I have a Pentax K-1000 (my main camera), a Graflex press camera (the kind they used back in the '30's, '40's and '50's) , a Kodak Brownie Reflex 20 TLR, a Kodak Pony 135 Model B, a Kodak Instamatic X45, and a Minolta Freedom Dual point and shoot 35mm camera. The only one I actually use is the Pentax. I haven't used the Minolta in years (I think there's still film in it from a trip in 2001; never did take any pictures). I got the Instamatic as a Christmas gift many years ago (late '60's?) and I inherited the Brownie Reflex and the Pony 135 and I was given the Graflex by my cousin's (now ex-) husband when he was getting rid of some unneeded photo gear.
Way too many, is the simple answer.
But to list my favourites,
Nikormat Ftn - was my fathers camera, given to him by my grandfather, who bought himselft a Nikon F2 whilst travelling and my father the Ftn. When my grandfather passed away, my father handed me down the Nikormat and has the F2 now.
Bessa R2A rangefinder - lovely piece of kit when combined with a 50mm & a 35.
Zero 2000 pinhole - great wooden box. Yes I could have made a pinhole myself, but this camera reminds me of seeing my first pinhole images and getting excited by photography.
And then the digitals - Ricoh GRD and Panasonic LX3 - both lovely point and shoots.
We have been needing to upgrade for sometime ... my first an Olympus D-340R 1.3 megapixel and Susan had an Polaroid 5.0 megapixel she found on a "Black Friday" some years back. Susan surprised me today (early b-day gift) with a Pansonic DMC-TZ1, I'm super geeked and can't wait for the battery to finish charging, I will post some pictures tomorrow ...
I have a Nikon D70S that my wife and I have used to capture Gigs unpon Gigs worth of portrait and family photos. I also use a Nikon CoolPix for quick carry photo ops. I hope to get a D300S for myself soon as the wife hogs the D70s.
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Let me start off with a hello to the group. I've been a long time lurker and this will be my first post.Onward.I'm a father of two. A daughter of 8 and a son of 5. Five and a half if you were to ask him.Up to this point in our children's lives, their exposure to sports was limited to gymnastic lessons, until a few weeks ago when we became a soccer family.Tonight at soccer practice my son had a pretty big meltdown which I would love to shrug off as a one time event, but being his father, I have…See More
"In my trunk I have an 18th century tent, a Boy Scout cot, two wool blankets, a sleeping bag, a mallet for tent spikes, rope, a flat of bottled water and a first aid kit. I suppose there's a spare tire and tire iron in there somewhere, too."