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What's been your favourite camera?

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joshwa Plus
13 927 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 3:46PM
What's been your favourite camera even if it's long gone and you've moved on?

Here are some cameras from the past, to get you started:

I have a fondness for the old Konica Minolta 5D, a 6mp DSLR
I also always likes the early "ultra-zooms" from Olympus, the C-760 / C-765, as they had a solid metal body.

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pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
21 Nov 2019 3:54PM
My Minolta X700, great little camera with a superb meter, handled like a dream and with a 50mm Rokkor f1.4 got great results.
Still have it as an ornament

On the digital side I really liked my Canon 40D, had it for over 5 years and it never let me down.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
21 Nov 2019 4:21PM
Canon T70, which in 1990, or thereabouts, reawakened my interest in photography after a few years of hibernation.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
21 Nov 2019 4:33PM
Canon EOS5. A present to myself when i finished college.
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 5:30PM
Canon AE-1 left to me when my brother died. (Today would have been his 81st birthday.) I took the camera to North Cape in December '81 and took hundreds of photos with it there (many in almost complete darkness) and thousands in other places all over Europe. It never let me down. I still have it.
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Pete 22 18.8k 97 England
21 Nov 2019 6:29PM
Always loved my Contax 137MD manual focus film camera, but it was the EOS100 that gave me the most pleasurable experience using film. I shot thousands of films on that through the 90s. In the digital world the Olympus OMD-EM5 has been my treasured possession and the one I still use.
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capto Plus
11 7.4k 34 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 6:32PM
A little tin and bakelite camera as child just after WW2. Still have priceless family photos taken with it. My first 'Real' camera Canon AE1.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 6:45PM
I enjoyed my Canon Ftb at the time I had it but the EOS 600 which replaced it (also film) was better. However, none of these beat my current DSLR Canon EOS 5D mk IV.

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SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
21 Nov 2019 6:54PM
Can i have another go and nominate my first 'proper' camera, my Pentax P30T. It got me through my first 3 years as a photography learner and I'll never part with it.
I did trade it in once, but went back to the shop a few days later and got it back.

Oh, and my current faves are my Panny G5s. I'm not gear junkie, but i like the simple, easy to use gear. Smile
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franken Plus
21 5.8k 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 7:36PM
A Pentax me super in my film days. A Panasonic gx7 in digital.
KevinEllison Avatar
21 Nov 2019 8:18PM
Nikon FM2n film camera...solid, manual, mechanical - something just sweet about the engineering, and sounds when in use... (not dependant on batteries..) and pretty compact compared with todays DSLRs..! still got it and will not part with the old fella... Smile

I did envy the Pentax ME super, for its compactness, and I have one now, with a couple of lenses, but Id still default to the Nikon..

Lastly, I occasionally use a Zenza Bronica medium format film (120) which is just great to take your time with...but Id still prefer to knock nails in with the Nikon..

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21 Nov 2019 8:28PM
My Minolta Dynax 7 (especially when paired with the Minolta 50mm f:1.4 lens), bought with the proceeds of a very long weekend's overtime.

As far as digital goes, the one I have now - Canon EOS 5DS R.
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stevie 19 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 8:35PM
Pentax ME Super bought in 1982 from my film days. For digital, my Canon 1 DS mk3, bought in 2009 but built like a tank and still doing the business today.
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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
21 Nov 2019 9:02PM
Olympus OM10
it was a big step up for me from a Zenit B and probably the reason I took to photograph as an hobby.

Bronica ETRSi
I liked the waist level finder and the changeable film backs, velvia in one & Ilford Pan F in another.

Just gone mirrorless, so much lighter than current DSLR and therefore might become a favourite in due course.
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thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 9:20PM
Nikon F2 with plain prism. I used to have a pair but they didn't get used after I went digital and they had to go after a decade of zero use.

Supremely comfortable to use, just the right size and weight.


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