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Your best SLR

chuxter 13 1
1 Jan 2008 11:57PM
I'm new to the forum and enjoy it very much. My favorite 35mm SLR wa a Canon ftb. I enjoyed many photo outings packing two bodies, several lenses, tri-x, and filters. Much fun!
User_Removed 15 7 8 Netherlands
3 Jan 2008 6:54PM
Mine a Hasselblad 500 C/M I still regularly use. Fully manual, as simple as can be, small for a medium format camera, and great both indoors and in the field. The Zeiss lenses are, well, second to none. And working with the 6x6 negatives is wonderful while scanning. Bert
rickie 16 100 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 6:11PM
Now have an eos 1d mk11 but still love my EOS 3
boony 14 978 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 6:20PM
i really liked my old eos600`s , they were the first auto slr`s i got after years of using an AE1. the 5 frames a second seemed lightning fast, aaah halcyon days......
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 7:23PM
My first work SLR was a Pentax K1000 + a large "Potato Masher" style flash set-up.

I dragged that thing around construction sites in the Middle-East, Malaysia, Japan and god knows where else.

It never let me down and seemed to be resistant to just about any conditions.

It was just a shame that I never had the chance to use it for fun and that the work I was using it for put me of Photography as a hobby until about 4 years ago.
RustyPhoto 14 11 Australia
28 Jan 2008 7:50AM
My first and still my sentimental favourite was a Cosina CT1-G. Won a lot of local show prizes while learning with that camera, but my favourite will always be my Nikon F801. Saved really hard to earn the bickies to buy it and dragged it out last weekend to jam through a roll of black and white for old time sake, and still love it.
Freefall 17 675 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 1:09PM
I've just bought a second hand 1D Mk II and I have to say it beats hands down any SLR I've owned whether film or digital. The handling and sheer responsiveness of the camera is breathtaking. Maybe I'm going against the mold here, but most recent is definitely favourite - it's also a great workout with a 70-200 f2.8 on the front of it!
bill777 17 661 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 1:37PM
It only needed auto focus and it would have been perfect and that was the Canon T90. Beautiful handling and a great meter system. I love the 5D's I use now but I still miss the pair of T90's.

fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
28 Jan 2008 3:22PM
Contax 139 - a joy to use and to look at. And the T* lenses, wow.

I can still tell the 139 photos just by looking at the trannies.
Just Jas Plus
19 26.3k 1 England
28 Jan 2008 3:29PM

Quote:Contax 139 - a joy to use and to look at. And the T* lenses, wow.

I can still tell the 139 photos just by looking at the trannies.

Still have a couple, which I use frequently.
Camairish 15 1.4k Scotland
31 Jan 2008 12:05AM
My old EOS 100. I still use it from time to time.
1 Feb 2008 9:52PM
I've been lucky - having a number of cameras. the ones that i remember most fondly were the Contax Aria and the Mamiya 7 II.

Both wonderful.

Ian White 18 183 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 7:50AM
I have a Nikon F80 and i love it,my first S.L.R was a Practica MTL.
All the best,Ian
Soulstar 12 59 United States
2 Feb 2008 8:20AM
my first was the canon d60 nice camera but then moved onto the canon 5D which quite frankly is the dogs doooo dahhhs love the 5D to bits and havent seen anything i would rather have on the market
eyeayen 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 9:28AM
My first camera was a Pentax P30T, which was ace, it took me through college fine, easy to learn, did what I needed, taought me lots and I used it loads for at least ten years until some theiving scum bag broke into my flat and stole it, the insurance company replaced it with an M30 ( or something like that ), it was no where near as good, and now I'm still trying to find the money for a DSLR ( eyes set on Nikon D300 ).

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