But my first "real" camera- the one that really got me into photography- was a Nikon F4s. I grew up with the F4s, and to this day I think the handling and controls of that camera are just about perfect. Some people will say, quite rightly, that the autofocus system is limited, or that the knob-based controls are an anachronism- but I like it.
I shoot mostly with a Voigtlander R3M rangefinder camera these days, and I put a lot of black & white film through my Leica M3. The Olympus XA is my go-to pocket camera, and I shoot medium format film in a miniature Speed Graphic. Each of those cameras has proven itself more than capable, and I like the way they work. We get along, so to speak.
You can read specs and reviews all you want, but finding the right camera is sometimes just a matter of trying out anything and everything you can until one "clicks." You may not find it right away, but you'll find it.
At Camera Traders, we try to present you with the widest selection of cameras that we can, from old film classics to modern digital cameras to alternative and toy cameras. There's such a variety of picture-taking equipment out there that you owe it to yourself to explore a bit.
So in this blog, we'll highlight some new acquisitions, some interesting equipment, and give you some tips and tricks to make your picture-taking more fun.
And if you like what you see, stop into our shop and try out the equipment for yourself- or just stop in for some advice. We hope to see you there.