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Nobuyoshi Araki Camera Timeline

Nobuyoshi Araki: My Favorite Cameras (1961-1995)

Source: Eureka: Nobuyoshi Araki Special Issue (Vol. 28-2,  1996)

Note: Book titles in italics denote camera used when applicable.

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-1961

 Mamiya Press  (Notes:  borrowed from his father, who used it for commemorative photographs of local schools)

-1962

35mm SLR: Minolta SR-3  (Sacchin)

35mm: Kowa Wide

-1963

35mm Rangefinder: Nikon S2 (Sacchin)

35m Half Frame: Olympus Pen S (Sacchin)

-1964

35mm Rangefinder: Nikon SP w/ 28mm lens  (Last Year’s Photographs)

(Notes: This camera was inherited from his father.  Lost after being left on a chair in a bar. It had disappeared by the time Araki returned for it.)

-1969

MF SLR: Zenza Bronica S2 w/ 50mm lens  (Yoko, My Love)

LF: Linhoff Technica 4x5

-1970

35mm SLR: Topcon RE Super w/ 25mm lens  

-1971

35mm SLR: Nikon F  w/ 20mm lens (Sentimental Journey)

35mm Half Frame: Olympus Pen FV (Sentimental Journey: Okinawa Sequel)

-1972

35mm SLR: Minolta SRT 101  w/28mm, 35mm, 58mm, 85mm lenses

MF SLR: Pentax 67 w/55mm lens  (Notes: This is his all-time workhorse camera, a model which he still currently uses.)

-1973

35mm SLR: Minolta SR-2 w/21mm lens

MF TLR:  Rolleiflex Planar 75mm  (Postwar,  I Tokyo)

-1974

35mm SLR: Canon F-1 w/ 50mm Macro lens  (My Mother’s Death)

Minolta SRT Super (I Tokyo)

-1975

35mm SLR:   Minolta XE

MF Rangefinder: Ikonta Super Six (Ikonta Story)

-1979

35mm SLR: Nikon FE (black) w/ 35mm lens (New York)

35mm Compact: Minolta Himatic SD (Pseudo-Diary)

-1980

35mm Compact: Canon Autoboy

-1981

35mm Rangefinder: Minolta CLE w/ 40mm lens  (Shashin-ron)

Olympus XA

35mm SLR: Canon A-1 w/ 35-70mm zoom lens

Nikon EM

35mm Compact: Minolta Himatic AF

MF Rangefinder: Super Ikonta (Notes: Gift from photographer Jun Miki)

-1982

35mm SLR: Pentax LX w/50mm macro lens (Erotos)

MF SLR: Pentax 645

MF Rangefinder:  Plaubel Makina 6x7, Plaubel Makina W 6x7 (Personal Sentimentalism In Photography, Seoul Story, I-Photographs)

110 subminiature: Pikarri Konica

-1983

35mm Compact: Pentax Autoron AF

-1984

35mm SLR: Olympus OM4 w/ 40mm lens (Shashin-ron)

-1986

35mm Compact: Minolta Himatic AFD (Arachy’s Tokyo Erotic Diary)

-1987

35mm Compact: Pentax Zoom 70 Date

-1989

35mm Compact: Konica Big Mini  (Winter Journey,  The First Year of Heisei)

(Notes: Araki used both the 200 and 300 series versions of this camera. The magazine did not specify which was used for either book.)

-1992

35mm Compact: Nikon Mini II  (A’s Diary)

Konica Hexar (Photo Maniac’s Color Diary)

-1993

35mm Rangefinder: Leica M6 w/ 35mm f2, 50mm f2 lenses  (Tokyo Biyori, Kyoto White Sentiment, Love By Leica, Ku)

(Notes: Camera purchased at Lemon-sha in Ginza.)  

-1994

35mm SLR: Pentax Z1 w/ 28 - 105mm lens  (Tokyo Love (with Nan Goldin)

-1995

35mm Compact: Fujifilm Tiara

Kyocera T Proof (Sentimental May, The Works Of Nobuyoshi Araki - 20)

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The timeline in the magazine in which this list was sourced ended with 1995. The following is a (partial) list of cameras Araki has used since then:

35mm Compact Cameras:

Fujifilm Klasse S

Fujifilm Classica Natura (Kaori Sex Diary, 2008)

Minolta TC-1

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35mm SLRs:   

Pentax MZ-5 (in silver),  Pentax MS-S (in black & silver)

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35mm Rangefinders:

Contax G1 w/21mm lens (Hong Kong Kiss, 1997)

Leica M7 w/ 35mm f1.4 Summilux (chrome) lens & 50mm f2.8 Elmar-M (black) lens  

(Araki Teller Teller Araki 2014, Love By Leica 2006, Tokyo Bondage 2007, Last By Leica, 2016)

(Notes: The black M7 was a gift from Leica. It came with his name engraved on the top plate.)

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Medium Format Rangefinders:

Fujiflm GA645 (Tokyo Travel Diary, 2003,  May, When Even Morphine Has No Effect 2004)

Mamiya 7II (Tokyo Aruki, 2009)

Fujifilm GW690III (69 Erotic Scenes, 2009)

Fujifilm GF670 (Photographs of a Seventy Year Old, 2010)

Fujifilm GF670W (Tombeau Tokyo, 2016)

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Instant Cameras:

Polaroid 680 (Polart)  (Notes: currently using Impossible Project Film )

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I love coming on your tumblr just to look at your photos, i've done it for over a year. you're incredible and shooting film looks like it's so much fun. If you could recccomend a camera for beginners looking to play around with a camera and learn, what would you suggest?

Oh this is so kind!! Thank you so much. An easy to use/beginner camera would be a Pentax K1000. I grew up using a Pentax MZ-7 but they’re a lil harder to come by than a K1000. Plus the K1000 is a completely manual camera and I think it’s good to learn on something that you can learn to function on your own. Also Yashica T4s and Olympus Stylus Epics are great point and shoots! Very simple and fun to use. Good luck with shooting!

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Pentax MZ-50 Tamron AF 28-80 mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Kodak UltraMax 400