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Old 10-02-2005   #41
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Well, I have no troubles with this point.
My girlfriend does know nothing about photogrphy and doesn´t want to know anything else. Kind of natural rejection for the matters involved. Fortunately she´s got very good taste and sense of sthetics so she helps me a lot whe editing (the few times I do that).
So, she only asks for "what button shouold I press?" Then some kind of evolved APS (Yashica MG1) will fit perfectly, and that is what I allways offer her.

But, OTOH, she carries happily my 6 kg tripod when we´re out.
So, we both are happy!

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She borrow my Canon 300D (aka Digital Rebel) from time to time, for she cannot afford film (she has a film Canon Rebel 2000) and won't take mine.
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Old 10-02-2005   #43
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Ben, my wife laughed her head off at your description of your wife's logic... partly because she agrees completely, using a Nikon Coolpix 990...
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My wife uses a Canonet QL17 GIII. I bought it for her new in 1975. I did not know, but maybe suspected subconsciously, that it would be an admirable camera for decades. It is overexposing kind of consistently these days. Probably needs a cleaning, but I may have a hard time getting it away from her.
Ah, she's a keeper. When I take my M6, either the Yashica or the Canonet come along; the Canonet if it's at night.

I also wonder if the air-zinc batteries, although they're 1.4 volt, make the lightmeter of the QL-III inconsistent. Last night I had my Gossen Digisix with me, because I took my Rolleiflex with my QL-III along, and I noticed that the readings were off by about 1 & 2/3 stops from each other; that's a lot.
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Old 10-03-2005   #45
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My sweetie (that would be my wife) uses a Nikon Fm3a with the pancake 45P lens.

Whenever I ask her if she wants me to pack more lenses on trips, she always politely declines and says she is totally happy with the one camera one lens philosophy. By the way, she takes far better pictures than I do. How did I meet this gem ;-)
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Old 10-25-2005   #46
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My wife uses the Contax G2; and when she's nice I let her use one of my Yashica Electro GSNs (under my supervision).
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Old 10-25-2005   #47
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Kelly (see avatar) is not allowed to use any of my cameras. She gets might suspicious of any new packages arriving which smell like old cameras & leather, and detests flash photography. She did like the GSN the most when it arrived. Fortunately I dont have to explain my camera(/motorcycle/fishing/gun/guitar/computer) purchases to her, and any minor indiscretions can be made up with a pinch of catnip or a can of tuna.
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Old 10-25-2005   #48
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Thankfully my wife uses an S-500 Digital ELPH.

If she were shooting film I'd either be in the darkroom constantly or running to the lab daily - new baby in the house.
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Hello Frank! My wife uses a Vivitar Series 1 P&S that has an incredible 38-140mm zoom lens. She also shoots a Nikon 775 Coolpix.
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She has difficulty focusing rangefinders, so she uses an N90s.

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Old 10-25-2005   #51
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When she became interested, I gave her my old workhorse Minolta SRT 201 and Auto Makinon 80 - 200 mm w/ macro (She likes to take close-ups of her flowers). Of course, I decided I needed to get an XD-11 - just in case I ever needed another SLR!

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probably. . .

She is probably using an M3, Summicron combo. She hates digital. Can't say for sure, though. haven't met her yet.
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Old 10-26-2005   #53
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Hmmm. It's difficult for me to remember the last time she took a photo. None of the family pics nclude me!

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Old 10-26-2005   #54
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Maxxum QTsi with her Tamron 80-200mm zoom and 90mm macro for her garden. Is also an advocate of the one lens philosophy.
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Old 10-26-2005   #55
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My wife is far the better photographer of the two of us.

She is a lady of extremes - either BW or Velvia.

And it's either her Minolta Dynax (Maxxum) 404si that her dad bought her for her birthday several years ago, or the Bronica SQ-A that her first real GAS attack brought into the family

The downside is that she hasn't got round to learning to soup or scan yet, so I spend a lot of time doing all that for her.

However, she has already said that when I get my Leica the Bessa R must not be sold - she wants it!
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Old 10-26-2005   #56
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I have not met my current sweetie yet, my ex likes her canon digital. I hope my future sweetie would at very least appreciate the hobby/madness that is ours or jump right in.

