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
Peter Marshall: When you pat a dog on its head he will usually wag his tail. What will a goose do?
Paul Lynde: Make him bark.
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.