daily carry camera - film
Old 10-28-2009   #1
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daily carry camera - film

Barrett and I are happy with our Contax Tvs cameras. For me, it's my no fuss famiily snaps camera with colur film. My daily carry to work, no fuss point and shoot with B+W film is a Rollei AFM 35. It's just always in my briefcase. When photography is slightly higher on the priority list, but not tops, I carry a Hexar AF, which is larger and a more serious picture-taker while still being a point and shoot if that's what I"m looking for. When photography is tops on the list, then there are 35mm RF and SLR cameras, and ultimately medium format RF, SLR, and TLR cameras. But the daily carry cameras (film) are the topic of this post. What is yours?
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Old 10-28-2009   #2
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I usually only carry a camera with me all the time in the winter as the bulkier clothing makes having a camera a snap. My XA is my companion during these months. Very small and a decent lens.
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mine is a mamiya 6 w/75mm & fp4.

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Old 10-28-2009   #4
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original ricoh grd with finder. the original grd is a black and white machine!

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Old 10-28-2009   #6
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Old 10-28-2009   #7
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I drive a Freightliner, nicknamed freightshaker, for a living so certain cameras don't ride. Even though I think the trucks today are much better against vibration than years ago I'm still cautious. I have heard horror stories of screws vibrating loose so my Canonet gIII goes with me most of the time. I see many photos on flickr of truckers who carry dslr's so I'm probably worrying over nothing. Motorcycles now are a totally different story I hear, but I don't ride one so I'm safe.
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Since I got a new samsung cell phone with a 3 megapixel camera, I haven't been carrying another one. But it only gives acceptable pictures in the best of conditions, so I'm thinking about carrying around my little Fuji Tiara / Endeavor 1000ix. That's right, it's an APS camera, but it is just about the smallest film camera you will find anywhere, smaller than many digitals.
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My M4-P or M7 with anyone of my lenses. I don't see a point in having a special "daily carry camera". Why would I buy a Leica and lenses if not for daily use ?
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My M4-P or M7 with anyone of my lenses. I don't see a point in having a special "daily carry camera". Why would I buy a Leica and lenses if not for daily use ?
Agreed

Though in my case I'd replace "Leica" with "Nikon" or "Zeiss Ikon".

Most days I have an SP 2005 (usually with a W-Nikkor 3.5cm f1.8) in my bag, but today I have a Zeiss Ikon (with Nokton 35/1.4) loaded with Superia 1600.
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While I admire, in a way, those who carry their Leicas, and especially buddy with the Mamiya 6, every day, it doesn't make sense for me to carry around so much money when my daily photo opportunities are so limited, both by my environment, and my preoccupied mind. Horses for courses (the proper tool for every job) as they say.
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Old 10-28-2009   #13
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Since I commute to work by car, and don't get many photo ops during the work-day, I don't have a daily carry, but I slip my XA into my briefcase when there's a chance for some photography. On out-of-town day trips, or weekend or evening outings, I take along a small rf, like a Bessa T or a Canonet. A barnack is also an excellent carry-along camera.
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Frank, in my case I shoot over 90% of all my photos on my way home back from work. Maybe once in a while (two or three times a month) I take a walk or go somewhere with the intention to take photos. I think Leicas (Nikon RF, Zeiss RF, Contax RF ....) were made for that purpose originally, as (daily)-carry around cameras.
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Right now I carry a Ricoh FF3 AF Super around iin the corner of my bag and its a fine camera despite its many noisy characteristics, but the lens is a little lacking in character. That said I would like to find myself with one of the Leica or Contax's later in the future.
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Frank, in my case I shoot over 90% of all my photos on my way home back from work. Maybe once in a while (two or three times a month) I take a walk or go somewhere with the intention to take photos. I think Leicas (Nikon RF, Zeiss RF, Contax RF ....) were made for that purpose originally, as (daily)-carry around cameras.
When I was working in Japan, I carried my main/best camera every day too.

Leicas were daily carry cameras for serious photographers in the old days, but nowadays we have more automated and smaller 35mm cameras.
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Old 10-28-2009   #18
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My OM2 is always close at hand. A Canonet 28 is in the glovebox and my LG Voyager that I'm posting with from work is always in my pocket.

