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Old 07-08-2019   #161
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My favorite camera, since I got it about 10 years ago now, is my Nikon FE, almost exclusively with a 50mm f/1.4 AI-S lens. Everything I need and (more importantly) nothing I don't, with Nikon's unbeatable combination of refinement and ruggedness. It's my Excalibur—every time I shoot with it, I feel as King Arthur must have felt when he received his sword from the Lady of the Lake.
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Old 07-08-2019   #162
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Leica M2 and Canon 7Sz. The Leica invariably wins out when trying to focus in dark places. The Canon is a solid performer and has an excellent rangefinder but is plagued by a "halo" around the rangefinder patch that is irritating. Other than that the Canon will keep ticking without fail and the stainless steel shutter is burn proof. Don't count on the CDS exposure meter which in my case was not working when purchased.
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Old 07-08-2019   #163
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Hasselblad XPan. Just picked one up, and I'm really enjoying it. Trying to get some decent compositions in the panorama format.
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Old 07-08-2019   #164
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X-Pro1 with legacy glass. Pen F 1,8/38, Takumar 1,8/55, and Meike 1,8/25 (cheap-o but I like it).
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Old 07-08-2019   #165
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Old 07-08-2019   #166
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Mamiya 7 II + Mamiya N 65mm f/4 L

I've had this combo for 3 months, and haven't been able to put it down.
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Old 07-08-2019   #167
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Old 07-08-2019   #168
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Sony A7II, full frame, anti-shake, Small size. But who know, maybe a Xpro-2 in my future,
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Old 07-08-2019   #169
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Old 07-08-2019   #170
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Just got me a new (to me) Leica after a 2 year hiatus. I got a Leica M 262, which is the stripped down M 240. No video, no live view. Just the way I like it.
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Old 07-08-2019   #171
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Old 07-08-2019   #172
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Undoubtedly my Hasselblad SWC/M just been scanning images from a dozen rolls and every time I see the images I am astounded by the Zeiss results. It is a fantastic camera. It will be buried with me, set at 1/125th F8.......
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Old 07-08-2019   #173
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I see I answered way back in 2014 that the SD1000 was my favorite.
Fast forward to 2019 and the SD1k is still there, on my desk, waiting to be grabbed in an instant. But for 2019, the Sony A7ii w/Nikkor 24mm lens has been replaced with an A7iii w/FE28/2 lens. I've only had it a couple weeks so not quite as comfortable yet as the A7ii was/is, but it's getting there with more use.
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Old 07-08-2019   #174
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Old 07-08-2019   #175
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Old 07-08-2019   #176
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Old 07-08-2019   #177
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Been using my BP M6TTL Millennium with a 28mm Elmarit the last couple of months. Love the 28mm field of view.

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Old 07-08-2019   #178
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Just shot 20 rolls on my 500c/m in England for 5 days last week and loved every moment of it so that one for now.
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Old 07-08-2019   #179
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Old 07-08-2019   #180
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Leica MP 0.58 with 28 Elmarit- M ASPH. Almost as perfect as a Leica M2 with 35 Summaron, but the built in meter tips it over on convenience.
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Old 07-08-2019   #181
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Been using my BP M6TTL Millennium with a 28mm Elmarit the last couple of months. Love the 28mm field of view.

Cheers, michael
Yep so do I.
BPM4 28 Summicron asph for me .
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Old 07-09-2019   #182
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Old 07-09-2019   #183
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Hasselblad 501c and 80mm CFE, man I love this combination.
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Old 07-09-2019   #184
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Apart from that have a Rolleiflex 3.5F, the odd Minolta XD7, Hasselblad 500cm, a Topcon Super D and an Intrepid 5x4 large format (not the half of it but I am clearing them out, honest).

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Old 07-09-2019   #185
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Mamiya 7 II + Mamiya N 65 mm f/4 L.
Yay ... same here!

My primary work horse now is the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (micro four-thirds mirrorless digital). But the camera I'm enjoying the most is the Mamiya 7 II (6 × 7 cm medium-format film rangefinder), purchased half a year ago along with a couple of lenses, the N 65 mm L being my favourite.
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Old 07-09-2019   #186
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Yay ... same here!

