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02-05-2008, 08:34 AM   #16
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I have a K100D and use it a lot.

However, what I put in my work bag is always a film camera. Today I have the Program Plus with the 43 Limited. I suppose of all the SLRs the PP is the one I most often cart around. But others see regular duty as well: SP1000, ZX10. I use a Nikon EM and Oly OM2s two or three times a year.

But what I really like to slip in my bag: Yashica T4, Kodak Retina IIa, Voigtlander Bessa 66, and the Fuji F10.

I also shoot with a Ricoh Diacord on a regular basis. Oh yeah, Mike Cash reminds me I do have and use the GSN every couple of months.

02-05-2008, 10:31 AM   #17
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Re: Which bodies do YOU own? And still use?

I have (and use) an MZ-S and K10D. I started with an *istDL, worked up to the K10D, and once I finally got brave enough to try film, bought the MZ-S.
02-05-2008, 01:33 PM   #18
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OK, this is scary!

Hadn't really thought about my 'inventory' for awhile, so this took a little research... but here is the collection:


Pentax K10D

Film: (all actually functional)

110 SLRs:

Pentax Auto 110 (2)
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR


Olympus Centurion
Olympus Centurion S (2)

35mm non-SLRs:

Kodak Motormatic 35
Ricoh R1 QD
Agfa Solina 35mm (my first - back in the 50's!)
Konica Auto S2 (2)

35mm SLR Bridge:

Olympus IS-1
Olympus IS-10
Olympus IS-50
Olympus IS-3 DLX

35mm SLRs:

Asahi Pentax SV
Pentax Spotmatic
Pentax Super Program
Pentax ZX-5n
Pentax ZX-M
Olympus OM-1 (Black)
Olympus OM-2n (2)
Olympus OM-2S (2)
Olympus OM-4 (Black)
Olympus OM-F
Olympus OM-PC (2)
Olympus OM 2000
Olympus OM-4T
Canon AE-1 Program
Canon A-1
Yashica Penta J

Medium Format:

Pentax 6x7
Koni Rapid Omega 200
Agfa Ventura 66 V 120 6x6 Folder
Agfa Isolette 120 6x6 Folder
Agfa B2 Commander 120 6x6 Folder
Ansco Speedex 4.5 Special 120 6x6 Folder
Ansco B2 Speedex 120 6x6 Folder
Franka-Werk Solida 120 6x6 Folder

Actively in use:

Pentax K10D
Olympus OM-4T
Olympus OM-2S
Olympus Centurion S
Pentax ZX-5n
Pentax 6x7
Canon A-1

35mm usage is pretty much dictated by which lens set up I want/need to use... the K10D is used at least 50-100 times more frequently than any of the others, though I'm finding myself going back to film a bit more as the 'newness' of digital has worn off!
02-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #19
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That is some collection.

Heres Mine

Digital SLR

Pentax *istDS
Pentax K10D

Digital compact

Fujifilm finepix Z1
Fujifilm finepix 1400Zoom

Digital Bridge

Fujifilm S6500fd
Fujifilm Finepix S5000 Zoom


Olympus Newpic Zoom 900
Fujifilm Nexia Q1

Film 35mm SLR

Pentax MZ-5n
Pentax MZ-50
Praktica MTL 5B

Film Compact

Samsung 105S Zoom
Halina Vision XAS
Olympus Trip 35

Film Medium Format

Bronica ETR-S
Agfa Isolette

The Digital are used most (esp the K10D)

but the film are used from time to time.

02-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
So I'm just curious about which film bodies you own and still use? And some small thoughts on good and bad things with the body. Do you own a digital SLR also? Everything from daily use to those bodies that come out once a year to "see if they still work" counts. Do post pictures of the cameras if you have any
Unlike some other Forum members, I'm not much of a collector. I usually sell the unused gear to finance the stuff I need (or think I need ). Right now I have:

Pentax LX (w/ FA-1 finder): I still use it on occasion (maybe 6 times a year) for shooting slides. Very well made and reasonably small and light. Great for travel and landscape use with some small Pentax fixed focal length lenses. This is about as close as I'll get to Leica-level quality with a quiet and compact SLR outfit. Some back-lighted scenes can fool the meter, but otherwise it works splendidly. The kit includes 5 Pentax prime lenses from 20mm to 200mm and a hotshoe flash.

Pentax SF-10: This is actually my wife's camera. She hasn't used it in several years but she won't part with it. I exercise the camera about 3-4 times a year and it works fine. The kit includes 3 Pentax F lenses from 28mm to 200mm, and it can share lenses and the flash with the LX kit.

