There is an argument to be made that photography is not about the camera. This is a valid argument in many respects. However, it can also be argued that a particular camera leaves a distinct fingerprint on the photographs it produces. That is, not all cameras make the same "kind" of photographs. Likewise, not all photographers make the same kind of photographs with the same cameras. There are many variables in the production of a photograph. For our purposes here, I only ask you to recognize the camera as one of these variables. Given this fact, it seems reasonable that any photographer would naturally want to experiment with different equipment - different cameras. You never know, one of these cameras might just become your new best friend.
Here's 10 classic cameras that I suggest every photographer should have some hands-on experience with at some point in their photographic career. From film to digital, from 35mm to medium format, these cameras all provide a distinct user experience leading to the production of characteristically unique photographs.
1) The Nikon FM2N - The FM2 was introduced in 1982 and the N version followed in 1984. This camera is perhaps the most legendary 35mm all-manual film camera in existence. It's rugged, it's versatile, and it's absolutely dependable. The FM2N will work in nearly any weather and has an almost endless line of lenses from Nikon and other makers. If you really want to learn photography, the old fashioned 35mm way, this is the ultimate set-up. Perfect for students and professionals alike. For nearly two decades this camera was slung around the neck of nearly every photojournalist on earth. They are becoming rare now, especially in good shape, but they can still be had easily on ebay. Prices range from $50 for a beat up model to over $600 for a new one.
Ricoh has a new patent (2016-201400) field in Japan for a Bayer sensor without a colour filter array (CFA) which should create sharper monochrome images. If dreams could come true a Ricoh GR Monochrome (ala Leica) would be an absolute corker. We are all holding our breath for the Next incarnation of the Cult Ricoh GR APSC Camera. A 'Ltd Edition Monochrome' camera would be fantastic indeed. Finger, toes and balls crossed. Source (http://pentaxrumors.com/)image(https://gr.ricoh-imaging.eu/)
Nice indeed, I'm really enjoying this pack. There is enough variety here that makes it worth the purchase, especially with the launch discount and stackable loyalty discount if you've purchased any one of their film packs before. Even still, VSCO packs are never cheap, and if you're wanting to get a good idea of the power of these presets and how easy they are to use, the new VSCO Film 00is aFREEstarter pack from VSCO - It has both Kodak Tri-Xand Kodak Gold 100. Back in the day, thats almost all one would need, so give it a crack - it's got more than just two presets, with all the variants you would expect (Kodak Tri-X 400 ++ anyone? :p )