My primary work horse now is the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (micro four-thirds mirrorless digital).
That has become my go-to too. Leica M-9 and C/V 35/1.2 is a close second.

My "serious" camera is a Pentax K-1, but it is soooo much camera.
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Old 07-09-2019   #187
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My current favorite in the Contax IIa (recently purchased from a member here) with the Opton Sonnar 50/2.0 and the Biogon 35/2.8. Really, really pleased with the quality of those lenses and love the small size and quality construction of the IIa. And while the VF is not as bright as an M2 or M3, I'm finding it quite usable with the 50, so I'm not using an auxiliary VF like I do on my bottom loaders.
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Old 07-09-2019   #188
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Sony A7R II. My first electronic viewfinder camera.

A total game changer. I'm never using an optical viewfinder again...! No more guesswork - what you see is exactly what you get.
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Old 07-09-2019   #189
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Rollei 35 Classic Platinum. I would sell anything before that one.
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Old 07-09-2019   #190
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I feel out of the chorus here, I have not a favorite camera!

Depending on the mood, on the project and other variable I like to use very different cameras!

But the thread title says "right now" : so if I had to take one in this exact moment and go out to make photos I would say Polaroid SX70!

And tomorrow it could be different

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I feel out of the chorus here, I have not a favorite camera!

Depending on the mood, on the project and other variable I like to use very different cameras!

But the thread title says "right now" : so if I had to take one in this exact moment and go out to make photos I would say Polaroid SX70!

And tomorrow it could be different

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This is exactly how I feel, except for the Polaroid as no longer have one. My best camera, right now, is a Nikon Z7, that’s pretty easy, but “favorite”, right now or any time, seems impossible to me, feels like trying to answer the same question about children.
Most used last couple of days was a Nikon F2AS, with a Nikkor 180/2.8 Ai-s, every aspect of which screams quality.
Before that it was an Iskra. Which screams, I know not what. Pure bloody mindedness, perhaps.

Anyone who might be familiar with the lyrics to the Loving Spoonful’s “Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?” (Apologies for ancient cultural touchstone)....that’s a precise description of how I feel about which camera to pick up at any given instant. “Say yes to one, and leave the other behind”. Truly, “It’s not often easy, it’s not often kind!”

Unprofessional, but fun. It’s mostly grabbing something at random, challenging myself with “what can I do with this today?”, instead of “what’s the best tool for the job”. Because “the job” isn’t really the photograph, it’s the fun. Nothing quite as liberating as not having to earn an income from this.
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Old 07-30-2019   #193
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Currently: Leica M5.

But I've noticed that I tend to love whichever camera I'm using for an extended period of time. When I was using the Nikon FM3A, I was ready to sell all my other cameras. When I used my compact film ricoh GR1, I was convinced I didn't need another camera. Now I feel the same about the M5. I am trying to use it for an extended period and then rotate through my other cameras.
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I feel out of the chorus here, I have not a favorite camera!

Depending on the mood, on the project and other variable I like to use very different cameras!

But the thread title says "right now" : so if I had to take one in this exact moment and go out to make photos I would say Polaroid SX70!

And tomorrow it could be different
You hit it.

Grab and go ... could be anything from one of the Polaroids, to the Perkeo II, to my Leica CL (digital).

The Leica CL is my standard camera at present due to its versatility and lens adaptability. I can do anything ... but make a Polaroid SX-70 photograph ... with it.



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Old 07-30-2019   #195
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It depends... I like the similar user experience of the X-Pro1 and the Hexar RF with several lenses and digital/film difference.
But just to grab it is always the X-100 nowadays.
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Currently having light leak issues with my M2, so at the moment:

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Favourite? That's a tough call. When i'm in the darkroom printing...the Rolleiflex spans the gap. Always amazed at the perfect balance of size/lens quality/ size of negative. That 6x6 negative wins (unless going i've got a 5x7" neg). For the grab & go....i'm sure the (film) CL with 21mm voigtlander is the choice.

update... shipped from Japan friday...arrived 11a.m. tuesday in Canada! unbelievably clean: here's the grab-n-go CL w 35mm 3.5 elmar

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I can't choose between M2, M3 and S2. Must be black paint above all.


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