Well, back in 1974 when I got my first 35mm I was in love with the Minolta SRT-102 (mine was labeled the SRT-303) and I got many great shots with it. After it was stolen in Ft. Ord California I was back to 6X6 with a Yashica D until I was back in Germany and in March of 1980 I got a brand new Nikon F2a. Added a Tamron 35-70mm zoom and I was off! I still have that camera, the lens bit the bullet a while ago. For ruggedness the F2 has every thing else I have beat. The Cannon A1 that I got last fall is real close to the F2 but so far nothing can top the Nikon.
The more that I use it the more that I like my Leica M2. Going to one of my other cameras now feels like stepping down a level....
Another thread back from the dead, I see...
1. Contax RX (trying to justify buying another)
2. Canon T90 (as of this moment I have six of the damned things; that may change this evening!)
3. Canon 1V
Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.
I forgot about this Thread.......
1. Pentax LX
2. Nikon F2
3. Leica III
I am tring to be good and not LOOK at $bay or KEH ........
GAS is very hard to control.......
I love them every one
There are so many I haven't tried yet, I am sure there is another special one out there somewhere.
I enjoy shooting my Pentax K2, KX or LX, my Pentax PZ-1p, my Minolta SRT-101, 102 or 201, my Nikon FE, even my little Vivitar V3800N. But if I were told to get rid of them all I would fight, lie, cheat, and or steal to keep my little Pentax K1000. It probably ain't the best, but it was the first and, most likely, will be the last.
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Since I cannot single out just one:
1. Nikon F2AS (my first 35mm camera): tough as nails, super dependable (and still in use after 33 years!).
2. Nikon F5 (my all-time favorite for shooting chromes).
3. Nikon F2 (DE-1 edition): no batteries, no meter, no problems!
4. Leica M6: when I do not wish to be noticed.
Minolta SR/SRT series
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Canon F-1, though the front release of Miranda Sensorex makes it a close 2nd.