Back to reality - I have been playing with a Rollei 35B with Triotar, but have bounced back to the superb Voigtlander Vitessa for snapshots - For "real" 35mm work I am now well over the Leica myth and have returned to my faithful and reliable Nikon Fs, lots of yummy Nikon Fs with lots of lenses
My favourite is the Nikon F4, followed by the F90X.:)
This is my favorite. I think Yashica made a huge mistake with that partnership with Contax, forever (and unjustly) relegating their proud old brand to a perceived second-tier status, after many years of industry-leading technological innovation in camera electronics. And those old Yashinon DX lenses are killer.
OM-2sp is kind of better than OM-4ti, since it has manual spot for all the time. But, it eat batteries like anything...
Originally Posted by epidemiks
My personal favorite is OM-1n with 85 or 100mm lens. ;-)
Pentax LX closely followed by the OM4T/i
I like my Pentax LX a lot but recently got an MX and secretly, when the LX can't hear and get jealous, I think I may at least sometimes enjoy shooting with the MX more. It's slightly smaller and lighter, noticeably quieter, and works at all speeds without batteries. About the only thing I wish was different on it would be speeds that go to 3200 or, better yet, 6400 as I occasionally use those film speeds with TMZ. OTOH, with an all manual camera it's very quick to meter at 1600 then give one or two stops less, so not the problem it would be with an automatic camera at all.
I have an MX, Super A, Super Program and 2x ME Supers but prefer my pair of LXs over the others, just that the feel in the hands is different.
Minolta X700. Received a motor drive from England today ($15 including air postage) Works pretty slick.
Minolta X700 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Leica M4-P or Nikon FE, depending on what I'm shooting.