What's in your Top 5 camera Want list?

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I had a conversation with someone on this the other day.
As avid collector's we all have our Top 5 cameras we'd really like to have in our collection.
Being what is considered a young collector (only been collecting for under 5 years). I still have a lot to learn and discover.

My top 5 was...
1. Leica 3g
2. Contax Type 1 has to be black
3. Alpa Camera
4. Canon Rangefinder
5. Nikon S3 or S2

I have achieved 4 of these so now so I'm looking for items for my new top 5.

So far I have...

1. Nikon S3 or S2 as still missing from the first 5.
2. Robot Camera
3. Leica M2 or M3
4. ?
5. ?

What's in your Top 5?
 

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Hmmmm .... I look over what I have and I’m pretty well satisfied. A lot of times I scan eBay but really have a difficult tile coming up with candidates. I’ve learned about the two types of GAS. Type 1 is when say you buy a Contax II or so, and then it’s lenses, filters, viewfinders etc. Type 2 is different. That’s Curiosity GAS. In this case you read Mike Eckman’s glowing review of an Ansco Automatic Reflex TLR, then immediately open a page load eBay, find and buy one. (BTW I done that). ••••••. So, I think a lot of “next one to buy” is very spontaneous. Of course, a target usually is a long standing want, like the OP suggests, and a list of 5 is very much in ones mind.
 

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What's in your Top 5?
Not so much bodies, but I have some lenses on my wish list. At one time in the 1970's I had probably over two dozen old film cameras that I collected mainly for the esthetics of them. Instead of trying to find all the different sizes of film to fit, I just kept them for a while, and then sold them all at my tag sale.

As of now, I have two DSLRs which is all I want.
 

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I'll have to think about this as I have about 20 film cameras I still want in the collection.

For sure want another Nikon F2 (mine got taken when 2 punk kids broke into the house I was renting).
 

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I don't have a specific wants list but at a guess :D

A 5x4 Sanderson hand camera with red bellows and a Dagor lens
A late 1930's 10x8 Gandolfi field camera with book form and International backs
A 10x8 Thornton Tourist camera with the revolving lens board and 3 lenses
An 8x20 Korona Banquet field camera
A Reid III with f2 TTH lens

When i was at University in the early 1970's boxes of unassembled Reid III's and lenses were found, they were finished and sold for a remarkably low price but still too much for a student :D

I saw a Thornton Tourist for sale 2 years ago at a camera fair for sale with a roll film back as a well as a normal back, almost certainly a prototype. It was very early as it pre-dated Pickard joining the company.

Ian
 

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Nikon F3
Mamiya RB67
Hassy 500c
Canon canonet gIII QL
Yashica mat 124G

The F3 would go with my F and F2. Would love a cleaner copy of the F2 someday. The clear bias here is mechanical cameras, but the F3 is so legendary that I really oughta have one.

Honorable mention: Olympus OM-1; Fuji GW690; Minolta SRT-201
 
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Great to see everyone’s top 5.
Ian I have to take your Reid iii and add that to one of my missing spots. Just been reading up on them now. I love cameras that have an interesting history. It’s a big switch from making aircraft instruments to making cameras. Sounds a bit like Alpa switching from watchmaking to camera production.
Will have to look into Nikon F2 & F3 they seem to have great reviews.

I’m terrible for buying cameras from GAS, I read the reviews and instantly want one. Loved the review Mike Eckman on Alpa cameras. Instantly wanted one.
 

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Ok, I think this could be my top 5 wanted film cameras......

-Nikon F2 (black body) w/ 55mm macro (plus ext tube) and a 135 telephoto.
-Contax S (Spiegelreflex) w/ Sonnar 57mm f2.
-Fujifilm G617 (6x17cm format).
-Pentax LX body.....dream of the complete system.
-Tachihara 4x5 w/ Schneider or Rodenstock 150 f5.6.
 

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Ok. I suppose it’s the masochist inside me....but I’m drawn to the insanely obsolete and incredibly complicated Graflex Graphic Model 0.
 

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Well, I just got the Sigma 105mm Art (beast). So, I'm seriously considering getting a ff mirrorless body. Maybe the Canon RP. I can't justify th R5 or R6 so I think the RP is perhaps the best current option for me.
 

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Well, I just got the Sigma 105mm Art (beast). So, I'm seriously considering getting a ff mirrorless body. Maybe the Canon RP. I can't justify th R5 or R6 so I think the RP is perhaps the best current option for me.


This is the Film photography section.

Ian
 

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Well, I just got the Sigma 105mm Art (beast). So, I'm seriously considering getting a ff mirrorless body. Maybe the Canon RP. I can't justify th R5 or R6 so I think the RP is perhaps the best current option for me.


This is the Film photography section.

Ian


Oops, so it is. My bad :D
 

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how about a vintage pocket camera with removable lenses? vin
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Ok I’ll bite...

1 Compass LeCoultre camera and kit
2 Kodak Ektra 1940 kit (had one and sold, dummy me!)
3 ...

That’s it!
 

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Nikon Half-frame rangefinder.
Kodak Ektra
 

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