Poll: What camera type/brand do you use?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Grimace, May 14, 2008.

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What camera type/brand do you primarily use?

  1. 35mm film camera

    3.4%
  2. Large/Medium format camera

    2.2%
  3. Point & shoot camera

    7.8%
  4. Bridge camera (Canon S5; et al)

    3.9%
  5. Canon DSLR

    33.6%
  6. Nikon DSLR

    36.6%
  7. Olympus DSLR

    2.6%
  8. Pentax DSLR

    6.0%
  9. Sony DSLR

    1.3%
  10. Other DSLR

    2.6%
  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    Without digressing into battles over which is best, I'm curious to see what types and brands MR users are shooting with as their primary camera.

    The poll choices attempt to differentiate Film, Medium/Large Format, DSLR, and Point & Shoot users. Obviously we could list three times as many poll options but my assumption is that most people on this MR forum are shooting with modern DSLRs. That category is broken down by manufacturer for that reason.

    For my fellow statisticians, I know this is piss-poor methodology -- let's just run with it and see what happens! :)
     
  2. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

    ipodtoucher

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    I got my Nikon D50 for Graduation from high school...i tried to get the Cannon Rebel, but i still love my Nikon!! I'd love to get a Medium Format Hassleblad, but I'm poor hahaha:p
     
  3. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

    Everythingisnt

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    Point and shoot user here.

    Not to say that I wouldn't like to use a DSLR..
     
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    Olympus OM-4 is pretty much my primary camera along with a Rolleiflex T for MF. Then there's my 40D for dig...but I don't use that for leisure shots as much anymore.

    But I chose 35mm since I guess I use it the most.
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    C'mon, Grimace, where's the "Hasselblad medium format digital" option? :eek:
     
  6. tony-in-japan macrumors regular

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    From Canon Rebel XT to Olympus E-420

    Was a Canon user but ‘switched’ to Olympus. Have been very happy so far. :)
     
  7. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    I put large/medium format in there -- 'thought that would suffice
     
  8. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

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    Since I got my Rebel XTi last December, I've pretty much left my Canon S1 IS and S2 IS untouched, except for the odd macro video here and there.

    I love my XTi :D
     
  9. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

    ipodtoucher

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    Hahahaha Way to read the choices hahahaha....but i mean at $3000 for body and lens its a 'lil expensive haha:rolleyes:
     
  10. shecky Guest

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    nearly equal mix between medium format film and Canon DSLR. probably more MF film tho, hence my vote.
     
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  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    I use a 40D because I started off with a Canon S3, and I liked the interface. I wouldn't mind getting into the 35mm format, though.
     
  13. iBallz macrumors 6502

    iBallz

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    Hey M@lew, I knew you shot film. Thats cool its with the OM-4, I had 2 and a dozen lenses back in college, then it all got stolen. And sorta gave up my passion for photography for the last 18 years.
     
  14. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I guess I needed to make it more obvious that I was kidding... :p
     
  15. giangimac macrumors newbie

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  16. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Nikon D80 with the AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm DX lens.

    Go, go, go Nikon!:p
     
  17. nizo303 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my Sony a300 yesterday! :D

    Everything good so far. The grip is really nice and the controls and menus are easy to use.
    This is my first dslr, and it feels like I have been reading millions of reviews trying to decide brand and model. What tipped the scales was the ergonomics and the great value for money. :)
     
  18. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Pentax K10D :D
    Had the largest viewfinder and felt the most solid of all the cameras I held. Add shake reduction and sensor cleaning wasn't a bad deal.

    One year on it's going great, accepting older lenses is pretty handy too.

    As with Apple, it's nice to be different ;)
     
  19. cbtscheid macrumors newbie

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    Just jumped into the big pool

    My first camera was a Sony DSC-H5 which had a great zoom and I loved taking pictures with it, but I knew there were shots I would never capture because I was limited to the in-camera lens. When I started looking for my next camera I knew I wanted something I could grow into. Two weeks ago I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D300 with the kit lens, a 18-200mm 1.3.5-5.6. So as you can imagine, the learning curve on the Nikon is off the chart. Somewhat overwhelmed, I am having fun shooting and reading everything I can get my hands on, diving into the deep end and enjoying the learning! :D
     
  20. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    Been a Canon (35mm) & Pentax (MF) user/fanboy :p for many years, but jumped into the DSLR fray a couple of years ago. Bought a Nikon D50 - solely because it fit my hands better than the Canon equivalent, it's the first Nikon I've ever owned - and am very pleased with the shots I've taken with it (quite a few have gotten into print).
     
  21. Naim135 macrumors member

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    Leica Digilux 1

    Got this 6 Years ago to photograph the birth of my Son!

    Looking to upgrade now my dad has a Nikon D200 with a Tamron 18-55 F2.8 Lens

    I am looking to get a D300 not sure about lenses though
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    What if you uses multiple cameras?
    I have, and regularly use:

    Nikon D70
    Panasonic Lumix P&S
    Canon A-1
    Holga CF120
    Lomography SuperSampler
    Lomography Fisheye
     
  23. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Got the Olympus E-400 now. (Recently upgraded the 14-42 kit lens to the oh. so. gorgeous. 14-54mm ƒ2.8-3-5.)

    Probably gonna get the Olympus E-520 (the 14-42/70-300 kit or just the body and an additional 70-300) once I can get a hold of it... ***droool*** ...and let my girlfriend "inherit" the E-400... :)
     
  24. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I started photography about 30 years ago with an Olympus OM-1, then OM-2n, then OM-4 and did my own darkroom stuff. They were great cameras and it was a great hobby, but film was expensive and cumbersome. I started noodling with digital point-and-shoots in the mid-90's, but they were pretty rudimentary back then. I finally switched to digital complelely with a Fuji S2 Pro about 6 years ago because I felt like it was a better camera than the Nikon D100, then moved over to Nikon when Fuji fell behind in subsequent models. I had a D2H for several years until recently moving up to a D3.
     
  25. wittegijt macrumors member

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    Bronica RF645 MF rangefinder & Contax G2. Mostly the Bronica.

    Wittegijt.
     

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