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berci
07-04-2005, 03:45
It seems that more than one of us has got some sort of P&S in our pockets.

What do you have?

I have got an Olympus Stylus Epic/Mju II.

Pherdinand
07-04-2005, 03:47
Fifty-seven cents and a semi-used handkerchief.

Pherdinand
07-04-2005, 03:49
But I carry my GSN with me everywhere, on my shoulder, or sometimes the Kiev in a bag.

rover
07-04-2005, 03:59
No P&S, but I normally have something in my bag.

pvdhaar
07-04-2005, 04:00
Some keys, some coins, a pocket-knife, an ATM-card and.. a Bessa-T with CV25 in a bag.

TPPhotog
07-04-2005, 04:28
It's a RABBIT Honest!!! :D .... also a Canonet QL17 or QL17 GIII ;)

GeneW
07-04-2005, 05:00
Although it offends my sensibilities by not being a 'true' rangefinder, I find I carry around a Stylus Epic quite often. It's a well made, well designed, and *tiny* camera with a very sharp lens.

Gene

chenick
07-04-2005, 05:32
Typically an Olympus XA in one and an even smaller digital P&S.
And a Yashica GTN or Olympus 35 SP close by too. Never had pockets big enough for them though...

-Nick

ddunn
07-04-2005, 06:52
Although it offends my sensibilities by not being a 'true' rangefinder, I find I carry around a Stylus Epic quite often. It's a well made, well designed, and *tiny* camera with a very sharp lens.

Gene

I'll second that. One is always in my over the shoulder bag.

Pherdinand
07-04-2005, 07:07
chenick, i have something very similar to your avatar - just different:

Terence T
07-04-2005, 07:10
My Motorola A1000 and keys. Strangely enough, I never really use the camera on the cell phone. I don't really have a habit of lugging a RF cam wherever I go.

JimL
07-04-2005, 07:28
I never go anywhere without a Yashica T-5 in my pocket, usually loaded with Tri-X. It gives results way better than a P&S should (some of my best shots!) but the years have taken their toll and it's going to die on me soon. I can't decide what I should replace it with. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

dmr
07-04-2005, 07:47
It seems that more than one of us has got some sort of P&S in our pockets.

Or purse. :) Actually, I think most P&S cameras would be a bit uncomfortable to actually carry everywhere in a pocket.

What do you have?

I have got an Olympus Stylus Epic/Mju II.

Help me out here, I don't know which one to put. Is the Olympus Stylus Zoom close enough or does that only count as "Something Else"? :)

berci
07-04-2005, 08:04
The Stylus Epic is small enough for an average pocket, I think, or my pocket is bigger than the average. :)

That one is Something else, as I am curious about the number of Stylus Epics arond here.

Or if it is f2.8 at 35mm then it counts.

Berci

hjfischer
07-04-2005, 08:14
A Rollei Prego 30.

Gabriel M.A.
07-04-2005, 08:18
No rabbits? j/k When it was working...Minox 35 GL

zuikologist
07-04-2005, 09:04
An Olympus XA without flashgun fits comfortably into my loose fitting front jeans pocket.

johne
07-04-2005, 09:08
Rover,
Where in Kentucky? Just curious.

Johne

RayPA
07-04-2005, 09:31
my P&S is a Leica Minilux.

XAos
07-04-2005, 09:39
I only have one Stylus Epic, and the pocket it stays in isn't handy most of the time. However you're really leaving out some obvious contenders, with the Olympus XA series, digicams, minox/minolta/kiev etc 16mm's, (I want one, even if its not real practical.) The little minolta 16 & clones are sooo cute, I just dont have a lot of faith in foreign transactions, and all the ebay sales are out of Ukraine.

cp_ste.croix
07-04-2005, 10:29
what has it got in its pocketses???

oh goodness, did i just type that?

i carry a ql17 in my murse everywhere i go.

ErnestoJL
07-04-2005, 12:00
Either a Canonet QL19 or a Beirette Electronic...

rbiemer
07-04-2005, 13:06
Had a Stylus Epic until I loaned it to my mother...don't think I'll ever get it back.
I always have something with me but in a bag or around my neck. If I'm really wanting small I'll laod the Agat 18.
Rob

Kin Lau
07-04-2005, 14:14
Canon A70 digicam when someone else hasn't borrowed it, Kodak Retina IIa. But I usually have an RF in the car or bag or both.

afaceinthecrowd
07-04-2005, 14:25
Today it's an XA ... sometimes my Lomo or the camera that it was copied from the Cosina CX-1. I really like my Retina's but find them a bit on the heavy side for a pocket. I have more pocket sized cameras than I know what to do with. I tend to find them in thrift stores and pack them home. I have a little Minolta that takes fantastic photos but I can remember the model number off the top of my head ... something like PC-A ...

dan

akalai
07-04-2005, 22:54
I have a Yashica Super T5 D (D for date back) with the great little Zeiss Tessar lens and the sneaky "Super Scope" waist level like finder.

