picking a single classic manual film camera


On photo.net in the Classic Manual Camera Forum someone asked if you had to cull your collection of film cameras and keep just one camera and three lenses what would you select.

My choice would be the Pentax Spotmatic. The three lenses would be the Super Takumar 28mm f3.5 (landscape), 50mm f1.4 (general use), 105 f2.8 (portraits). These lenses are of all metal construction and superb quality optically.

My first 35mm film camera was a Pentax SP1000 which I bought after making a pile of money working construction at the Syncrude project on the Athabasca Tar Sands in northern Alberta in 1975.   This was the camera I used in my university days.

You can see what other film camera nuts thought in the thread found here http://photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00WJUU

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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