This camera is from 1965 and it's the BEST camera I own (and yes, it's a Leica!)

Leica M2
(Image credit: Future)

When you think of someone mentioning their favorite camera, you might expect they will mention one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market today, or possibly one of the best DSLRs of yesteryear.

But what if I told you the best camera in my camera bag is a film camera. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it is probably one of the best film cameras ever made, and while I professed my love of my loyal Nikon F5 before - this camera has no autofocus, no aperture priority, no automatic frame advance. It doesn't even take a battery - and best of all it was made in 1965!

(Image credit: Future)

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.