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Your favorite camera that you don't carry around anymore?
Old 03-25-2014   #1
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Your favorite camera that you don't carry around anymore?

So... what's the camera you broke up with because it's too heavy/bulky/un ergonomic ?
I love my Nikon F2AS, but after carrying it around everyday, my shoulder hurts and it's way too slow to handle
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Old 03-25-2014   #2
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My Olympus OM2n is the best camera I own that I never use anymore. It's a terrific camera with excellent lenses that cost next to nothing. It has nothing to do with weight or bulkiness. It just happens to not be a rangefinder, and rangefinders seem to appeal to me more these days.
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Old 03-25-2014   #3
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Old 03-25-2014   #4
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My Contax G1, I love the lenses (particularly the 45mm) and the resultant images but dislike the viewfinder and automation. I have had three different G systems now. I have a weird love-meh relationship with them..
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Old 03-25-2014   #5
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My Contax G1, I love the lenses (particularly the 45mm) and the resultant images but dislike the viewfinder and automation. I have had three different G systems now. I have a weird love-meh relationship with them..
this is what puts me off the contax G1 and 2.

For the others, reasons why are always good!
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Old 03-25-2014   #7
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#10 Cirkut, but worth packing is the $ is right. Hard to beat a 10" x 6' negative.
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Old 03-25-2014   #8
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Yashica CC. I guess those big beautiful OM viewfinders have tempered my RF lust.
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Old 03-25-2014   #9
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That would be my Nikon FE...I took thousands of shots using Velvia 50 with it...haven't used it since getting the F4 or F5...I loved the meter on that FE...the F5's meter isn't too shabby either...
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Old 03-25-2014   #10
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That would be my Nikon FE...I took thousands of shots using Velvia 50 with it...haven't used it since getting the F4 or F5...I loved the meter on that FE...the F5's meter isn't too shabby either...
Not sure how long is 'anymore' but I have left my F4e sitting for a few months now, and I am longing for smaller cameras. It does its job admirably though, but sometimes it is too bulky to be carried about.
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Old 03-25-2014   #11
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The Olympus Om2n - great camera with a great set of lenses, but my Leica CL has replaced that for street stuff and I prefer the Hasselblad in the studio.
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Old 03-25-2014   #12
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Probably Leica M3, it's a lot to carry around for a 35mm frame, considering how small medium format cameras get. It's a simply amazing camera though.
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Old 03-25-2014   #13
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My Nikon FG. So much so that I finally sold it. I much prefer to use my EM (modified to shoot non A.I. lenses) and N8008s. The FG is a light, small, fun little SLR, but the lack of an AE lock was a constant source of frustration.

I feel your pain w/ the F4. Just get an N8008s. Wonderfully full featured camera, spot metering, etc. Paid $20 for mine. My all time favorite SLR.
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Old 03-25-2014   #14
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Bessaflex.

That viewfinder is just amazing.
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Old 03-25-2014   #15
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Leicaflex SL2 mot. Still the finest SLR, but too much Heavy Metal.
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Old 03-25-2014   #16
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Not large, but in the late 90s and early 2000s I never went anywhere without a pair of Minox 8x11 cameras - EC/BL/AX/AXs one with Fuji 800 and the other with Kodak 100.
The iPhone does that role far more easily these days; I've not slit any film in years.
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Old 03-26-2014   #17
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Favorite... That would have to be the Minolta CLE. Two of them, actually, as if one is good two is better, right? Wonderful little cameras. Nothing at all keeping them on the shelf except that I've gone all digital. Have not shot a roll of film in 4 years...
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Konica Hexar... Why in the world did I sell them? Seemed like a good idea at the time; had too many cameras and decided to trim down. Of everything that I did get rid of, this was the wrong choice..
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Old 03-26-2014   #19
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My Mamiya 6 or Leica M4. Every time I bring a camera anywhere, it's for work purposes so whenever I have time off, I try to enjoy not having something heavy hanging off either shoulder...
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Old 03-26-2014   #20
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My Canon F1... Beautiful in black paint but it feels like a boat anchor compared to my Leicas

At least it has a good spot in the cabinet.
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Old 03-26-2014   #21
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My beautiful Rolleiflex T-couldn't get used to the reversed left-right view...(and with 2 growing up kids I ended up with a lot of lost shots....)

