control we have now of editing RAW color files to B&W? I shoot RAW but have it display as B&W via the camera and then convert them in photoshop.

Rob-F
06-21-2008, 20:34
Uh . . . my Leica Dlux3 gets a lot of use.

jonmanjiro
06-21-2008, 20:52
Still randomly peddling your porn I see Jon! :rolleyes:

Get outa here ... you've already cost me enough money! :p


Meeete, it doesn't cost anything to look :D

P.S. I voted for the Zeiss Ikon rather than the D300/D3 :eek:

swoop
06-21-2008, 21:18
Leica M7 a la carte, black paint, .85 viewfinder, lizard skin.

lZr
06-21-2008, 21:52
Of course, R4X

Keith
06-21-2008, 22:27
Yes I agree ... if the poll was based on pure coolness and disregarded availability (current manufacture) the Nikon SP 2005 would be hard to beat!

I hadn't thought of the G9 ... it probably does deserve a place ... but I don't want one so it missed out! :p

Doug
06-21-2008, 22:31
R4 has to be cool due to uniqueness. Nothing ever like it before AFAIK, with 21 and 25mm framelines. M8 is pretty cool too... Ummm, since I have both I must be a cool dude as well. :cool: :D

peripatetic
06-21-2008, 23:11
Hmm, well I voted for the M8, even though I own a ZI. (Which is pretty cool too - is it too late to change my mind. :P )

pelican
06-22-2008, 00:01
i voted for M8 also.

nico
06-22-2008, 00:29
Among that bunch the only camera I'd like to buy is a Bessa R4 (to pair with a 21, 28 and 35) ... so there it goes my vote.

MickH
06-22-2008, 00:49
I went for the M8, that doesn't mean I either like, or desire one but they do seem to be quite cool, far cooler still are the iPhone camera widget thingy and anything Lomographic.

Cool has nowt to do with good.

If it was ever released, that Fuji folder that's been discussed at length on this site woud be right up there too.

steve kessel
06-22-2008, 01:50
Never used one but I have a thing about the Texas Leica. Feels so comfortable to hold, perversely "slow" lenses, awesome?

gavinlg
06-22-2008, 01:55
I voted the Ikon - I'm a big fan of it's lovely industrial look.

Austerby
06-22-2008, 02:09
The M8 got my vote despite being a parvenu - film is cooler than digital so an MP is cooler than an M8, but Leica M's trump all others. QED.

Pherdinand
06-22-2008, 02:59
the Casio is NOT a DSLR.

Nevertheless, the Casio is the coolest. It has something new, while the other ones are just an improved version of an improved version of something. and it depends how you define "cool" but i dont see anything cool in just another dslr with lower noise level.

retow
06-22-2008, 03:21
The coolest re looks and tactile feel is the ZI.
Far more important, though, are the M8 and the Sigma DP1.
The former one simply because it is the best digital lightbox to which M mount lenses can be attached. And the latter one, because eventually there is a no nonsense compact digital with excellent IQ. These two represent milestones in camera history.
I voted for the DP1.

rover
06-22-2008, 03:27
Wide is cool and the R4 is unique.

David Goldfarb
06-22-2008, 03:45
As soon as the Fuji 6x7 folding rangefinder is released, it will be the coolest RF camera available.

gdi
06-22-2008, 03:51
Superior images are the coolest - Mamiya 7II.

Keith
06-22-2008, 05:27
Fascinating results people ... so far the Zeiss Ikon is the runaway winner which I wasn't expecting and the M8 appears to be hunting the D300/D3 down which currently holds second place. The R4A has a lot of fans but needs a few more if it's to keep pace with the Leica! :p

Matthew Allen
06-22-2008, 05:51
Interesting...... Would we loose out on the control we have now of editing RAW color files to B&W? I shoot RAW but have it display as B&W via the camera and then convert them in photoshop.

Yes, you would. Rather than applying colour filters in the B&W conversions, you'd have to use traditional colour filters on the lens while you were shooting. This could be a disadvantage though I suspect it would be outweighed by the benefits of the added sensitivity available by not using RGB filters on the sensor.

Matthew

raid
06-22-2008, 06:39
The Canon P is still "available", so if it were listed here, I would have voted for it. What is better than a fully manual, no automation, swing back, great RF, very cool look, good price, ... the never ending list of praises continues .....

jdos2
06-22-2008, 06:59
I voted for the D3. I've just returned from a cross country motorcycle trip and was going through Iowa a couple days ago when we stopped to take a break. I was taking a picture of the farmland around the rest area, when a person walked up behind me and said "is that a D3? Ooooh! That's the HOLY GRAIL!"

