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So, which brand do most REALLY own?

Post by PeteD » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:36 am

Just a fun little question not meant to provoke trouble. This is going by people who use Flickr.
http://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/01/13/ca ... 2013-2014/

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Post by TomCofer » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:51 am

Canon (2 DSLR's)
Samsung (camera/phone)
Sony (P&S)
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Post by PeteD » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:19 am

Canon mostly here also. But when you look at the info by those that upload photos, smart phones are catching up very, very quickly. I know some is because that is what most of us have with us almost every second of the day. But, wow.

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Post by Nikodian1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54 am

Nikon D610
Panasonic Lumix GF2
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Post by Bobby Deal » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:30 am

House of Nikon here. D70, D300, D2X, D3s and D800 E - Only the last 2 are still in regular serviceThe D70 lives in the car in case of emergency the D300 now lives with my youngest daughter and the D2X sits in a closet waiting to be converted to IR. The D800 ios my daily shooter in the studio and the D3s is my back up and go to body for action sports work
Wife and I both have Iphone but she is the only one in the house that would actually call that a camera. My phone is a communication and web device it is rare that I ever reach for it as a camera.

That said due to the explosive growth of camera phones and those who are using them in a semi serious capacity to record their lives and the world around them we are planning to add a Camera Phone Section to photoMentoris

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Post by Onslow » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:08 pm

Canon 50D and 5Dmkii. Samgung galaxy s5 and Tab3. I find the samsung useful for off the cuff stuff. :) Used to be Olympus in the film days..

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Post by Artemis_MA » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:18 pm

Canon EOS T1 digital; Canon EOS Rebel G film -- SLRs.

Samsung 4 phone, handy when i have to travel light on a plane.

There's also a still-working Kodak Retina II hiding around here somewhere - used to be Granddad's.

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Post by Ed Shapiro » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:42 am

I was never much for badge marketing so I never worry too much about famous or little known bradns. I just want equipment that will do the job reliably. I love to read about and look at old cameras, especially the ones that I had at one time or wished I had back in the day. I am not, however, a camera collector so once something is no longer of practical use to me, I will trade it up, sell it or donate it to a student who can put it to good use.

For many decades I was a Hasselblad user and to some extent I still am- with an adapter I can use some of the bodies with the same digital back I have on my Mamiya RZ 67.

My large format equipment is still with me for occasional use but film, materials and processing facilities are becoming more scarce every day.

My main general purpose system was Nikon, based on the D-300 body and a few current lenses. I also like the fact that some of my favorite old Nikon lenses such as the 50mm Macro, the 105mm for portraits and the 24mm wide angle. Of course, taking the crop bod effect into consideration. I still have some of the stuff in service- they were my basic wedding kit for a time and the are still pretty decent results.

Since I am doing more an more commercial and portrait work on 35mm style DSLRs nowadays, I purchased my first full frame camera but I went for a Canon 5D mark II. I wanted the big sensor and surely Nikon has plenty of those in its lineup but I got an amazingly low price on a slightly used camera- an offer I could not refuse. I am extremely please with the results and the performance so I am sticking with it, at least for the foreseeable future.

The one kinda odd camera I still have form the olden days is a Brooks Vari-Wide. It is a panoramic type of camera made by the now defunct Brooks Company. The body was machined to take Mamiya Press 23 film backs and it is fitted with a 47mm Schneider Super Angulon lens. It is the sharpest wide angle lens I have ever used. I will keep in in service as long as I can get the 120 or 220 roll film for it.

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Post by Steven G Webb » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:55 am

The work cameras are all Nikon. Once you buy into a system it's difficult to change.
My wife has a pocket camera of some sort, Nikon as well. It was supposed to be the snapshot camera and we keep it in the car. I think we average about 3 clicks per year with it. Her phone is an LG and not of the smart variety and it gets used for those "quick, grab a picture of this" moments. We have an iPad and I think we've taken a few snapshots with it. Then there is the Samsung Tab3 we won in a giveaway. I claim it as mine and I think I've taken a half dozen photos with it. I bought a Mamiya M645 a while back but it needs to have the light seals replaced and I've just not taken the time nor appropriated the money to send it in.
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Post by Ed Shapiro » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:43 am

I forgot to mention: Another reason I went for the Canon after so many years of Nikon use is that Canon makes a 150mm Soft Focus lens. I have been after one of those for quite a while and now I have the body so I am going to intensify my search for a used one or I will bite the bullet and get a new one.

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