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My favorite film camera.......


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Nikonsince1972

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Is still my Hasselblad 500CM. I still do shoot a lot of film, occasionally in 35mm but the quality in medium format simply cannot be beat. When I am away from home and can't print the images, I scan them with a Nikon Super Cool Scan 8000. The negatives, scanned at 4000 dpi, can be as large as 700MB!



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My favorite has to be my Olympus OM-4 Ti. I still have it with the smallest lens being one for the bellows and up to the 500MM mirror lens. Film is almost impossible to find and have it processed. I cried when Kodak dropped Kodachrome. How many of you have seen a huge enlargement from Kodachrome 25 directly on to Cibachrome? 



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Is still my Hasselblad 500CM. I still do shoot a lot of film, occasionally in 35mm but the quality in medium format simply cannot be beat. When I am away from home and can't print the images, I scan them with a Nikon Super Cool Scan 8000. The negatives, scanned at 4000 dpi, can be as large as 700MB!

I used to have a Mamiya 645J used to love using it, the cost of film for it really slowed your photography down and made you think about each shutter press (at around £1 GBP per shot when film cost and processing was added together) I sold it to a wedding photographer friend. I do miss it sometimes!   



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My favourite that I really used a lot was my old Canon F1, which I sold when I went digital. A lovely camera, and the rotating sports finder was amazingly good for anyone who wears glasses or needed to use the camera at low level or on a microscope occasionally - since I was doing a lot of nature and scientific photography I tended to use that capability a lot.

 

My favourite that I liked but could never justify was an Olympus Pen FT, the old half-frame SLR. It was a lovely little camera, but I hadn't really taken on the implications of the image size when I bought it. Twice as much enlargement for any given print size, slides were about a quarter as bright as full frame when projected to the same size, and so forth. I went through three or four films then sold it on.



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F4E. RZ 6X7 and P2.



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The only film cameras that I still use are a Hasselblad 500CM and a Nikon SP.  However, my favorite from past use is a Nikon F3.  I should look around for a nice example and a couple lenses.



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F4E in 35 mm, Rollei 6008i in 6x6 and the Pentax 67 II in 6x7. I do miss the 4x5 and 8x10 in view cameras for the quality of the large film, but they were cumbersome beasts on location.