Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,885   Posts: 1,629,764   Online: 659
      
Page 40 of 45 FirstFirst ... 30343536373839404142434445 LastLast
Results 391 to 400 of 447
  1. #391
    Peltigera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lincoln, UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    476
    Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
    I have many favorites. But amongst them the Exa is quite likeable for its compactness, quietness, simplicity, and graceful style.r
    I recently bought an Exa 1a and while I have only shot one roll of film with it so far, I found it a delightful camera to use.

  2. #392
    kivis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    219
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    8
    One of my favorite combos is any Nikon FE/FM camera with a Voigtlander 40/2 lens. It is a go anywhere rig. But as of late my favorite rig is my Leica M3 with and equally old but high quality Super Angulon 21/3.4. magic.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8124844826_25884887c3_c.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	87.6 KB 
ID:	59251

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7872210334_ba105f1c1b_c.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	206.2 KB 
ID:	59252
    Akiva S.

    Nikkormat FTN, FT2, Nikon F, Nikon FE, FM3a, Leica M3

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kshapero/

    My Blog



  3. #393
    kivis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    219
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
    I have many favorites. But amongst them the Exa is quite likeable for its compactness, quietness, simplicity, and graceful style.

    exa by berangberang, on Flickr
    Awesome!! Who needs an EVF?
    Akiva S.

    Nikkormat FTN, FT2, Nikon F, Nikon FE, FM3a, Leica M3

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kshapero/

    My Blog



  4. #394

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    993
    The original Asahi Pentax was the prototype of all SLRs that followed.


  5. #395

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    365
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    The original Asahi Pentax was the prototype of all SLRs that followed.

    I adore the winding lever on those Pentaxes.

  6. #396

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    359
    My earliest is an SV, which has the same lever. I should probably use it more, it does suffer from shutter capping but this seems to cease with a bit of exercise. I flushed the mechanism out with lighter fluid and added a few drops of light oil a few months ago which helped.
    Matt

  7. #397

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    19
    I've used several different brands over the years...always wanted to try a Leica. I've had a number of different Nikons and my most favourite would be the Nikon F Photomic. Well made and reliable when I bought one new in 1969 (that one was stolen) and now the one I have in 2012 is still functioning with out a problem. I really enjoyed the Nikkormat ELW for many years as well.

  8. #398

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    The original Asahi Pentax was the prototype of all SLRs that followed.

    Close, but some Germans beat them!

    You see, back in 1954 Wirgin introduced their Edixa Reflex:


    It had lever wind on the right side. Film reminder dial around the rewind. The typical bottom location of the film rewind button, and the centered tripod socket... The prism was interchangeable though and Wirgin introduced automatic aperture operation in 1956... it took a while for Pentax to adopt. Of course the Pentax had an instant return mirror and the Edixa didn't.

    The Edixa is oddly forgotten today. Kind of like how people forget Topcon's contributions to the development of the SLR.

  9. #399

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by Peltigera View Post
    I recently bought an Exa 1a and while I have only shot one roll of film with it so far, I found it a delightful camera to use.
    They can be a lot of fun, although the right side winding and left side shutter button is a little bit more akward than the fully left handed Exakta, and obviously unnatural compared to any other camera. xD The top shutter speed is also a bit limiting, but 100ASA film is fine with me!


    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    Awesome!! Who needs an EVF?
    I prefer the WLF to pentaprism viewing. In fact I only have one film SLR with a fixed prism. The exa's WLF does however have a built in "sports finder" that can be useful for panning shots - but is more essentially for portraits!

    My Miranda D which is another of my favorites also sports interchangeable viewfinders:

    Untitled by berangberang, on Flickr

  10. #400

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,879
    Nikon F / F2.

    But, things like a Leicaflex SL2, Leica CL, Leica M3, Contax RF series, and a few others are right up there too. The Nikons are at the top because there is no other camera system out there which provides the combination of durability, reliability, performance, versatility, and low cost.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin