Which analog camera(s) do/did you own?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Herman, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Going back in time.
    My first camera was a Agfa Silette LK, which I still have.
    Yashica SLR, Cosina P&S, Rollei 35 LED (still got this camera), Olympus FTL SLR (still got him), 110 cameras from Agfa, Olympus OM-10 SLR, Olympus PEN FT SLR 18x24mm, oh well, that's it.
    I do look forward hearing from you, thanks in advance. :thumbup:
  2. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    I still like film!

    The film cameras I have is: Minox 35, Holga, Lomo LCA, Canon 3000 and my baby:

    Leica M2 from 1963

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4304052357/" title="Leica M2 + Voigtlander Nokton 35 1.4 SC by VidarFoto, on Flickr"> 4304052357_a409b73c20. "499" height="500" alt="Leica M2 + Voigtlander Nokton 35 1.4 SC" /></a>
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  3. sebastel

    sebastel Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2010
    not your business
    ZI, CV Bessa R2C, Contax IIa, Leica IIIa, OM-1
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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    OK ... lets see if my memory works

    First camera was a box camera that took roll film...then there was my dads Pen-F and probably a pen EE.

    First student grant saw a Zenith EM, then a Praktica L... and a zeith enlarger in a suitcase... very james bondski

    After that there was a Nikon EM and an Olympus XA which lasted me all the way to first digital camera in 2000

    In the last year I have added a leica CL and an OM-1 to my shelf, but have hardly used them.

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  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    A pair of Canons...FT-b and AE-1
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  6. graustark

    graustark Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 24, 2010
    Houston, Texas, USA
    I think I've posted this link before, but I own most of these still: http://www.flickr.com/photos/graustark/collections/72157600153352845/

    ... and used them regularly until I got my E-P2! Before that I did very little digital photography. I've only finished two rolls of film in 2010, and developed neither. Part of it is that I'm enjoying the E-P2, part is that the convenient pro lab quit processing film, and part is that it has been one heck of a busy year.
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    My first camera was a Canonet 1.9 - nice lens and I mainly shot slides. Then went to a Canon auto until digicams came along. I have a collection of some 70-80 35mm cameras. Mainly compacts but I have about 15 slrs of various makes. Don't shoot film anymore and will sell my collection. Nothing valuable.
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  8. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    memories, memories, ....

    I started with a Mamiya 500 TL, a 24x36 Reflex.
    Later, I got 2 Nikons, a FM and a FE, still later, I added a Mamiya C220, that was stolen in Germany, and replaced by a C330.
    Still later, a Sinar F and a few lenses.

    And then, years after that, the quantum leap into digital with a Panasonic FZ 30 and now a G1.

    I still have the Sinar, and also an adaptor for it to mount the G1.
    I must remember to shoot with that combo again :biggrin:

    C U,
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  9. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    I can't remember - that's what comes of being an "old git"

    but I reckon that I have still got most of them, as I keep finding stuff in the loft - except one of the first Fuji SLRs, (I think it was called Fuji - Fujion?), I swopped it for an enlarger that never worked
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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Leica's, lots and lots of Leica.
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  11. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Started off with a Voigtlander Bessa, 8 on 120 roll film which I enjoyed using, later had a rangefinder coupled version (now worth a lot of money, but no longer have mine :frown:), Mamiya Press of which I still have some gear, Mamiya 330f, Leica M3 which had to have been my favourite in terms of its engineering and focussing accuracy.
    Now have an Olympus E1 and Panasonic G1 and GF1. The GF1 with a 20mm lens is my up to date Bessa, field of view virtually equivalent to the Bessa with its 105 mm Tessar lens in a skopar shutter. The ideal walk round companion, and if it had rangefinder focussing then it would be my modern M3, well we can all dream can't we :smile:
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  12. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Are those the same as Film cameras - never heard them called that before
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  13. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Film could well be thought of as an analogue recording system.
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  14. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    UUmmmm......don't know if I can remember back that far.

    I had a Brownie Hawkeye....then an Argus C44 RF.....Yashica Mat-124 TLR....Rolleiflex Xenotar TLR...Minolta SRT-101.....and then Canon's....AE-1, 630, 1N.

    That's 40 years worth.......:dance2:
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  15. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Used to own; AE2, Kiev 4, EOS Rebel
    Still own; Lubitel 166, Lomo LC-A +RL, Leica M6TTL(BIG GRIN)
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  16. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi everyone, thanks for your postings. I forgot to list a SLR camera from Fuji (sorry).
  17. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    1st was a Kodak 110 (I was 9). Currently have Olympus LT Zoom 105, 2 OM-1's (one is black), Canon Sureshot, Minolta 7sII, Skylark IV rangefinder, Canon A70, Canon G6, and my newest, a GF1.
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  18. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    I was into photography since I was just kid. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic that used flashcubes. My first serious camera was a Nikomat FTn w/Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 that my dad bought for me (used).

    Over the years, I tried too many cameras to list here. I currently rotate through using my film and digital gear. I enjoy using both film and digital.

    Nikon bodies 35mm film bodies: F2, F2s, F3HP, F4s (2)

    Nikkor and Nikon Mount lenses: Sigma 15-30 AF, Tokina 17 f3.5 AF, 24 f2.0, 24 f2.8 AF, Tamron 24-135 AF, 35 f2.0, 35mm f2.8, 50 f1.4 (2), 50mm f1.8 AFD, 55 Micro, 85 f2.0, 85mm f1.8 AFD, 105 f2.5 (2), 200 f4, 200 f4 Micro, 300 f4.5, 500 f8 Reflex

    (now you know why I bought a Nikon to M43 adapter :smile: )

    And I also use:

    P&S (Yashica T4, Olympus XA2)
    Medium format: Hasselblad 500CM (50, 80, 150mm)
    Rangefinders: Leica (M3, 50mm f2.8 Elmar, 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar), Voigtlander Bessa R w/35mm f2.5 Color Skopar

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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Past (in no particular order):

    • Canonet QL17
    • Zeiss Ikon ZM
    • Bessa R3A
    • Olympus OM-2n

    • Olympus Stylus Epic
    • Olympus XA
    • Nikon FM2N
    • Nikon EM
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  20. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    First was a GAF 100XF 126 cartridge box camera, closely followed by a Minolta Autopak 700 and Petri FA-1 borrowed on occasion from my grandfather and father respectively.

    After that came a Yashica MG-1 and throughout the next 20 years or so, the following Canons: AE-1, A-1, AE-1 Program, T90, Elan IIe, EOS IX, Rebel 2000. I believe the last analog camera I bought to use was an Olympus Stylus Epic.

    I own a whole bunch of analog cameras that have been inherited or bought from Ebay, but which were bought strictly to collect and have not really been used. Pictures of all of them may be found in my Film Cameras album in my gallery, if you are interested.


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