i shoot with a minolta xd-11. why? because it's what i have. i also have a srt-201, and a canon eos elan IIe. don't even consider using the canon. the srt is nice, but the xd-11 is nicer. : )
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Nikon N80 with motor. It's light, quiet, packed with features. Perfect camera for hiking or bicycling or just to have a light camera handy. Mine did not cost me a cent as it was free. I have other Nikon gear so I did not need to purchase glass or other items for it.
My First 35mm. SLR !
The Minolta XE-7 , with The Rokkor-X 85mm. F1.7 Lens !
Bought The Body In 1976, And It's Still Going Strong !
And Has Never Been Serviced !
Only The Straps, And Batteries Have Needed To Be Replaced !
Just Got Rid Of The OpTech Neck Strap, And Started Using The Optech Wrist Strap !
A Nice Comfortable Combination !!!
I Also Use The Minolta SRT-202 w/ A Sekonic Meter , And A Minolta X-700 For Lazy SlackAss Mode.
Cheap and common (replaceable). Light. Plastic. Light-tight. Accurate Film electron ic counter. Shoots backwards on roll. Takes my EF 12-24mm Sigma
Other than that I like Olympus OM and trip cameras.
35mm format is for testing weird home brew concotions and colour developers at home, or for using 12mm FF, other than that I use digital or the RB67 or 4x5" for actual shooting.
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I've had other Contaxes before (and still have them) but no camera has ever felt so close to perfect in the hands. Everything is where it should be, the weight is perfect, the lines are irresistible. I want to take it to bed with me.
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Olympus OM-4T. I have three of them, incredible metering, tiny cameras that fit my small hands perfectly, incredible lenses, the easiest SLR viewfinder to focus that I have ever seen.
I recently bought a Leica M4 and am really loving it too.
Favourite 35mm SLR
My favourite so far is the Canon T90 (fits hand like a glove) and Minolta XD5/7 (dead easy to manual focus, compactness, silky smoothness, quality glass at bargain prices).
The Konica FT1 gets an honourable mention as the Hexanon 50mm F1.8 it came with had breathtaking sharpness/high contrast.
'Course, now both the F3P and the F2A have been purged. I still really like my F4, but, for when I want to have simplicity, I'm grabbing my F bodies and shooting with them. I still frequently use my FM2n with MF-16 and MD-12, and will be getting back into using the Nikomat, now that it's home from the repair shop, after being overhauled.
Originally Posted by John_Nikon_F
APUG: F3P, F2AS, Nikomat FT2
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D2x), 20/3.5 UD, 24/2 AI, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 85/1.8 K, 105/4 Micro AIS, 180/2.8 PC
'tax gear: Spot II, 55/1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
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Me too. I have everything under the Sun, but I'm in a track to use my F's, F2's Y Nikormatts (5)
The Pentax P30T , with 50mm. SMC Lens ! perfect ! ! ! !