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Cameras That I Have Known

15 Jun 2021 2:25PM   Views : 286 Unique : 171

Ah yes, I have known and loved them all. I was wondering though if the camera influences our images? It probably does in the simplistic sense that, say, it's difficult to go shooting motor sports with a twin lens Rolleiflex. On the other hand, I can sense Indignant from Wigan putting fingers to keyboard already to explain that's the only way to shoot motor sport, it gets you really close to the action. I do think though that the camera does become part of the process, no matter how much we believe that it's the photographer that does all the creative input. Just as it affects our style if we shoot monochrome as opoosed to colour. That can change the sort of subject matter we look for.

Here's some pictures and I'll identify what the camera was. The we can decide whether the camera type made any difference.

Mamiya 6, 6x6cm rangefinder.
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Pentax 645/75mm lens. 645 format film SLR.
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Pentax MX/SMC Pentax 24mm f/2.8 lens. 35mm film SLR.
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Pentax *istDS/SMC Pentax-DA 18-55mm lens. Digital SLR.
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Fujifilm S7000. Digital bridge camera.
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Are you my mummy? Pentax MX film SLR. Kodachrome film.
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Pentax Optio 750Z Digital compact.
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I'm not sure it does make any difference, apart from some cameras being more suited to some subjects. So we naturally use the camera to suit the situation, avoiding subjects that are clearly outside the scope. I am thinking this conclusion is some support for the notion that it is the photographer after all.


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