The GF hasn't yet stopped teasing me, and I don't expect it to stop any time soon.

Never got that kind of commentary with the M8. Silly or no...


:-)

Ron (Netherlands)
06-22-2008, 07:03
Sorry, mine are not in, thought the R-D1s was still available, in case not, I vote for the M7 (which is not in)

FrankS
06-22-2008, 07:19
None of the above. For coolness, you can't beat a screwmount Leica, IMO.

Of course, it all depends on your personal definition of cool. For me, it means which camera would I take most notice of if I saw someone carrying it.

A Rolleiflex is right up there too.

kshapero
06-22-2008, 07:26
Where is the MP which is the coolest currently availible camera? ;)
Erik, I will always wonder... I love my ZI kit with 25-35-50-90 lenses. But I guess I will always wonder, is the MP that much better?

Erik, of course, I am fantasizing since I am still waiting on the 25.

FrankS
06-22-2008, 10:42
Photographic proof!

Ron (Netherlands)
06-22-2008, 11:05
Photographic proof!

Do not think these are still newly available, only as second hand -
at least thats what I understood from this posting

FrankS
06-22-2008, 11:29
Oops, my bad.

gb hill
06-22-2008, 11:41
Bessa L is the coolest! Haven't you all seen the ad in which the young girl is in a long trench coat wearing that Bessa camera sporting that cool finder holding a alligator in one hand. To me thats the coolest! But Retro is where it's at baby! I'm into retro.;)

gb hill
06-22-2008, 11:43
Photographic proof!

Ya see!....... Retro is the coolest.

xayraa33
06-22-2008, 11:44
I have to agree with Frank the LTM Leicas look pretty cool.
but the Nikon SP wrote the book on cool looking.
It has been that way for over 50 years now.

the Nikon SP reminds me of that unobtainable girlfriend during the high school years :o

Steve Bellayr
06-22-2008, 12:46
Yes, it is a tad frivolous. From my viewpoint I'd prefer the M7. Antiquated but still available and someday maybe I will own one.

Jamie Pillers
06-22-2008, 13:52
Since this idea of a B&W sensor is just guess-work by Mike Johnson, I don't think we can say at this point whether any sort of control would be lost. My imagined version of the camera simply records all values of luminance in RAW and then if you want to modify with B&W color filtration, you could do that at your pleasure during post processing.

To me, the BIG cool idea here is that all those millions of pixels could now be freed up to do just one job, instead of having to do 4 (luminance, R, G, B). It seems that this would allow existing technology to give us 4 times as much information, so long as you're happy with R&W.

briandaly
06-22-2008, 14:49
Come on Keith, for coolness you have to include at least one view camera in your list of options.

Matthew Allen
06-22-2008, 16:30
Since this idea of a B&W sensor is just guess-work by Mike Johnson, I don't think we can say at this point whether any sort of control would be lost. My imagined version of the camera simply records all values of luminance in RAW and then if you want to modify with B&W color filtration, you could do that at your pleasure during post processing.

How can you apply colour filters to a true grayscale image in post processing? A 'luminance-only' sensor records images that hold no colour information at all, so applying colour filters has no effect. You can still play with a tone curve and dodge and burn to achieve a particular effect, but if you want a red or yellow filter or whatever then you'll have to put one on your lens.

Matthew

narsuitus
06-22-2008, 17:09
I don’t understand why the selection was limited to the six cameras which are an odd mixture of rangefinder, SLR, digital, film, and compact cameras. Also, why were medium format and large format cameras omitted?

None of the six cameras listed matched my idea of “cool.” The digital Hasselblad, on the other hand, would have easily met my match.

Eric T
06-22-2008, 17:15
I know this is a rangefinder forum and I shouldn't have done it. But I had to vote for the Nikon D3. The super-sharp, low noise photos at high iso are simply amazing. This could transform how photography is done under low light conditions.

dreamsandart
06-22-2008, 17:33
With the list given this is a pretty hard choice compared to all the very cool classic cameras from the 50s/60 and before.

Last year I saw a guy shooting with a couple Bessa and I thought that was neat, he was really into it and using his cameras and that was at least half the cool factor. The Zeiss Ikon is OK, but the rest are just so-so no blood pumping including the 'wish it was a real Leica - M8'.

