How many camera bodys do you have?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jim Waggener, Jan 18, 2004.

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    Jim Waggener Guest

    I have kept several around for years that I still use.
    Nikon F2, FE, D100 and Minolta Maxx 5.
    I take all of them with me on a shoot.
    Jim Waggener, Jan 18, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    Colyn, Jan 18, 2004
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    Jeremy Guest

    Yashica Model A (MF TLR)
    Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic IIa
    Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic-F (2 bodies)
    Honeywell Pentax ES
    Honeywell Pentax ES-II
    Olympus Infinity Stylus (the original Stylus--with the f/3.5 lens)
    Nikon Lite-Touch 140 (P&S 38-140mm)
    Ricoh RDC-5000 Digital Camera (2.3 MP)

    Mostly use the Spotmatic-F bodies, with the ES-II about 10% of the time (I
    find that I am a minimalist, and don't require the aperture preferred
    automation of the ES models).

    The Olympus Infinity Stylus about 10% of the time (it's my pocket camera for
    "grab shots")

    The MF camera perhaps 2% of the time.
    Jeremy, Jan 18, 2004
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    Until recently, I had quite a few. Then I sold off all my film cameras
    except for one. Now, all I have are;
    Two Nikon D100's
    One Nikon FE

    Plus a an old Canon Rebel that I use in my classes to demonstrate what a
    shutter is!

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Jan 18, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Exacta VX, Exacta VXIIb (2), Bolsei, Canon AT-1, Canon A2, Canon 1n, Canon
    Skip M, Jan 18, 2004
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    JR Guest

    Nikon F100
    Nikon F70
    Pentax K1000
    Minolta Dimage A1
    JR, Jan 18, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Most of my cameras are body lens combinations but the 4 Argus C3s
    technically have interchangable lenses - and I have one 90mm for them
    The C4 is also interchangable but try to find another lens for it.
    My old Contaflex has a built in lens as does my LOMO and the box camera
    So in terms of "bodies" - I have one, an EOS 3 -- but I get the use of my
    wife's Elan 7 occasionally
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 18, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    Jim Waggener said:
    D60, EOS 30, Canon A-1 (x2) and a dead AE-1 Program. Soon to add a Nikon
    F2 Photomic.
    Dallas, Jan 18, 2004
  9. Three: EOS 3, EOS Elan 7E, Contax G1.
    Robert Meyers, Jan 18, 2004
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    supercow Guest

    Too many! ( )
    But I use only one of them, wich is the Dynax 7. And occasionally I
    use my RD175. The rest is just there to look pretty on a shelf. :)
    supercow, Jan 18, 2004
  11. So is this like the thread about favorite focal lengths - we're going to
    average the number of bodies owned to produce a useless statistic? In that
    case I own -7
    Pieter Litchfield, Jan 18, 2004
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    The Wogster Guest

    Gee you guys make me feel disappointed with only one, that's right a
    single camera body. I had two but one died, and I got rid of it, before I
    realised it could have easily be repaired. I would like to add another
    two to the collection though. I have a Konica FC-1, I would like to add a
    FT-1 (essentially the same camera, but with built in motor drive), and a
    T3 (yeah, T for tank, although long out of production, they were built so
    tough that many of them still work really well).


