View Poll Results: What Camera Do You Shoot?
Canon 149 42.33%
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Nikon 139 39.49%
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139 39.49%
Other (Is there really such thing as anything else?) 64 18.18%
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:36 PM #286
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Late to this thread, but Pentax!

My dSLR is a K5ii, which is a few models back and still a great camera. I'm sort of ready for a body upgrade, but I want to see what they release this year before I go. No temptation *ZERO* to switch brands.

I also (currently) have 4 Pentax Film SLRs. My go-to in an MX, but people tend to give me their dad's Pentax SLRs when they finally get around to dealing with them. I will rehome them at some point.

Pentax has decades of great glass, especially prime lenses and they've never changed their lens mount (unlike Canon), so I mount any K-Mount lens from any era to my modern dSLR or film cameras.

But, I'll go a step further. Pentax put image stabilization on the sensor, rather than the lens, so the 100-300/4 manual focus Tokina lens that I use for wildlife and baseball is image stabilized. I just input the focal length when i mount it and it adjust stabilization on the sensor, so I can hand hold it without unusably fast shutter speeds.

But, wait! It's also autofocus. If I leave the auto focus selector in place on the body and depress and hold the shutter release it wont fire until it is in focus. So, a $800 pro-quality manual focus lens from 1980 that I can pick up for say $50 is still great glass, but it's also effectively stabilized and autofocused.

The photos below were taken with a 55/1.8 lens using this method. Not the best image quality, but feel free to browse the rest of my Flickr uploads for landscape, architecture, street, and low light band photography samples.

The bodies and most of the modern lenses are also weather sealed, the optical viewfinders and awesome and to me, nothing else feels right ergonomically. Full-on Pentax fan boy here!





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I am using a Canon 5D Mark III. I've realized that the camera is not that important. When I have first started photography, it was all about gear. Which camera to buy, which lens to use, but after a while, I have noticed that it's all about the moment. A friend of mine uses Nikon and he has told me about some of the best lenses for nikon and I must admit that they are playing a huge factor. I cannot deny the fact that lenses are crucial. On the other hand, I 100% agree with the statement that the best camera is the one that you have with you

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Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-500 f5.6 for wildlife photog. Outstanding!
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Canon 70D
various lenses. I had a phase where I was into digital photography as a hobby.

Canon has great deals on refurbished lenses from time to time. Makes it a bit easier to get into the hobby.

I enjoy having a DSLR camera on hand vs a smartphone. But it's become more rare that I'm in the mood to do photography, so the camera just sits.
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I was just going thru boxes to trash in the garage. Boxes of prints, negatives and positives. Nikon 35 mm. Nikon School in the mid 70's. old GF photos, toss.
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