In the past I have owned many cameras. 35mm thru large format. I do not miss film cameras now at all. I got rid of many medium formats after side by side testing with Nikon F5 and micro nikkor lens. Best film camera was the nikon F5. And a couple of medium panoramics. I sold most of all of these. I have owned D100 through Nikon D700. My favorite of all of these are D300, D90, and D7000.
What cameras do you own? Which is your favorite?(79 posts) (58 voices)
Different ones for different purposes, but all Nikon.
As to the current crop of digital cameras I don't like going older than the D90 because I want to use Picture Controls and fine tune them. The D90 has more than enough resolution for PAD, 8x10s and sending photos by e-mail. Larger files just waste time for those uses. If I want maximum detail I shoot the D800. But I think the resolution of the D600 is more than adequate 98% of the time and I appreciate its lightness (especially when pared with some lightweight old AF lenses such as the wonderful 28-80 f3.3-5.6G) compared to the heavy D800. I don't have a D4 but surely would prefer it for sports or times when I wanted speed. I think my "perfect" FX/DX combo will be a D600 matched with a D7200 (when it is out).
Started with a Nikon F. Then an FTn Photomic. Bunches of Leicas (RF and SLR), Olympus, Pentax 35 - 4.5x6 - 6x6, Rolleiflex, Mamiyaflex, and a couple of dozen P&S 35s (loved the Rolei 35).
Nikon D800 (just got it last week)
A dozen or so Nikon lenses, from the 17-35mm f/2.8, 45mm PCE, 70-180mm Micro, 70-210 f/2.8
VR, 200mm f/2.8 (!!), 300mm f/4.5.
Favorite? D700, until I get to know the D800. Really dislike the D7000. Bought it for shooting video.
I own a Nikon D40, D80 and D7000. I am using the D7000 most of the time nowadays, so that ought to be my favorite. However, there is a lot to be said in favour of the D40 as well, the handling and size are fantastic and I prefer the CCD sensor (compared to the CMOS). Shame it is only 6 MP and the low light performance is not really good, and shooting star trails would be a lot more difficult with a D40. Otherwise it is an amazing camera.
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