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Your favorite camera that you use the most?
Old 03-15-2018   #1
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Your favorite camera that you use the most?

A lighthearted ®gear®thread...

Which is your favorite camera of the moment (that you actually use often)?

Note: This is basically for amateurs and pros who do personal work. I understand completely that if you work for a living, you may have to use the tools that fit the job and not what you enjoy.
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Old 03-15-2018   #2
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I own a lot of really great cameras. but the ones that I probably use the most is some flavor of the Olympus XA, because I usually have one in my pocket no matter what other camera is in my hands or around my neck. And at the end of the day, more often than not, many my best photos are made with the XA. There is something to be said for simplicity.
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Old 03-15-2018   #3
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fuji xe3...it has faults/quirks but nothing that is so annoying that it would stop me from using it.
i like the size, style and results from it.
i like it so much i bought 2!
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Old 03-15-2018   #4
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Answering depends on what I'm in the mood for.

For 35mm film, it'd be the Minolta CLE or, if portability is paramount, then the Olympus XA or XA4.

For 35mm digital, the Leica M-D.

For 120, a Plaubel Makina 67W.

If I could only have one absolute favorite I'd take the M-D.
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For me, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 w/ 35mm F2. I just love using it and it does exactly what I need. So much so that I donīt get swayed by all of the new cameras that come out. I guess until the X-Pro3...
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Old 03-15-2018   #6
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My default camera for some time now has been the Leica M-D typ 262, usually fitted with either a Summicron-M 50 or my lovely old Summilux 35 v2.

Lately, however, I've been shooting most with the Light L16.

(The Leica SL, fitted with the Macro-Elmarit-R 60 or one of the SL zooms, is always ready for anything that either of the above two are inappropriate for...)

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Old 03-15-2018   #7
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The Nikon F2 is my favorite SLR.

The Leica M6 is my favorite rangefinder.

The camera I use the most is a Canon G15 digital compact.


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Old 03-15-2018   #8
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Leica MP followed by Leica M-P. 50mm Summicron V followed by 35 Summicron Mk IV followed by 50mm Summitar (on the M-P).
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Old 03-15-2018   #9
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My overall favorite camera is the XPro1 (I'll add, with the XF 35/1.4 lens).
The XA1 and XE1 are just one step behind the favorite, however.
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Old 03-15-2018   #10
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I have three 35mm film cameras: Olympus OM1, OM4, and OM4Ti. I most often use my OM4Ti with its bright 2-13 screen. The lenses I probably most often use are my 24mm f2.8 and 50mm f2 macro.
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Old 03-15-2018   #11
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Fuji X Pro2 with the 35mm 1.4
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Old 03-15-2018   #12
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For personal projects and contest I'm in since February - Bessa R2M, Zorky or M4-2 are in the every day, everywhere bag with me.
Bessa and Zorky gets more use, but I'm not counting it precisely which one is mostly in use.
I develop once a week. Sometimes four rolls. Printing twice per month or so.

For family pictures - Canon 500D is my camera I'm using most. I print few times per week to keep inks flowing.
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Old 03-15-2018   #13
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Old 03-15-2018   #14
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A nicely out of date Panasonic G5, its nice and small so minimum fatigue on long walks and I like the output. Ask me in a couple of months and it could be another depending if I find some bargain or effectively free camera.
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Old 03-15-2018   #15
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Digital - Leica M240
Film - Leica MP and/or Canon L1.

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Not my photo but may favorite camera and lens combo.

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Old 03-15-2018   #17
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Favorite camera right now is definitely my Nikon S2 w/3.5cm f1.8.

Unfortunately too many current projects don't lend themselves to that camera.

