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Perfect Combination...?

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 09-Feb-13 01:58 PM

Hey guys - what (if any) is your favourite camera/lens combination? The one that once you pick it up you have to go out and shoot? I have been lucky enough to find 3 such combinations over the last 25 years...

My first camera was a Zenith EM - tank-like and clunky which was quickly replaced with a Nikon FG with the E series 50mm lens. These were OK but my real passion was sparked by combination 1...

1. Nikon FM (a lovely black one) + Nikkor 85mm f2 (my first proper Nikkor). This combination was my constant companion for many years until they were stolen... This is what made me want to be a pro, want to shoot all the time... Loved the feel of the body and the focal length f the lens... perfect.

When this was stolen I was camera less for a while until I graduated and had enough money to get some new kit. After trial end error I found my next perfect combination - one I used to shoot weddings etc as I started out on the pro road. This combination was...

2. Nikon F90X Pro + Nikkor 28-105mm. Great body and lens - this was my go to until I changed to Digital...

Much as I loved my D200 it has taken me until now to find my current perfect combination -

3. Nikon D2Xs + Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AFD. This travels everywhere with me - it feels as good (well nearly) as my old FM and 80mm...

I have owned many camera bodies and lenses but only these 3 combinations make me want to take pictures - I pick them up and have to shoot...

What about the rest of you?

D2Xs + AF20-35mm f2.8 + AF35-70mm f2.8 + AF80-200mm f2.8

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