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The Mrs is very fun of my DSLR 350D, and she asked my to buy her a cellular phone with a camera on it ...
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Old 10-26-2005   #58
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My girl uses a Ricoh Caplio G3 (digital) and sometimes a Revue AC4 (German rebranded Chinon) SLR with a 50/1.4. Bought her a 28 and a 135 for a measly 10 euros each a few years back. She mainly uses the Ricoh, but the pictures from the Revue are better!
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Mmm, I just dragged a lead-bag of film through Africa, my wife refused to part with her Leica Mini up till now. However, I made the mistake of letting her use my Digilux2 once at the beginning of the trip and all the film is unexposed in its bag still...
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Ignoring the fact that most Nikonophiles look down there noses at it, my wife swears by her Nikon EM SLR(with the default 50mm f/1.8). It's been her staple for over 20 years, and has never failed to take a good shot. For trick exposures she would just borrow my FE.
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Old 11-01-2005   #61
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Canon digital A510 I got her. But I ruin all her good photos by changing all the settings to how I like and forgetting to change it back!
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My sweetie is the real pro in the family and she uses a canon 5D and canon lenses. When she switched from film to digital her m6 and 50 and 35 crons sat in a domke bag in the closet. I took it upon myself to liberate them from the darkness and the lenses have been on long term loan. She said I had to get my own M body, however.
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my wife prefers water colors but she uses a Canon Rebel T2 when she is using film
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My wife has always had trouble focusing any of my manual focus cameras. With an AF camera, she has a good eye and gets nice results.

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Shes got a bag full of EOS gear, 2 film bodies, 4 lenses, big flash, big tripod. Its a lot to carry. I used to have all that stuff too now maybe I carry a small rangefinder and a good digital point & shoot and small tripod.
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She has tried everything I've used in the past 25 years, film and digital, but keeps defaulting to tha Olympus Stylus Epic. Cant say I blame her---great little P&S.
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Minolta auto SLR. I tried to get her to switch to digital 'cause we are awash in cheap prints that she just has to get each and every time, but no. I even offered to buy her a dSLR.

(not to mention all the envelopes of negatives of hers that I have not archived)

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Old 09-11-2008   #68
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No current sweetie. Previous sweetie used a Nikon FG very competently. Ex wife used some AF Pentax 35mm and had no friggin' vision.
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My 12yo daughter uses a nice Canonet QL17 GIII. Meter is accurate w/ one of those air batteries; she happily snaps well exposed chromes. She has a pretty good eye, too.

My wife doesn't shoot; if she takes a shot, it's because she wants a picture of me and our daughter together. I set it up and focus with whatever camera I'm using, she steps in and takes the shot.
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Sweetie, Darling, She Who Must Be Obeyed... she uses my Pentax K100D with the kit 18-55mm zoom. It's the best P&S she's ever had.
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My "Sweetie" wife has been using the Panasonic FX01 compact digicam that I gave her last year before we were married. But last week I intoduced her to my Leica Minilux II. I think she liked it. But not to worry, a RF will always be more trouble than she cares to deal with while taking pictures. Still, it's nice to know that she will now be bragging to her friends about her Leica.
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My wife uses Pentax A3000. The thing only has a full 'A' or aperture priority, no manual exposure setting, but that is fine with her.

I tried to give her the old Spotmatic, but the meter is no longer reliable, and she doesn't want to fiddle with it anyway.

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I gave my wife a Minolta x-370 like she used in high school but she used our digital Canon (Power-Shot 85?) until it died recently. She was able to do some very nice close-up stuff with it and I enjoyed taking walks with her on which we each brought our cameras, film for me, pixels for her.

Personally I think she is better suited to digital and if I can, I'll find her another small camera as soon as I'm able.

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My wife used to use an Olympus mju zoom, but that broke and I was shooting digital so she started using a Panasonic FZ20. Recently she has purloined my Ricoh GX100, which is now her small camera. Positively, she actually bothers to caryy it around and so I get to see pics of the children etc. Also, if I've got my 5D with me she has started a tendency of 'borrowing' that as well. She hasn't tried the Zorki, Ikon or 1Ds3 yet...

My 6 year old daughter uses a second hand Canon G7 and the 3 year old has a #sporticus' toy camera that she clisks away with. She has observed though that it only takes pictures of sporticus.

I've finally just about convinced the children that they can't look at the back of the AE-1 or RFs to see the picture just taken!
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Despite my efforts, after I introduced her to photography with a FM2 + 45 pancake she loved the thing but wanted the instant gratification of digital; luckily for the wallet (!), when I got my M8 and asked her to try it she found RF focusing and all the manual stuff to be too hard for her (I just sold my M8s anyway); I asked to try my DSLR but they are too heavy (D3, formerly D2x), plus despite wanting to have huge focal length coverage she doesn't want to carry more than 1 (as light as possible) camera + 1 lens; so... I got her a Nikon D50 + 18-200 VR she loved, and then updated to a D80. However, she just recently asked me to get her a F100 and pleaded with me for developing her film - which I will, her F100 (and 28-200, I guess) is due any day now Maybe there is hope after all!
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My wife purposely tries to know zero about cameras and photography. Nevertheless I convinced her to return to film after her digital P&S failed.

She uses a Nikon F75 with a normal 50mm f/1.8 AF-D lens (she didn't want to be troubled with a zoom). It's always in the point-and-shoot mode (the green square). It's always loaded with Kodak 200 Gold film. She gets everything processed at Costco.
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my wife's favouriet is the Yashica T4 Super... on occassion she'll grab my D200 with 50/1.2 Nikkor or the FA
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