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p.1 #1 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


what are your opinions ?


Dec 09, 2011 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


I quite enjoy my FM2 and FE2.


Dec 09, 2011 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Autofocus or manual?


Dec 09, 2011 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #4 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


jcolwell wrote:
Autofocus or manual?


Never mind.

For manual focus, consider the Pentax LX system or Contax RTS II. For autofocus, get a DSLR. YMMV.



Dec 09, 2011 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #5 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Nikon FE2 for me. I just replaced the light seals, mirror cushion, and focusing screen, so I think I'll take mine out this weekend, which I haven't done in quite a while.

I agree that if you want autofocus, you might as well shoot digital.



Dec 09, 2011 at 05:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


contax or leica r.


Dec 09, 2011 at 06:07 PM
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p.1 #7 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


ken.vs.ryu wrote:
contax or leica r.


Hard to go wrong there, either.



Dec 09, 2011 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Contax RTSIII for MF, Contax N1 for AF. Contax G2 for size... Contax FTW!


Dec 09, 2011 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #9 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


But, the Contax G2 isn't an SLR...
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For sheer useability, durability, system compatibility, parts/repair-ability/longevity and size, I opt for the Nikon FM2N.

For a "counter queen" I'd say the Leica R9, in black. Not that it isn't a useful, well-made machine, but...

It's not a revelation but I'm just reinforcing a popular notion that bodies merely hold film, let you meter and autofocus (on occasion) and most crucially, are part of a lens system.

I wish I could say I have experience with the EOS-1V, though.

Again, these are just opinions.



Dec 09, 2011 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #10 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


I'd love to have an OM-3 Ti.


Dec 09, 2011 at 06:33 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


viewfinder is the most important thing to me and i'd like to keep prices reasonable and size down, so i'd say pentax mx or olympus OM-1.

here's comparative viewfinder sizes:
minolta xd11: 94%, .87x
olympus om-1: 97%, .92x
nikon fm2: 93%, .86x
pentax mx: 95%, .97x

i'd be interested to hear about other cameras with similarly large or larger viewfinders.



Dec 09, 2011 at 06:35 PM
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p.1 #12 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


+1 MX and OM1


Dec 09, 2011 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #13 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Leica R6.2

Contax N1

And maybe classic OM1 (cause OVF and lens).



Dec 09, 2011 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #14 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Fair enough again, Sebboh

+1 for OM-1, as you could expect based on my current profile



Dec 09, 2011 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #15 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


I sure enjoy shooting my old Minolta X series cameras!

Since I use a modern EOS 1V for autofocus and modern L glass, I would have to stick with that for serious work. Autofocus isn't just for digi's guys ... modern 35mm film has beautiful color, little grain, and lets some of us actually back away from the computer for awhile.



Dec 09, 2011 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #16 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


Have had an FM2-T since 1995. Paired with my converted Leica R's, I no longer yearn for a meter-less M3.

Best of both worlds...



Dec 09, 2011 at 07:23 PM
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p.1 #17 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


EOS-3


Dec 09, 2011 at 07:25 PM
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p.1 #18 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


from a collectors point of view Contarex are quite desirable


Dec 09, 2011 at 07:44 PM
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p.1 #19 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


The bodies I'm looking at are:
Topcon RE super, or Super D
Nikon F2
Canon F1n
Olympus OM2n
Minolta SRT101
Contax S or RTS
Pantax ESII



Dec 09, 2011 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #20 · Most desirable Analog 35mm SLR cameras ?


viewfinder is the most important thing to me and i'd like to keep prices reasonable and size down, so i'd say pentax mx or olympus OM-1.

I have both the MX and the LX, and with the newer focusing screen, the LX view is incomparably brighter, sharper and more enjoyable to use.

So an LX with Ltd. lenses, or an R9.



Dec 09, 2011 at 08:11 PM
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