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    I have a thing for well used, somewhat abused cameras. The ones that are completely functional mechanically but look like crap. The ones that have their, shall we say, quirks.

    Case in point, my Speed Graphic. I'm going to take some 5x7 black and whites of how it's set up right now so people can laugh at it. I have a 125mm no name barrel lens on a 4x4 square corner board taped to the front standard, which is the type that accepts the round corner boards. I have a piece of wood screwed to the bottom with a hole and a hollow screw piece inside to act as a tripod socket since my daughter tipped my tripod and broke the original one off. The leatherette is coming off and will soon need replacing, but I'm waiting. There's a bit of corrosion on the front when it's folded.

    The bellows are light tight, the shutter works and is accurate enough, and I can see through the ground glass. Only things you need, right?
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I think we'd get along just fine...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie Brim View Post

    "I have a thing for well used, somewhat abused ..."

    "...ones that are completely functional mechanically but look like crap."

    "...ones that have their, shall we say, quirks."
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    Original Spotmatic is a beautiful camera, I also like the ME/ME Super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentax4ever View Post
    Original Spotmatic is a beautiful camera, I also like the ME/ME Super.
    I agree. Especially the black body Spotmatic.

    I once won a bid for a 135mm f2.5 SMC Takumar, and when I opened the package, I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice clean black Spotmatic attached to the back of the lens.

    The seller forgot to mention that the camera was part of the auction which is why it probably did not get a lot of bids. This was a few years ago when black Spotties were going for ridiculous amounts of money on ebay.

    I actually contacted the seller to ask if it was not a mistake and he replied that the body and lens were offered as a unit and to enjoy my new camera.
    The Pentax MX, mounted on the MX Winder is cool.

    And I also really like the Minolta XE7, the various Graflex SLRs and the original Nikon FM.
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    I'm really surprised no-one has mentioned the Kodak 35 so far



    What can I say, it was the first 35mm camera that I actually owned!
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I'm really surprised no-one has mentioned the Kodak 35 so far



    What can I say, it was the first 35mm camera that I actually owned!
    Wow! Never saw one of those before, but I LIKE it!!!
    When the chips are down,

    The buffalo is empty!!!



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    top 5 best looking 35mm slrs:

    pentax spotmatic
    nikon f, with plain prism
    olympus om-3
    exakta varex iia, early
    topcon re super, early

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athiril View Post
    ... and the RB67 Pro-S.
    Not 35mm, but I agree completely.

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    Just in SLR's...

    Favorite-Pentax LX, naturally. Even nicer in reality than its pictures. About the size and weight of a Nikon FM/FE series machine, but with interchangeable finders. Simple, clean lines with subtle curves which usually are not noticed in pictures of it. Very solid. Great balance.

    Also, Nikon F2 with plain prism, F with plain prism, Nikon FM series, Minolta SR-T 101/102, Olympus OM-1, Pentax Spotmatic, Contax RTS series, older Canon F-1. Incredibly clean and angular, the Topcon RE Super/Super D, charmingly interesting with its 4-point star like a Lincoln town car, Miranda Sensorex.

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    I love the look of the Nikon F4. So MANLY! Also, I always get compliments when I'm out with my Nikonos III. People love a big, odd looking camera.

    But, without question or shadow of doubt, the best looking camera in my opinion is the Pentax 67II. With the wood hotshoe grip on, it is both manly and exquisite at the same time. And it is lefty friendly!! No wonder it is my favorite camera of all time.
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