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Jun 17, 2017 10:37:18   #
When reading reviews about newly released camera models, I occasionally see the word "venerable" being used to describe its predecessor. One example would be the Nikon D300s (which as we know was replaced by the D500), in which the reviewer used the word "venerable" in his mention of the D300s. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes venerable as ":old and respected :valued and respected because of old age, long use, etc." Would you also agree about the D300s as being deemed venerable? Or, from your experience, what other camera models come to mind that you feel could possibly fall in this exclusive category?
Jun 17, 2017 10:42:14   #
My old Canon A-1 35mm film camera, or my first camera, the Brownie. Now that's venerable.
Jun 17, 2017 11:17:17   #
Any of the OMD cameras.
Jun 17, 2017 11:19:19   #
msicman692 wrote:
My old Canon A-1 35mm film camera, or my first camera, the Brownie. Now that's venerable.

Definitely the AE-1
Jun 17, 2017 11:35:27   #
AzPicLady (a regular here)
Yes, the AE-1. I have one. I also have a Brownie. And I just bought an RB67. I think they'd be on the list.
Jun 17, 2017 11:52:48   #
I would like to add my Pentax-K1000 to the list.
Jun 17, 2017 12:14:36   #
rjaywallace (a regular here)
Leica M6 and M4
Kodak Retina IIc
Canon A-1
Nikon F3
Rollei 35, 35s and 35t
Jun 17, 2017 12:22:16   #
All of the above, plus the Mamiya 6, and Mamiya RB67, and Pentax 67.
Jun 17, 2017 12:30:33   #
Canon FTb
Pentax K1000
Rolleflex Automat
Speed Graphics 4 X 5
Jun 17, 2017 13:13:43   #
My Olympus OM-1 would fit in the venerable category.
Jun 17, 2017 13:52:23   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
When I think "venerable camera", the first thing that comes to mind is the Busch Pressman camera, the workhorse of many professional photojournalists in the 1950's.
Jun 17, 2017 13:59:45   #
Quinn 4 (a regular here)
Venerable Cameras you said, here is list of all my working cameras: Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521/2 / Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/15-Set up to use 120mm film / Zeiss Ikon Contessa / Leica IIIb / Retina IIc / Retina Reflex IV / Pentax K-1000 - Going on 30 years with this camera / Honeywell/Pentax Spotmatic / Canon AV-1 / Canon AE-1 / Canon AE-1 Program - Using this camera as I am writing this. / Canon T-50 / Mamiya C330. Not going into lenses I have for these cameras. Quinn 4
Jun 17, 2017 17:51:48   #
Nikon FM2n
Minolta 201
Leica IIIf
Jun 17, 2017 18:59:49   #
When I first saw this thread, my first thoughts were of the Pentax Super Program which I used 1984-95 but I had to honestly admit that if any Pentax camera were mentioned, it would be the Spotmatic or K1000.

If one thinks primarily about impact, two Kodak products should be mentioned - Brownie and Instamatic 100.
Jun 17, 2017 19:06:16   #
boberic (a regular here)
Don't forget the best Canon film camera, The F-1
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