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« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2009, 04:44:11 PM »

Old Kodak camera's from the fifties.
My father's folding 35mm with a Zeiss lens (I think)
Canon FD with 50mm, 135mm, and 200mm (generic) manual aperture stop down with simple TTL metering
Nikon FTN with 50mm f/1.2 (talk about flare!) and then Micro Nik
Calumet 4x5 viewfinder with Schneider convertable lens (can't remember focal lengths)
Graphlex Speed Graphic (I've forgotten what lens)
Mamiya TLR (can't remember model number) with wide angle and normal lenses
Minolta X700 with 28mm, 50mm, and Sigma 70-200 zoom (poor QC with the Sigma), then bought a second used x700 and a vivitar 35mm-70mm zoom (I was so disappointed in 35mm at this point)
Konica Minolta diMage A2
Konica Minolta diMage A200
Sony alpha 850 with Sony Zeiss 24-70mm, one of the best cameras I've owned.
I have very fond memories of the Calumet view with the Schneider lens and the Graphlex and took my best photographs with them.  It goes to show bells and whistles are not necessary.  The craft of exposure, composition, film development and printing was a joy.


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« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2009, 01:57:43 AM »

forgot that funky polaroid viewfinder with the interchangeable lenses....and the grip....that thing always got great expressions.....but the pain of the b&w pola negative on location.....

most impressive thing ever still is a 8x10 plaroid..straight out of the camera....unless of course the 20x24 polaroid cameras:).....never owned an 8x10 but really enjoyed the couple of times i shot with one....also:contact 8x10s from b&w negs:)

also fun: nikon 950...the swivel thing...accepted lens attachments and worked great with studio flash....shot some editorials with it.....combined with the epson 1200? my first shoot, adjust, print 11x14s that time this blew people away....
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