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03-14-2009, 09:58 PM   #46
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03-14-2009, 10:40 PM   #47
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Other than Instamatics and Canon P&S 80's film cameras (dependable and efficient for what they did), these are the film cameras I own or have owned. They all have good qualities and on any given day any of them could be my favorite.

  1. KX - just fits my hands well. everything is where it should be. Sublime with a K lens.

2nd Group:
  1. Spotmatic F - a screwmount KX, and oh, those SMCT lenses!
  2. MESuper
  3. Olympus XA - others on this thread have already said everything
  4. K2
Honorable Mention:
  • Olympus OM1 (gave to my brother)
  • Spotmatic SPII
  • Spotmatic
  • MX
  • ME

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03-15-2009, 09:00 AM   #48
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My favorite film camera from a collector's view is my great-aunt's Kodak Jr. The last patent date on the lens is 1913 which seems about right since the earliest prints I have that she made were of her and friends in college in 1918.

I also have my dad's Kodak 35mm Pony which he bought in the PX while stationed in Alaska Territory in 1958. To think that he shot Kodachrome 25 using the Sunny-11 rule and most of his slides are simply beautiful is amazing. Who needs a meter?

I still like the little Olympus Stylus Epic fixed 35/2.8 point-and-shooter I bought maybe eight years ago. I'm tempted to run a role of Velvia through it just to see what I could do.

The film camera I find most tempting today is the Pentax 645. I doubt they'll ever get much cheaper.
03-16-2009, 06:09 PM   #49
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Follow up,
bid in a ME Super Sunday. Waiting on delivery.

03-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #50

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Other cameras to consider:
Nikon F
Nikon F2AS
Canon New F-1
Canon A-1
Nikon F3HP
Nikon F4
Olympus OM-2n
( Ihave them and have used them all; along with 60 other)
03-18-2009, 05:24 PM   #51
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Oooh, I'd love an F4... or an F3HP... or an OM-1... or...


...Okay, I admit, I have a bad case of CBA. Even worse since it spans multiple mounts...
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I have 3 OM-1. I'll sell you one.
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My Dad had a Spotmatic and a SF10, both were great. I've also had a Nikon F80 for a short time. The only other SLR film camera I have is the recently purchased is the Super Program. The feel/handling is great and I'll have to wait a bit for the first roll to be developed as it's B&W. (They send it out to a proper lab).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevopedia Quote

...Okay, I admit, I have a bad case of CBA. Even worse since it spans multiple mounts...
That way lies madness. I'm in enough trouble as it is.
03-25-2009, 09:13 PM   #55
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My Top Tier - LX, ME Super, Super Program / Super A, SF1n / SFXn ...

Other Favorites - KX, K2, MEF, Program Plus / Program A, SF1 / SFX ...

All GREAT camera bodies - <sigh> - :-)

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