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Old 03-15-2018   #18
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Absolute favorite new Leica CL
Favorite SLR Nikon FE2
Favorite Rangefinder. Leica M7
Lenses from FE2 and M7 work great on CL. Easy to focus.
Use all of them.
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Old 03-15-2018   #19
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For sentimental reasons, a chrome Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50/1.4 lens. It's the camera and lens I started with many years ago. I've tried lots of other cameras, and liked most of them, but none has taken the place of that camera and lens as my "favorite".
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Old 03-15-2018   #20
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Simple and boring: a Leica M6 with one of the more recent tabbed 28-35-50 elmarits and summicrons and for portraits preferably combined with a medium format camera of any kind.
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Old 03-15-2018   #21
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Lately I have been enjoying having the Canon VT with Nikkor 50mm f/2 HC in my jacket pocket.
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Old 03-15-2018   #22
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Absolute favorite new Leica CL
Favorite SLR Nikon FE2
Favorite Rangefinder. Leica M7
Lenses from FE2 and M7 work great on CL. Easy to focus.
Use all of them.
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This is close to my own favorite list: Nikon FE2 (FM3a is close); Leica M7; Hasselblad 500CM and SWC; Fuji X100, X20.
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Old 03-15-2018   #23
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Right now I'm having a blast using the Sony a6000 with a Tamron 35-70 3.5 MF lens.
It's giving great saturation in color and very nice tones in B&W.
I love using the back screen to focus and frame...it's easier on the eyes than looking through a viewfinder with glasses...

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My time lately has been pretty 50/50 between a Nikon F2 and a Certo Six.
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Dear Board,

Truthfully I haven't had much chance to get out and shoot lately, but when I have it's been with a Panasonic FZ200 and/or a Fuji Fine Pix S-1.

But the days are getting longer and the weather is improving so I'll be leaving for work earlier and getting home later because I'll resume my habit of checking for photo ops while commuting to and from work.

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Old 03-15-2018   #26
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Lately probably the MX + SMC-K 50/f1.2

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Old 03-15-2018   #27
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Sony A7ii w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 is the latest favorite. Lens changes more than the camera body these days so it's Nikkor 24, Series E 100, and Nikkor 35 1.4 as the follow ups.
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Most frequently used camera is a Nikon FA.
Most frequently used favorite is my black Nikon F2 but it doesn't get used that much.
It does get used more frequently than my favorite camera, my Leica M4.

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Recently, I have been shooting primarily with a Nikon Coolpix A.
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Black Leica M4. I used this camera almost exclusively for one year now (71 rolls of 135-36 since February 2017 when the camera came back from service at DAG), I also shot 6 rolls in my Nikonos V and one in my S2 during the same time.
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Jsrockit, between this thread and your one about five favourite lenses you're going to build up a real good profile of RFF members.
My fave camera is the Leica CL (film) because it's small, lightish, has a semi-spot meter and takes my favourite focal lengths - 35 (using the whole viewfinder), 50 and 90. I just wish it felt more sturdy and smooth, like my 2nd favourite, the MP with 0.58 vf.
Having said that, right now I'm breaking in (taming) a new Leica CL (digital), which has wonderful image quality, takes my RF lenses very well and is quite compact, but is otherwise yet another capable digital camera.
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Fuji X-Pro1 with Fuji 35/2.

Of course I could also include Fuji X100S (built in 23/2) and Fuji X-T1 with Fuji 14/2.8 and Ricoh GRII (built in 18.3/2.8) but since I was only asked for one camera, I won't do that.
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fuji x100s with ef-x20. it just keeps cranking out the hits
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Old 03-15-2018   #36
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I like the auto exposure cameras for fast shooting.
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Right now Iím on a road trip with the Fuji GF670.
So compact when folded up, but gives big 6x7 cm images.
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I’m all over the ball park with a favorite camera.

I like my iPhone and iPad mini. Easy to use and one of them usually is in my pocket.

But I also like medium format, last time my wife and I were visiting my daughter and her family I took a Rolleiflex and used TMax100 film. Going out there in a few weeks and I’m thinking 35mm film camera with either a 50 or 28 lens. Just one lens and one camera body.

Digital, I still use my Canon DSLR stuff.

Now when I travel it’s one digital camera and one film camera.

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I'd have to say my F2AS is my new favorite, but that's just because it's the newest addition to the bunch. It has the added ability to use AI lenses, so I have a wider array to choose from. Sentimental favorite is the S2, followed by a non-metered F (or F2, once I get a plain prism finder for it). For digital, the D300s. It actually does get the most use, but that's because I take photos at events with it.

Yeah, I'm a Nikon nut. But right behind them are my LTM derivatives (Canon, Yashica, Nicca, Zorki).

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01) for work related and social media: Fuji x100t (35mm equiv.)
02) for myself in 2017: Nikon F3P and AI-S 50mm f/1.2
03) for myself in 2018: Leica MP and 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH

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Ricoh GR.

I have some Leica (film) and Fuji (digital) cameras that I also use but the Ricoh GR is the camera I use the most. It is remarkable.
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