It is one of the only cameras I have bought new and have taken some great pics with it. Unfortunately I just don't use it these days which is a shame, not helped by the fact that when I think of selling it I always manage to convince myself otherwise. :D

...they have since become a rather cult classic mainly due to Terry Richardson and the fact that these camera are his "axe" of choice for big fashion shoots for Vogue and the like. Strange but true...

Ooops forgot to add, have been using the Contax IIa a lot lately and its more to my taste and still quite, well almost, pocketable.

lubitel
07-05-2005, 07:57
Minox 35gt. just too bad its not a "real" rangefinder. Or may be thats good? Less time spent on focusing.

StuartR
07-05-2005, 12:18
I carry my domke satchel pretty much everywhere, so I usually have an MP or M3 with 50mm lens wherever I go. My most pocketable camera is a Rollei 35 that I was given a deal on, but I must admit that I have not really used it much yet. Something about zone focusing with a 40mm lens makes me a little queasy. I suppose it works.

Jan Brittenson
07-05-2005, 20:01
Bessa T with C/V 21, or Leica M6 with C/V 40/1.4. The 35/1.4 is a little too big for my pocket. (Shaved the frameline selector on the Nokt to bring up the 35 lines on the M6.)

nwcanonman
07-05-2005, 20:19
It's a toss-up these days. Either the Olympus SP, Bessa R or (sssh) the Olympus D595 P&S digital.

Flinor
07-05-2005, 20:35
Always a Contax T

Doug
07-05-2005, 20:53
I don't carry a camera in my pocket, but I do usually have one over my shoulder or in a belt pouch. Light meters; now those go in pockets!

Tri-X
07-07-2005, 04:35
Ricoh RG1 (Amazing) / Olympus MJU (35-2.8) / Olympus MJU SE(35 2.8) / Canon Ixus-500

Bertram2
07-07-2005, 04:46
It seems that more than one of us has got some sort of P&S in our pockets.

What do you have?

.

I use a Ricoh R35, bought a set of three with a rebate, one for my wife, one for my son and one for me.

I took it because of the nice 4/30mm fixed lens and because you can use it with manual focus and aperture priority which allows a bit of tuning the DOF.
A nice hood for the lens is included, it's got a hotshoe for an external flash and one can mount filters ! The image quality is very good and size is small enuff to take it with you everywhere.
Regards
Bertram

Stephanie Brim
07-07-2005, 05:27
Once I can get the thing working, I'm thinking of carrying the Olympus Pen around with me everywhere. Fits in the pocket of my jeans and will take 72 shots on a roll. May take the Canon Demi instead as well, though that's harder to focus.

berci
07-07-2005, 06:05
That Olympus Pen mast be great, my dream P&S is the Ricoh GR1 and I have a free pocket. :)

ErnestoJL
07-07-2005, 07:06
Once I get my "new" Yashica Mimy fully functional again (I bought it almost destroyed) ít´ll fill any empty pocket....

childers-jk
07-07-2005, 08:35
Chapstick, cell phone, fifty one cents, and my Bessa R either around my neck (actually I like to carry it across instead of around). I sometimes have my F-1 in a bag on my back, but the Bessa is never far away.

Jeff C.

PS I am looking to snag an Oly XA. Now that will fit in my pockets, and hopefully replace the darn cell phone!!

FrankS
07-07-2005, 09:48
Wife asks: What's in your pocket?

Nothing, I'm just happy to see you.

Harvey Platter
07-07-2005, 10:09
Used to be a Ricoh GR1V but now it's a tiny Sony digicam - which works amazingly well!

solane
07-07-2005, 11:47
nokia cameraphone, lomo LC-A, lightmeter, film, tissues, dust brush, leathermen tool and a revolving camera from the collection. i carry a messenger bag everyday so i lug more euqipment than most. could've been a boy scout -- i travel prepared!

Borghesia
07-07-2005, 13:05
I always have at least two camera's with me. The small sneaky Yashica T5 is the first one.
Besides that it can be anything, from the tiny Olympus RC via a Fed 2 up to a 1Ds.
The Yashica T5 is an extraordinairy camera which hasn't been highlighted much. It's "superscope" angled viewfinder is excellent for hidden streetshots. Combined with its T* lens makes this camera almost an unbeatable streetshooter.

summaron
07-07-2005, 22:43
Indestructable Rollei 35SE--for 20 years now. With Portra 800 or Kodachrome 200 I shoot 1/15 to 1/4 regularly at night with great results. Veiwfinder is the best outside a Leica or Bessa, a knotch better than the QL17.

StuartR
07-09-2005, 00:16
Indestructable Rollei 35SE--for 20 years now. With Portra 800 or Kodachrome 200 I shoot 1/15 to 1/4 regularly at night with great results. Veiwfinder is the best outside a Leica or Bessa, a knotch better than the QL17.

