The 'one photo for each camera you own(ed)' thread :)

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
Kodak Retina IIC, 50mm F2.8 Xenon, wide-open. Not long ago, I replaced the "Cocking Rack" on this camera. Micro-Tools still sells the part. The camera was discontinued 60 years ago.

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The cocking rack is the "weak Link" of the Retina series. But- they hold up in most of them. Someone has to force the advance to strip it. Easily done- as a "special feature" is for the advance to lock up when the film counter counts down to "1". Many Ebay sellers not familiar with the camera will list them as "it was working, then stopped"...

My daughter has had her picture taken with a 35mm camera from almost all of the known manufacturers. And at least 150 different lenses.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013


Nikon Ftn Photomic, with the Vivitar 135/2.3, wide-open. This lens features a floating element for close-range-correction, years before the camera manufacturers used them. I brought this lens with me when looking at the Nikon Df, told the salesman that he had a sale if I could use this lens with it. No problem using the lens wide-open, bought the Df.
 

pictogramax

Top Veteran
Aug 18, 2011
Zemun, Serbia
I don't have shots from the first three cameras I used - a 2MP Sony that I don't even remeber the name, a 6MP HP that was fun, but really slow in operation and Canon Powershot A610 that was actually quite nice compact for it's time, but unlucky for that camera, I bought a second-hand Canon Pro1 soon after it, so it never really got a chance.

So, one from Canon Pro1:
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Then I bought a second-hand Nikon D70:
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Then along these two cameras I played a bit with vintage film cameras, here a Canonet GIII QL17...
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...and Minolta XD7 with 50mm f1.7 lens:
PICTOGRAMAX - 2010 - CLAIRE.jpg

...and Yashica Lynx 14E with 50mm f1.4 lens (what a gorgeous camera BTW):
PICTOGRAMAX - 2010 - INITIATION.jpg

...and Olympus SP35:
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I haven't used them in a long while, but they left me infatuated with old manual lenses, so after my PRo1 died, I bought Sony NEX3 and several adapters and lenses. I won't post an example for each combo; here's an image with Minolta 45mm f2:
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Then I started travelling a lot to the festivals in France, many times by Wizz or EasyJet and space and weight became important, so when at the Vienna airport I stumbled on heavily discounted Sony RX100 (as new iterations were already introduced), I bought one and it was my faithful companion for several years:
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I really used and abused it and last summer it started getting tired, emitting some strange noise while focusing :-( And sometimes it even whines :-( I still use it, but I guess it's just a matter of time when it will rejoin my lovely Canon Pro1 in camera heaven. So I got me an used Sony A6000 last December, and it's EVF rekindled my love for manual focusing and vintage glass :)
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Now I'm toying with the idea of getting an used Fuji XT1 in good condition, for it's apparently splendid EVF :)

Oh, and I forgot - I loved the camera and filter app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone 9. Curiously, somehow I'm not that enchanted with my much modern phone and camera.
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Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Kodak Instamatic 105 (my first own camera). The guy is a surgeon I used to work with during my nurse training.

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Minolta SRT303b circa 1980
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Pentax Espio 738 which I was using whilst visiting friends in the USA.
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Moved to digital some time later after a long gap from any photography

Kodak DC5000: friends at a gathering many years ago.
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Olympus C760uz
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Olympus Stylus1020. Cant find.
Olympus XZ1
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I have to pause now, too many others...
 
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Matero

All-Pro
Jan 28, 2014
Helsinki, Finland
What a travel in time! I would have thought to find very different photos, but... it seems I've been shooting a lot of my beloved ones. Picked few examples. Then in the archive there are endless number of buildings, some cars and bikes and landscapes. But mostly people. Who had thought :)

I dumped all phone pictures, and took in only digital cameras, ILC or compacts. Some cameras obviously used more creatively and some only for quick snaps. Have fun!

First digital compact, my older daughter in her first trip to Tenerife, Spain. And now she has grown up, world citizen speaking fluently English, French, Spanish, Swedish and Finnish. Oh my....
Teneriffa 2002-12-02 00.02.26 Canon DIGITAL IXUS v2 f2.8 1_60s ISO50.jpg
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Another try with the compact digital. My older son when he joined the navy.
Sotilasvala Mikael Upinniemi 2010-08-27 12.19.39 COOLPIX S700 f2.8 1_64s ISO0.jpeg
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Canon Rebel/EOS 350D - and my younger daughter at Nice, France
Lomalla Nizza 2009-10-11 18.04.05 Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL f13.0 1_320s ISO400.jpg
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Three Sonys, one...
EMMA WeeGee 2013-06-30 12.24.52 DSC-RX100 f3.2 1_400s ISO200.jpg
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two...
Uintiretki Espooseen 2018-07-19 12.49.37 SONY DSC-RX100M4 f1.8 1_4000s ISO125.jpg
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three...
Tali 2011-05-08 18.40.28 SLT-A55V DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM f7.1 1_250s ISO100.jpg
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And couple of Olympuses
Parga Greece 2013-07-09 11.15.24 E-PM2 OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8 f5.6 1_125s ISO200.jpg
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My father with the older daughter, don't remember what they were planning
Laitila 2013-07-20 17.31.39 E-P5 OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8 f2.5 1_800s ISO200.jpg
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And the third Olympus
Streets Helsinki 2018-09-08 11.59.15  E-M5MarkII 1_160s ISO200 CV Nokton 35mm_F1.4.jpg
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And fourth...
Tali 2014-04-18 16.46.14 E-M10 OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8 f2.0 1_2500s ISO200.jpg
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Then testing Fuji
syksy talissa 2016-10-02 13.05.54 X100S  ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ - 5,6 ISO 400.jpg
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My 'girls'
taipalsaari keisari 2014-07-15 22.31.05 FUJIFILM X-T1 XF35mmF1.4 R f1.4 1_180s ISO2000.jpg
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Through Leica Q...
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and Leica M8...
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back to Nikon Df, documenting the renovation of our villa
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