The limited editions like the would be the winner Nikon SP I guess shouldn't count, and the Leica MP would be the modern production winner (but still a notch below the older Leicas for real cool).

I would have to go with another not listed camera - the ALPA 12. Its VERY COOL and a step back, to the future, with its new lenses, all manual film but digital adaptable use, and superb built quality.

maddoc
06-22-2008, 18:33
black-chrome Leica M7 :)

Athos6
06-22-2008, 18:35
I'm to poor for all of the super fast nikkors, I suck at flash photography, and I always seem to be in the dark, so I chose the D3. Now if I could only afford it :)

pvdhaar
06-22-2008, 22:49
I'm to poor for all of the super fast nikkors, I suck at flash photography, and I always seem to be in the dark, so I chose the D3. Now if I could only afford it
There's no guarantee that if you could afford it, you'd also like it..

Just a couple of days ago, I handled a D300 & 24-70/2.8. A very impressive piece of kit, and my first thought was 'wow, that's cool'..

But then I was struck with a flash of insight; I'll never carry that around for a day, it's as heavy as a boat anchor.. It may be 'cool', but it's no 'fun'.. the D3 will be even worse..

Keith
06-23-2008, 00:23
I don’t understand why the selection was limited to the six cameras which are an odd mixture of rangefinder, SLR, digital, film, and compact cameras. Also, why were medium format and large format cameras omitted?

None of the six cameras listed matched my idea of “cool.” The digital Hasselblad, on the other hand, would have easily met my match.


My selection criteria was based on cameras that have generated discussion in threads recently and seemed to have captured attention generally. I agree there are a lot of cameras that could have been mentioned but I was trying to keep it forum specific and although we do cater for medium and large format cameras they are not exactly headliners.

I think one of the coolest cameras I have ever seen is the Razzle ... might not have got a lot of votes though! :p

I have to say I'm a little stunned at the way the Ikon cleaned up ... I thought the M8 with it's love it hate reputation would have done a lot better. :)

shadowfox
06-23-2008, 08:32
I voted for the ZI, wait... I thought it stands for Zorki I :p :p :p

biomed
06-23-2008, 08:42
Among that bunch the only camera I'd like to buy is a Bessa R4 (to pair with a 21, 28 and 35) ... so there it goes my vote.

That's my wide angle kit. I voted for the R4A - I use the R4M.

dof
06-23-2008, 10:38
Of those listed, I have only shot with the M8. I think quite highly of it too.

Jamie Pillers
06-25-2008, 13:22
Oops.. Yes.. Matthew... I think you're correct. Now I'll have to add some cost to my dream camera... little internal color filter wheel. :-)

Berliner
06-25-2008, 20:37
The ZI, no question. That crackling finder is genius--siimply amazing...

oftheherd
06-26-2008, 08:03
Having used both the R4A and R3A, I think I'd have to vote for the R3A due to its beautiful 1:1 viewfinder and ease of focusing ANY of the CV lenses. But let me digress...

I just read Mike Johnson's article in the latest issue of "Black & White Photography" about the idea of a B&W-only digital camera. What a GREAT idea! Basically he speculates that there will soon be one or more B&W-only cameras on the market and he thinks they will likely be capable of producing amazing images. The idea is that since the sensor will only have to deal with the luminance (darkness or lightness) of things, the camera will be freed up to capture an extremely wide range of light... possibly wider than film! :) Now THAT would be "coooool".

Hey! I want one of those. Wait, what's a jewell like that going to cost? I guess I will stick with my Fuji folders for cool. :D :D

thomasw_
08-12-2008, 06:32
Where is the MP which is the coolest currently availible camera? ;)

Agreed, Erik.

MacDaddy
08-12-2008, 06:37
Hmm! Digital cool would be to add the new-ish Nikon D700—D3 sensor in a D300-type body. Now THAT is cool! What about the MF cameras like Alpa? I lust after a 12 XY with Schneider lenses and interchangeable backs; preferably, a film back and one of the new Phase One 50Mp backs. But then, my ship didn't come in, it sank in the harbor! *o)

micromontenegro
08-12-2008, 09:06
IMHO, Minox makes the coolest, most "in your face" camera available:

http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=82&L=1

Gabriel M.A.
08-12-2008, 09:20
I don't think anybody can accuse me of bias when I say this:

The Contax IIIa. Or Leica M3.

