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Old 08-19-2016   #81
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Favorite rollfilm:

* Rolleiflex 2.8A
* Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic 23 (105mm f/3.7 Ektar)
* Rolleiflex SL66
* Rolleiflex T
* Graflex Century Graphic (95mm f/2.8 Technikon)
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Old 08-19-2016   #82
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Less "serious" favorite rollfilm:

* Brownie Hawkeye Flash (flipped lens)
* Ansco Panda
* Agfa Clack
* Twinings "T-hole" (homemade pinhole)
* Holga 120N
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Old 08-19-2016   #83
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Leica M (2 or 3)
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Old 08-19-2016   #84
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That I have owned:
Hasselblad 203FE
Contax RX
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Nikon F6
Canon EOS3

Haven't yet owned but... soon:
Nikon FM3a
Canon 5DmkIV
Mamiya 7II
Sony A7rII
Contax 645
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Old 08-20-2016   #85
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Nikon f4
Nikon f
Nikon df or maybe canon 1dx
M4 black paint
Olympus om2
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Old 08-20-2016   #86
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Talking about cool.

Nikon Df (current)
Nikon F2SB
Nikon D800
Nikon S3
Nikon F4E

Bronica RF645 would be in the list but for random mechanical struggles with the film advance lever.
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Old 08-20-2016   #87
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...Zeiss Ikon Contaflex II (bad reputation but mine never broke - the only SLR I don't hate)

(it all went downhill from the mid-50s )
As someone with a soft spot for them, I feel compelled to point out that, in truth, Contaflexes very rarely break. They simply won't usually work well as found, because they are rarely serviced, and hence, shutters almost invariably need cleaning. Actual breakages of the mechanism are not usual. Any Leica of the same age would be unlikely to be 100% without some servicing either, and more than a few have been fitted with replacement shutter curtains. On the other hand, once a Contaflex has been cleaned and lubricated, it will usually run pretty well without needing a single replacement part. They are a high quality SLR made of very good quality materials indeed, but are simply a chronically neglected, and under-maintained type.
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Old 08-20-2016   #88
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In no particular order (with a number of others I also love omitted)
Nikon F
Nikon F2AS
Nikon FA
F3P
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Old 08-20-2016   #89
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My favorite cameras that I have owned and used:

1. Nikon F2 titanium 35mm SLR
2. Nikon F2 35mm SLR with standard view finder
3. Fuji S5 digital SLR
4. Fuji X-Pro1 mirrorless digital
5. Mamiya C220 TLR
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Old 08-20-2016   #90
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Nikon F plain prism
Mamiya C330
Fuji X E2
Fuji X 100s
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Nikon F
Nikon D800e with 6 primes and
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Old 08-20-2016   #91
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There's nothing wrong with a f4.5 Tourist except the availability of affordable 620 film.
I have never felt the need to buy the prespooled 620 when 120 is plentiful and respoolong is cheap.

Yes, i make a big stink of it in another thread here, but thats a convenience issue, not a cost issue. respooling is a hassle but it works well.
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Old 08-20-2016   #92
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Minolta SRT especially black
Minolta SR1s because it,s always overshadowed by the SRT.
Leica Digilux 3 ( and twin ) cheat ?
Contax / Kiev 3/4 hybrid 1936 meets 1957 madness I know plus any other of my Kontaxes ...
...and so recently Fuji X Pro 1 / 27mm

Leica M8 just edged out , which seriously amazes me .
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Old 08-20-2016   #93
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1. Canon digital DSLR

2. Leica M4

3. Leica Barnack (IIIa or IIIf)

4. iPad or iPhone

5 Hasselblad 501 C/M
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Old 08-20-2016   #94
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Digital in no particular order:

Nikon D300
D7200
Sony A7RII or A7II with Techart Pro AF adapter
X100T
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Old 08-20-2016   #95
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Rollei 35
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Polaroid Image/Spectra
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Old 08-20-2016   #96
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1. Mamiya RB67. It has no limits...
2. Canon New F-1. Just perfect.
3. Nikon F2. Almost perfect
4. Canon F-1. The best built camera on this list.
5. Canon EF or Nikkormat EL. Overbuilt, beautiful, tough AE cameras of a classic era.
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Old 08-20-2016   #97
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Not ranked in any particular order:

Nikon FM2n
Near perfect balance of size, weight, usability. The FE2 is close to the same thing with AE included; the F, F2, F3, and F6 are a notch above on build and capability but larger and heavier.

