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Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 325
Camera for a hipster friend

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

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Bob Tullis
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Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

You have a friend?

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Offside Senior Member • Posts: 5,413
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Polaroid Swinger comes to mind.

Max Iso
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Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

I recommend you find a new friend, this one is an idiot.

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OP Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Bob Tullis wrote:

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

You have a friend?

Yes Bobby I have many friends.

I gotta feeling you are a hipster.

Are you a hipster Bobby? A hipster with an old Praktica film camera attached at the belt while sipping a latte?

ZodiacPhoto
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Re: Camera for a hipster friend

I guess the camera I suggested in another thread may work for a hipster:

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(https://www.leitz-auction.com/auction/en/auktion34/auktion34/article/119.html)

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riveredger Veteran Member • Posts: 3,193
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peter826 Regular Member • Posts: 377
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Get him a Sony A6000 or a5100 and a couple of older Minolta MD lenses.  Cheap dumb adapter in between.  He'll have to manual focus, manual aperture, but it will look cool and produce hipster-ish images.

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Mark Scott Abeln
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Film

A film camera of course; a rangefinder would be ideal.

http://fixthephoto.com/best-rangefinder-camera.html

Alternatively, a twin lens reflex would be exceedingly hip.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin-lens_reflex_camera

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Barry Twycross Contributing Member • Posts: 820
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

A Leica is my thought.

Maybe an M10-D.

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gary0319
gary0319 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,611
Silver Pen F...

From it’s announcement, the Olympus Pen F has been derided by some on this forum as some kind of hipster fashion accessory.

If your friend is looking for a camera to match his lifestyle, it has to be the Pen F ....... (also has an auto mode, and shoots cool black and white JPEG “film”).

I love mine...

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 12,635
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Bob Tullis wrote:

Doug Larvey wrote:

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera ... Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

You have a friend?

You know, sometimes when people ask about 'a friend' they're actually asking about themselves in a protective way. Just sayin'. Something to be aware of.

David5833 Contributing Member • Posts: 911
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Fuji X100(x) with a genuine leather case.  I'd like to have one myself.

https://iwantdis.com/p/fujifilm-x100-leather-camera-case-1646

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Pixel Pooper Veteran Member • Posts: 3,020
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

How bad is his hipsterism, on a scale from Fuji to Lomo?

David Pavlich
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Offside wrote:

Polaroid Swinger comes to mind.

Absolutely perfect!  My vote for 'best reply'.

David

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CameraCarl Veteran Member • Posts: 6,520
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Get him a Hasselblad Xpan. It looks cool (am I allowed to say this in a thread about hipsters???), shoots film (which, of course, is very hip right now), and has the name recognition of Hasselblad with the mystique of a model that few people have ever heard of.....

Bobthearch
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Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Holga 120N

He'll have to forego 4 soy lattes to afford it, but who said hipstering is easy?

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OP Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Hi folks.

Well I spoke with my hipster friend and he informed me hes looking into thrift shops for a good deal on a camera. Also, garage and lawn sale season should be in full swing in the next few weeks. I told him to look for brands like Leica Minolta and Zeiss at lawn sales. Offer five bucks and see what happens. You never know.

ToxicTabasco
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Re: Leica M series

Leica is a good brand.

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OP Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Leica M series

Do Leica M series make good hipster cameras?

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