If you were a camera...

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  1. EASmithV

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    If you were to be reincarnated as a camera, what would you be?

    I'll start with Speed Graphic.

    This should be an interesting thread... Please think carefully before you post.
     
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    I'd have to be a Nikon F3HP since it's my favorite 35mm camera.
     
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    hmmm...something kinda cheap and sloppy, not the most high-end camera in the world, yet well made, versatile and capable of producing nice results if you put the time and effort in...I would have to say a Graphic as well. I'd like to be a 2x3 Speed with an RH-8 back, I think...and I would like to be shot by a photojournalist every day, not put on the shelf as a curiosity.

    If I had a second choice, it would be a Mamiya Press Super 23. Same basic idea as the 2x3 Speed Graphic, but a bit different.
     
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    Kalart Press Camera.

    Stunningly beautiful,totally advanced for it's time, totally obsolete when made. A great piece of engineering, and less than 5% of them still work.

    Kinda like the Fiat of cameras. That's me.

    tim in san jose
     
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    Exakta VX iia, because that was my first serious camera, and I am kind of old fashioned in a lot of ways.

    - Alan -
     
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    4x5 film box with a hole poked into it, one sheet of film inside, a lens taped on the outside, and a cardboard flap for a shutter
     
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    Aww, with my luck, probably something embarrasing like a Kodak Disc camera...zero collector value and you can't get film for it anymore.
     
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    Not that I could demand the prices:sad:

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    A Kodak Instamatic, old ,cheap, obsolescent , and not much good.
     
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    Same thing with me!

    Jeff
     
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    OK. It would have to big and loveable. It would have to be able to take some punishment and then come back for more. And have a little bit of an attitude when the situation called for it. I dunni. How about a Fotoman 617.
     
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    Pentax Spotmatic. Simple, efficient, and often overlooked (even in its "day"), but brilliant and reliable.
     
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    A broken camera? :D
     
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    I'd be the deardorf used at playboy =]
     
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    A Fed II.....

    old, unreliable (everything grinds & moans in use), a knockoff of something nice, but spits out a good pic every now & again.

    My wife happened by as I was posting this and said.."don't forget to mention your miniature format!" Sheesh...well at least she didn't make quips about having a Polaroid back that lets me finish in a minute!

    Jo
     
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