My first camera is an Olympus PEN E-P1, which I am using with the following lenses:
- SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6
- Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7
- Cosmicar/Pentax 25mm f/1.4 TV lens (with C->MFT adapter)
- Lensbaby Composer Pro w/ Sweet 35 Optic
- Leica M->MFT adapter for occasional adaption of my M-mount lenses
- Pentax K->MFT adapter
I also own a Panasonic G1, which was the first ever Micro Four Thirds camera. Using manual lenses is much easier on the Panasonic than on the Olympus, due to its 1.44 million dot electronic viewfinder.
My second camera is a Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera, which I am using with the following lenses: Voigtländer Super-Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 (= 20mm equivalent on the M8) Zeiss Biogon T* 28mm f/2.8 ZM (= 37mm equivalent on the M8) Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM (= 67mm equivalent on the M8)
I have recently sold my complete M8 kit due to financial issues. However, I replaced it with an analog Leica CL, which is also an M-mount rangefinder, and a Ukrainian-made Jupiter-8 50mm f/2 lens. I enjoy shooting film so much more these days.
The third digital camera in our household is a Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR, which is mainly being used by my wife.
Yashica Electro 35 GT rangefinder camera. It features a 45mm f/1.7 Yashinon DX lens and a parallax-corrected viewfinder. <- This camera recently broke down — the 30+ year old electronics stopped working.
Contax T. A pocketable rangefinder camera sporting a superb Carl Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8 lens. A dream come true …
Pentax ME K-mount SLR camera. This camera was bought by my father in 1979, and I remember him carrying it all the time when I was a child. In recent years, it hasn’t seen much use anymore, but it still works like a charm. So I decided to give it a new home and put it to use again. I am currently using it with the following set of lenses:
- Cosinon 28mm f/2
- Revuenon 50mm f/1.4
- Tokina 135mm f/2.8
I currently have my fridge full of different colour slide and negative emulsions as well as a couple of b&w negative emulsions. I preferrably use slow colour slide film in the Contax, as its Zeiss lens asks for dailyight colour shooting. The Pentax lends itself at higher speed emulsions due to its fast lenses, so I will probably shoot stuff like BW400CN and Portra 400 in it.
Previously, I used/owned the following cameras:
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 (a great tool with a superb Leica-branded 12x zoom lens, regrettably sold to fund the Olympus)
- Pentax ME Super with SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 (a decent and compact film SLR, also sold to fund the Olympus)
- Leica M8 (see above)
My “digital darkroom” consists of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (for RAW processing) and the latest Paint.NET (for further adjustments, mainly resizing for web). My film is being sent to a lab for processing and scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 7400 scanner.