    The Wogster, Jan 18, 2004
  13. More than 50, probably many more. And, no, I am not a dealer, just a
    nutty collector who uses as many as he can with no hope whatsoever of using
    everything in a rotating schedule over a reasonable time period.
    I have Nikon MF and AF bodies, Canon FD, Minolta MF, Pentax screw and
    bayonet, Kodak Signets andRetinas, Canon GIIIs, Konica rangefinders, and a
    large drawer full of P&S cameras ranging from the fine little Konica A4 and
    Big Minis to the fun Samsung ECX1.
    I have multiples of several of my favorite bodies, such as the Nikon FA,
    N8008s and N6006, the classic Minolta XE5, the Canon GIII. the Konica A4,
    the Ricoh FF90 Super, the original Nikon Lite-Touch, and the Samsung ECX1.
    There are a few others too.
    It is my passion and my hobby, I say proudly, no longer gainfully
    employed exclusively in the photography end of the journalism trade and
    having gone over to the dark side of the word people. I enjoy using what I
    can, trading occasionally, selling once in a rare while, and the pure
    pleasure of fine equipment. Every piece I own is in mint cosmetic and
    working condition.
    I have gifted my wife, children, brother, sister, nieces and nephews with
    cameras over the years. As a result, one daughter has a home studio in
    Dallas (part time) and one niece who just graduated from college is pursuing
    a career in photojournalism.
    Other relatives who weren't as thrilled with photography hardware as I
    am nevertheless use very capable P&S gear I gave them to make lovely
    photographs. So, looking back, I realize that some of the cameras once
    filling my den have been put to use by others. It's kind of a warm, fuzzy
    feeling that my hobby has been passed on in some small measure.
    I do not yet own a digital camera.
    I might add that I have a large selection of lenses and flashes for each
    camera type.
    In my defense, it all keeps me out of the pool halls.
    Ken Rosenbaum, Jan 18, 2004
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    Capt Nud Guest

    Canon 10D
    Canon Elan 7E
    Canon 10S
    Canon GLIII
    Nikon 8008
    Nikon FM
    Contax G-I
    Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer
    Yashica T-4
    Olympus C-3000

    The film cameras get almost no use these days, except for the Contax. Love the
    look of the pictures those lenses produce.
    Capt Nud, Jan 18, 2004
  15. 14
    Charlie Dilks, Jan 18, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Matt Clara, Jan 18, 2004
  17. Canon T-90
    'P' Rangefinder (Will trade for FD lenses! ggeonerdd#yahoo#com)

    Leicaflex 'standard'. Mostly dead. Drooling moron (father) took it fly
    fishing, fell in, and was too cheap to have it properly cleaned and
    dried. "Here's a present!" DOH!

    Flaming POS C-3000 plasticrap. DOH!

    Greg Campbell, Jan 18, 2004
  18. SLR:

    1 Canon FTbN (black)
    2 Canon FX
    1 Fujica ST-605n
    1 Fujica ST-705
    1 Vivitar 400/sl
    1 Minolta SRT-101
    1 Minolta SRT-102
    1 Minolta SRT-303
    1 Minolta X-9
    2 Bronica C

    Rangefinder (removeable lens):

    1 Cosina/Voigtlander Bessa R
    1 Fujica G690
    19 Braun Super Paxette (I'm a little obsessed with Paxettes)
    1 Wittnauer Professional
    1 Diax IIb
    1 Diax IIa
    1 Diax Ia
    4 Argus C4 Geiss-modification

    I usually take at least one fixed-lens rangefinder with me, with an
    SLR and a couple of lenses. Or, since I just recently got my Bessa R,
    I might take that, some lenses for it, and an SLR or another
    fixed-lens rangefinder. Generally at least two cameras of some kind
    or another. Sometimes more.

    I use ALL of them when and as I can. Sometimes I have to put them
    into a rotation, but I've shot each of them at least once.

    Best Regards,

    Bill Mattocks
    The Bill Mattocks, Jan 18, 2004
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    mr. chip Guest

    Minolta Dynax 404si
    Nikon EM
    Holga 120SF
    Rolleicord V
    home-made pinhole.

    mr. chip, Jan 18, 2004
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    2 x Pentax MZ-5n
    Pentax LX
    Pentax MX
    Pentax S1a

    and an old russian Zorki 4k rangefinder for when I feel in one of my
    Cartier-Bresson moods :)

    And I'm shortly going to be adding to the above with a Pentax 67II for
    landscape work.

    Donald A. Morrison, Jan 18, 2004
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