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What is your one favorite camera as of right now?
Old 10-01-2014   #1
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What is your one favorite camera as of right now?

Film, digital, any format, new, old, emotional reaction, workhorse, doesn't matter why...

What ONE camera is working for you the best and why?
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Old 10-01-2014   #2
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Favourite: Pentax MX or Zeiss-Ikon Super Ikonta B, it's a tie.

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I'd love to say my M3 with Amedeo-adapted Sonnar, just 'cuz it is so beautiful (in all ways). The truth is that the best answer is likely my old Mk.I RX-100. It has just never, ever let me down.
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I would say that my favorite is my Canon 7 with a Leica 50mm Summar. It's a gorgeous portrait combo. Tired of laser sharp lenses.
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My current favourite is my M type 240.

My two old workhorses are my Canon 50D and 5D (the original one).

My long-time, had it forever and still use it, favourite would have to be my OM-4T, despite my M3 having more work of late.

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My current favourite is my M type 240.

My two old workhorses are my Canon 50D and 5D (the original one).

My long-time, had it forever and still use it, favourite would have to be my OM-4T, despite my M3 having more work of late.

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M240 here also. Best workhorse without a doubt is my D700 and my emotional choice has to be my OM-1.
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In digital, X100 over M9 due to its size and the fact that I am using the 35mm field of view for 90% plus of my photos. In film, M2 for its viewfinder.
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My favourite is my current one, the only one for the past few years, the black MP
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Old 10-01-2014   #10
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NEX-6, it's a digital but in the rangefinder gestalt.. Gorgeous (albeit electronic) viewfinder on the upper left hand side like on an M or a Hexar.
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Old 10-01-2014   #11
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Forgot the why part of the question !

About the MP, it's such a simple camera that always works just like I expect it to, it's been reliable and dependable in every situation I put it through. I love that it's purely mechanical and the .58 VF (I wear glasses). And it's so damn beautiful !
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I meant for you guys to pick one camera ...
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I meant for you guys to pick one camera ...
OK then ... based purely on emotion my OM-1!

edit ... and I'll add that it's probably been my favourite camera since I first got it and looked through that amazing finder.

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Old 10-01-2014   #15
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Old 10-01-2014   #16
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Because I can't wait to shoot with it.
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Old 10-01-2014   #17
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My Leica M4 has been getting all the love for the last few weeks. It's equipped (now) with a Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2 that fits on it like a glove.

That's the one camera...
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Old 10-01-2014   #18
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Not an easy question to answer.
That said, the one I reach for more often is my Pen F with a couple of lenses. Often the 25mm f4 and 38mm f1.8, one mounted mounted and one in the pocket.

(Yeah, I know, f4 is slow for a 35mm AOV lens. Thing is the 25mm f2.8 is much more uncommon and very expensive and longer and heavier. So I manage.)
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Old 10-01-2014   #19
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Used most: M9.

Nicest to use: Harder to say. Probably MP.

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For pure versatility and reliability, and knowing that I got the picture, the Canon 5D Mark II with an EOS-OM adapter.

I like film a lot, and have the cameras to prove it, but when the shot just has to be right without struggles and worries, the Canon wins the day.
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i only have and use the fuji xe1 bodies now....i like the size, the neat clean body shape and the control layout is simple...and i like the images that come from them.
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Old 10-01-2014   #22
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Favorite right now Hexar AF. It's always with me since the M5 is in for service.

Most productive for work is the Fuji Xtrans set. It's very versatile. I added the 55-200 for some reach. Killer optic !!! (thanks again Robert )
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Canon EOS-M with 22mm pancake.

In a weird way I feel it is the digital equivalent of the Contax T3 I owned and loved. The M has great build quality (solid like the Contax), it's small (with lens fits in a jacket pocket), lens is a great 35mm equiv, and the files are just fine. And it didn't cost me much which is satisfying.
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What is you favorite camera as of right now?
One I don't have, of course. M3.

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What ONE camera is working for you the best and why?
One which I have for long time, of course.
Canon 5D.
Why.
Because it is digital, but film like FF camera with few very good lenses for it in my possession.
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I have shot only digital for 18 months. Time constraints dictate digital and the A7 gets used most.
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M 240 with 75mm Summicron is my new favorite setup. Ask again in 3 months and the answer will likely change.
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OM2s, but it is the only working body of four OMs,
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Because it is digital, but film like FF camera ...
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Old 10-01-2014   #32
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M6 + 35 cron for last 2 years. whenever i try something else i miss it dearly and come back to it very quickly.
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Old 10-01-2014   #33
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Sony A7 - because I can use it with my M lenses and the IQ suits my needs
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My personal favorite is still the X100.

Why? . . . it's small (always on my shulder), it makes fabulous pictures and my brain is now fully in synch with it.
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Film, digital, any format, new, old, emotional reaction, workhorse, doesn't matter why...

What ONE camera is working for you the best and why?
I have way too many cameras to call one a "favorite camera as of right now" in any meaningful way. Favorite has nothing to do with "most used" or whatever. I have many favorite cameras, some of which I only use once in a very rare while.

The meaningful question is
"What one camera are you using most right now and why?"

The Leica X2 is what I'm using most right now. Why? The Leica X2 is simple, compact, lightweight, has a very good lens and sensor, has nice controls, and makes very good photographs.

- The quality of the photos it makes motivates me to use it.
- The "small, light, and simple" aspects keep using it from being a distraction and allow me to have it at hand.

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X100s has been really impressive lately. It's like there is nothing it can't do well. And my Bessa L with a CV 25mm is really fun.
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Favorite - Bush Pressman 4X5 w/135/5.6 Rodenstock. Most used - Nikon F2 w/plain prism and 50/2 lens.
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Voigtlander Bessa T. External metering info, readable also while composing, and possibly the lightest rangefinder camera, 1/2000th top speed, all speeds work without batteries, back door loading and a rangefinder patch with higher magnification than most Leicas.
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Sony A7/R.

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