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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by F1L1P, Mar 8, 2011.
"camera" being one you use the most for your shooting.
Voted 2010 and I expect to vote "I have mine for 2-5 years." if the poll is done again in 2012 - provided the shutter doesn't die.
Not sure many digital cameras would make it 10 years and still be working. Things change pretty fast.
Both of my previous digital cameras are still working just fine. The oldest being a Kodak DC3200, bought ten years ago. The biggest barrier to continued function in a camera is the battery, and that old dear takes four AA cells.
Alas, it's beaten by the camera in my phone in every respect but the built in flash. That's the only reason it's out of use.
My dad has a Nikon CoolPix 5700 (one of the first 'bridge' cameras out there) that still works fine. The lens motor got funky a while back but Nikon fixed it for free. I think it came out in 2000 or 2001?
E-P1 since november 2009.. A classic.
i've had my most-used camera, a Lumix G1, since last March (2010).
On the other hand, I've had my Nikon F2S since 1974, and I still use it.
I have a Kodak DCS200ir from 1993, Nikon E3 from 1997, Nikon D1 from 2000, Nikon Coolpix 600 from 1997, Kodak DCS120 from 1996...All working.
I seem to last two years between upgrades. I bought a Minolta 7D in 2006, traded it in for a Sony a700 in 2008, sold that at the end of 2010 for my a900. I also added an a33 in December.
I still have my Minolta Maxxum 7 that I bought when it launched in 2000. I traded in ALL of my manual focus Minolta gear in doing so. I kind of wish I had held on to some of those lenses.
As far as m4/3, I bought my E-PL1 in November 2010 but sold it shortly after to get a GF1. Sold the GF1 to get an E-PL2 last week, so for the poll I voted "Since 2011".
I selected 2010 as that is when I got the camera's that I use most, Canon5D MkII and my GF1. But could have ticked a few of the boxes if not all if I went back to my film days and my eos film bodies first of which was the Eos 600 then the Eos 5 both of which I still own, which would fall into the oldest catagory plus 10 years. Digital wise for my self think it would be by canon G2 from about 2001? which again I still have but does not get any use now.
Got my GH2 just before Xmas 2010 :smile:
My most used camera, a Mamiya 6, has been in my possession since 1991. Cameras in and of themselves do not really interest me. I am more interested in what they can do for me.
I am also starting to meet adults older than my camera--when did everyone get so old?
Surely this poll is going to be heavily skewed in favour of new µ4/3 kit? I had an Agfamatic 508 from 1985, SLR from 1989, went digital in 2001, upgraded in 2005 and again in 2010. The SLR and various lenses were given to a photography student through Freecycle in 2008. I'd only shot one roll of film in over fifteen years, and it was just quietly getting older on top of my wardrobe.
My digital cameras (Kodaks, DC3200 and DX6490) got incredible amounts of use compared to film, but I don't have that drive to upgrade. Five years seems to be about the period when something significantly better, rather than incrementally better, comes along.
I bought my G1 in Jan 2009.
But, I still own my "eighties" Nikons, although they get little use recently, mainly because it has become hard to get decent development and printing service.
The Nikkor lenses that go with these vintage cameras still get very regular use, and do very well on the G1
Just acquired a new GF-1, but until that waas mostly using a Samsung GX10 that I've had for a few years now - and I expect to continue using when the time is right. However, until recently I had a Nikon Coolpix 990 that I bought secondhand in 2002, and have just passed on to someone else who can make better use of it than me - a fine camera still going strong.
Just purchased my Lumix GH2 last month. Upgraded from the Lumix FZ40 superzoom (and had the FZ35 before that).
Alan, my first digital was the Canon G2 as well, and I acquired it in early 2001 as best I can recall. I still have it and it still works, although I no longer am able to see that tiny LCD. Sentimental value; will never let go of it! Still have my Canon A1 and EOS Elan; my wife just shakes her head when she opens the closet...
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