You're top list of cameras - feel and ooze

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Hari Seldon, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Hari Seldon

    Hari Seldon Guest

    I was wondering which camera's gave you the best ooze / feel, et cetera.

    My list of camera;s I used

    1. Kodak Easyshare DX3900 (3 years)
    2. HP Photosmart 945c (1 year)
    3. Canon EOS 300D (some 2 year)
    4. Canon EOS 1D Mark II (2009 till now)

    Went from happy point & click shooter to a prosumer portrait photographer
    (mostly young children / babies with strobe).

    Funny enough my fondness of the camera's differs. While I loved the 300D
    when I first got it - within a year I thought I reached the limits of this
    camera. After 2 years I was sure I couldn't stretch the burst-rate,
    AF-quicknes, et cetera and choose a 1D instead of a 5D due to price and AF
    quicknes (children do move a lot)

    In fondness / picture ooze and feel I have a quite different list:

    1. Canon EOS 1D Mark II
    2. HP Photosmart 945c
    3. Canon EOS 300D
    4. Kodak DX3400

    Looking back I really love the HP Photosmart 945, which is in certain fields
    a truly marvellous camera (and in other fields a complete drama).
    Nevertheless, looking back in my old files I can easily pick out the HP
    pictures I took - they've got a certain ooze / feel (saturation? RGB?) that
    stands out. I do love my 1D more and it certainly takes beter pictures...
    but the HP.. I dunno. The adaptive lightning tech really had something.

    Anyone else likes to share his or her list?

    I would love to get a sort of list of special 'ooze' camera's that I can
    chase on e-Bay. Just lost an auction on a Leica Digilux 1 ;-)
    Hari Seldon, Mar 13, 2011
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    Noons Guest

    Oly E-PL1
    Nikon F6
    Nikon F4
    Nikon D200
    Zeiss Ikon RF
    Konica Hexar RF
    Nikon F2AS
    Mamiya 645 ProTL

    In no particular order: I like them all and use them all
    Noons, Mar 14, 2011
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    Michael Guest

    1. Nikon F Photomic FTN
    2. Pentax 6x7 with metering head
    3. Olympus OM 2 with motor drive
    4. Brownie Hawkeye
    Michael, Mar 14, 2011
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    shiva das Guest

    Not at all sure what "ooze" means in this context, but assuming it isn't
    leaking battery acid or lithium grease spitting out of the mechanism:

    1. Leica M6/MP (my primary cameras. MP is a heavier-built M6)
    2. Hasselblad SWC903 (fantastic for street shooting. Tiny for medium
    3. Contax G2 (late, lamented auto-focus, auto-exposure, motor driven
    4. Contax RTS3 (nothing like German-Japanese lenses. One of the wonders
    of the 1980s)
    5. Contax 645/N1 (basically the same camera, one is the 35mm version of
    the other; the other takes 120 film and has interchangeable backs.
    Lenses for the 645 also work on the N1. Too bad Kyocera killed off
    shiva das, Mar 15, 2011
  5. Hari Seldon

    Chemiker Guest

    Would love Leica M3, Nikon S, a few others.

    I make do with Nikon F4s, F2, N55, N75, P90, CP995, CP4500, Fuji
    J150W, and a Yashica D, plus a Cambo 4x5 with a Rodenstock 200.

    Blessings on those who use Canons. Good stuff!

    Wish I had back a Mamiya Press!

    Chemiker, Mar 16, 2011
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    Pete Guest

    After a great deal of thought, the Nikon FA. Compact, quiet, works
    perfectly in any mode especially TTL flash, and is more compatible with
    MF Nikkors than any Nikon DSLR. State-of-the-art MF camera with an
    extraordinary low-light metering range. Focussing screen is superb:
    every DSLR should have one.

    The Nikon FA Gold would be hard to beat for ooze/feel, even without its
    superlative performance and ease-of-use.
    Pete, Mar 21, 2011
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    The Bailey Guest

    The Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ESII with SMC Takumar 50/1.4 lens - but I
    would willingly kill for this if I don't get it by lawful means -

    The Bailey, Mar 22, 2011
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    The Bailey Guest

    Excellent choice , Pete , though not quite up to the IQ of the
    The Bailey, Mar 22, 2011
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