I have a great love for cameras. Over the years, through generous gifts and acquisitions from thrift stores (a trick I learned from a kid that sold me a camera once), I have managed to mass a collection of cameras. I will be writing about my camera collection later this year, so be sure to come back. The purpose of this page is to give my beloved cameras that I use on the field, a space of their own. So, here goes:
1. Ricoh LX-55W
While I did shoot with other cameras before this one, this camera is truly my first, a gift from my parents. It was originally made as a gift to my brother, and since he was presumed to be too young to handle it, I was gifted this camera. (I have since returned the favor, gifting my brother a digital camera he likes to play with). The Ricoh LX-55W is an excellent camera, allowing me to shoot both normal photos and panoramic shots, which has resulted in a permanent admiration for panoramic shots. This beloved camera has allowed me to shoot several exquisite shots and I currently use it for my C-41 B/W work.
2. Pentax p3N
For the longest time, I shot with my point and shoot camera, and finally I spent $50 to buy my Pentax camera in 2004. I taught myself how to shoot with this camera through trial and many errors. This beloved camera of mine has survived my rough handling, has lasted despite several falls and dings and survives through a rubber band here and an adjustment there. Next to my Ricoh, this is my all-time favorite camera.
3. Pentax A3000
As I have stuck with Pentax, I decided to get another Pentax so that I can use my lenses interchangeably. This camera primarily helps me shoot B&W and serve as a back up body when necessary.
4. Nikon Pronea S
In 2006, I decided to experiment with APS, before it “faded out” as many had predicted. I bought this body and it has also been the source of several great shots. APS film has become expensive as time progresses, but the quality of output has been great and I cannot separate myself from my alternate source of panoramas.