If You Had to Pick Two Cameras..

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by JADoss23, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. fstop

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    My choice not yours, everyone forgets Leica made very good SLRs
     
  2. Arbitrarium

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    Good to see so many people choosing Olympus for their SLR choice.

    Currently only really shooting with two cameras anyway, so I'll go with:

    Olympus OM1n. Small, light, lovely lenses, good looks.
    Kodak Retina II. Pocket-sized, amazing lens, can beat people to death with it.
     
  3. djk

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    Minolta xd11 and Minolta Autocord
    or
    Canon EOS-1n RS and Bronica ETRSi
     
  4. Theo Sulphate

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    By format...

    ...Subminiature:

    ......Pentax Auto 110 SLR
    ......Minox III (8x11mm)

    ...35mm:

    ......Nikon F2 (meterless)
    ......Leica M3

    ...Medium format:

    ...... Mamiya RB67 Pro S
    ...... Fuji GW690III

    ...Large format:

    ...... Pacemaker Speed Graphic
    ...... Sinar F1

    All but the Pentax 110 will survive an enemy EMP. I choose the RB67 because I prefer 6x7 and I like its macro capability and revolving back.

    Aside from the little Pentax SLR, these are all 100% mechanical, 100% manual cameras.
     
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    I'd go with the F-1N, and my RZ67.

    If just 35mm then the F-1N, and Leica M4-P
     
  6. mhanc

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    very easy... several years ago i sold down my collection and now have only two cameras [and an RF body that i am having trouble parting with].

    nikkormat ft3 w/ 50mm f1.8
    rolleiflex 3.5f planar

    however, this thread is really causing my GAS to flare up...
     
  7. E. von Hoegh

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    Nikon F2, Deardorff V8, based on utility.

    Contax II, Linhof ST IV, based on sentiment.
     
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    Hmmm..this is tricky ! I'd go with one 35mm and one MF, so I'd choose:

    F3HP and leave the M6
    RB67 and leave the 500CM, 500EL, C330
     
  9. Jason Berge

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  10. FujiLove

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    Mamiya 6: Go anywhere, travel camera. Quick to use, light weight, built in meter.
    Hasselblad 503: Everything else.
     
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    As much as I do not like to think about it, this thread will become relevant when I finally downsize to move.
    The current house is much bigger than the house we will retire into.
    So a LOT of my "stuff" has to be sold off.
    So which of my X cameras of various formats from 35mm to 6x6 to 4x5 to keep, and which of my 5 enlargers to keep?
     
  12. Finny

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    downsize from all my over 15 cams to only 2 of them... :cry:
    I will keep my M4 and my Minolta XD7/XD11 ... and the Pentax MX, the R7, the 500CM, the F3 of course and .... :whistling:
     
  13. Grif

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    My film camera choice
    Nikon Ftn
    Retina late model without the meter. IIc? It's a shelf queen in my mancave ;-)
    I'd shoot both of these

    I get to sell stuff to get a different film camera?
    Nikon Ftn
    Mamiya C33
    I'd be shooting the C33

    Off Topic: Does it need to be film?
    Nikon Ftn
    Nikon D7200
    I'm shooting the D7200 and foundling the Ftn a couple of times a month.

    I've had the Ftn since about 1970 give or take. I'll get my son to sit it on my casket. I'll have another Mamiya C33x at some point. Loved the C33 I had while my buddy was on the Asian senior trip in the late 60s.
     
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    The Nikon FE I bought for art college in 1987, and still love, and the Mamiya 7 I just got.
    Do I get to have all the best lenses?