A nicely-kept, clean Contax III or Leica M3 will spew "cool"ness for a several meters radius. Specially with a 50mm Sonnar or a 50mm Summarit (the real, original f/1.5 Summarit)

summilux
08-12-2008, 09:45
R4: innovative viewfinder on a stupid body (base length too short, everything cramped together), zeiss should have bought the viewfinder and put it on their superwide SW body instead.

zeiss ikon: great viewfinder, especially so for a glass wearer, but the other mechanics feel exactly like a Bessa, which is thin and coarse.

Nikon D3/D300/D700: boy, can't praise them too much until Canon has unleased theirs, soon I guess.

summilux
08-12-2008, 09:52
I don't think anybody can accuse me of bias when I say this:

The Contax IIIa. Or Leica M3.

A nicely-kept, clean Contax III or Leica M3 will spew "cool"ness for a several meters radius. Specially with a 50mm Sonnar or a 50mm Summarit (the real, original f/1.5 Summarit)


you know, I would have really liked the VK21 to be issued. a dream...
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/1327672954_24f36cc6d0_b.jpg


M3: they got it so right, that everybody else was driven out of the rangefinder market. :-)

kshapero
08-12-2008, 10:16
Right now the coolest rig is the Ricoh GX200. Wow, the controls are just awesome. But I know I will always return to the ZI for sheik coolness.

Teus
08-12-2008, 11:06
D3 & Leica MP

kshapero
08-19-2008, 04:39
IMHO, Minox makes the coolest, most "in your face" camera available:

http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=82&L=1
Man, I had a ball looking at this site.

kshapero
08-19-2008, 04:42
[quote=

zeiss ikon: great viewfinder, especially so for a glass wearer, but the other mechanics feel exactly like a Bessa, which is thin and coarse.
[/quote]
Disagree. I have owned several Bessa's and the Zeiss Ikon is not coarse at all. It has much smoother operation all around. And the body is more ergonomic and sleek. IMHO.

Tuolumne
08-19-2008, 08:35
I was out with a Rolleiflex on a tripod on Sunday at the New York Botanical Garden. Even the pros oohed and ahhed over that. Doesn't that make a tripod-mounted Rolleiflex the coolest cam in the Big Apple? :cool:

/T

Jamie Pillers
08-19-2008, 10:42
Nikon D80 with a Holga lens mounted! More control over my fuzzy pictures. :D Had to sell the body to finance some RF equipment, but I held onto the Holga lens. :p

Ronald_H
10-12-2008, 04:32
If only Cosina came out with a camera that looked a bit better. Sure, cameras are mere tools, but after a few months here I'm not so sure anymore.

For example, what about a gold M3?

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/Leica/Leica-M3/M3-Gold/index.htm

Or is that too kitschy? Price is a bit steep too.

Bill58
10-12-2008, 05:33
The new Panasonic DMC-LX-3 is what I got my sights on. Finally, a low light 24mm streetshooter digital!

steamer
10-12-2008, 06:08
I'm in for the Panasonic DMC-LX-3.

swoop
10-12-2008, 20:09
Leica M7 a la carte in .85x and Black Paint.

By far the most awesome.

dhpc
10-13-2008, 03:52
Cool: Yashica Lynx 14E :cool:

photo4ls
10-13-2008, 06:12
I would have to go w/the Ikon :cool:

italy74
10-13-2008, 08:38
Hi Keith
despite I'd really like to have a D3 for weddings, I voted a Zeiss Ikon

KoNickon
10-13-2008, 12:58
The ZI is awfully nice, but doesn't break new ground. The R4 is really a great idea, so I voted for it. Any digital camera (M8 included) has too short a product life to really be worth talking about, in my view.

mh2000
10-31-2008, 20:25
had a M7 been on the list, it would have been a harder choice, but I voted for the Zeiss... though in truth, unless I suddenly won the Lotto I don't think I'll be buying either one. (OTOH, I think my IIIc is actually "cooler" than either... even if it is kind of a pain in the arse).

Frank Petronio
10-31-2008, 20:53
This is clearly the coolest camera in current production:

http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d438/d925/f934.cfm

It even has wings.

Although coming down to earth I think I will eventually get a Nikon D700 and the new AFS 50/1.4G lens. I like the idea of shooting at such high ISOs.

I'm of the opinion that there are no pocket digicams worth a fart, they're all crappy with tiny controls and bogus features. The best one yet has been my 5-yr old's Fisher Price -- simple and bombproof.

