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Old 12-13-2006   #41
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Old 12-13-2006   #42
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Old 12-13-2006   #43
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from all the gear that you have ever owned, rf or not, what would you choose to use, one camera and one lens. be specific.
My black chrome Leica M6 classic, 0.7x viewfinder magnifier, with 50mm Summilux-M pre-asph f/1.4 with custom-added focusing tab, with Leica black-leather half-case.

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Old 12-13-2006   #44
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Old 12-13-2006   #45
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Leica R6 and 50 f/2 Summicron-R. Sorry it's not a rangefinder but if it was only ONE camera for absolutely everything a manual non-electronic SLR would have to be it. I don't talk about my R6 on RFF but as SLR's go it's a joy. The shutter is "like buttah".
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Old 12-13-2006   #46
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Old 12-13-2006   #47
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M8 and Noctilux currently from what I've owned and I've owned just about every Canon digital body and L lens you can name. Now after I acquire the 35 lux asph and 28 cron my vote may change as the 50 is a bit long on the M8 to be a 1 lens solution.
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Old 12-13-2006   #49
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That's it.
Together with the jug.

But it's possible, that tomorrow I'd choose something else...

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Old 12-13-2006   #50
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But it's possible, that tomorrow I'd choose something else...

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Old 12-13-2006   #52
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Honest? And I won't get shot for choosing digital/slr?

It'd be the D50 with 28-70/3.5-4.5, but only if I could also have my SB800.. It's the combination that's most versatile, and that I take the best pictures with..



Example: needed x-sync at 1/500.. three light sources were combined to make this picture; built-in flash at 1/16, SB-800 at 1/8 from left and the bike's own lights blazing. Shutter speed was so high that the ambient fluorescents didn't register..
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my 1st and true luv a Sears TLS all black built like a tank I get it CLA every couple years replaced the seals myself I can't seem to part with it
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That would be, without any hesitation, my Pentacon Six with the 180/2.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar.
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Old 12-14-2006   #56
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Old 12-14-2006   #57
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If you really have to make money from the pictures: Nikon D80+18-200VR.

If really would like to enjoy what you are doing and only shoot B&W : M3+35/3.5 Summaron (or even better the 2.8).
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Old 12-14-2006   #58
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It would have to be my M6 (original 0.72x version) with 35/1.4 pre-asph Summilux. (Can the Weston Master V and Invercone come along too?)

Mind you, seeing Max mention the Pentacon Six has me thinking seriously about the SixTL with 50 mm Flektogon...hmm
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Old 12-14-2006   #59
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Zeiss ikon - 25mm biogon
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Old 12-14-2006   #61
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Mind you, seeing Max mention the Pentacon Six has me thinking seriously about the SixTL with 50 mm Flektogon...hmm
Seeing you talk about the 50mm Flektogon raises my ears, I've been considering about selling mine a couple times already (a 4th generation black multicoated flektogon), but an invisible hand always make me keep it. An awesome lens...

sorry for the topic diversion!
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Old 12-14-2006   #62
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The problem is that if I'm choosing only one, I have to go for practicality over enjoyment. I'd LOVE to say Hexar AF, but the truth is that I couldn't choose it as my only camera because of the top shutter speed being so slow.

I have to say Canon 20D with 35L. It's the only lens I have for it, I almost never use the camera, but it gets the shot almost every time. It's just not "fun".
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Old 12-14-2006   #63
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IFF the rangefinder was nice and bright, the leica IIIc, and IF the lens was crystal clear, with Summicron f/2. It's so small and comfortable to hold, but I've killed my eyes the few times I tried to focus/compose with it.

Iff I could afford to keep using 120 film, the Rolleicord III. I love that camera. SO much.


To be honest it'd probably be the damned Contax-II with Sonnar f/2. It's really become my every-photo (as opposed to every-day) camera. I'm not keen on the low contrast, but it's becoming part of my photography now, I've warmed to it. But the thing is so damn heavy!!


The camera to take to the grave is probably going to be the Leica Standard though, it's so simple, like my brain
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Old 12-14-2006   #66
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Old 12-14-2006   #67
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Some good ideas here. Seeing the post for the Sears TLS reminds me how much I liked my Yashica TL Super. It was also like a tank and gave me great photos. Sort of the poor man's Nikon with screw mount lens. The reason I mention it is that I think I remember the Sears was a Yashica rebranded?

For me, I am going to take Peterc's copout and say with batteries(and 35mm film), my Fujica ST901 with 50mm f/1.4 lens. No batteries (and 120 film and rangefinder), my Mamiya Super Press 23 with 100mm lens. Nice thing about the Fujica is that even without batteries, it still has mechanical speeds of 1/60 to 1/1000 second. Nice thing about the Mamiya is that big negative!

Oh, how to choose?!?
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John Robertson, how in the world did you get a FED from the Soviet Union in 1961? Please tell us, unless you'd have to shoot us afterward.
I was on a school trip to the Soviet Union, we sailed from Leith in Scotland to Leningrad, then travelled by train to Moscow overnight. I bought the camera at the G.U.M. department store, my uncle was one of the teachers on the trip, he spoke Russian, and went with me to the store. It was quite an experience, and as we were paying in sterling we were served in a seperate room in the shop where we got a very favourable exchange rate. I recal that the camera cost me about £12, which was a not inconsiderable sum all these years ago.
The only time I caused our guide to almost have heart failure was when I tried to take a picture of the steam loco on the train.
No guns were involved.
To be perfectly honest, I felt less under surveilance in Moscow in 1961 than I did the last time I was in London (last year)
I returned to Leningrad a few years later in charge of a group of kids, this time I bought a 28mm Orion lens which I also still have!!
P.S. remember Russian cameras including the first model Fed3 could be bought in the UK by 1963. Also in the late 60's Rigonda HiFi and TV's Sputnik radios, and Moskvich and Volga cars were also on sale here.
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Joe, am I allowed to take my Luigi case with me?
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I had not ... it is very very handsome, the Luigi suits it well Wonderful that you are using a camera that has a family history.

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I had not ... it is very very handsome, the Luigi suits it well Wonderful that you are using a camera that has a family history.

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It's the camera that my father used all throughout my childhood. He gave it to me last year. You don't even want to know what he payed for it! And you should have seen my face when he told me that the store actually had two when he bought this one. He thought about buying the second body, but eventually decided against it. Afterall, $400 CDN was a lot of money back then .
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this morning i wonder if i would choose the black zeiss ikon and silver 25.
i do like that lens but not in the warm fuzzy way i feel about the canon 35.
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this morning i wonder if i would choose the black zeiss ikon and silver 25.
Zeiss ikon with 25mm balances so nicely, also zeiss ikon is perfectly light and perfectly functional (only if it had DX) and only if it didi not gloss so I feel very comfortable with these two
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i'm glad it doesn't have the dx coding, it's not hard to adjust when changing films.
what do you mean by 'if onlly it did not gloss'? the paint job?

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