So I sold it -and bought a Pentax 67II :-)
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Old 03-26-2014   #22
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My 8x10" Sinar Norma camera. When I already know exactly where I want to place the camera, I am always glad that I got it to where it needs to be. But most of the time it resides on a camera stand in my studio.
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Old 03-26-2014   #23
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Olympus-35 SP just a bit too big and slow but still lovely.
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Probably my Linhof Technika 70; although that could just be because it needs a good deal of TLC before it's fit to be seen in public.
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Old 03-26-2014   #25
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Leicas. I just seem stuck on my Nikon FGs these days, possibly because everything else I've been using has a ground glass.
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I miss using my two Canon F1N and two T90 cameras. They were my well used cameras for so many years.
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Old 03-26-2014   #27
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Rolleiflex 3.5. I love it, but if I want medium format, I tend to use my Mamiya Press and get 6X7 or 6X9 negatives. Otherwise I use one of my Nikon F's. I did do a film test with the Rollei the other day, and it felt good in my hands.
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Old 03-26-2014   #29
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My Nikon F100. I absolutely love the camera but it's just too big and heavy to lug everywhere. I've switched to a Contax G1 and 45mm for now. The G1 and its small lenses is much easier to toss into a small bag and sling over my shoulder. I rather like the G1, not sure what all the fuss is about the viewfinder or the supposed poor focusing, but I do miss my F100 though.
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Old 03-26-2014   #30
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My Pentax 6x7. Sold it fast after I purchased my first digital 6MP camera and discovered that I was able to get better prints from it, no doubt due to the limitations of my workflow for the 6x7.
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Old 03-26-2014   #31
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I've mostly quit shooting 135-format color just because of the cost versus quality of processing, meaning that my Zorki IV, Retina IIIc and other favorite P&S cameras are sitting unused. Meanwhile, medium format gets used occasionally for color work, meaning my Bronica ETRS and Yashicamat LM do get some use.

Really, I'd rather just shoot 4x5 on the Speed Graphic for B/W work. It gets the most use.

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My Ciro 35. It's a fun camera to use and it's small, but the lens is mediocre and I have better cameras. But I still haven't sold it on.
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My Rolleiflex MX Automat. I love the way it slows me down, but it just sits there, loaded and ready.
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De Vere 8x10 monorail. Still use it in the studio and back yard. Haven't taken a picture beyond my front door for years.

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Old 03-26-2014   #35
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My Rollei 6006/8 produces gorgeous photos, but the damn thing is so big...
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Old 03-27-2014   #36
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Several in fact. I never use the MTL-3 or RT anymore since I switched to medium format. And I loved the Kiev-60 but not having a decent 55mm make me leave it at home. But it was the camera that took be back to film.
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Some medium format film cameras.
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Contax G, I owned two G2s and sold them and missed them so much that when a good price on a G1 showed up I bought it. Film just got too complicated for me so I sold that one too. I wish I'd kept it just to feel it now and again.
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My F2. 20/4, 24/2.8, and 50/1.8 AI(s) lenses. I lent it out to a friend six months ago, and I'm almost considering not asking for it back. The M4 and 35 summilux satiate my 35mm needs...
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My Koni-Omega Rapid 100. What a beast that was. I owned one for about 6 months and had such a blast with it. I parted with it when I pointed it at an old granny in a Wan Chai street market and she held up her hands like I was about to assault her. Still miss that cocking mechanism that sounded almost like a shotgun.

Another camera I ditched was my Nikon F2A - the first camera I ever bought with my own money. I loved it but once I got to my third lens, it had to go. Became a shoulder ache to carry around for fun especially seeing as I had a Mamiya 6 by then
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