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Old 08-15-2005   #11
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The F3HP with MD-4 and 85mm lens.
I once owned the above but had to dispose them to finance the megapixel dream.

I am a Nikon user anymore
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Old 08-16-2005   #12
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Pentax 645. It has a very accurate meter and the larger image size (compared to 35mm) makes for better colors and details.
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Old 08-18-2005   #13
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Leica M4. It's quiet, has a great viewfinder and easy low light focusing. It's smaller than the 20D. The lenses are much smaller than similar Canon EOS lenses. And if Leica goes out of business tomorrow it won't affect me at all since I'll be able to get the camera fixed for decades to come. in contrast, I doubt very much whether any of my EOS equipment will be serviceable in 20 years.
Of course, whether I'm able to get Provia in 20 years is another question.
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My favorite film camera is the one in my hands that is loaded and ready to shoot.
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For the sentimental reason i loved my old pentax K1000
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Old 09-13-2005   #16
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It seems soooo hard to mention only one camera!

My all time favourite film camera was and is my Nikon F2 Photomic. It has travelled with me across Europe and Asia. It has never let me down and I am now able to use all my good NIKKOR lenses with an adaptor on my digital SIGMA SD10.

I do have:
Seagull 6x6, twin lens reflex (a very cute thing)
Pentacon Six 6x6, single lens reflex (yes with Carl Zeiss Jena lenses)
Praktica MTL5B (bought as my first SLR in 1988, since then no fault)
Zenit 12s (never used it much)

Other Digital:
Leica Digilux 2
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Old 09-25-2005   #17
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For the sentimental reason i loved my old pentax K1000
hell yeah, me too. its the best camera ever made, although i only shoot digital right now for its instantaneous results. plus the fact that i would spend all my money if i kept shooting film.

i also have the ricoh kr5-superII - basically the same camera. manual work-horses.

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Old 09-28-2005   #18
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I can't name just one: Minolta XD-11, Olympus OM-1n, Rolleiflex 2.8E
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Old 09-29-2005   #19
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Probably one of my Canonet QL17 G-III's. But the Super Ricohflex is a close second.
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Old 10-04-2005   #20
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>>Olympus OM4ti - it's perfection in minature<<

I'm with you on that! True multispot spot metering, off-the-film metering for flash and ambient lighting, lightweight and compact in body and lenses. If only there was a FF digital back available for that body, I'd sell my 20D in an instant!





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