For out-of-production cameras I like usable and semi-affordable ones, so exotic Alpas and such are off my list. But in order of size, I like the Leica IIIc w a Summitar or Elmar; an M3DS w a Summilux; a Rolleiflex 2.8E2 Planar/no meter; a Noblex 612UX; a 4x5 Linhof Technika IV with a modern cammed 150mm APO Symmar; an 8x10 Sinar Norma w a 14" Commercial Ektar.

I've actually owned them all, just not at the same time. And even if I did collect them all, then I'd also want a great darkroom full of Durst and a workstation with twin huge monitors, a Creo scanner, and the honking 44" inkjet, an addition on the house or a studio next door.... That is the part that sucks!

Lani Kai
10-31-2008, 22:36
Fujifilm Klasse S, anyone?

Debusti Paolo
10-31-2008, 23:31
I agree with swoop,but I'd like to add a new nocti,and a 21/1.4 asph. is it cool enough??:D:D

Roger Hicks
11-03-2008, 00:42
Alpa.

Anything in black paint, with the brass peeping through in the right places -- preferaby owned from new. (I have Nikon F, Leica MP and Olympus Pen W in this category, only the MP from new.)

Gandolfi Precision 5x7 on whole-plate chassis.

(The above are not in any particular order).

Cheers,

R.

shiro_kuro
12-04-2008, 00:57
FujiFilm Klasse W or the S

parsec1
12-04-2008, 01:43
Those are soooo old school. I vote for the Canon G9 which is not on the list.

/T

Yeah a friend took her G9 into the Artic Circle. She said that her G9 was very very 'cool'.

whitecat
12-04-2008, 02:44
I'll have to add the Zeiss Ikon has the best viewfinder I have seen period. Beats my M7 viewfinder hands down.

ClaremontPhoto
12-04-2008, 04:08
the Artic Circle

In the USA would that be the 'semi-trailer circle'?

Carlsen Highway
12-04-2008, 13:09
Contax IIa's are very cool.
The one I have doesnt even speak to my SLR's, and they get all silent but fidgety when its in the room.
And they are still available; I know, I just bought one.

Bully
12-08-2008, 10:39
Without a doupt the Leica MP, as many said.

But again it is/was a poll where this marvelous camera was not invited.

When you do such a poll you have to give us a chance to vote for every single camera until the twelve options are full.

a disappointed Bully

colker
02-15-2009, 03:35
Leica M8. if it only was 15mp and had no noise at 800 asa.;)

nobbylon
02-15-2009, 04:34
Nikon D700, class of it's own!

jky
02-15-2009, 14:04
Voted for the Nikons - that D3 is something special! If there was a D700 on that list, I would've voted for that.

ray*j*gun
02-15-2009, 14:05
I don't know if this counts since I think they are not in production any more but I love my Bessa R2s. Great VF and easy to hold. Uses my Nikon S3 lenses.

colker
02-15-2009, 15:54
another one: Rolleiflex 2.8 GX.
TLR Rolleis are responsible for some of the greatest pics ever taken.

kevin m
03-11-2009, 11:59
Have we reached a consensus yet? :p

dee
03-11-2009, 13:14
I am making cool - Contax III styled Classic created around a Kiev III with working meter - in Mercedes Champagne and burgundy leather .
-and refurbed collapsible Sonnar ...

novum
03-16-2009, 19:14
I like the pix I've seen on flickr made by the D700 and the Ricoh GR-D. But cool cameras? They're tools. There are a few cool photographers.

Al Kaplan
05-04-2009, 12:22
The Minolte Autocord. It's what Rolleiflexes could have been if the designers had kept things simple: top spool film feed and a focusing lever instead of a knob.

Pablito
05-04-2009, 16:15
None of those cameras are cool. Fred Flintstone camera, THAT's cool. Girl Scout Brownie, THAT's cool.

sper
05-04-2009, 22:52
My old beat up Deardorff V8!!!

ChrisPlatt
05-05-2009, 00:21
Fred Flintstone camera, THAT's cool.

Mine stopped working when the little birdie flew back to France.
You can't get the Polarock stone tablets anymore, either...

Chris

kshapero
06-13-2009, 19:40
My Nikon FM3A is cool. Hope I don't sell it.

CK Dexter Haven
06-24-2009, 18:25
The 'most amazing' camera is the 5DMkII. Great still images. Great video. Uses great Canon primes, and via adapters, can use just about anything else by other manufacturers. What more could you need?

But, the "coolest" camera may be something else. Maybe the Nikon F6 if we're talking only about "currently available," as in "available new."

thinkfloyd
06-24-2009, 22:30
What's cool for me is the camera I know and have... the Epson RD-1.