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    Most tactile camera to use

    Out of all the cameras you own or have handled and disregarding design, function etc. What one camera do you consider the most tactile to use? For me, I think it would have to be a Leica II not in its case. When Oskar Barnack designed this camera, I think he was in direct communication with god.
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    I think my most tactile camera I have is my Canon T 90.
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    For me it is the OM40. Sounds odd to chose a ruber coated consumer grade SLR, but I can control everything from the lens barrel (aperture, focus, and shutter speed). I never need to take my eye from the view finder. All the controls have nice clear clicks whcih let me know when things have been changed, even when wearing light gloves. I might prefer an OM-single digit, but I haven't had the chance to handle one in as good condition as my OM40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Out of all the cameras you own or have handled and disregarding design, function etc. What one camera do you consider the most tactile to use? For me, I think it would have to be a Leica II not in its case.
    Leica II/III are really nice, but I don't have one.I had a couple DS M3s, they felt almost as good as the early Nikons. I do however have a Canon SIIb, which has very much the same feel as a Barnack Leica except for the Nikonish angled corners. I also like the angular solidity of my Nikon F/Nikkormat FT/FTN. I'm rating these on simply holding them, not smoothness of controls & etc., and I'm sticking to 35mm.

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    A F6 felt the best in my hands out of the many cameras I have seen & owned.

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    Rolleiflex TLR. I miss mine insanely, but can't afford to buy it back.
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    Minolta Maxxum 7.

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    My top two cameras: Pentax 67 MLU and M3. Probably because they are so simple.

    A lot of them are 90-95% there but have some small oddities holding them back: SX70 focus wheel, Canon A1 function dial, Rolleicord's linked aperture/shutter dials, Canon 7 has so many little knobs/switches on the top/back panel.

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    Most tactile? My Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera! When I'm looking at the ground glass focussing screen under the dark cloth all the camera and lens controls are located and operated by touch only.
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    I suppose the question means, which cameras feel best in the hand -- convenience of controls, tactile sense, sounds. For that I guess my top choices would be Leica M3 DS, Olympus OM1 and Nikon F2.

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