I get a lot of people asking about the cameras I shoot with so here is the current list. I’ve written articles about some of them and they are linked where applicable.
- Leica iiif – Beautifully made rangefinder camera C. 1951.
- Leica M3 – Classic design and superb optics C. 1957.
- Nikon F Photomic – The first in a line of legendary cameras from Nikon.
- Nikon FA – Nikon’s technological marvel from the 80s.
- Nikon FM – Compact and rugged, the all-mechanical FM is classic Nikon.
- Nikon FM2 – Nikon’s updated compact SLR. A favourite backup body to a F series camera.
- Nikon FE – Electronic shutter version of FM, with auto exposure.
- Nikon FE2 – Updated version of FE with many improvements.
- Nikon F2 Photomic – The continuation of the classic Nikon F series.
- Nikon F3HP – Some say this is the best manual focus SLR ever made.
- Olympus 35SP – Compact seventies vintage rangefinder with superb fixed lens.
- Olympus OM1 MD – Olympus pioneered the compact SLR camera with the OM1.
- Olympus XA – Super compact rangefinder camera with an excellent lens.
- Pentax MX – Pentax responded to the Olympus OM1 with it’s own underrated classic.
- Rollei 35 – The smallest mechanical full-frame 35mm camera ever.
- Hasselblad 500C/M – The classic medium format system camera.
- Mamiya C330F – Flexible twin lens reflex camera, with interchangable lenses.
- Pentax 6×7 – Fantastic SLR medium format camera with some great lenses.
- Rolleiflex MX – Lightweight classic TLR camera.
- Rolleiflex MX-EVS – The last of the Automats.
- Rolleiflex 3.5E – Fantasic TLR with legendary Planar lens.
- Graflex Speed Graphic – Excellent 4×5 large format camera with focal plane shutter.
- Lenless Camera Co. Pinhole – A box with a hole!
- Sinar F1 – Relatively portable 4×5 view camera.
- Sinar P* – The ultimate studio 4×5 view camera. Swiss engineering at it’s finest.
- Deardorff V8 – Hand-crafted folding 8×10 field camera. Heavy and beautiful!
- Sinar P – The ultimate studio 8×10 view camera. Swiss engineering at it’s finest.
- Canon G9** – Fine compact digital camera with huge feature set and RAW output.
I use all of these cameras, although obviously some get more use than others. The popularity of digital cameras has meant that a lot of people have dumped their film gear and there are some amazing bargains out there if you like to shoot film!
* I have listed the Sinar P under 4×5 and 8×10 cameras. as it is convertible between both formats.
** The Canon G9 is used for most of the shots of my other cameras.