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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  2. Hari Seldon

    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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  4. Hari Seldon

    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
    format)
    3. Contax G2 (late, lamented auto-focus, auto-exposure, motor driven
    rangefinder)
    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
    Contax...)
     
    shiva das, Mar 15, 2011
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    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!

    A-
     
    Chemiker, Mar 16, 2011
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  6. Hari Seldon

    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 -

    :
    http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=...ei=JJSITc_jO9SChQf9i9Ug&sqi=2&ved=0CFYQ9QEwBg
     
    The Bailey, Mar 22, 2011
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  8. Hari Seldon

    The Bailey Guest

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