Gear

 

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.

FIlm cameras

35mm Cameras:

  • 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.

120 Cameras:

  • 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.

4×5 Cameras:

  • 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.

8×10 Cameras:

  • 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.

Digital Cameras:

  • 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.