Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

Die großartigsten Kameras aller Zeiten

Photography Monthly veröffentlicht eine Liste der großartigsten Kameras – nicht uninteressant!

Allerdings muss man sehen, dass die Kriterien, nach denen beurteilt wird, von Kamera zu Kamera ganz verschieden sind.
Manche stoßen die Tür zu einer neuen Technologie auf, andere wiederum stehen wegen ihrer massenhaften Verbreitung oder ihrer überrragenden Bildqualität auf der Liste.

Ich habe mit einigen der aufgeführten Kameras selbst fotografiert und tue es auch heute noch.
Während die Canon D30 und auch die 5D sicher mit Berechtigung auf der Liste stehen, verstehe ich nicht so ganz, warum die 7D – zweifelsohne eine gute Kamera – auf der Liste steht.

Dafür fehlen nach meiner Meinung z. B. eine Canon RT, eine Konica Hexar, eine Olympus µ-II, eine Ricoh GR1s/GR21, natürlich die Fuji X100 etc. pp.

Mir würde noch so einiges einfallen …

Sei's drum, hier die Liste:

Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 50 Nikon 1 series (Nikon V1 and Nikon J1)
Perhaps the most controversial camera on this list, the Nikon 1 cameras – the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1 – mark Nikon’s first venture into the CSC market, and as one would expect the company spent considerable time and energy getting it right. What we have as a result is a small, compact body with incredible speed – 60fps continuous shooting speed, 10fps speed in AF mode and it can process images at 600 megapixels per second. We believe Nikon has set the bar here, and several years for now we’ll look back to the V1 and J1 as turning points as we do a number of the other cameras on this list.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 45 Canon F-1
The Canon F-1 was producedby Canon from 1971 to 1976 and was the model that saw the introduction of the Canon FD lens mount. The F-1 was Canon’s first truly professional-grade SLR system, supporting a huge variety of accessories and interchangeable parts so it could be adapted for different uses and preferences.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 44 Pentax Auto 110
Launched in 1978 the Pentax Auto 110 and Pentax Auto 110 Super were single-lens reflex cameras made by Asahi Pentax. The Auto 110 was introduced with three interchangeable lenses. A precursor to today’s compact camera systems it claims to have been the smallest interchangeable-lens SLR system created made to professional quality.

Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 38 Olympus OM-1
The OM-1 really is one of the most loved and highly regarded of film SLRs. The first model was launched in 1972 and was called the M-1. Thirteen years earlier, the release of the Nikon F had made the 35mm SLR the standard choice for professionals accustomed to using Leicas and other rangefinders, but it had driven the market towards heavy and bulky cameras. The Olympus M-1 changed all that and with it began a reduction of size, weight and noise of the 35mm SLRs. Since Leica’s flagship rangefinder cameras are known as the M Series, the company complained about the name of the M-1, forcing Olympus to rename it theOM-1. The OM-1 is an all-mechanical SLR with a very large viewfinder with interchangeable screens but a fixed prism. It also featuresa through-the-lens exposure meter and, quirkily, has the shutter speed dial around the lens mount rather than on the camera’s top plate. It’s not fashionable but it is brilliant.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 37 Canon EOS D30
Launched in 2000, the 3.1-megapixel Canon EOS D30 was the manufacturer’s first consumer DSLR developed in-house. Before the D30, Canon had a contract with Kodak, which combined the latter’s digital backs with Canon bodies. While its spec sheet may seem pedestrian to us today, at the time the EOS D30 was a game-changer, bringing photographers better image quality at a lower price, which marked a watershed moment in the development of consumer DSLRs.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 36 Canon EOS 5D
The EOS 5D, launched in 2005, was a landmark camera. It was a 12.8 megapixel DSLR and the first with a full-frame sensor at an incredibly low price which made professional quality digital images available to all. The professional market changed overnight and despite what are now considered low ISOs, the 5D remains amuch-loved industry favourite.

Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 25 Leica M9
The latest in the legendary rangefinder M series from Leica and only the second in a digital format featuring an 18.5 megapixel sensor.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 24 Holga 120N
Few cameras create their own aesthetic but the Holga definitely has. It is an inexpensive, medium-format 120 film toy camera, made in China. The Holga’s low-cost construction and simple lens gives pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks and other distortions, all of which have led to the camera gaining a cult following.

Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 11 Panasonic GF1
Released in 2009, the Panasonic GF1 has a strong following among pro and enthusiast photographers as a compact system camera which can change the way you can create images. Great quality of build and image.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 10 Canon EOS-1D
The 4-megapixel Canon EOS-1D was Canon’s first professional-level DSLR developed in-house, which was hailed as a major breakthrough by professional photographers when it launched in 2001, as it offered 8fps continuous shooting, faster image processing and better performance at higher sensitivities.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 5 Contax RTS-3
The RTS (short for Real Time System), was created by the Porsche Design studios and was the beginning of the new Contax line of SLR cameras which brought 13 different models. The RTS-3 became an instant hit with pro photographers the moment it was launched due to its looks, build and image quality.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 4 Minox
Minox is famed for its subminiature cameras. Originally launched as luxury items, they gained notoriety as a spy camera during the Second World War. Production moved from Latvia to Germany after the war. Minox continues to make miniature cameras today. Just keep it secret!
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 3 Hasselblad 500CM
The professional’s first choice medium-format camera for more than 40 years. The 500 was the second generation of the Hasselblad 6x6cm format film and was launched in 1957. Strong build, high-quality lenses and ease of use have made it the professional photographer’s friend, whatever they are shooting.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 2 Nikon D3s
The latest top pro offering in the Nikon range. The D3s has broken new ground with its incredibly high ISO capability and super tough build and construction. Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding of pro photographers, it deliversand then some.
Greatest Cameras of All Time... No. 1 Kodak Brownie
The Brownie, launched in 1900, popularised low-cost photography and introduced the concept of the snapshot. The original cardboard box camera took 2.25in sq pictures. The 127 modelsold millions from1952 to 1967.


  1. Das fällt nicht mal mehr unters Zitatrecht, das ist einfach einen Artikel 1:1 kopieren. Ohne richtigen Link zur Quelle. Not good.

  2. @Jeriko
    Es stimmt, es ist nicht der ganze Artikel, aber die Liste komplett kopiert.
    Ich werde das ändern!
    Allerdings steht der Link zur Quelle an oberster und erster Stelle.

  3. Hmm, the list appears to be drawn up by someone without much knowledge of photographic history. I, on the other hand, would draw up the list as follows:

    * Camera obscura
    * All of the tripod-mounted plate and sheet film cameras
    * Speed Graphic/Graflex
    * Rolleiflex
    * Leica
    * Exakta/Pentax
    * Polaroid
    * Kodak Instamatic 126
    * Early digital cameras by Kodak, and others before 1998
    * Any of the current production digital still cameras

    I might add a small automatic 35mm cameral to the list, like the Olympus XA.

    The only one on the list that I have never owned is the camera obscure, and, although I have owned several of each, I do not include the Hasselblad or Nikon, because their primary contribution was every imaginable accessory!

    [my apologies for writing this in English}