This is a re-run of the first reader poll that I ran back in May. I think this is a good question to come back to from time to time because as more readers come on-board, the needs of the group may change. The results from last time showed that a huge majority of the readers are dSLR users, so I’ve continued to post articles that are directed toward that type of photographer.

So let’s vote again, and see where we stand over six months later. Maybe most of us are still dSLR users, but maybe not. For those of you who use several types of cameras, vote for the one that you use most often.

What Type of Camera Do You Shoot With?

And based on the results from last week’s poll (What Type of Photography Do You Fear Most?), it would appear that most of us are scared of people. Some are scared of kids, some of weddings, a few are scared of nudes, and others are scared of models — but a vast majority of the votes went to portrait photography. Well… it looks like Trevor picked the right topic for the December Challenge.

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The more I learn, the more I want to shoot with my film Pentax MX. Or my Yashica GTN, or my Canon AE-1P, or my…Well you get the picture :D

At the moment though, economy is winning the battle and I’m shooting more than I’d like with digital. Though this is certainly influenced by the need for a daily result for the December Challenge.

December 11, 2007 7:19 am

In some ways a camera has become and extension of me. I decide to get a 3M digital camera (glass lens, autofocus and xeon flash) so that in theory I would always be ready for ‘that’ shot.

I primarily shoot with a DSLR, but my film cameras are fun, especially my 4×5.

They range from a 1933 Bessa II, not auto anything to models in the 50s and 60s and all require no batteries.

Now if I could just find a camera that would give me more ‘Time’ life would be really great.


December 11, 2007 8:03 am

i am in a place and in such financial position, where its hard to chose. i use canon av-1 film slr. 50 mm, 135mm, and one macro lense.. 100 to 200 mm, 4:1,
was looking around for few wide lenses.

May 3, 2008 6:48 am

The AV-1 is fd mount right?

I’ve seen extreme wide angle lenses go for absurd amounts on ebay, though if you want something wider than 24mm I’d look at getting an m42-FD off ebay and then looking for a reasonable priced m42 like a Flektagon 20mm.

May 4, 2008 5:14 am

Whoops! I meant to say an m42-FD mount adapter plate.

May 4, 2008 5:15 am

I shoot with an olympus C5050-Z for digial, and a Ricoh GR1 for film, purely because i don’t like the bulkiness of SLR’s and both cameras, although compact give me everything i need in my images. The olympus comes standard with a F1.8 lense and the Ricoh, is as many of you will agree is in a class of its own.

January 15, 2009 5:39 am

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