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    Quote Originally Posted by Someonenameddavid View Post
    M3, but I'm scared to use it in public so I put the Summicron on a Bessa. I have a wonderful and Immaculate black Nikon F but I'm scared to use it so I use my beater F2
    What is scary about a Nikon F?

    If you're afraid of scratching, dropping, whatever- just use an ever ready case. It looks dorky, but they really do work if you drop something!

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    Hmmm...long thread.

    Well, I don't have to think hard, in a 35mm SLR it is the OM-1, been that way for me for almost 40 years.

    For a little viewfinder camera I've always had a soft spot for my Olympus Pen original, the fully manual one with a lens focusing to a little less than 2 feet.

    I know, one is full frame and one is half frame but both are 35mm cameras. I also enjoy my Pen F reflex, my second favorite half frame.

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    Always changing my mind about this. I'm beginning to think my latest camera is my favorite. (New cameras this year include a pair of Elan 7NE, a pair of EOS 55, an Elan IIe, Yashica Mat 124G, six dead T90s [three since resurrected by beating them on the floor], and a pair of Fuji Discovery 3000.)

    Taking a stab at it...

    1. Canon Elan 7NE (new this year)
    2. Canon T90
    3. Canon EOS 55 (new this year)

    Honorable mention...

    Contax RX, AX
    Canon Elan IIe
    Last edited by flatulent1; 11-05-2012 at 09:43 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: 124G isn't exactly a 35mm camera, had to change no.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
    What is scary about a Nikon F?

    If you're afraid of scratching, dropping, whatever- just use an ever ready case. It looks dorky, but they really do work if you drop something!
    Also stops your fingers freezing to the camera, and helps get a better grip on it too. About the only reason for my not using them is if I want to use a motor winder. I do take the front part off and leave it in the car though, as it's seriously annoying dangling in front of your face and won't fit over anything longer than a 50mm lens anyway.

    I have noticed a direct correlation between presence of an ERC and the condition of used cameras. My best ME and MX both came in ERCs which had taken all the scuffs and scratches, the cameras were perfect inside.
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    When new, the Yashica Electro 35, a camera that changed everything. Today, the Nikon F6.
    Canon EOS-1V | Canon 5D2 | 17-40/4L | 24-105/4L | 14/2.8L | 24/1.4L | 35/1.4L | 50/1.2L | 85/1.2L | 200-400/4L | 580EX

    “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
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    I might have said this before - Olympus OM-4Ti , but it's worth sayin' again, and again and again. But, each to their own, what suits one don't suit all, but it's 'twas the only the OM system that moved me from MF to 35mm.
    I'm into painting with light - NOT painting by numbers!

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    Your Favorite 35mm Camera?

    I love my om4t too! Even more than my nikons, f3hp included!

    For a classic range finder, I really like my canon vi-t, trigger wind, nice prism viewfinder that's adjustable to lens and with a fine magnified focusing option. Big shutter speed dial, and a beautiful folding film rewind lever. Really solid metal construction. Plus a side swinging film door!

    For mf, my fuji gs690ii rocks, loved using it so much I plunked down for its wider brother the gsw690ii! Should be in my hands soon! It's huge and in your face, and a comical ice breaker almost everywhere you carry it.

    Edit oops forgot its 35mm only, scratch the last bit!

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    Your Favorite 35mm Camera?

    Maybe I gotta loosin' up and look at an OM4t - I am an OM2 stick in the mud that has not looked at the 'newer' stuff 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmccrac View Post
    Maybe I gotta loosin' up and look at an OM4t - I am an OM2 stick in the mud that has not looked at the 'newer' stuff 
    I have an OM4 I bought from an apug classified, and I love it to bits. I also love my OM2N but there is something marvellous about the OM4. I am sure a Ti would be even better. I love how you can take a spot reading and when you adjust the aperture the shutter speed automatically adjusts to suit. Magic!

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    Your Favorite 35mm Camera?

    Thanks Chris. I can - probably like a lot of folks here, haha - set rules for myself about what is or is not an acceptable tool ;-) I try to challenge them but sometimes it is hard. All the stuff I love about the OM and Mainani's design theory steers me to loving what I would define as the elegance and simplicity of the OM line. (Something I am sure the non-fans would define as 'limited and simplistic' haha.) at any rate that had made me think that the OM-4 was becoming 'bloated' with features in a 'me too' race with the big boys. I will free my mind and have a look at them.



 

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