The last film camera I bought was a Nikon F100 on October 10, 2009,
to replace a N80 that was stolen.
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The Nikon F2 was the last 35mm SLR I used before I purchased my first digital. At the time, I was using Nikon F2, Nikon F4, and Nikon N70/F70 SLRs. I still use those film cameras.
Since my first digital camera, I have purchased 7 other digital cameras.
In fact, since my first digital camera, when used film camera prices dropped so low, I also purchased the following additional 35mm SLRs:
Another Nikon F4 (use as backup)
Another Nikon N70/F70 (use as backup)
Two Fujica ST705 m42 screw-mount (could not resist the bargain prices)
Four Pentax Spotmatic m42 screw-mount (could not resist the bargain prices)
Two Pentax ME (use when I need a smaller and lighter SLR)
All of my cameras are user cameras (not collector cameras). At the moment, one F4, one Spotmatic, and one Fujica are loaded and in use.
Nikon F2 + 18mm lens by Narsuitus, on Flickr
A Nikon F and some F2's bought in the mid 70's. Oh yeah, also a Pentax 67 as well. One of the few medium format SLR's.
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A Canon Elan 7 about six months ago for $49.00. My EOS1 quit and the old Elan IIe back latch broke. I usually get 35mm cameras for free from friends. A neighbor dropped off a Kodak 35mm from the fifties a few months ago....and it appears to work. I haven't gotten around to cleaning it up and running some film through it yet though.
The very last SLR I purchased....an RZ67 and five lenses about a month ago.
Is that the camera with all of the gears on the outside? Technically that was my first 35mm camera. I say technically because three months later I got a Braun SLR and it's light meter was broken. The meter was not integrated with the camera operations with its own metering sensor. Awww beans! It was a built in attachment that did not do anything but record the lighting. It only replaced having to use a hand held meter.
The Kodak 35 was a beast to carry around but I managed to get some nice photos with it.
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Mine was the F5 bought in 2002. I don't like it very much so now I use mainly an F3HP.
My last 35mm film camera was a Minolta 9xi. Currently using a Konika-Minolta 7D, soon to be upgraded to a Sony A580 or A77.
Bought a Canon EOS A2 in 2007.
The Canon EOS A2 had been my dream camera since it was
released in 1992 however, I could never afford and/or justify it until 2007.
Part of it is nostalgic, and part of it is the tactile sensation and ergonomics of
how the camera fits into my hands.
In 2009 I bought a Canon EOS 5 (same as the A2, but with a better viewfinder
metering scale) off of craigslist. Currently, I mostly shoot (Nikon) digitally
however, I did use the EOS 5 this past weekend. I try to run a roll or two
through it every other month.
The A2 and the EOS 5 both lie to me, and tell me that my photography is
better than it actually is, and that they will continually work forever.
How could I get rid of them?
Right now, I am fixated on trying medium format film, and leaving digital alone
for awhile. I am currently scouring the Internet for a gently used Bronica