Leica M-D typ 262
The ideal Leica RF camera for me. All of the goodness that I prized in my film Ms and Barnacks, no added features I didn't want, and full digital capture workflow.

Hasselblad SWC
Of my top five cameras of all time, it's the one I've made the fewest photos with and enjoyed the most. It's a uniquely capable specialty camera with a lens that never stops amazing me.

Polaroid SX-70
... And its derivatives made recently by MiNT (SLR670m and SLR670a). A brilliant design, just the right thing when you want to produce finished work on the spot.

Leica SL
I thought back across all the different digital and film cameras I've owned and have to say that this newcomer just does it all right and better than anything comparable that preceded it. Once I started using it, I knew that if I could only have one camera, this is the one I'd pick in a heartbeat.

Honorable Mention:

Rollei 35S
Have to list one compact here. I still have the Rollei 35S that I bought in the early 1990s. It is the second of the six of them I have owned, still used occasionally, still an outstanding camera for when you want something that really works and takes up little space, gives you full explicit control of focus and exposure. An outstanding little camera.

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Old 08-20-2016   #98
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In no order, out of the ones I've owned:
Contax G2
Fuji x100
Konica Hexar RF
Fuji XPro 1
Nikon FE
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Old 08-20-2016   #99
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3 Bessa R
4 Olympus Trip 35
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Old 08-20-2016   #100
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leica lllf
Brooks-Plaubel Veriwide 100
Mamiya 6
Rolleicord VA ( even though I have Rolleiflex E2.8 )
Sony 5n - with Metabones Speedbooster for Contax lenses
( even though I also have Sony A7s )
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Old 08-20-2016   #101
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Non digital
Nikon s3
Nikon sp
Leica m2
Nikon f
Canon new f1
All black

Digital
Canon 1dx
Canon 5d (any)
Fuji x100 (black)
Nikon df
Nikon d1
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Old 08-20-2016   #102
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That's pretty hard, since I own (or have owned) many more than 5 amazing cameras.

But, ok, I'll have a go...

A) Cameras I still own:

1) Nikon Df (My best cam ever.)
2) Leica M8 (I still love it!)
3) Leica M6 (My favourite "film" camera.)
4) Fuji X-T1 (For everything it can do.)
5) Fuji X-E2 (For it's looks and smaller size.)

Others which need to be mentioned (no ranking): Nikon F3 HP, Fuji GW 690, Nikon F, Nikon F90x, Nikkormat FT2, Nikon D7100, Pentax K100D, Weltaflex, Moskva-5, Sony HX-20V, Leicaflex SL, Minolta XD7, Panasonic GF3, Pentax ME Super, Pentax Spotmatic SPII, Kodak Retina IIIc, Leica IIIa, Sigma DP1s, Lomography cams, Polaroids and so many others...


B) Very good camera I used to have: Sony NEX-7, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 350D, Nikon D90...


C) Amazing cameras that weren't mine, but that I was allowed to shoot with: Mamiya 7, Leica M7, Hasselblad 500c, Leica M9, Leica M240, Leica M Monochrom, Olympus OM-D E-M Series (1, 5 and 10)...
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Old 08-20-2016   #103
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Based on the use of my own cameras.

Canon FD: F1N, T90 (thousands of images over many years)
Leica: film: {M3, M6}, digital: {M8, M9}
Rolleiflex: 2.8D (TLR), SL35 (35mm)
Hasselblad: SWC (more recently)
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Old 08-20-2016   #104
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iPhone 6S
Leica M3
Canon EOS 650
Pentax Auto 110
Konica Autoreflex T3n

I put all these on my list because of the amazing beauty of the photos I've captured with each. And, yes, despite the small negative size of the Auto 110, I've gotten some astoundingly clear, detailed photos with it.

I have the EOS 650 on the list because for years it was my everyday camera, until a toddler pulled it off a table and broke the lens and focusing screen to bits. Using that camera was just zen. That toddler graduated from high school this year.

