The most important cameras I own may not be what you expect. I mean, seriously, I use the Nikon D850 and Z6 on a daily basis. Yet they’re not the most important to me. In this video, I get real about what 3 cameras are my favorites and the absolute most important cameras.
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Do you see this as four megapixels, right? 4.1. He, this is Scott Wyden. Kivowitz a storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about. And then this video, we are not talking about that stain on my shirt. You can think my two year old for that, that’s right. We’re not talking about that. Yogurt, steam. We are talking about
Run on your own
And it’s not what you think as photographers. We have our favorite cameras. My favorite camera right now is actually the Nikon Z six. I love it way more than my Nikon D 50, but I don’t use disease six for client work for photos. I still use my D at 50 because of that extra bump in megapixels that I have more leeway with in post production with cropping and things like that. For video work, I still use these six. Of course it is way better for video than the D eight 50 is eventually I will replace the D at 50 with whatever is the successor to the Nikon Z seven, whether that’s the seven S or Z eight, whatever it is. So here’s the thing. We all have these cameras that we absolutely love. But my favorite, my favorite most important cameras are not, not the ones that you think this is by far my most important camera.
This is the Fuji, a Z one, and it’s got a little light meter on top that is just in the hot shoe. So it comes off. I have the rapid winder here, which also acts as a, as a grip, but there’s no button over here. Of course, this was my father’s camera and was my first film camera. Now this does not work anymore because there’s major light leaks. I could, of course have it fixed if I want, but I actually don’t want this out of my possession. So I am basically living on my shelf as a remembrance as to one of the reasons why I love photography. So that was my first film camera, but I also have my first digital camera. At one point, I actually thought that I misplaced it and lost it or something, and turns out that my parents had it. I must’ve let them borrow it for a trip and it never came back.
Well, it’s back this
[inaudible] zoom. This bad boy has an F 1.8 lens. And it has this, his ring that just screws onto the front. That allows me to have a filter on front as well. It’s a 46 millimeter filter and it’s got a big zoom. The zoom actually fills this entire tube. Now I don’t have batteries in it, but it actually does take AA batteries. So that was pretty cool at the time that there was no rechargeable, but here was the kicker. This camera was great. At 4.1 megapixels, this thing costs me, I think around $1,200 at the time, this would be like a $200 camera. If you were to buy it right now, if it was modern, of course, this took a secure digital card. This one’s from SanDisk. And here’s a funny story. I took this camera to the grand Canyon, photographed a lot of pictures on it.
Oh, I think I photographed and raw, but I might’ve been at TIFF raw. I took it to the grand Canyon. I was on a trip to Las Vegas and we went out to grand and bunch of sightseeing. And on the way back, the card was wiped. I didn’t do it turned out. It was the X Ray machine turns out that these smart discards aren’t so smart after all, they couldn’t withstand the X Ray machine. So I lost 128 megabytes of images and I’ve had a couple of these cards. So there goes that still cool that I have it. That’s the third most important camera. And this one actually works and has film in it is this one, this is my Nikon F this was my grandfather’s camera. And as you can see, it has a flash even attached to it with the Mount at the bottom.
And this flashes from sun pack. And, uh, this is a regular viewfinder, but I do have a waist level view finder, which I actually put on a second Nikon F that I bought used just to display the waist level view finder. And that camera also works, but this one’s more meaningful because this was my grandfather’s as well as the lens attached to it. See what the Fuji, that was my father’s Fuji lens attached to that camera too. So after I upgraded the Olympus, see 40, 40 zoom to a digital SLR, I went to the Kodak, DCS N 14 pro or whatever it was called. It was a 14 megapixel DSLR that was extremely slow, extremely clunky, and it was horrible, but that’s what I used. And that was also very expensive. I believe that was around $4,000 at the time that now you can get a Nikon D five for less, but there you go. The three most important cameras in my collection are not because of the ones that I actually use on a regular basis. It’s more sentimental. What are the most important, absolute, most important, your favorite cameras that you own comment. Let me know then click that subscribe button. So you get my next video, which I publish every Monday and Thursday, whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it.