After reading this thread, I took mine out and started using it. I was given a deal on one (a 35 from singapore) a few months ago, but I never really got around to using it. The first roll I shot with it got jammed (a chip of film got stuck in it (or was stuck in it prior to my buying it for 50 bucks)), so I never developed the first roll, which was only about 10 shots. Since I normally have a full sized camera with me almost everywhere I go, I never really picked up the rollei again. In any case, I am in the process of shooting a roll of Tri-x which I will develop in diafine. It really is a cool little camera...I hope it doesn't fail to impress. My experience so far is that people react very well to it -- it is very quirky...almost like a toy. I took a nicely posed picture of a little girl showing off her dog with it that I don't think I would have gotten with a big SLR...an M camera could probably have pulled it off as well, but I think the sheer tininess of rollei can be very useful.

summaron
07-10-2005, 13:46
StuartR, yes it does look like a toy, so people don't take it very seriously. It is rather idiosyncratic and takes time to fuss with. Internally it was the forerunner of the Leica CL--film upside down. The lens is lens contrasty than the first generation of Summicrons, but sharper wide open. Zeiss somewhere claimed it designed the lens for subtle color gradiations, and I believe that, especially so it seems with greens. The out-of-focusness is sort of like the Tessar's--clean and honest, slightly furry, not naked and stark like new aspherics, and not meltingly lush like the early and pre- Summicrons. Best of luck with it.

Wayne R. Scott
07-10-2005, 14:23
I had a Rollei 35, but in a moment of temporary GAS I traded it in on a Contax IIA last year. I don't really regret the trade at all as I love the Contax IIA.

Oh yeah, I bought another Rollei 35 last week in a lot of 4 cameras. The other 3 were junk but the Rollei is mint, it even has its lens cap. Seems they thought the shutter did not work on it, but all I had to do was extend the lens and away it clicked> :)

Wayne

kmack
07-10-2005, 16:40
nokia cameraphone, lomo LC-A, lightmeter, film, tissues, dust brush, leathermen tool and a revolving camera from the collection. i carry a messenger bag everyday so i lug more euqipment than most. could've been a boy scout -- i travel prepared!

Scratch the cameraphone and lomo and add a 12" Apple iBook, bottle of aspirin and a trashy SF novel and you got my daily kit.

surlysimon
07-10-2005, 18:23
Stephanie like you i am about to carry a Half frame, i wanted an olympus pen D3 but had to settle for a canon demi 17 (why are they hard to focus?) i love the idea of 72 shots, i used to have a pen D2 and pen FT but sold them (DOH). i came across some old 1/2 frame negs the other day and scanned them and was so impressed with how the scans turned out i knew i needed to get another 1/2 frame (GAS strikes)

Doug
07-10-2005, 20:19
I used to have a Pen D2 also, and liked it. But I sold it in '72 to buy a used 35RC, only a little larger, twice the neg size, and a coupled rangefinder. Then 10 years later another slight compromise on size when I figured the Minolta CLE was not much larger, and got one of those!

I still have and frequently use the CLE, and had the 35RC cla'd but don't often take it out. I inherited my Dad's Pen FT, so I've come back to half-frame... Gee there's a lot of cool stuff available for that little rig! :D

tenebrae
08-04-2005, 12:42
The last two weeks I have been carrying a FED-1 around, almost everywhere I go. Fits easily in a (jacket) pocket. It has a wonderfully smooth release, and I can't get enough of the shutter sound.

Besides the FED, a lens hood, a pocket knife, a key chain, two handkerchiefs (a used one and a clean one), and an exposure table.

unohuu
08-04-2005, 15:06
Olympus XA goes where I go!

wilt
08-04-2005, 15:15
Minox 35 GT-E.

vha
08-04-2005, 19:53
Before i used to have a Gr1s in my pocket or more correctly in my bag, but lately i carry my M6 with a 28mm Elmarit M, a black leatherman (classic model) my moleskine agenda, a fisher bullet pen, post it notes, X0 filter, spare film, oxford english/spanish pocket dictionary and my wallet with coins for taking the buss. All this in a old US army bag with domke wraps for the camera, it was cheap and it works. Maybe i´ll buy a domke 803 one day when i get rich ;)

vha

miguel_tuna
08-04-2005, 20:49
I use to change my everyday camera, sometimes it's one, sometimes another, but my favorite right now is a Zeiss Contina I with a 45mm tessar, similar to ikonta 35 but with uncoupled rangefinder, it is very pocketable and makes very good results, with my eye as a lightmeter:)

thmk
08-04-2005, 22:12
Petri Color 35 loaded with Ilford Pan-F, mobile phone, small MP3 player for audio books, Swiss army pocket knife

nemjo
08-04-2005, 22:23
Not exactly in pocket but Hexar AF.

24x30
08-04-2005, 22:43
uh, .... no rf :o ... one of my X700 with an 1,7/50 loaded with TriX400.

/rudi

Duncan Ross
08-05-2005, 00:25
One of these;

p.ath.
08-05-2005, 01:28
i always have something in a belt pouch. up untill a few days ago it was a trusty old om10, now its my new bessa r. methinks it will stay at my side for a while to come......