Nikon D80: I use this camera for family shots, sports/action use, and some travel, landscape and other general use. The kit includes 3 Nikkor "pro" zooms (covering 12mm to 200mm), a 105mm "Micro-Nikkor" macro/telephoto prime, the Nikon 1.4X tele-converter (matched to the 70-200mm f2.8 VR zoom and the 105mm VR Micro) and a hotshoe flash. A big, heavy, and expensive kit but it does it all.

I also have a Gitzo Basalt tripod with a Kirk BH-3 ball head (and a bunch of Kirk plates for everything) and a Bogen 3001 tripod with a Manfrotto 410 geared heard (for telescope and macro use). I have split ND filters and polarizers for most lenses, and I use the split ND a lot.

I almost sold part of the LX kit but decided that I want to keep it and use it on occasion.

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02-05-2008, 03:46 PM   #21
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Film wise i still use my:
Yashica Mat

Still have but rarely use:


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In order of most used at the top:

-Pentax K10D with battery grip.
-Canon 20D with battery grip.
-Canon S5 IS.
Canon A2E 35mm camera body with grip.
-Pentax SF10.
-Pentax P3.
-Asahi Pentax S.
-Olympus 35 SP.
-Kodak Retinette 1A.
-Nikon Coolpix 990.
-Stereo Realist 35mm.
-Rolleiflex 4x4 Baby Gray.

I haven't used the Baby Gray yet. I bought it because I found it to be a neat looking camera (at a garage sale). Everything is in working order, but it is hard to find 127 film.
02-05-2008, 11:08 PM   #23
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Digital Cameras
Pentax K10D
Fugi S9600
Fugi S5000

Film Cameras
Pentax ZX-10
Minolta x-370

K10 is fantastic, but I am renewing an old interest in film.

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Well, I have owned and been using a lot of my cameras for quite a few years now,..with a few recent additions of suitable older gear, and some newer units.

All film, with the exception of my Sony k750i phone, and a Kodak easy Share camera I got as a Real Bargain years ago.

I pretty much Carry one of these with me almost everyday, everywhere !,

Spotmatic SP 500
Spotmatic SP 1000 (Being serviced as this is written)

Usually one of or Both
Spotmatic F's, (one needs service as it's metering has gone haywire)
Usually for B&W, My 'Baby'
Black Spotmatic SP

28, 35, 50's galore,, 105 (drool) and 135, all Later open aperture models

I Also LOVE my Japanese rangefinders !!
I often carry them, if Nothing else,..I can Only agree and add to the already well known and understood appreciation of Many of the RF's made in this Era, like the Yashica Electro G series and I Have to add that Both of the Following are Great Cameras to use and have as was said Lenses almost Too Sharp !!!, The Konica is a little Killer !!!,

I Still regularly use my Trusty old
Black Minolta 7s,...Drool,,...NOTE; This camera (along with the Older Pentax's, especially the Black one), are Great Conversation starters !!

I have met Many Very Friendly (and often 'Lamenting'), ex Pentax owners.

People seem amazed that I Still use Film and Have owned the Cameras for so Long ! AND That they are Still Working.

The Minolta, (Which IS in Very Good condition) amazes people when you tell them it was made in 1966 !!!

More recently I acquired a Virtually Brand New
Konica Auto S3
Which I am Really enjoying using quite a bit of late. (It belonged to the Father of an Old Girfriend from Schooldays !!)
It is Superbly Sharp, Easy to use and has very good metering.

Much like the Minolta 7sII's and Earlier Yashica's mentioned,...a True 'GEM'.

Now if I could 'Convert' my Canon Dial 35 to Full Frame !!,..or,..Digital !!!,,.....

The Most Modern camera I often carry and use, is a
Canon EOS-50
and I have recently acquired an M42 to EOS adapter for My Takumars.

I still feel Very comfortable with My almost as Old as Me Pentax's !!,

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Asahi Pentax K1000 x2
Asahi Pentax auto110
Pentax K110D
Pentax K10D
02-09-2008, 08:44 AM   #26
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*ist Film, ZX-50 (latter is retired as it's in pretty beat up shape)
02-09-2008, 09:39 AM   #27
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Pentax P3N
Pentax *istDS

both in use. I saw many bodies in this thread here but no P3N I had to buy it as replacement body after my MX got stolen in '86
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QuoteOriginally posted by stoo23 Quote

People seem amazed that I Still use Film and Have owned the Cameras for so Long ! AND That they are Still Working.
Yes I get that a lot too, people just cannot understand that you can take photos with a film camera after digital was introduced. Btw I'd like to see someone with a DSLR produced today still use it in forty years...
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Pentax K10D (What else?)

Pentax Z-1 (maybe the best analog camera I 've ever seen)

I use them both. The digital more often but I think that if I want future security I use the film body.
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ME Super

Lately I've carried both P3n and P30t around a lot.

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