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Old 08-20-2016   #105
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Nikon F2A
Leica IIIf
Nikkormat FTN
Rolleicord Va
Rollei 35S

I've shot the great majority of my photographs with these cameras.
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Old 08-20-2016   #106
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Old 08-20-2016   #107
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Panasonic Lumix LF1 - has to be first because it's the one that I'm using now and has replaced the :
Panasonic Lumix LX7 - that I will go back to only for its multiple exposure capabilities.
Olympus PEN D Half frame - was a constant companion in the 1960s-70s
Olympus OM1 - a real classic
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Old 08-20-2016   #108
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  • Leica M6TTL .58
  • Zeiss Ikon ZM
  • Nikon FM2
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Old 08-20-2016   #109
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Great question, my favs are as follows:

Pentax LX
Pentax MX
Minolta XE-1
Fuji x pro 1
Olympus XA
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Leica MP / M-A (basically the same camera)
Konica Hexar AF
Ricoh GR
Fuji X-Pro 2 (it's a new relationship, but we're bonding exceptionally well)
Mamiya 7II
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Old 08-20-2016   #111
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Ricoh GR
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Old 08-20-2016   #112
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Old 08-20-2016   #113
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Old 08-20-2016   #116
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In no particular order from what I own or have owned

Leica MP / M-A (basically the same camera)
Konica Hexar AF
Ricoh GR
Fuji X-Pro 2 (it's a new relationship, but we're bonding exceptionally well)
Mamiya 7II
Hey Abram! Your old M4-P didnt make your list. Why do u prefer your M-A?
If i recall your M4-P was mint.
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Old 08-20-2016   #117
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As someone who has both Graflex and Busch press cameras, what does the Busch offer that the Graflex doesn't? I keep thinking I'd like one.
I think the Busch is better built, but it lacks things which are game changing:
1) the Graflok back: it's a genius work around design
2) If you need a focal plane shutter, the Speed is pretty much the only game in town
3 if you want wide angle on a crown graphic, the linked bed rails go back into the body.

And I forgot this, so I added it later: the Graflex lens boards are pressed tin plate and a bit cheesy, but a person with limited skills can kludge something to make it work. The Busch boards are better made, but are held in place with a set screw system which is more difficult to kludge.


Weegee always recommended a Speed Graphic for crime photography because it made the cops think you belonged there, and if one of the bad guys lunged out at you , you could hit them with it and it wouldn't damage the camera

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Old 08-20-2016   #118
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Hmmm, I actually expected more Nikons with so many Nikonians around here....
Here's my list:

Sony A900
A digital camera as easy to use as a film camera - even easier with no film to load. It never gets in your way, it just works (it is a camera I think a lot of people around here would've liked).

Sony NEX F3
Yeah, I know. It isn't that good, it is a cheap mirrorless entry level camera. But the 16mp sensor is just good; it is small; it has a good grip; AF is good enough; the EVF I added is great. It is proof that a cheap entry level camera can be very capable - but the most important thing: it is fun to use.

Canon EOS 50/50E
The aluminium body is great to hold, the grip is much, much better then the EOS 30, and it just works. And it looks good

Minolta X700
My Minolta XD7 and XD5 are sexier, but the X700 is a joy to use. It is not fancy, but it just works and sounds nice. After using one of the XD's or any other manual focus camera, I'm always surprised how nice the X700 is to use....

Canon EOS 1Ds mark II
It is big, it is heavy, it is old, the battery is cumbersome - but it is oh so nice to use. There is something about the Canon 1-series cameras. I don't take it out much because of the bulk, but when I do, I really like it.

I would like to mention the Canon EOS 1v and Minolta Dynax 9, these last generation AF film cameras are great tools (as probably is the Nikon F5/6).
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Old 08-21-2016   #119
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In no real order...

- Leica M2 - enough, and nothing more.
- Pentax LX - immeasurably capable.
- Ricoh GR (V) - the only digital I've used which felt like it was designed by hardcore photography geeks.
- Minolta Autocord - that Rokkor...
- Olympus E3 - bombproof, amazing for Type 2 fun, and them Zuikos.
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I'm pleased to see how many times the Minolta Autocord has appeared on these lists. I can't imagine being without mine.

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