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I carry either an m3 with a 50mm or my m2 with a 35mm......I always have either one of these on me...I live in Bangkok now, and I see interesting things everyday....I also dont drive a car, so when I am commuting, I have ample opportunities to take "interesting" photos....as far as film goes....usually some fuji 100 color or xp2....it depends....sometimes I carry a light meter, but not always....lately, my girlfriend has started to carry a camera too with her....she was using one of my Leicas for awhile but she prefers the nikon f that I bought....she says it's easier to focus....

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Old 10-28-2009   #20
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Ricoh GR1v (film). Super 28/2.8 lens. Very compact. Fits comfortably in a pocket. Clearly designed by a shooter.
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Old 10-28-2009   #21
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I usually have an Oly in my courier bag - a 35RC, Trip 35 or XA. I carried a Contax TVS II - which I loved - for about a week, but the flexible circuit board died (fortunately during the warranty period). A Leica Mini-Zoom arrived in the mail today. I'll test it out this weekend and hopefully it will become my permanent daily companion.
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I always carry my M6 with a 35, 50 or both in a domke. The only place I do not is the gym or if the leica is loaded with slower film and I won't have much light, then it is the ricoh GRD2. Often both.
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Old 10-28-2009   #23
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Camera thats always with me is Canon Q17 GIII - always in a car. When I expect to take photos, I bring Hexar RF with either Hex 35 or Hex 50 lens. Film - whatever I have on hand at the time.
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When I was working in Japan, I carried my main/best camera every day too.

Leicas were daily carry cameras for serious photographers in the old days, but nowadays we have more automated and smaller 35mm cameras.
I took my entire Hexar kit with me almost every day for the first three years I had it. It still comes out with me a good deal, but for assorted reasons it's not every day now. Since breaking my Ricoh GR-1, I've longed for a camera that fit the bill for easy everyday use. The Contax Tvs has been it since I got it from you in late April. As with everything, this could change, but so far it's been tops for me. I normally load it with either XP-2 or BW400CN, but once I've got my home-souping setup going again, I'll need to choose between HP5 (my old standard), Tri-X, and Neopan. Oh, the decisions...!


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When I used to walk to work I carried my M6 or M4, depending on color or B&W.
Now that I commute by bicycle I bring my CL with me in my backpack most days. I'm going to rig a cell phone pouch or something for my Stylus Epic so I can pull it out without going into my pack.
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Never leave my house w/o a camera. Mju II is always in a small styro box loeaded with XP2 in my car and CLE with 28 ultron/40-c in my domke F5xb (now the canonet gIII). Others go with me on personal photo assignment only.
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Can't believe no one has mentioned one: Retina IIa is my favorite carry camera. If I'm lazy I carry my Stylus Epic. I like my Leica IIIc, Oly ECR and Minox GL, but the Retina is really my joy to shoot pocket camera.
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I carry an MP with either 35 cron or 50 elmar to work pretty much everyday. I used to carry Rollei 35 quite often but she is now in a very sorry state.

MP with a small lens can fit in the side pocket of my backpack so it's sitting there or held in my hand ready to shoot when I walk to/from office.
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I must say I envy those of you who can walk to work...
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I rarely leave the house without an M6 ttl along with a 50mm or 35mm lens, usually in a small haversack. Experience has taught me that I often see things I'd like to shoot when I don't have it with me. Of course I see things when I do have it with me too...
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Olympus is my chosen brand for a daily carry camera. It's eather the Oly Trip, -RC or sometimes even the bigger brother -RD that I have with me. I have a Mju-II as well. All are very good cameras and enjoyable to use.
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Film, MP + 35 Summilux pre-aspheric. Digi, M8.2, lens varies.

As others say, why have a Leica and use something else?

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I recently returned to working from home, so now every time I leave my house, I carry at least my M8 and often also my M2 with me. When I worked in NYC I used to carry an M6 or a Digilux 2, but not nearly as often as I should have. I need to figure out a safe way to carry a camera when I'm on my bike, as I tend to see things I wish I'd stopped to shoot, but didn't have a camera with me.

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Always with me is one of my Trip35s or an Oly RC35, loaded with Tri-x or APX100.

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Depends on the weather. If it looks like rain then I limit myself to something that will fit comfortably under my coat (anything from an M3 to a Rolleiflex SLX). If the weather looks fair then I'll carry whichever of my cameras takes my fancy that day, up to and including a Linhoff Technika 70. Rarely will I carry an extra lens.

As long as I have a camera with me, I'm happy.

PS. How's this for daily carry?

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I gave up all my cameras except for my OM-2, and that one goes with me pretty much anywhere.
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